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Offline Pegasus

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

BY MARTYN FARR




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

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



Closing date 10pm Sunday 23rd July

Good Luck!!
« Last Edit: July 18, 2017, 10:33:29 pm by Pegasus »

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #1 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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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2017, 03:29:11 pm »
Peek-a-boo

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2017, 03:33:28 pm »
Well she did ask me to give her head

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #4 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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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2017, 04:01:10 pm »
I'm glad it's dried out a bit!

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2017, 04:43:24 pm »
How much further to the wet bit?
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2017, 04:56:33 pm »
The water's not usually this clear!

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2017, 05:58:27 pm »
Hindsight

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2017, 05:59:59 pm »
Now I know what the air in the cylinder feels like.
Anything I say is represents my own opinion and not that of a any club/organisation that I am a member of (unless its good of course)

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2017, 06:12:30 pm »
And where exactly do you want me to shove this?

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2017, 08:03:10 pm »
Thank god vapes have moved on since the 1980s

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2017, 08:19:41 pm »
A second helping of chilli in the club hut had not been a good idea

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #13 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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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2017, 09:10:18 pm »
Those bloomin ww ll torpedoes get everywhere

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #15 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."

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #16 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!  ::)

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2017, 09:56:08 pm »
Don't lose your bottle in those squeezes!

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2017, 10:27:42 pm »
" I think we're gonna' need a bigger suppository!"

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #19 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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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2017, 11:19:29 pm »
My desires are... Unconventional

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #21 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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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #22 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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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #23 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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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2017, 08:52:46 am »
Do these things explode?
If the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off.

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2017, 10:30:19 am »
The cover pic for another publication "Caving with emphysema"

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2017, 10:44:27 am »
I thought this was supposed to be a sump?
make more cave - we have the technology!

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #27 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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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #28 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?
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2017, 11:57:53 am »
Preparing to test the new extra large caps underground.

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2017, 04:52:04 pm »
hilti's my  arse, this is what you need lads

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2017, 07:28:49 am »





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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2017, 12:05:17 pm »
What do you mean 'there's a walking size bypass?'  !!!!
No longer 'Exceptionally antagonistic' 'Deliberately inflammatory'

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2017, 03:52:55 pm »
SUCH A SAFE CAVE - THIS still HAS NOT EXPLODED!
BRIAN THOMAS

BA[ECON] FCA FCCA

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #34 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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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2017, 06:25:43 pm »
Thanks for bringing that one, would you mind going back and getting the other bottles??
Awkward, grumpy sod.

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #36 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!
Awkward, grumpy sod.

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #37 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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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #38 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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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #39 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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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2017, 12:28:01 pm »
Finally, an obscure place to dump my mega geo-cache, they'll never find it here:-)
If at first you don't find Australia keep digging.

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2017, 07:52:22 pm »
...... And then he said "You carry my bottle and I will buy you a pint"
make more cave - we have the technology!

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #42 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.

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #43 on: July 14, 2017, 03:48:39 pm »
Next time carry your own water bottle!

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #44 on: July 16, 2017, 07:55:21 pm »
What do you mean "You were supposed to leave that at the sump with the diver!"?
I'm not a complete idiot: some parts are missing!

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #45 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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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #46 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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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #47 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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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #48 on: July 19, 2017, 12:16:23 pm »
Dave's colonoscopy was not going as well as he'd hoped...

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #49 on: July 19, 2017, 09:13:17 pm »
Shhhhhhh you aint seen me......right?

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #50 on: July 20, 2017, 12:47:07 pm »
I AM LEGEND

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #51 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
WHERE IS THE MUD!?! I WAS PROMISED MUD!!!

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #52 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




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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #53 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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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #54 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!  ;)

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #55 on: August 01, 2017, 06:11:40 pm »


It has arrived!

Here I am holding it...



Here is the book and the publishers note:

Anything I say is represents my own opinion and not that of a any club/organisation that I am a member of (unless its good of course)

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Re: Win a copy of The Darkness Beckons by Martyn Farr
« Reply #56 on: August 01, 2017, 09:00:06 pm »
 :thumbsup: