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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2021, 04:22:42 pm »
Unable to get underground I have found a new use for my cave suit. Whenever Bridezilla has been asking what I'm wearing to her wedding as head bridesmaid (apparently I have questionable taste) I have been sending fabulous photos of myself in my yellow cave suit. The more she asks the more extravagant I make it my favorite being a cave suit with heals and accessories. This has been my most enjoyable past time this lockdown although I may be temporarily fired as bridesmaid  ;D



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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2021, 06:41:34 pm »
Most science fiction films in the 1960s predicted that everyone would dress like this by now, so in many ways Bridezilla is very much behind the times, and you can consider yourself a trendsetter. Whether you can tell her that to her face remains to be seen  :)

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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2021, 09:09:42 pm »
We take social distancing in the Dales very seriously...

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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2021, 10:44:33 pm »
Nice shot, tobyk; where is it?

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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2021, 09:06:06 am »
Socially-distanced passing out.


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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2021, 10:12:06 am »
Nice shot, tobyk; where is it?
Thanks! Long Kin East big pitch on Sunday. Amazingly took it on my mobile phone!

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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2021, 11:01:16 am »
Superb picture.  I imagined it a lot wider.  Mobile phone really!  Excellent

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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2021, 10:55:10 am »
A New Year's Eve walk up Ingleborough...



Sunny weather, expecting great views from the top...



A tad icy...



Can't beat a sprinkling of snow on limestone pavement



Did the shadow thing again  ;D



Lethal underfoot, and no views from the top!



This person had a quick way down!



Back home and of course the clouds had lifted!!

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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2021, 10:01:12 pm »
Since my wife is extremely vulnerable, going underground with other people is a risk I can't afford to take until she at least has had both jabs. However, if the person I go underground with is already dead, that does rather mitigate the risk!

Let me explain... Having been put in charge of the ashes of  the late Steve Thompson and  transferred him to a suitable container (the carton of a good Islay single malt) I spent the summer and autumn taking him round places in the Peak that had been special to him, or where we'd got up to what he habitually described as "mischief". One place we'd looked at in the past was Wardlow Sough, but by the time it was finally re-opened he'd given up going underground. Chris Heathcote had asked me about the miner's initials in the sough, so it seemed right to take Steve underground one last time. Jeez, it's got really claggy underfoot since 2019 - now I understand what Dave Williams said about it being gloopy in there!
We followed up with a quick pint in the Red Lion, as was fitting...
Dirty old mines need love too....

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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2021, 09:02:14 pm »
Unfortunately northamptonshire is somewhat lacking on the cave front so we got back into kayaking last summer. It was slightly misty today.


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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2021, 08:26:16 am »
The year started off spectacularly with an expedition to Mulu. Upon our return I wound up in hospital with leptospirosis. It seemed odd at the time that I was sent for chest x-rays and had oxygen saturation tests, but of course it became clear a few weeks later what they had been checking for.

After the first lockdown my first socially distanced foray underground was a gentle trip in KMC



And my last trip underground would be a potter around GB cave.



I have been fortunate to be able to so some fantastic caving and diving in between and thus far in 2021 am already missing my routine weekends away.

Stay safe all

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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2021, 04:34:32 pm »
With there being zero possibility of filming a new caving video, I been forced to look back through the archives.

The clips that make up this video were filmed between 2010 and 2013.


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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2021, 06:42:50 pm »
Not a serious entry for the competition, but I thought this might be of some interest – the M6 at the height of lockdown (taken on a bike ride):


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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2021, 11:36:17 am »
The Brook Bubble on the Christmas day outing
WHERE IS THE MUD!?! I WAS PROMISED MUD!!!

