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Whitby... the report

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Panorama of the re-enactment at Whitby Abbey
Originally uploaded by volcanodancer. Well, as you have probably gathered from any other blogs on here, Whitby was the re-enactment to remember...

As they say, you can't live off the view, and that was true for Whitby. The view from the tent was stunning - a sea view - and at the back of the tent was the harbour.

The site was great, although the lack of toilet emptying left something to be desired, as did English Heritage's pettyness with a couple of students who had travelled all the way from Sheffield for some footage for their projects.

The battlefield was so-so - rabbit holes were everywhere - but someone had taken the decency to mark most of them.

The archery was rather lacklustre - we shot about 12 arrows each and due to the one way shooting there was no chance of arrow recovery for more volleys...

But the wind... well that was another story... on Sunday the wind got up to quite phenomenal gusts and blew down the awning and forced…

Whitby... the report

Image
Panorama of the re-enactment at Whitby Abbey
Originally uploaded by volcanodancer. Well, as you have probably gathered from any other blogs on here, Whitby was the re-enactment to remember...

As they say, you can't live off the view, and that was true for Whitby. The view from the tent was stunning - a sea view - and at the back of the tent was the harbour.

The site was great, although the lack of toilet emptying left something to be desired, as did English Heritage's pettyness with a couple of students who had travelled all the way from Sheffield for some footage for their projects.

The battlefield was so-so - rabbit holes were everywhere - but someone had taken the decency to mark most of them.

The archery was rather lacklustre - we shot about 12 arrows each and due to the one way shooting there was no chance of arrow recovery for more volleys...

But the wind... well that was another story... on Sunday the wind got up to quite phenomenal gusts and blew down the awning and forced…

The Storm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9cNEX47e_Y
An interesting night in Whitby. Many tents collapsed, and we spent the end of the night in the back of Tim's van. A full report on the weekend to follow shortly...

The Storm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9cNEX47e_Y
An interesting night in Whitby. Many tents collapsed, and we spent the end of the night in the back of Tim's van. A full report on the weekend to follow shortly...

Why O Why?

do some people insist in trying to get into the country and work without the correct permits? Remember to update them you muppets!

Reference: Jeff Scott Soto and the cancelled dates (we should have been in JB's tonight)...

Oh well... I suppose later this year will have to do.......

Why O Why?

do some people insist in trying to get into the country and work without the correct permits? Remember to update them you muppets!

Reference: Jeff Scott Soto and the cancelled dates (we should have been in JB's tonight)...

Oh well... I suppose later this year will have to do.......

I've turned to the dark side..

Well a few weeks ago actually, but I always said I hated pocket PC... and I did... but Pocket PC running windows mobile 5 isn't three bad! - it still crashes like a Nova GSi with a 17 year old behind the wheel (regularly and with spectacular results), and it has some quirks that even make me think "Microsoft what were you thinking?"... but firstly it has Block Recognition - yay! - Palm!!! - I used to use that when it was called Graffiti on Palm OS4.5 and 5 devices (before they removed it and replaced it with the godawful Grafitti 2), and it was good... and secondly... how good is the calendar!

Anyway, whilst I'm geeking.... 10 ways to tell you're a geek:

1. You have a smartphone (that's me got 1 then)
2. You have a laptop (er.... yep... got me there then)
3. You have a travelling USB cable "just in case" (er... yep got one of those)
4. You understand WEP keys (yep, me too)
5. You have more than one device capable of playing MP3's (yep... er about 5 at…

I've turned to the dark side..

Well a few weeks ago actually, but I always said I hated pocket PC... and I did... but Pocket PC running windows mobile 5 isn't three bad! - it still crashes like a Nova GSi with a 17 year old behind the wheel (regularly and with spectacular results), and it has some quirks that even make me think "Microsoft what were you thinking?"... but firstly it has Block Recognition - yay! - Palm!!! - I used to use that when it was called Graffiti on Palm OS4.5 and 5 devices (before they removed it and replaced it with the godawful Grafitti 2), and it was good... and secondly... how good is the calendar!

Anyway, whilst I'm geeking.... 10 ways to tell you're a geek:

1. You have a smartphone (that's me got 1 then)
2. You have a laptop (er.... yep... got me there then)
3. You have a travelling USB cable "just in case" (er... yep got one of those)
4. You understand WEP keys (yep, me too)
5. You have more than one device capable of playing MP3's (yep... er about 5 at…