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Tim Ingram
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Joined: 2011-04-27

Wow, what a brilliant video Trond! Tremendous craftsmanship and something to be very proud of making. Now I want to see the video of a hundred crew taking it out for its maiden voyage!

Dr. Timothy John Ingram
Faversham, Kent, UK
I garden in a relatively hot and dry region (for the UK!), with an annual rainfall of around 25", winter lows of -10°C and summer highs of 30°C.
 

Toole
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Joined: 2010-07-02

Jandals wrote:

Gene - When I was in the states 4 years ago I also ran across a few fallen trees and stumps but fortunately Avis thought of everything

Mr Newall --best set of 'bull bars' i've seen in a long time . :)

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cohan wrote:

Interesting! Dave- in your climate, will these woodworks become colonised by plants or mosses?

Cohan
There are a few grasses and ferns planted --i'd expect over time seedlings and others will appear elsewhere --in the meantime i hope the Parks and Reserves Dept don't ask me to quote to weed the damn thing   ;)....... --i'll be out to lunch ,(although now i come to think of it ,with modern technology you can just about be reached any where).;D

I'd expect the hardwood to last a very long time however the bog wood, being exposed to the elements, might be another matter.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

Trond, I agree, a brilliant video!

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

cohan
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Dave- a good reason to avoid some of those modern technologies ;) I'm enjoying the only almost telephone free period in my adult life: after many years of self-employment requiring me to be more or less reachable by clients much of the time (I had limits), I now do not actually have a phone! I can use my mom's landline next door when I really need (eg :calling govt offices etc) and my house/driving mate has a cellphone so we always have one on the highway for emergencies, and at work I may answer the phone once or twice per day..

On the other hand, Trond, I bet those guys cutting those trees are glad to have modern tools- whatever the vikings used must have been much slower than a chainsaw! I can't watch the video (with my internet I can only afford a few videos per month and I'm at my limit..lol) but I have seen tv shows about such projects- fascinating what wood can be made to do!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Hoy
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Tim wrote:

Wow, what a brilliant video Trond! Tremendous craftsmanship and something to be very proud of making. Now I want to see the video of a hundred crew taking it out for its maiden voyage!

Tim, maybe this is something for you:

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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