Tuesday 19th February
Bernie erects a short wave aerial for 40 metres - talks to Jenny in Cambridge. "5 9 plus."
Amateur radio works, but cell phones are very patchy and unusable. The RF engineers
amongst us seemed to coax some life out of them. This involves holding the phone
well away from the body, so the aerial is not obstructed, and shouting at the
Jenny wants pictures now! I take a couple, and Gavin uploads them to his web
server. This is all we can provide: the data rate is slow, 600 bytes per second!
Today it is wet! Today is a day to stay in the dry. We drive to Portpatrick,
and at The Crown enjoy yet more good
Scottish pub food.
We wander over to the harbour.
A huge wave - we all get splashed - Gavin gets a good soaking..
On the road back a sign says "smoke room". Not related to
anything in Amsterdam, but a factory and shop selling smoked salmon. We stop by
and give them some business.
We return home via Stranraer, stopping at Safeway's to collect ingredients for tonight's
meal, and sundry nibbles. The weather had really set in. We drove back along the wet and windy
coast. The rough, turbulent sea was impressive.
Laura prepares 2 large saucepans of veggie curry for our evening meal.
Entire Holiday All images © N G
Hubbard February 2002