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NEWS, NOTICES & THE FORUM => Sponsors & Competitions => Topic started by: Pegasus on May 16, 2020, 11:43:23 am

Title: WIN A BERGER BOOK!! CAPTION COMPETITION!!
Post by: Pegasus on May 16, 2020, 11:43:23 am
WIN A BERGER BOOK!!

(https://media.ukcaving.com/wl/?id=uMvLGByIEVzQ19PfZAK1qDH8NcJw4JJ4)

Many thanks to Mark Wright for donating some Berger Books to UKC as competition prizes  :thumbsup:

https://gouffreberger.org/

There are now sold out via the website, so if you want to get your hands on a copy here's your chance!

(Final few rare copies also available via Inglesport and Starless River)

(https://media.ukcaving.com/wl/?id=cZEUBmVUVNJxoFgVoIBeotcaFPsBqIc9)
Thanks to Skippy for the photo  :thumbsup:

Post your caption on this thread, max 5 per person. 

Shortlist to be compiled by me and Mark then the winner chose by random.org

Closing date 10pm, Sunday 24th May

Good luck!!



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Post by: Vulcan on May 16, 2020, 11:55:48 am
Introducing the new cavers game - whack an caver.
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Post by: Vulcan on May 16, 2020, 12:03:03 pm
The cast for the the new series of the Clangers begins to be revealed.
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Post by: mrodoc on May 16, 2020, 12:06:45 pm
Okay, which joker left the lid off?
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Post by: cavemanmike on May 16, 2020, 12:11:14 pm
We must have been under water longer than we thought
Captain, there's an awful lot of sediment on this submarine
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Post by: maxb727 on May 16, 2020, 12:24:47 pm
Can I come out yet?


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Post by: Roger W on May 16, 2020, 12:31:56 pm
We've done it!  We've come up outside the wire!
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Post by: maxb727 on May 16, 2020, 12:35:14 pm
That smile you get when you know you’re visiting a dark, wet, muddy hole after weeks of lockdown!


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Post by: langcliffe on May 16, 2020, 12:41:06 pm
Finals of the UK Whac-A-Mole National Championship.
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Post by: mikem on May 16, 2020, 12:42:42 pm
Who parked the tank here!?!
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Post by: Inferus on May 16, 2020, 02:20:08 pm
The relief of the sewer guy was clear to see after finally shifting the huge fatberg choke caused by all the cavers fry-ups.
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Post by: mikem on May 16, 2020, 02:23:59 pm
It's so draining...
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Post by: Ian P on May 16, 2020, 03:36:26 pm
Haths anyon theen my bothom theeth ?
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Post by: cavingbiker on May 16, 2020, 03:40:11 pm
Hey, It's stopped raining!
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Post by: mrodoc on May 16, 2020, 03:41:25 pm
Council worker shocked at size of pothole he has to fill in.
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Post by: mrodoc on May 16, 2020, 03:42:01 pm
Is the pandemic over yet?
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Post by: Ian P on May 16, 2020, 04:59:04 pm
I’m going to need to enlarge this hole to get my light through !