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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2021, 09:06:58 pm »


 Stuck my camera past the barb wire and brambles and took this photo on Christmas Day of Godstone vineyards, Surrey.
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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2021, 11:45:40 am »
Only a few days left to go folks  :bounce:

Some other fab prizes in the pipeline for comps in the coming weeks - all support much appreciated  :thumbsup:

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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2021, 07:02:18 pm »
In absence of caving and finding myself back in the UK, I've been cycling as much as possible. Here is my noble steed in the new forest, where I'm fortunate enough to be moving to in March.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CInMGpjlTEb/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2021, 08:06:51 pm »
During the summer months, I managed a few evening swims at a local 'lake'. It's less than two miles from home, so I even managed to cycle there. Other than the odd duck or swan, I didn't see a soul  :)
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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2021, 08:36:13 pm »
What about a walk up Moel fammua north Wales.

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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2021, 08:38:47 pm »
Lockdown for me has been about making the most of what you can do, rather than getting hung up on what you can't and fortunately having lots of hobbies it's been bearable.  The most antisocial activities being saved for the most antisocial weeks / months.  Secondly we've been very fortunate in Dorset having not suffered the worst of the restrictions and I've been in work throughout.

So here's a pile of photo's showing some of what I've been up to...

1. First lockdown was all about 'garage time'.  Amongst other things a bench was built for the garden and a set of handbells refurbished.





2. Kayaking.  The day the first lockdown eased the kayaks came out.  Living only 1/2 mile from one of the best launch sites into Poole Harbour it was the obvious choice.  Despite the media hype about how the harbour was going to be overwhelmed with masses of boats / kayak etc. it turned out to be like a Scottish Loch.  We counted 5 other harbour users!  Typically on a nice day there's boats everywhere.  I suspect I'll never be privileged enough to experience Poole harbour so quiet again.  This is a day I'll never forget.  We paddle in the harbour a lot so don't tend to take photo's, however over the summer we did a lot of paddling including up the Beaulieu river and a few days camping in Devon making use of the Tamar and Looe Estuary's. 





Later in the summer we found this seal in Poole Harbour which didn't seem to understand social distancing.



3.  A bit of caving.  Made Showerbath a bit longer and Persil a bit prettier. 





4.  A week's holiday walking in Wales in early September



5.  A day trip to Dartmoor



6.  Then there's the local walks through Dorset.  I know the county very well, but this last year I've gone looking for quiet corners of the county people don't visit.  Found quite a few treats but I'm not telling you where they are!





7.  And the very local walks done from my door.



Even found this very promising dig just up the road.  Unfortunately due the the nature of the location it must be kept secret until a gate, 15 locks and leader system is introduced.



8.  I guess I should also mention the piano.

9.  And finally when you get really bored you can always post on UKCaving!!!! ;D

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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2021, 10:45:26 am »
As I old and therefore vulnerable I've been socially responsible and mostly stayed at home. I've been caving twice and attended one cave rescue training event. This has meant that after three years procrastination I've been able to start work on my new garden railway.

This one's for you - improved considerably by the gigantic cat:

https://imgur.com/OsxLuk0

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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2021, 08:34:22 pm »
I have also been trying some macro photography for the first time (with an macro adapter)






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Re: Win a £50 Starless River Voucher and a £50 Inglesport Voucher!!
« Reply #47 on: January 17, 2021, 10:03:29 am »
Thanks so much to everyone who entered this competition and also to our anonymous donor for the £50 donation :thumbsup:

My don't we cavers get up to a variety of things??  From marble bouncing mecano, passing out parades, taking fab photos of Long Kin East on a mobile, spreading a friend's ashes, handbell refurbishment to kayaking with a not very socially distanced seal.   Also lovely to see so many youngsters venturing underground. I've really enjoyed reading everyone's entries and hope they have provided some entertainment during blummin lockdown.

So who won?

First prize was an easy choice for me - Chloecaver who I hope doesn't get fired as bridesmaid  ;D 


Second prize goes to Tobyk for his excellent shot of Long Kin East - taken on a mobile!



Congratulations to you both.  Please PM me to arrange getting your Starless River or Inglesport voucher to you. ;D

 

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