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Offline Peter Burgess

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« on: December 05, 2005, 01:47:33 pm »
:D

Had a brilliant trip in GB on Saturday. After so much rain, there was not really much choice for a trip, apart from stuff in Burrington.

It was fantastic to see the place active, after so many 'dry' visits over the years. We had been planning to go to Ladder Dig but this was clearly off, with the water in the bottom of the cave backed up.

Despite this, the cave was superb.

Thanks to the folks at MCG where we collected the key. It's nice to be welcomed and offered teas/coffees all round before we set off.

Anyone else enjoy the wet weather this weekend?

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Re: white water in GB
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2006, 06:50:15 pm »
Quote from: "Peter Burgess"
:D

Thanks to the folks at MCG where we collected the key. It's nice to be welcomed and offered teas/coffees all round before we set off.


It is a well known fact that the MCG brew splendid tea!
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2006, 08:50:45 pm »
We too had a quick trip down GB on Saturday, and i think alot of people had the same ideal.

It was orginised for my mate as he was flying back to Afghanistan for another 4 month tour of duty on the Monday, what a contrast  :roll:

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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2006, 12:43:57 pm »
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It was orginised for my mate as he was flying back to Afghanistan for another 4 month tour of duty on the Monday, what a contrast  :roll:


They must have searched caves out there for Osama.
But I've not come across any surveys from them yet! :?

Maybe it's time for a "we'll check out these caves for you, Major" type trip.
Free transport (it you don't mind sharing a plane with squaddies), Army supplied gear, etc. Sounds pretty good, apart from the remote chance of surveying round a corner and suddenly finding yourself in his hideout!

Now who do I speak to :?:  :D

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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2006, 01:12:48 pm »
I'm sure a 'Cave Combat' manual exists someplace! Along with 'Basic battlefield Skills'. I wonder if an L85 affects inclinometer readings when taped  on the side? Watchout for the big freaky animals that bite that live in these places!

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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2006, 05:38:04 pm »
Jrat offered him a book on the caves of Afghanistan, but he turned his nose upto it as he reakons the systems over there are full of snakes and unexploded ordance  :shock:

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Re: white water in GB
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2006, 10:09:59 pm »
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It is a well known fact that the MCG brew splendid tea!


Off-topic, but:

    Now we've got ourselves a name for brewing tea
    And I must admit we do it liberally
    But while we're tipplin' tannin
    The scheme that we are plannin'
    Is to go back to the BEC f'coffee...

    Oh, the BEC the Wessex and the Shepton
    Can crawl up their amalgamated rectum

The song was written by Mendip Caving Group members Pete Goddard, Pat Walsh and Simon Knight in response to another song that had suggested the Mendip clubs should amalgamate but left out the MCG

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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2006, 08:41:23 am »
All rather jolly. But, is it me?

What's the reason behind some of the Mendip clubs having songs? Cheddar CC have conversations and go caving whereas other clubs seem to sing to each other and go caving (and perhaps even sing while caving). Is this something to do with folk music? Does it scare off young people? What's going on?....