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Post by: adrian paniwnyk on May 16, 2020, 05:28:24 pm
You can smile but your 5 minutes of freedom before lockdown is almost up !
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Post by: adrian paniwnyk on May 16, 2020, 05:37:51 pm
He seemed to be determined to play chicken with the farmer's muck spreader.
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Post by: cavemanmike on May 16, 2020, 06:58:56 pm
Looks like a human version of caddy shack has taken off, wonder if it will become an Olympic sport in time for the next Olympics
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Post by: cavemanmike on May 16, 2020, 07:08:16 pm
Gordon the gopher has decided to self isolate from Phillip scoffield.
 :-[
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Post by: Fulk on May 16, 2020, 07:41:44 pm
Not a caption – but where is it?
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Post by: digscaves on May 16, 2020, 08:00:41 pm
Nature watch surprises a very rare creature, an active caver, emerging from a government subsidised isolation burrow. Please maintain at least 2m distance.
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Post by: Simon Beck on May 16, 2020, 08:15:28 pm
Seeing this reminds me of the night this book was launched. When I was introduced to and visited the house of somebody on the register, by someone who apparently should be on the register.
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Post by: Ian P on May 16, 2020, 08:54:28 pm
Not a caption – but where is it?
My guess is Church pot Goyden ?
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Post by: Roger W on May 16, 2020, 08:59:22 pm
 Looking out of his back door, Bilbo was happy to find that Gandalf was nowhere in sight.
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Post by: Joshlivesoutdoors on May 16, 2020, 09:39:16 pm
Hey up lads, I think I've finally found that Ease Gill to Swindon's Connection, grab a pocketful of hilti caps will ya?
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Post by: mikem on May 16, 2020, 09:59:46 pm
Bit off course if you've ended up in Swindon!
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Post by: ZombieCake on May 16, 2020, 10:46:54 pm
The expedition to re-discover the centre of the Earth wasn't quite like Jules Verne's account.
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Post by: ZombieCake on May 16, 2020, 10:48:37 pm
All that time spent locked down with no radio. Shame no-one told him about Covid-20.
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Post by: al on May 16, 2020, 10:50:06 pm
Mr Creosote slowly emerging from the remains of the latrine....
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Post by: yrammy on May 17, 2020, 09:23:23 am
Turn your light off ya plonker - you are out now.
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Post by: cavingbiker on May 17, 2020, 09:30:28 am
This doesn't look like where we entered the Berger?
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Post by: mikem on May 17, 2020, 09:32:23 am
I only popped out for a berger...
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Post by: yrammy on May 17, 2020, 09:40:00 am
See photo
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Post by: roo.walters.4 on May 17, 2020, 09:47:26 am
Cavers find a foolproof way out of Wales during lockdown.
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Post by: tobyk on May 17, 2020, 09:49:54 am
After months of lockdown, these first few moments are a kin to lowering yourself in to a hot bubbly bath...it feels gooood...
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Post by: HardenClimber3 on May 17, 2020, 05:42:21 pm
The highways authority plan to put the sewerage in before the roads was never completed...
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Post by: ASmith on May 17, 2020, 09:55:37 pm
"Is it safe to come out yet?"
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Post by: Cryptic on May 17, 2020, 10:09:22 pm
No lads, it not a pot, it's a Challenger tank someone's buried
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Post by: Cryptic on May 17, 2020, 10:11:30 pm
BT engineer seen rolling out superfast broadband to rural areas
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Post by: skippy on May 17, 2020, 10:15:31 pm
My wife always says I only ever look genuinely happy when I'm caving.. I think she may have a point.. The camera never lies.
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Post by: Ian Ball on May 17, 2020, 10:26:37 pm
That is how they filmed Vicar of Dibley!
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Post by: ZombieCake on May 17, 2020, 10:51:21 pm
50p, 50p. blue string pudding only 50p. Green soup just a pound.  Woo-oop, we—oeoop, oooeo  eeop wooo. Blue string pudding 50p. Free delivery via Clanger-oo!
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Post by: mrodoc on May 17, 2020, 11:10:12 pm
We're not in Kansas anymore Toto!
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Post by: mikem on May 18, 2020, 09:08:18 am
Hey guys, I found the promised land!
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Post by: Ian Ball on May 18, 2020, 09:21:13 am
Uh oh, can open, Skippys everywhere!
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Post by: mikem on May 18, 2020, 09:44:19 am
Who left the lid off?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/roadsidepictures/42902751/in/faves-19057058@N05/
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Post by: Martin Wright on May 18, 2020, 11:29:12 am
Whaddya mean, I should still be locked down???
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Post by: Nicholas S on May 18, 2020, 12:54:11 pm
Cover Me, I'm Going In!
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Post by: Leclused on May 18, 2020, 01:04:54 pm
When I closed the lid I saw kangeroos now I see some Shetland pony's. I think I might took a wrong turn somewhere in the cave.
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Post by: mattnuttall on May 18, 2020, 01:12:15 pm
Skippy’s happy for two very good reasons... firstly he stashed all the loo roll where nobody would find it, secondly he made it with seconds to spare after that dodgy curry went right through him.
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Post by: mikem on May 18, 2020, 01:12:57 pm
Unsure if that was a reference to a horse or a Shetland Attack Pony...
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Post by: Martin Wright on May 18, 2020, 01:52:58 pm
I didn't realise that GPS Track stood for "Grinning Potholer Surfacing Track"
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Post by: Duck ditch on May 18, 2020, 09:39:16 pm
A new look to Gaping Gill as it receives a face lift to conform to mendip access requirements.
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Post by: HardenClimber3 on May 19, 2020, 11:09:46 am
For April 1st we placed some manholes in the middle of popular paths, with a camera to monitor.
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Post by: tim.rose2 on May 20, 2020, 05:03:32 pm
Should be safe from Coronavirus down here... Plenty of Bats to feast on should I get hungry.
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Post by: Caver Keith on May 20, 2020, 05:13:18 pm
No girls allowed in here. It's a manhole.
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Post by: Pegasus on May 23, 2020, 03:15:15 pm
Bump :)
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Post by: Roger W on May 23, 2020, 04:35:12 pm
Hah!  You think it's muddy out there?
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Post by: Roger W on May 23, 2020, 04:38:21 pm
Caverns measureless to man?  It goes straight down and I'm standing on the b*~~dy bottom!
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Post by: Duck ditch on May 23, 2020, 07:08:15 pm
I’m standing on the shoulders of giants.
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Post by: Vulcan on May 23, 2020, 07:59:21 pm
Skippy starts installing random lids near to existing ones to confuse visitors.
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Post by: Topimo on May 24, 2020, 08:45:18 am
We hit the motherlode! There's 5000 more Berger books down here!
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Post by: Ian Ball on May 24, 2020, 05:15:14 pm
:
Skippy starts installing random lids near to existing ones to confuse visitors.

