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    Deans Marine LST 388
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    I think a terrifying voyage would describe it better. I once had a ride in a DUKW, during the East Coast Floods in the 50's. It was on the flooded marshes of the Isle of Sheppey delivering goods to the isolated farmhouses and looking for drowned cattle. I didn't get the impression it was a suitable vessel/vehicle? for Transatlantic voyaging.
    As far as epic voyagers are concerned, I sailed into a crowded Ramsgate Harbour one night in the fifties and found a mooring alongside a rather nice looking ketch, I then recognised the gentleman taking my mooring ropes, it was Sir Francis Chichester and the yacht was Gipsy Moth.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
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    Thanks Nerys - was Hay on Wye of course - and yes think you are right was a DUKW type . Memory gets so bad - yours certainly appears better than mine.

    Either way it must have been an epic voyage - not something I would have cared to do.

    Only epic voyager I knew personally was our local stationer a Mr Redman - in a Tiger Moth purchased from the RAF after demob from WW2 - tried to emulate the first flight from UK to Cape Town - but crashed on take off some 350 nautical miles short of Cape Town!
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    Nerys
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    I think I remember that book, it was not really a landing craft, it was one of the larger amphibious craft, a DUKW and if I remember correctly they had to use the pumps to keep her clear of bilge water all the way. The book village is Hay on Wye, by the way.

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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    MouldBuilder
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    Get well very soon Nerys. I think a lot of us are looking forward to your build, especially as it has such a connection to your personal history.
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    I promise I will finish a boat project before I start another......Maybe.
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    Looking forward to the build Nerys - hope you feel better soon.

    Not sure if it was a LST but I saw a book long ago at the famous village of books in England (memory fails as to the name) It was written by one of the members of the crew - they bought the vessel after the war and sailed it back to America - it may well have been a smaller Landing Craft as everyone was very skeptical as to whether they would get to their destination.......... from what I remember it was a pretty epic journey.
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    Martin555
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    Hopefully you will be fighting fit again soon Nerys.

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    If it looks right it probably is.
    Rookysailor
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    Know exactly what you mean Nerys, 'the mind is
    willing but the body is weak', the boats are waiting on the table, but the pain is taking the interest away,
    'don't agree with this getting old thing,' I don't mind getting old, just don't want the associated pain that goes with it.☹️
    Hope you and Alice have a pain free period of weeks.

    Cheers, Pete
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    RNinMunich
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    "a desire to get on with things but lacking the fitness or strength to actually set to and do anything"
    Know EXACTLY what you mean NerysπŸ€”
    Like the Stones sang way back when
    "What a drag it is getting old ...."
    Battle through 'old gal'πŸ˜‰πŸ‘
    All the best to both of you,
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    Young at heart πŸ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    Nerys
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    Thank you, Doug, Mark, Rick and Bill for your good wishes. It's very frustrating to have a mind that is active as ever and a desire to get on with things but lacking the fitness or strength to actually set to and do anything. I don't agree with this getting old thing, it's not good for me.

    All the best, Nerys
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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
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    Hi Nery's , look after yourself hope your better soon.
    Cheers MarkπŸ‘
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