Wednesday, 26 September 2012

And it's home boys home ...

For those regular blog readers that have been wondering why I have not been replying to comments over recent weeks, the answer is ... I have been sailing to North America and back!

I will be writing a long (a very long!) blog entry about my recent cruise sometime soon, and I have managed to visit lots of places that I will be writing special blog entries about.

Before then I will, however, share one of the highlights of the whole experience ... and that was meeting Ross Macfarlane in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He very kindly showed my wife and I around the waterfront area of the city and the massive Citadel that overlooks it, and he made a good day into a great one! I hope that I will be able to reciprocate someday, and to show Ross and his wife around parts of London.

And now it is back to the unpacking ...

12 comments:

  1. Hi Bob,

    Welcome back to Blighty and I hope you both had a great time! Meeting Ross must have been a blast so I shall look forward to all the blog entries and of course, details of any new toys acquired....;-)

    All the best,

    DC

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  2. A few years back Ross was out on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada (where I live) and visited me where we enjoyed a game together.

    He is a gentleman and it was delightful to face him across the table top.


    -- Jeff

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  3. Thought it was quiet down your way Bob!

    Welcome back

    Jim

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  4. Glad to hear you made it home safely dodging icebergs and Hurricanes and the like.

    Your visit was a real treat for me. I had contemplated showing up with a Portable Wargame under my arm and trying to seduce you to an outside game at a water front cafe but since "security" checked me for the presence of hidden wargames, it's just as well I didn't.

    Turned out to be a most enjoyable morning just as it was.


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  5. Hi Ross (via Bob),

    Had you turned up with a copy of the Portable Wargame I wonder if that would have qualified as the record for a long distance game? Well, at least long distance in respect of gamers origins!

    Sounds like a great day and I am looking forward to seeing the AAR in due course of the guided tour.

    All the best,

    DC

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  6. David Crook,

    It is great to be back ... but I seem to be up to my ears in things that are 'must do'. I can't wait for things to return to normal ... which will probably be next week!

    Meeting Ross Mac was one of the highlights of my visit ... and I hope to maintain the contact as best I can.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  7. Bluebear Jeff,

    He is a true gentleman and I only wish that we could have fought a battle together.

    Perhaps next time ...

    All the best,

    Bob

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  8. Jim Duncan,

    It might have been quiet for a few weeks ... but I have come back with lots of ideas!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  9. Ross Mac,

    We got home without a problem ... until we reached the UK where the weather was awful!

    I suspect that my 'security' would have taken a similar course of action ... but just spending time with you really made my day ... and was a highlight of my holiday!

    Many thanks for making the time to come and meet us, and to act as such a genial host.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  10. David Crook,

    I suspect that had Ross Mac turned up with a PORTABLE WARGAME we might both have ended up in being thrown into the water by my wife! She 'tolerates' wargaming very well ... but not when she is on holiday!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  11. Sounds like a most interesting trip, Bob. Did you take in the fortress of Louisbourg while you were there ?

    Regards,
    Steve

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  12. Corporal_Trim,

    It was a most enjoyable trip, and although I did not manage to visit Louisbourg, I did manage to get to quite a few interesting places.

    All the best,

    Bob

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