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  1. #1
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    Default Use of the word "Wild"

    As a boy I swam in rivers, lakes and lochs
    When asked what I was up to, my reply would be 'going swimming'
    My Neice refers to this now as 'Wild Swimming'

    As a youth I camped by rivers lakes and lochs
    when asked what I was up to, my reply would be 'going camping'
    My nephew refers to this now as 'Wild Camping'

    I've sailed by Scottish shores for the past 40 odd years and anchored where we fancied.
    Leo Stocker, the illustrious editor of YM now seems to be insisting that this is known as 'Wild Cruising'

    FFS
    Claymore

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    Default Re: Use of the word "Wild"

    I'll be pyo strawberries with the granddaughter soon.

    Wild shopping ?
    It is never too late to have a happy childhood. Buy a boat.

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    Default Re: Use of the word "Wild"

    I first came across the term in France years ago but translated into camping sauvage.

    Hilarious spell checker wanted it as camping sausage

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    Default Re: Use of the word "Wild"

    Quote Originally Posted by claymore View Post
    As a boy I swam in rivers, lakes and lochs
    When asked what I was up to, my reply would be 'going swimming'
    My Neice refers to this now as 'Wild Swimming'

    As a youth I camped by rivers lakes and lochs
    when asked what I was up to, my reply would be 'going camping'
    My nephew refers to this now as 'Wild Camping'

    I've sailed by Scottish shores for the past 40 odd years and anchored where we fancied.
    Leo Stocker, the illustrious editor of YM now seems to be insisting that this is known as 'Wild Cruising'

    FFS
    true true , these young ones with their gortex this and that and blow up tents and lovley warm and cuddly wetsuits for swimming OMG
    not in my Day down the Kelvin in my undies , up to Loch lomond Camping and sailing with family sleeping under taurpaulin , now I need my Duvet
    Last edited by FlyingGoose; 24-06-19 at 18:01.
    Flying birds have no master

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    Default Re: Use of the word "Wild"

    Discussing with one's other half is now to be known as "Wild Talking", a la BoJo.
    Kay Sarah Sarah
    57°51.42' N 5°29.44' W

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    Default Re: Use of the word "Wild"

    We toured Cornwall,and slept under a taurpaulin slung over 2 motorbikes,no one ever bothered us,mind you it was a long long while ago.

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    Default Re: Use of the word "Wild"

    As opposed to”Tame”.....

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    Default Re: Use of the word "Wild"

    Quote Originally Posted by claymore View Post
    As a boy I swam in rivers, lakes and lochs
    When asked what I was up to, my reply would be 'going swimming'
    My Neice refers to this now as 'Wild Swimming'

    As a youth I camped by rivers lakes and lochs
    when asked what I was up to, my reply would be 'going camping'
    My nephew refers to this now as 'Wild Camping'

    I've sailed by Scottish shores for the past 40 odd years and anchored where we fancied.
    Leo Stocker, the illustrious editor of YM now seems to be insisting that this is known as 'Wild Cruising'

    FFS
    When I was a lad you went shopping in a street you now do it in a Mall.

    What always gives me the giggles is "wild honey". What is tame honey?

    Another hilarious event was the scientist who said that there was no difference between an organically grown tomatoes and one grown using modern farming inputs. Of course there could never be as the genetically they are identical but the organic one tastes better and is much better for the environment.
    Cynical Scottish almost retired engineer.
    Gib'Sea 96 owner

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    Default Re: Use of the word "Wild"

    It's the prerogatives of the young to steal the thunder of the old through repackaging their own experiences.
    "'...contradictions .... are deliberate exercises in doublethink." Orwell from 1984

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    Default Re: Use of the word "Wild"

    Quote Originally Posted by claymore View Post
    Leo Stocker, the illustrious editor of YM now seems to be insisting that this is known as 'Wild Cruising'
    A natural consequence of thinking that this ...



    ... is a quiet, unspoiled harbour. One of the mags did an article on anchoring a few years back which started (I paraphrase) "One day you may have to do this in an emergency, so why not practice now?" Kids today, eh?
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

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