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Title: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
Post by: Pegasus on July 10, 2017, 01:09:29 pm
WIN A COPY OF THE DARKNESS BECKONS

BY MARTYN FARR


(http://media.ukcaving.com/wl/?id=kiorvoVkYp8DfzhPlEtuUSQER6xN4hQ7)

The Darkness Beckons is Martyn Farr's beautifully illustrated book about the history and development of world cave diving.
Fully updated since the 1980 first edition.

Get your copy here: http://inglesport.com/products/the-darkness-beckons (http://inglesport.com/products/the-darkness-beckons)

To enter, simply post your caption for the following photograph supplied by Martyn  :thumbsup:.

Winner chosen by me unless I can persuade Martyn to  ;D

(http://media.ukcaving.com/wl/?id=yEis1LwI5HnwO5bhDAEDBGDvWQ3F6DCa)

Closing date 10pm Sunday 23rd July

Good Luck!!
Title: Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
Post by: David Rose on July 10, 2017, 02:21:02 pm
This is not an entry because I already have the book. Just a comment that this is a terrific prize - the book is superb, with a gripping text and simply fantastic photos. Great job, Martin! And super production from Vertebrate Publishing.
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Post by: Badlad on July 10, 2017, 03:29:11 pm
Peek-a-boo

 :shrug:
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Post by: zeroIsMe on July 10, 2017, 03:33:28 pm
Well she did ask me to give her head
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Post by: Trig Gledhill on July 10, 2017, 03:42:08 pm
All I wanted to do was see the Dinosaurs at the front gate and now I've paid £12 for this

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Post by: Tricky Dicky on July 10, 2017, 04:01:10 pm
I'm glad it's dried out a bit!
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Post by: Roger W on July 10, 2017, 04:43:24 pm
How much further to the wet bit?
Title: Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
Post by: JohnMCooper on July 10, 2017, 04:56:33 pm
The water's not usually this clear!
Title: Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
Post by: rhychydwr1 on July 10, 2017, 05:58:27 pm
Hindsight
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Post by: Alex on July 10, 2017, 05:59:59 pm
Now I know what the air in the cylinder feels like.
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Post by: wiltonp on July 10, 2017, 06:12:30 pm
And where exactly do you want me to shove this?
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Post by: cavemanmike on July 10, 2017, 08:03:10 pm
Thank god vapes have moved on since the 1980s
Title: Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
Post by: rhychydwr1 on July 10, 2017, 08:19:41 pm
A second helping of chilli in the club hut had not been a good idea
Title: Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
Post by: JeremyG on July 10, 2017, 08:39:14 pm
I've only just started in the way in to the crawl and already I wish was going head first...
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Post by: cavemanmike on July 10, 2017, 09:10:18 pm
Those bloomin ww ll torpedoes get everywhere
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Post by: ZombieCake on July 10, 2017, 09:43:49 pm
"Proctology they said...  That'll be a good career they said... Should've been a lion tamer."
Title: Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
Post by: Caver Keith on July 10, 2017, 09:46:26 pm
It's not mud on the cylinder. It's recently been surgically removed from where the previous dive porter shoved it!  ::)
Title: Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
Post by: Pete K on July 10, 2017, 09:56:08 pm
Don't lose your bottle in those squeezes!
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Post by: nice but damp on July 10, 2017, 10:27:42 pm
" I think we're gonna' need a bigger suppository!"
Title: Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
Post by: TLH on July 10, 2017, 10:40:21 pm
For years I always just assumed I was carrying your bottles for diving. But this explains the high pitched voice, lack of flippers and constant vacant look...

Have you thought about seeking help?



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Post by: Eszter on July 10, 2017, 11:19:29 pm
My desires are... Unconventional
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Post by: shotlighter on July 10, 2017, 11:27:29 pm
First & last time I accept an invite to a "bring a bottle party".
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Post by: wiltonp on July 10, 2017, 11:34:44 pm
It finally began to dawn on her that she had taken the "long wait" request too literally
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Post by: Pitlamp on July 11, 2017, 07:31:13 am
Welsh cave access managers lurk with fire extinguishers around every corner, to prevent the use of carbide lamps.
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Post by: caving_fox on July 11, 2017, 08:52:46 am
Do these things explode?
Title: Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
Post by: Sid on July 11, 2017, 10:30:19 am
The cover pic for another publication "Caving with emphysema"
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Post by: Aubrey on July 11, 2017, 10:44:27 am
I thought this was supposed to be a sump?
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Post by: Huge on July 11, 2017, 10:54:44 am
Jim knew that following Flatulent Fred through the Long Crawl could be a harrowing experience and had come prepared this time.

