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sapper82 BS: Chuffing Weather! (23) RE: BS: Chuffing Weather! 03 May 08


Ah! Luing was my previous job with a company called ROSCOM doing trials for the TETRA radio system.
Working in 2 man driver/navigator teams, we covered a lot of the UK.
Best of all was the week in Oban;
Thu. Pick up Mondeo in derby and drive with partner to Oban.

Fri. Drive to Luing, do a 40 min redrive of the area, back to Oban and transfer data onto my laptop for another team to use next day.

Sat. Because the other team had my laptop, we were stood down on 8h time and a half. Walked the back road from Oban almost to Connel Ferry and then cut across to the coast and followed that back to the town. A good 15 to 18 miles.

Sun. Drive to Glasgow for replacement laptop and back to Oban.

Mon. Up for ferry to Colonsay, do 25 min redrive on island and get next ferry back. Next ferry however, was not until the Wednesday, so we had 2 nights self catering, all paid for by the company. I cooked, mate did the washing up.

Tues. Stood down on 8h flat rate. Went walking on the island.

Wed. Ferry back to Oban.

Thu. Stood down because we were unable to get ferry to Mull. 8h Stood down, went for another walk!

Fri. Early start for ferry to Mull. Drive to Tobermory for an hours redrive round the town. After redrive, filled in time by touring north half of the island before catching 1st available ferry back. got some overtime on that job as we didn't get back to the hotel until after 8!

Sat. Back to Derby and handed the kit in on the Monday.

Not a bad little motoring hiliday!


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