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First, thank you for your support for today's Venture Forth. Sorry that Richard was not able to make it. Hopefully, the photo albums do not cause too much disappointment!

We had a nice tasty lunch in the Museum Kitchen, soon to be renamed "The Museum Bistro"

Around 2 PM we went to meet our gracious host, Dr Martin Goldberg. I think we would all agree that it was an excellent event made so much more special with his expert guidance.

His guidance was exceptional as Dr Goldberg turned up wearing a mask to protect us from his chest infection, which hit him just last night! His knowledge and expertise in so many areas added to another successful "Venture Forth" event.

SNS-Venture Forth - National Museum of Scotland - 20230406 The album, at the moment, does not have comments yet, so feel free to add comments.

With the usual busy Edinburgh, with roadworks all over the place, I decided to make an "Above Edinburgh" album... that is, a look at the tops and spirals of all the wonderful buildings. I have still to identify these buildings, so that will be a work in progress.

SNS Venture Forth - Edinburgh-above! As I went through the day, I also took some pictures of the views... particularly the ones from the top of the Scottish Museum building.

Garry Irvine/SNS-President

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Friday 10th February 2023. This event was a Zoom-only event and was introduced by the following slides...

There were 17 boats and 90 young men that succeeded to reach Shetland Islands and the UK making the same voyage in similar wooden boats or yawls.

With a timeline of the film that was shown... the film was a one-off showing as it was still under an embargo until late Spring 2023.

After the film, the speakers - Tony Teigland and Jarle Foreland thanked the following businesses and collaborators for their time, and effort to make this film.

During the visit to Buckie in April 2022, the speakers also visited relatives of those who made the same journey back in the 1940s.

After the visit to Buckie, the group made their way to Aberdeen where more of the story came out... Finn Narvesen spent time in the Douglas Hotel in Aberdeen.

The talk ended with this slide that dedicated this talk to the many who were successful in their North Sea voyage and the 321 others that did not make it.

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