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First trip for 2015

2 Jan 15:

Yesterday we left our beautiful yacht, Ariadne’s Clew, in a floating berth at Kettering Marina and drove home for a few days, having spent the previous five days aboard. 1,147 more words

In 1814 we took a little trip...

In 1959, Johnny Horton earned a number one hit on the Billboard Charts for the song The Battle of New Orleans.  Written by Jimmy Driftwood… 585 more words

My Genealogy

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Reblogging here something by my daughter Larisa Joy Reilly Thomas, posted today on her blog "Roots of Kinship". Great little family story about one of my favorite songs from my teen years, which took on family significance far exceeding the musical quality of the song! The Battle of New Orleans by Johnny HortonDespite its rather unusual subject matter, The Battle of New Orleans won the 1960 Grammy for Best Country & Western song and was 1959's #1 song on the Billboard Top 100 -- see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Year-End_Hot_100_singles_of_1959 Johnny Horton had several other hits with unlikely subjects, including "Sink the Bismarck", about the British Navy's efforts to sink the German battleship Bismarck in World War II; "Comanche", about the horse Comanche, which was the sole survivor of the Battle of the Little Big Horn and Custer's Last Stand; and "North to Alaska", about the 1896 Alaskan gold rush. Johnny Horton's Greatest Hits AlbumSadly, Horton was killed in an automobile accident on November 5, 1960, near Milano, Texas. Like several others of my favorite singers (including Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper and Eddie Cochran) he left us too soon. Thanks, Kiddo, for this trip down memory lane!  

The finish line

I’m in Hobart for five days and enjoying the amazing atmosphere at the finish line of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. The Sydney to Hobart has been running since 1945 and is now considered one of the top three offshore yacht races in the world. 190 more words


The Prodigy - The Big Gundown (Baltars Dream Remix)

This is another duby masterpiece from this artist and i think i can eat this dubstep because there is some serious shit in this remix, this kind of remixes are very rare and i think its not a wonder that some fan did something as big as this. 9 more words

The Prodigy

Wild Oats XI took line honours for the 8th time when it crossed the finish line on the Derwent River

I bussed into Hobart seeking a spectacle and I wasn’t disappointed. I looked seaward when the bus crossed the Derwent River on the Tasman Bridge.  Hundreds of boats of all shapes and sizes were out on the water  welcoming the racing yachts into and up the River. 173 more words

Derwent River

New record in Sydney to Hobart as far as line honours go

Here we have Wild Oats X1 has created history by winning line honours again in the a Sydney to Hobart by now making it 8 wins which is a new record,and new comer Comanche finished second in their first sydney to Hobart I expect to see them back next year for another go.

The great and wonderful Sydney to Hobart Yacht race is about to enter the Derwent River

For 69 years annually on Boxing Day (26th December), over 100 yachts have set sail from Sydney Harbour for the internationally renowned Sydney to Hobart Yacht race.  340 more words

Derwent River