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The Old Git

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  1. Honestly doubt there will be any Americans on it. Or kids. It’s an adult only sailing, whatever that means. Last time I was on the same boat there was valet parking for mobility scooters at meal times. There wasn’t really, although sometimes a crew member would come along and arrange them a bit nearer outside the restaurant.
  2. Not in the slightest. Don’t understand how anyone thought it could be ready by then, considering the rate the new track is being laid. They’d have to tarmac around the tracks as well before they could run a passenger service.
  3. I did an astronomy course over the winter and it touched on intelligent life on other planets and the Drake equation. Looking at photos like this, I can’t help wondering if there’s “people” on planets there looking at their upcoming destruction. i wonder what it looks like today?
  4. That’s the deposit. Around the world, about four months. Thats why I want decent cruise insurance that definitely covers IOM residents. Also finding some (most?) policies don’t cover a trip of that length.
  5. Booked direct with Fred Olsen. Was told I’d be phoned by their recommended insurer, which was the the first one in my opening post. When in queried it with FO they said it wasn’t a company they’d recommended. When I spoke to their recommended insurer they can’t yet offer cover that far ahead and suggested I phone back in August. Will already have paid about £15k towards it by then.
  6. I might give them a call, but looking at the policy wording is also says "This insurance is available only to residents of the United Kingdom who purchase their cover before they travel." I'm probably being fussy, but I don't like buying insurance that leaves a huge whole for them to wriggle out of
  7. Does anyone have any experience and good results with obtaining worldwide cruise insurance that covers Manx residents? One UK insurance company was happy to provide cover for me, living on the Isle of Man, and when I read the policy only covers UK residents and charged insurance tax. When I pushed them on this they eventually said they couldn't cover me. It was proper cruise cover though, including things like missed ports / boats, confinement to cabin, etc. Other policies I've looked at don't provide specific cruise cover and / or don't cover IOM residents. Kestrel's cruise insurance doesn't really seem have any cruise specific cover over what ordinary travel insurance has, and on the first page says Cover is only available to residents of the United Kingdom, Channel islands or BFPO and they must be registered with a General Practitioner
  8. Don’t the police say that if you drive on closed roads, TT, snow, etc, then you’re not insured?
  9. A complete eyesore
  10. I hadn’t heard of him until recently... ... about the same time Steve England disappeared
  11. But he was taking it to his grandson. A few more months and maybe he’d have done it.
  12. I’m not convinced there was a James Bond gun and a James Bond cushion in the car . Wondering if the news report was a bit confused. Who would drive around with a James Bond gun and a James Bond cushion in their car for six months?
  13. Priestnal being arrested and the police tweet re a gun were both 29th December. Bit of a coincidence if they're not related?
  14. I see his daughter's posting in that group says - This gun was in fact his nephews which had been in his car for over six months with a James Bond cushion. and yet the Manx Radio news report says - Later, officers discovered the weapon was actually a toy James Bond gun Priestnal was taking to his grandchildren. A bit confused... were they both James Bond?
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