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Loire Loitering by Nick Flint
« on: Dec 21, 2010, 10:17 am »
Originally published in January 1987 in the  HCGB  magazine.
« Last Edit: Jan 08, 2013, 1:28 pm by John Robertson »

Nick Flint

Re: Loire Loitering by Nick Flint
« Reply #1 on: Mar 22, 2015, 9:38 am »
Please consider reading this 1987 article I wrote for HCGB mag.
28 years later it is still a glorious area.
Advert for a certain hovercraft builder can be found if you keep your wits about you----
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

gavin parson

Re: Loire Loitering by Nick Flint
« Reply #2 on: Mar 22, 2015, 12:40 pm »
I remember the sudden drop offs well. I nose dived my craft off a four foot bank and submarines it in the river. I still got it working again and then joined the others for lunch. There's a video of me arriving at the barbecue.

By the way, the advert is a shocking plug  ???

Kip

Re: Loire Loitering by Nick Flint
« Reply #3 on: Mar 22, 2015, 3:26 pm »
Yeh!! and it was put up my a moderator.
He should be severely penalised
Gazza, Step forward.
Kip
Lets hope the best of our yesterdays are the worst of our tomorrows

Kip

Re: Loire Loitering by Nick Flint
« Reply #4 on: Mar 22, 2015, 3:33 pm »
Oops! forgot to say, Thanks for the memories Nick.
I know this was just one of many cruises you did with that craft.
Kip
Lets hope the best of our yesterdays are the worst of our tomorrows

Nick Flint

Re: Loire Loitering by Nick Flint
« Reply #5 on: Mar 22, 2015, 3:50 pm »
Should never have sold it. Most fun- least hassle😏
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

Gary Firth (Gazza)

Re: Loire Loitering by Nick Flint
« Reply #6 on: Mar 23, 2015, 5:14 pm »
Yeh!! and it was put up my a moderator.
He should be severely penalised
Gazza, Step forward.
Kip
Who,what where. Grrrrrrrr

Warby

Re: Loire Loitering by Nick Flint
« Reply #7 on: Aug 17, 2015, 10:14 pm »
Some pictures to complement Nicks trip near Saumur

Nick Flint

Re: Loire Loitering by Nick Flint
« Reply #8 on: Aug 18, 2015, 8:36 am »
Hovering there (1980 -85ish) was such a delight, but I gather now is "verboten" ;)
Interestingly, My car was crashed into by the pleasant house depicted in your last snap!
He said he wanted to get close to my car, but couldn't stop! (His words exactly)

Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

Gaz

Re: Loire Loitering by Nick Flint
« Reply #9 on: Aug 18, 2015, 9:50 am »
My car was crashed into by the pleasant house

A house hit your car :o :o :o
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Warby

Re: Loire Loitering by Nick Flint
« Reply #10 on: Aug 18, 2015, 11:16 am »
we are in France not Germany!!! (Verboten) surely it should be; Je vous interdire d'utiliser votre hovercraft sur la Loire!! ;D

Nick Flint

Re: Loire Loitering by Nick Flint
« Reply #11 on: Aug 18, 2015, 12:45 pm »
"Eh- PAS possible"! seems to be enough Ian.
Gaz, I thank you for pointing out my error inferring a house hit my car.
This could not be further from the troof.
It was indeed a following car in front of the house.
WHY it was following the house remains a mystery.


My eloquence across the languages knows few bounds.
My favourite in Spanish is
"Ay Bocadillios, Que passa?!"
Generously translated as
"Eh up Bog Brush, whats apnin?"
Its a skill, and causes much mirth when accosting Spaniards.
Try it.
Its a blast.
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT