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Sewell's in Wales

#1 Post by raesewell » Sun May 06, 2018 3:29 pm

After only being home from Euro travels for two days I was off again with Melanie to Tenby in Welsh Wales via Twigworth near Gloucester.
I found a nice parking spot right outside the hotel in Tenby. On the second day I came back to find an infestation of wasps.
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tomorrow we are off to Llandudno.
Here we are in a very sunny Llandudno where they have a Victorian extravaganza weekend going on. All I can say is it's bloody brilliant.
Here is a non bike related photo of the George Formby appreciation society doing their thing.
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There is a fantastic atmosphere and everyone is having a great time.

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#2 Post by MarkW » Sun May 06, 2018 7:31 pm

Hee-hee! Turned out nice! :thumb:

Sorry - I'll get my coat...

Technically they're not wasps - Vespa being the genus of the hornet rather than the wasp, which is Vespula.

Sorry (again) - the pedantic entomologist has now left the building.
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#3 Post by raesewell » Sun May 06, 2018 8:17 pm

You are quite right and some of them were Lambrettas, so nothing to do with wasps or hornets, I used poetic license.
Also for you edification vespa is wasp in Italian the land of the Vespa and Lambrettas birth.

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#4 Post by MarkW » Sun May 06, 2018 8:32 pm

raesewell wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 8:17 pm
Also for you edification vespa is wasp in Italian the land of the Vespa and Lambrettas birth.
I know. :wink:

Whilst we're on foreign entomology...

Entomologists use a little suction device called a pooter to collect insects. It's just two pieces of tube poking through the lid of a pot, one with mesh on the end. Stick the open end near the insect, suck the mesh end, and the insect lands in the pot.

I once led a field trip of Brazilian entomologists in a forest, and told them they had to bring plenty of pooters with them because I'd got through so many of them, either wearing them out or just losing them. I thought they looked appalled, and it wasn't until someone told me that 'puta' was Portuguese for 'prostitute' that I realised why.

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#5 Post by raesewell » Sun May 06, 2018 8:35 pm

:P :P

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Re: Sewell's in Wales

#6 Post by Hoggs » Sun May 06, 2018 10:22 pm

well this thread was a wild ride :lol:
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#7 Post by MarkW » Sun May 06, 2018 11:23 pm

Hoggs wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 10:22 pm
well this thread was a wild ride :lol:
That'll be my fault, derailing things with my daft digressions.

Terribly sorry... Carry on chaps... As you were... :salute:
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#8 Post by Scoot65 » Wed May 09, 2018 8:00 pm

I was in Tenby last weekend too!

Went for the scooter rally. I didn't go on my Triumph, I rode down from Durham on my scooter...... 719 miles round trip .... :shock:

It was a good rally and great weather made it all the better.

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Re: Sewell's in Wales

#9 Post by goat » Wed May 09, 2018 9:32 pm

Scoot65 wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 8:00 pm
I was in Tenby last weekend too!

Went for the scooter rally. I didn't go on my Triumph, I rode down from Durham on my scooter...... 719 miles round trip .... :shock:

It was a good rally and great weather made it all the better.
719 miles round trip on a scooter. I take it you left on Monday and only got back home today?
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Re: Sewell's in Wales

#10 Post by Scoot65 » Wed May 09, 2018 10:15 pm

goat wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 9:32 pm
Scoot65 wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 8:00 pm
I was in Tenby last weekend too!

Went for the scooter rally. I didn't go on my Triumph, I rode down from Durham on my scooter...... 719 miles round trip .... :shock:

It was a good rally and great weather made it all the better.
719 miles round trip on a scooter. I take it you left on Monday and only got back home today?
No, approximately 9 to 10 hours each way, with stops etc. Rode down on the Friday and back up to Durham on the Sunday.

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