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    When I was in my late teens I used to hitch-hike around the uk. A guy gave me a lift going to Aberdeen so I went there with him. I never stated a destination on my piece of cardboard just M6 North so I didn't commit myself to a destination. He would say where he was going & I would say that's brilliant I'm going there too

    So this occasion I went to Aberdeen. He told me if I wanted to go further that I should go to the dockside and ask a ships captain if I could work my passage to the country they are going to

    I asked quite a few captains until one said that if I came back in an hour he would take me. I duly arrived back in an hours time. As we travelled across the sea I cooked & washed the dishes. I was officially (voluntary) the ships cleaner

    The ship stopped off with supplies at an oil rig. The ship/boat was an oil rig supply ship.

    Anyway we eventually arrived at our destination. I asked the crew I had not got a passport but they said to go assure with them & just not return as the ship would not wait if I was late

    I did just that. I came across a homeless nigh shelter where I volunteered and went lout in the vans serving the homeless with soup & sandwiches

    I eventually arrived back in th UK the same way I had arrived in Denmark

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    That's a great experience, Twocky. Can I ask roughly how long ago this happened?

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    Late seventies; I was eighteen at the time

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    In the homeless shelter we used to go out in teams (three of us) in various Transit vans giving out soup sandwiches & blankets. Those who agreed we took them back to the homeless hostel for a few nights while we checked up on them with the police to see if they had been reported as a mis-per & to contact their parents or the local authority who had them in their care

    Abigail & I & Kurt our driver had our van & we went out every night the same as other vans. Abigail & I began a relationship over the months we were there & one occasion Abigail invited me to her parents for the weekend. I hired a car for the occasion

    Our relationship ended abruptly some months later. I woke to find her beside me & a note

    Enough said
    Last edited by Twocky61; 16-09-2017 at 14:25. Reason: Rearranging Text

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    The 70s were a different world That's a great memory to have.

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    There are quite a few

    But I'll leave it there lest I bore the socks off you lol

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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