Jon's second report from Ireland and, this time, Graham's figured out how to record it onto his PC for transcription. All good practice for when the Sumatra bunch phone in!
Note: names marked with an asterisk are phonetic renderings: they are how they sounded at the time. I'm always reluctant to interrupt a report that might break off at any moment merely to ask how to spell a name.
GRAHAM: Alright, go ahead....
JON: I'm phoning from a pub called Molly d'Arcy's* - at Mackross* in County Kerry.
We've just spent an illuminating afternoon, the last hour of which we've been at a place called Lady's View... where we had a view of the three lakes at Mackross*. The upper lake - how do you spell Lough Lairn*?
BACKGROUND: L - E - A - N - E.JON: Lough Leane. We saw that; we saw Mackross Lake, and the upper lake. And, we did witness some anomolous sightings on the upper lake - I'm not going to go into any more details until we come back, though. We were there with Doc Shiels, and some amusing jiggery-pokery did take place.
(At this point, Jon asked me how things were going at the CFZ, and I gave him a brief update. Basically, nothing nasty had happened, and it had been a pretty quiet day. That's what we all like to hear!)
GRAHAM: Anything more you want to say about today in Ireland?
JON: Yes, we did some interviews at Kil- what's the place? Kilgorlam*, isn't it?
BACKGROUND: K - I - double L - O - R - G - L - I - N
JON: Basically, we went there, where Tony told us all about Puckfair [Ireland's oldest street festival] and we talked to some of the locals and it was a very, very groovy place. We also went round Kerry. There are no pictures; we haven't got the technology to upload pictures. We will be uploading some pictures ... once we come back.
(And the rest of the conversation consisted of Jon asking about what post and emails had arrived at the CFZ, and me describing how things have gone, back here. As stated earlier: pretty quiet.)
-END OF REPORT-
Apart from some recent tests on Skype, this is our first in-house transcript of a Mission Report for a long while, and I'm pleased with the way it went. For those who like techie stuff, I used a microphone taped to my phone and plugged into my sound card, and freebie software called "MP3myMP3" to record it and save it as an MP3. It worked pretty fine, and if there's any complicated news from Sumatra then we can "get it in the can" as it happens.
* phonetic rendering.