I was thinking the latest Welsh/Mendipian conservation technique of installing fake entrance lids for people to grind locks off.

Or

Smiles all round as a Cornish caver passes their Mendipian lock/gate removal exam.


[Should add, I'm very much in favour of uninformed public dissuading measures such as lids where needed and also I have no reason to suspect the Cornish are more gate breakers than installers but being from Devon,  the odd chance to insult the Cornish is appreciated]
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Post by: Martin Wright on May 24, 2020, 05:16:26 pm
Looks like it isn't just the lid that's half-cut  :beer2:
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Post by: skippy on May 24, 2020, 09:46:02 pm
I’m standing on the shoulders of giants.
Given the caption and the prize offer, only someone who knows me very personally would come up with that quote 🤔👍
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Post by: Loki on May 25, 2020, 07:23:45 am
Hey guys you’re not going to believe who this caught breaking lockdown last night!
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Post by: mikem on May 25, 2020, 07:39:16 am
B**ger that...
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Post by: mikem on May 25, 2020, 04:02:26 pm
Wasn't this supposed to be judged yesterday?
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Post by: Duck ditch on May 25, 2020, 04:13:53 pm
Where’s the judge.  I have been on remand in this manhole for a week
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Post by: Badlad on May 25, 2020, 09:13:57 pm
The judge is working on finding a winner.  Announcements to be made as soon as she can.  Sometimes other matters take priority.  Be patient please.
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Post by: cavemanmike on May 26, 2020, 09:40:54 am
Any moderator can easily close the thread
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Post by: Pegasus on May 26, 2020, 09:43:29 am
am on it, am on it - blimey the pressure  :o
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Post by: Roger W on May 26, 2020, 09:57:41 am
Don't let the pressure get to you!
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Post by: Pegasus on May 26, 2020, 10:11:10 am
Thanks to everyone who took part, a great response  :thumbsup: ;D

The shortlist is (including Mark's favourites):

1)  Vulcan: The cast for the the new series of the Clangers begins to be revealed.  (I loved the Clangers as a kid  ;D)

2)  cavermanmike:  We must have been under water longer than we thought
                                Captain, there's an awful lot of sediment on this submarine

3)  roo.walters4:    Cavers find a foolproof way out of Wales during lockdown.

4)  langcliffe:  Finals of the UK Whac-A-Mole National Championship.

5)  mrodoc: Is the pandemic over yet?

6)  digscaves:  Nature watch surprises a very rare creature, an active caver, emerging from a government subsidised isolation burrow. Please maintain at least 2m distance.

7)  tobyk:    After months of lockdown, these first few moments are a kin to lowering yourself in to a hot bubbly bath...it feels gooood...

8 )  IanP:  Uh oh, can open, Skippys everywhere!

9)  RogerW: Caverns measureless to man?  It goes straight down and I'm standing on the b*~~dy bottom!

10)  Duckditch: I’m standing on the shoulders of giants.

11)  Topimo  We hit the motherlode! There's 5000 more Berger books down here!


Over to Random.org and the winning number is 6 - digscaves - congratulations!!

Thanks again to everyone who took the time and trouble to enter.

More competitions coming soon - if you have a photo suitable for a caption competition, please PM me, thank you, Pegasus  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WIN A BERGER BOOK!! CAPTION COMPETITION!!
Post by: digscaves on May 26, 2020, 07:09:35 pm
Thanks Mark for donating the prize and Pegasus for organising the competition. Look forward to reading this.
Cheers
Chris