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Post by: Roger W on July 11, 2017, 11:52:09 am
Gran says this fell off a Zeppelin in 1916.  Do you think it might work to widen this a bit?
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Post by: Vulcan on July 11, 2017, 11:57:53 am
Preparing to test the new extra large caps underground.
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Post by: cavemanmike on July 11, 2017, 04:52:04 pm
hilti's my  arse, this is what you need lads
Title: Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
Post by: Ian Ball on July 12, 2017, 07:28:49 am


(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19942805_1943892999162508_7720622751629900484_o.jpg?oh=3c9f71b76944f350e0ec0304cb1768c3&oe=5A0AFECE)


"I told you colour coding wouldn't work down here, here's your white one"
Title: Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
Post by: droid on July 12, 2017, 12:05:17 pm
What do you mean 'there's a walking size bypass?'  !!!!
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Post by: brianpyg on July 12, 2017, 03:52:55 pm
SUCH A SAFE CAVE - THIS still HAS NOT EXPLODED!
Title: Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
Post by: Huge on July 12, 2017, 03:54:31 pm
Jim knew that following Trumpeting Terry through the Long Crawl could be a harrowing experience and had come prepared this time.

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Post by: Inferus on July 12, 2017, 06:25:43 pm
Thanks for bringing that one, would you mind going back and getting the other bottles??
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Post by: Inferus on July 12, 2017, 06:32:16 pm
Youth of today have their tiny laughing gas cannisters for a quick high, this is how it's really done!
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Post by: andychapm on July 12, 2017, 06:36:13 pm
The new hand held Scurion batteries were not quite as compact as expected
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Post by: cavemanmike on July 12, 2017, 07:06:00 pm
It's amazing what the girls of the 80s would carry for a thrill
Bzzzzzzzzz  ::)
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Post by: wiltonp on July 12, 2017, 07:09:35 pm
It's amazing what the girls of the 80s would carry for a thrill
Bzzzzzzzzz  ::)
So rude
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Post by: Alkapton on July 13, 2017, 12:28:01 pm
Finally, an obscure place to dump my mega geo-cache, they'll never find it here:-)
Title: Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
Post by: Aubrey on July 13, 2017, 07:52:22 pm
...... And then he said "You carry my bottle and I will buy you a pint"
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Post by: ZombieCake on July 13, 2017, 10:35:27 pm
Now if I just insert this suppository the wrong way that should stop Posh Spice's next album.
Title: Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
Post by: AliRoll on July 14, 2017, 03:48:39 pm
Next time carry your own water bottle!
Title: Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
Post by: paul on July 16, 2017, 07:55:21 pm
What do you mean "You were supposed to leave that at the sump with the diver!"?
Title: Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
Post by: Huge on July 18, 2017, 09:16:47 am
Jim knew that following Let it Rip  Lisa through the Long Crawl could be a harrowing experience and had come prepared this time.

Ok I'll stop know!

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Post by: cfmwh on July 18, 2017, 12:07:51 pm
Not saying Martyn's hard or anything, but I saw him fill this. No air....just Brains SA!
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Post by: cavemanmike on July 18, 2017, 05:28:10 pm
A female hermit crab tries to cross the English channel after reading martyn's how to use an aqua lung
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Post by: Bob Smith on July 19, 2017, 12:16:23 pm
Dave's colonoscopy was not going as well as he'd hoped...
Title: Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
Post by: chunky on July 19, 2017, 09:13:17 pm
Shhhhhhh you aint seen me......right?
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Post by: Simon Beck on July 20, 2017, 12:47:07 pm
I AM LEGEND

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Post by: KristianBrook on July 22, 2017, 05:06:53 pm
The rumour that helium made you sound more manly at depth had been going round for a fortnight. Dave was determined to see if it was true in order to clear the symptoms of the incident where he descended to a rebelay at great speed with the rope between his legs. :o
Title: Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
Post by: Pegasus on July 24, 2017, 10:16:37 pm
Oops, a day late in choosing the winner  :spank:

Congratulations to Alex for his very clever 'Now I know what the air in the cylinder feels like'  :)

Thank you to everyone who entered, it never ceases to amaze me the captions forum members come up with - though I did warn the publishers to expect captions about suppositories when I received their photo :o

Thank you, Martyn for the book and supporting the forum.

Pegasus  ;D



Title: Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
Post by: Alex on July 25, 2017, 11:01:28 pm
Wow thanks, I had not checked as I am normally not very good at things.

It sounds like a cracking read and gives me something to read when I go away in a few weeks, what perfect timing.
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Post by: Pitlamp on July 26, 2017, 07:38:25 am
Wow thanks, I had not checked as I am normally not very good at things.

It sounds like a cracking read and gives me something to read when I go away in a few weeks, what perfect timing.

Congrats Alex - don't take up cave diving though; you'll never have any money!  ;)
Title: Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
Post by: Alex on August 01, 2017, 06:11:40 pm


It has arrived!

Here I am holding it...

(https://scontent.flhr4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20507122_10214147121490965_4711139791369275319_o.jpg?oh=20a05a591758e2dc1ff9935b5e1cb1d0&oe=5A33A04E)

Here is the book and the publishers note:

(https://scontent.flhr4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20476197_10214147118650894_3174102008821377633_n.jpg?oh=7834660720cc1defedbe57785fb50dc9&oe=59F52475)
Title: Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
Post by: Ian Ball on August 01, 2017, 09:00:06 pm
 :thumbsup: