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Great Canal Journeys - Rio Douro

Posted: 22:34 Fri 01 Dec 2017
by DRT
I just watched this episode on catch-up TV on Sky. It was broadcast of 4Seven so if you have access to that it is worth a watch. Some great footage of the Douro plus appearances from Dom and Johnny Symington, the Robertsons and Adrian Bridge.

If you ignore the factual inaccuracies and just enjoy the view and the stories it is a very nice way to pass an hour with a glass of Port :wink:

Re: Great Canal Journeys - Rio Douro

Posted: 22:10 Sat 02 Dec 2017
by AHB
I’ve just done the same. Thoroughly good TV to go with a bottle of Warre 1977.

Re: Great Canal Journeys - Rio Douro

Posted: 22:47 Sat 02 Dec 2017
by AHB
And now I'm watching a documentary on the Voyager space missions - Voyager was launched in 1977. In the time it has taken for my port to reach the perfect state of maturity which it is now in, the Voyager spacecraft have travelled out of the Solar System and are now in interstellar space.

There you go. Tonight's fascinating but totally irrelevant fact.

Re: Great Canal Journeys - Rio Douro

Posted: 23:59 Sat 02 Dec 2017
by LGTrotter
Not sure about 'interstellar space'. Has it even reached the Oort Cloud yet? Is there an Oort Cloud? But I do love a space mission.

Re: Great Canal Journeys - Rio Douro

Posted: 14:16 Sun 03 Dec 2017
by AHB
They did define interstellar space quite carefully on the program. It is the point at which Voyager was no longer within the Sun's magneto-sphere and was therefore in the bit of space between stars.

Re: Great Canal Journeys - Rio Douro

Posted: 22:50 Mon 12 Mar 2018
by jdaw1
AHB wrote:
14:16 Sun 03 Dec 2017
in the bit of space between stars
That wee “bit” of space between the stars.