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    The moment of tossing Grant into the tree in Ferndown, Victoria, BC will live forever in my memory.

    Jamie, thank you for making me a part of the crew of the Saltire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thescot View Post
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
    Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.

    Mene, mene, tekel, u parsin.
    Mene, mene, tekel, u parsin
    I don't understand this referance. I get the feeling that there has been turmoil at xmarksthescot in the past. I know the story of this quote but I don't see the application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davedove View Post
    Things do change and people as well. There are many who don't participate as often as before. While I pop in to check the forum often, I really don't post as much as I once did.

    I, for one, do remember the original tale of the Saltire and her intrepid crew, as well at the villains they faced. It inspired me to tales of my own.

    Fear not Captain Panache; should you ever need assistance, Mr. Dove and the Retrieval Team will be there.

    (Hmmm, I need a saluting smiley here.)
    Well said Davedove. I'll miss seeing the ongoing travels of the Saltire, but it's fitting for her to have a rest after such a long journey.
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    Farewell Saltire!

    A great many of us benefited from your imagination in creating the Saltire and sending her on her voyages. I had the good fortune of seeing her for Burns Night in Scotland at Ferintosh in 2009, and then being awarded the honor by the weekend's group of taking her onto the Continent of Europe.

    It has been an adventure to remember for years to come.

    My sincerest best wishes to you, your wife, and children for the year 2011 and many more to come.

    Tom Hays
    A_Hay!

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    Life does move on. I am honored that I was able to be part of the voyage.

    Peace to all.
    Glen McGuire

    A Life Lived in Fear, Is a Life Half Lived.

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    So lets have some memories posted here! Show us your best or favorite.



    Kissing a chipmunk


    Meeting John Wayne at the True Grit Cafe


    Soaring over Horseshoe Bend of the Colorado River in Glen Canyon, Arizona
    Ol' Macdonald himself, a proud son of Skye and Cape Breton Island
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowher View Post
    Mene, mene, tekel, u parsin
    I don't understand this referance. I get the feeling that there has been turmoil at xmarksthescot in the past. I know the story of this quote but I don't see the application.
    It was what was written on the wall by an unseen hand at Belshazzar's feast in the Book of Daniel and means "thou hast been weighed in the balance and found wanting."

    I don't understand it's application here unless it refers that the writing being on the wall for the continued voyages of the good blimp. :blimp:

    I was privileged to encounter it twice, once in Dumfries and once in Cardiff but it was not only seeing the Saltire itself but also the pleasure of reading and adding to the entries in the log which was people greeting each other in kilted fellowship and sharing their feelings and thoughts. It gave a connection that was beyond the purely electronic,

    I would like to ask Jamie if there is a way of scanning these so that people may access and read the log in document or pdf form, to remind who saw some of it as well as for the benefit of those who may have seen photographs but never seen the log. The log will remain a valuable document long after the Saltire reaches its final mooring.
    [B][COLOR="Red"][SIZE="1"]Reverend Earl Trefor the Sublunary of Kesslington under Ox, Venerable Lord Trefor the Unhyphenated of Much Bottom, Sir Trefor the Corpulent of Leighton in the Bucket, Viscount Mcclef the Portable of Kirkby Overblow.

    Cymru, Yr Alban, Iwerddon, Cernyw, Ynys Manau a Lydaw am byth! Yng Nghiltiau Ynghyd!
    (Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Isle of Man and Brittany forever - united in the Kilts!)[/SIZE][/COLOR][/B]

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    All the best to you, Starr and the little ones Jamie. The Saltire was a brilliant idea Sir and it's a sadness that the journey is now over.

    Edit: A pdf of the log. Nice one Trefor. It would be great if that could come about.

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    Favorite Saltire pic



    My favorite from Germany.

    Tom

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    From the Saltire's first visit to the SOKS:

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