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The Thames to the Solent by Canal and Sea, by J. B. Dashwood
An attempt to sail a small boat from the River Thames to the Solent in the English Channel, using a canal and river route. (Summary by Garth Burton)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/thamestothesolent_images/mode/2up

Target completion date: 2024-12-31

Prooflistening level: Standard
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Magic Window:



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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

For the first section, say:
"Chapter # of The Thames to the Solent by Canal and Sea. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "The Thames to the Solent by Canal and Sea, by J. B. Dashwood. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Chapter # of The Thames to the Solent by Canal and Sea, by J. B. Dashwood. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
End of recording:
Say:
"End of chapter #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of The Thames to the Solent by Canal and Sea, by J. B. Dashwood."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: thames_##_dashwood_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. thames_01_dashwood_128kb.mp3)

Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader

MC to select: maryannspiegel

Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into the relevant Listen URL field in the Section Compiler, enter the duration in the Notes field, and post in this thread to let your PL and MC know that you have uploaded a file. You may also post the file link in the thread.
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Do you need a DPL? If so, I am willing to take it one.

Thanks,

M
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I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
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Post by Veggrower »

mleigh wrote: March 19th, 2024, 9:18 am Do you need a DPL? If so, I am willing to take it one.

Thanks,

M
Many thanks for your offer to PL this for me - gratefully accepted! I should have the short Preface ready soon.
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MaryAnnSpiegel wrote: March 19th, 2024, 9:18 am I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
MaryAnn
Thanks very much, MaryAnn, and for organising the Magic Window for me.
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Post by Veggrower »

Hi,
Preface is now uploaded and ready for PL, please.
Thanks,
Garth
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Post by mleigh »

Veggrower wrote: March 21st, 2024, 1:27 pm Hi,
Preface is now uploaded and ready for PL, please.
Thanks,
Garth
And, you are off to an excellent start with the first of many, I am sure, PL OKs.

Thanks,

M
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Post by Veggrower »

Many thanks - it was good to have a nice short section to begin with :D

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Chapter One is now ready for a PL, please. Thanks a lot,

Garth
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Post by mleigh »

Veggrower wrote: March 29th, 2024, 10:01 am Chapter One is now ready for a PL, please. Thanks a lot,

Garth
Excellent. And, of course, PL OK. Interesting bit of information on towing the boats on the canals.

Thanks,

M
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Post by Veggrower »

Thank you! :D
Yes, I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this little book. There are some interesting bits of history in it as well.

Garth
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Post by Veggrower »

Here's some further progress along the River Wey in Surrey, with a bit of history to add to the interest. Ready for PL, please!

Garth
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Veggrower wrote: April 11th, 2024, 8:18 am Here's some further progress along the River Wey in Surrey, with a bit of history to add to the interest. Ready for PL, please!

Garth
Had to go look up Sir Richard Weston to learn more about him.

Another PL OK.

Thanks,

M
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Post by Veggrower »

Thanks for the PL!

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Post by Veggrower »

Hi again,

Here's the next chapter for a PL, please. The boat passes from the River Wey to the Canal, with a few setbacks on the way :) .

Thanks,

Garth
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