Daily Archives: July 8, 2015

“Classic Car Show” Portsmouth, NH On Sunday, July 19, 2015 — Presented By “Brit Bits” In Rye.

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by Anura Guruge

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>> “Brit Bits” May 2015.
>> “Brit Bits” Dec. 2014.

++ “Jaguar Diaries” …
** MGB in April 2015 … …

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Click here to access “Brit Bits” Webpage for this event, inc. car entry form.

Well we actually have two cars that do qualify, the 1989 black V-12 XJS and the 1968 British Racing Green MGB. Though they are both in great shape and has it happened Devanee & I took them both out for a spin today, neither are in real show condition and I never plan to get them as such. To me the joy and point of having these cars is to drive them — as much as I can, and we do.

Plus this Summer I learnt something else about myself. I really have no interest taking my car to car shows. No it is not a case of sour grapes in that I do have two cars that would be admired by many at shows. It is just that having people look at my cars and having to answer questions about them doesn’t really turn me on. Yes, as ever, it also comes down to TIME. I would rather drive the cars than have them sitting around. So we haven’t gone to any shows though we could have gone to plenty. But I might enter the XJS in the Sandwich Fair parade. Will have to get Deanna to look into that.

Anywho. Thought you might want to know about this show. Enjoy.

“Acadian Nature Cruises”, Bar Harbor (Acadia), Maine — 2 Hours On Frenchman Bay, ‘Video’ & Pictures.

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by Anura Guruge

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>> “Wonder View Inn”
>> “Acadia View” bed & breakfast
Cromwell Harbor Motel
>> “Seal Harbor” — Martha Stewart …

Refer to ‘Acadia’ master index page at TOP ↑ ↑

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YouTube video — 350 images set to music.
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Worth watching. Pictures, with my Canon T3i with the 55 – 250 mm zoom,
are of pretty good quality, even if I say so myself.

We like getting out on the water when we are at Acadia. Last June we did a 2 hour cruise last June with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.on their Bay King III” and that was a LOT of fun and very rewarding in that we saw a ton of ‘nature’. This year we wanted a repeat but decided to try a different outfit just to get a different angle.

We picked “Acadian Nature Cruises“, which operates out of the “Atlantic Oceanside” Hotel, on Eden Street (just down the road from where we were staying at the “Wonder View Inn“). For a start they have FREE, no-hassle parking. That was a BIGGIE. Parking for cruises that leave out of the main dock, like the “Bay King III” can be either expensive or difficult to find. We also liked their 10 am departure time. Just right for what we were looking for. It was NOT cheap. $96 for the 4 of us. But it was worth it. Slower cruise, compared to the ‘Cat’. They had a female captain. That was neat. The naturist, Carl, was good BUT I wish he hadn’t eaten so many lobster over the years. 

Definitely recommend the cruise. You don’t cover as many miles as you do with the “Bay King III” but what you do cover is done with aplomb.

Ordering A “Pocket Hose” Directly From ‘Telebrands’ Results In 6 Week Shipping LEAD TIME.

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by Anura Guruge

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pockethoseThis is frigging crazy. 6 weeks to get a frigging “Pocket Hose”, from ‘Telebrands’, after giving the reprobates $15.98 shipping for $79.97 bloody order for 125′ hose with brass fittings.

Summer in New Hampshire will be over before the damn hoses arrives.

It gets WORSE. They claim to sell it via Amazon — and with Prime they are claiming 2 day FREE shipping. Plus the prices are cheaper.

Does not make sense.

I know that Amazon is MAGIC and that Prime is just top-notch icing on what is already a fine cake. But, this is ridiculous. 6 weeks with Telebrands and nearly $16 in shipping and 2 days with Amazon — though I do know that Telebrands does offer expedited shipping for a higher price.

Screw Telebrands. This is a scam. Deal directly with Amazon and to be on the safe side order a different brand. From what I can see they are ALL equally susceptible to rupture — after moderate use. Another reason to go with Amazon. You KNOW they will take care of you.

Hope this helps.

P.S., The link that Telebrands provides you with for checking order status, www.GetOrderStatus.com, does NOT bloody work.