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GLORIOUS WALES

July 5th 2021
TO0 MUCH HOMETIME AND THEN FREEDOM IN GLORIOUS WALES … … It has been nearly a year since I last wrote up and published a travelblog but of course Covid has kept Paul and I firmly close to home for these long, long months, as indeed it has for everyone all around the world. Who would have thought that this dreadful pandemic would last this long - such a sad time - the world sure ... read more
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British Flag Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the ear... ... read more
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14th August 2021

Oh so cute
I liked the history of how they rescued sailors using rockets. I would have liked to know more about that. I've never heard anything like like that before. By the way, this squirrel is absolutely adorable. /Ake
14th August 2021

History of Rockets
Hi Ake - Rocket Houses became a vital part of seafaring rescues. A rocket with a line attached was fired from the shore to stranded sailors and passengers on ships that had run aground.The shipwrecked mariners would then be brought safely to shore in a breeches buoy life ring. Between 1856 and 1909 some 173,528 lives were saved from shipwrecks off the UK coast – 17,446 using rocket fired lines. Yes the Squirrel is super cute ....

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