Will be heading to Scotland and Ireland in the spring, photos a bit of writing.  Feedback desired from any of our regulars there.

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Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.

Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.

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  1. If you make it to Cork, Ireland (The People’s Republic of Cork), drop me a line. After years of reading your articles it would be great to meet up for a pint of the black stuff and of course a mini tour of my home town where the great Michael Collins comes from

  2. JohnZ, as you may know Bluebird K7 has been rebuilt and recently underwent trials on a Scottish loch. She was scheduled to return to Coniston this summer for the tourist season but for reasons that remain a mystery this now isn’t happening. A lot of people, including me, are seriously miffed. Rumours suggest an argument within the family. But whatever, it doesn’t do Donald Campbell’s memory a lot of good.

  3. There is nothing like sailing up the Clyde in the springtime. Glasgow is the only town I ever saw with more bars (pubs) per square foot than the French Quarter of New Orleans.

  4. Gordon: When will you travel and how long do you intend to say in Ireland. Give me an email to contact you at VT. I may have a suggestion or two worth considering. The best.

  5. Loch Ness is a long ( about 23 miles) lake in Scotland. This is where the great racer John Cobb from England sought to set a world water speed record in 1952 with his jet powered speed boat Crusader. He exceeded 200 mph one way but the boat appeared to strike debris and blew up killing him before he could make the required reverse run for a record. Here is a film clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYrafKbTqV4 Cobb had already set a world land speed record in his race car the piston engined four wheel drive with two Merlin Aircraft engines Railton Special at Bonneville, Utah in 1947 of just under 400 mph. He is credited as the first man to travel over 400 mph on land and 200 mph on water. Unfortunately these great achievements were not good enough to be Knighted.

  6. If we re-immigrate to our ancestral home may we keep our Social Security payments?

    Ask around and let us know.

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