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Re: New 2015 Sport Nav 120ps jet black mica hatch
« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2015, 01:00:39 PM »
So after at least two days queuing at the southern entrance to the Suez Canal we're finally on the move again; and Mazda's leading the way - or well at least the Progress Ace carry my precious cargo is  O0



All this delay has given me time to determine:
1. The delay was doubtless in part due to the Suez being closed for a large part of the day on Thursday for the inauguration procession of the new expansion
2. This shipment of Mazda's will be the first ever to travel up the new expansion O0
3. The Suez canal blows for having added another 2 days delay to my much anticipated delivery
4. The Suez canal blows for charging roughly £100 per vehicle to go through the canal ($450000 per vessel, roughly 4000 capacity on the Progress Ace) - but then I suppose the alternative's a longer wait and presumably more cost so... maybe it doesn't blow that much...
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Re: New 2015 Sport Nav 120ps jet black mica hatch
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2015, 07:14:53 PM »
Anyone want me to shut up?  :o 23 sleeps to go    8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0  :D ;D >:D



Still haven't seen one on the road. Out on our [push]bikes on Sunday afternoon I got excited seeing one of the grilles coming up from a distance to the left as I pulled across the road turning right - I thought - but it was a 6 when it passed.  :(

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Re: New 2015 Sport Nav 120ps jet black mica hatch
« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2015, 08:36:48 PM »
No keep going, it's interesting.   




Seriously   ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: New 2015 Sport Nav 120ps jet black mica hatch
« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2015, 09:08:49 PM »
No keep going, it's interesting.   




Seriously   ;D ;D ;D ;D

Oh, not wanting to swampy you with updates I've been keeping a more detailed log for my own amusement offsite at here . If you're interested... seriously  :P

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Re: New 2015 Sport Nav 120ps jet black mica hatch
« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2015, 09:42:59 PM »
Cool website.   Unless you already are, you would be a good diarist / journalist.   

Enjoyed it   
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Re: New 2015 Sport Nav 120ps jet black mica hatch
« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2015, 09:52:45 PM »
Had a quick poke around that website I'm also impressed.

In 3 spotting news I had a busy day today, I saw 4 gen 3s on my way to work and another 2 coming back all different cars!

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Re: New 2015 Sport Nav 120ps jet black mica hatch
« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2015, 11:01:44 PM »
Cheers guys. I do appreciate the wait's not quite as fun for you as it is for me; with a new car due at the end of it all but it's cathartic to get it out, keeps the pressure off my wife & colleagues too :)  Looking forward to posting a few shots of the car's first journeys when I get my hands on it instead of more maps of arrows in the middle of the sea :-X Should make a nice change!

In 3 spotting news I had a busy day today, I saw 4 gen 3s on my way to work and another 2 coming back all different cars!
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Re: New 2015 Sport Nav 120ps jet black mica hatch
« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2015, 11:20:37 PM »
I must admit, without trying to rub it in (would I do that ?? )   I've seen plenty on Gen 3 around here.   Swampy you are concentrating so much on the Med, you must have your eyes closed LOL
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Re: New 2015 Sport Nav 120ps jet black mica hatch
« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2015, 11:47:14 PM »
To be fair my daily commute's pretty short so maybe that's the downfall; but then I do at least three or four hours most weekends. Doesn't change the fact I've seen all the others that made the short-list though, several times over. Like you said before: as soon as we get the car they'll likely pop up all over the place... but by that stage I'll be so occupied with my own maybe I'll still not see them O0

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Re: New 2015 Sport Nav 120ps jet black mica hatch
« Reply #39 on: August 15, 2015, 01:24:44 PM »
Barcelona, been and gone. Even got a long distance, blobby shot of the Progress Ace departing the harbour  >:D



Extrapolating back 10 minutes from the first signal reported after departure at 13:00, 10 minutes backwards would have put the ship about the black cross marked on the map. Hence…



Since good progress has been made and as I write the Progress' crew is viewing Lisbon off the starboard bow, happily steaming along at 18 knots.



I've also located an updated itinerary for the Progress Ace which puts it in Sheerness a few days after ZeeBrugge so it looks suspiciously like I'll not be decanted in ZeeBrugge but will touch down on British soil instead on the 23rd, putting a delivery on the 1st well and truly back on the cards!

Just 18 sleeps to go... 
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Re: New 2015 Sport Nav 120ps jet black mica hatch
« Reply #40 on: August 15, 2015, 07:51:44 PM »
Really interesting thread and blog 9swampy. Interesting because my wife's 2.0 Sport Nav should also be on the MV Progress Ace  ;D ;D :D It was ordered on 29 April so it's been a long wait but I'm sure she will appreciate finally seeing it in the flesh so to speak. I know you had a vested interest but many thanks for sharing the journey with like-minded buyers.

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Re: New 2015 Sport Nav 120ps jet black mica hatch
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2015, 12:56:35 AM »
...ordered on 29 April so it's been a long wait but I'm sure she will appreciate finally seeing it in the flesh so to speak. I know you had a vested interest but many thanks for sharing the journey with like-minded buyers.

Woo hoo. It's not just us :) Fingers crossed and at 29th April good chance, but there's also the Clover Ace which picked up a few days later but has had sojourns in Chennai and Djibouti and hence falls in ZeeBrugge a week and a bit or so later... What due date have you & your wife been given?  ???

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Re: New 2015 Sport Nav 120ps jet black mica hatch
« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2015, 05:05:09 PM »
WE HAVE A WINNER! LR15 JXB, Jet Black Mica Mazda 3 SE-L 1998cc petrol 4 door sedan, met it coming the other way in Letchworth Garden City, thought it might be 6 at first but spun around and caught up to confirm it really was a 3. Not a hatch like ours, but still a winner. Looks great!!!  O0 Can't wait all the more now!!!

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Re: New 2015 Sport Nav 120ps jet black mica hatch
« Reply #43 on: August 17, 2015, 04:46:47 PM »
Calm down dear... it's just a commercial :) :) :)

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Re: New 2015 Sport Nav 120ps jet black mica hatch
« Reply #44 on: August 17, 2015, 05:53:42 PM »
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