Things you have done.

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Re: Things you have done.

Postby Cugel » 25 Aug 2019, 10:50pm

cyclop wrote:
cyclop wrote:How about losing an artificial eye on the Bowland Fells whilst wild camping.I,d wrapped it in a pair of shorts--wasn,t there in the morning?I even returned with my uncle and a sieve,no luck.If anybody finds it,maybe downstréam,possibly a long way,in fact probably out to sea by now,it was 1970 !

Look what I found today on the cockleshell beach at Kippford.P1010119.JPGDefinitely my eye,a bit faded but hey,you would be after 50yrs at sea. :wink:


One can only imagine the history of that eye over the last 50 years. Down through the waterworks at Sykes into the Hodder and thence into the Wiver Wibble. Perhaps a trout swallowed it for a time then regretted the snack later on, in passing. Down the Ribble to Lytham, where it may have been found and used for some years by a tramp lady, pushing a-one of those soopermarket trolleries into which detritus of various kinds finds its way.

One day the tramp lady gets so drunk she too loses the fine eye, which feels some relief, not having wanted to see the things the tramp lady got up to when no one else was looking. Out into the Irish sea, for a swim past Blackpool beaches, playing dodge-the-floaters, and eventually across to Haverigg, where a prison officer discovers it and uses it to frighten naughty prisoners by lowering it on a string through the ventilator into their cell, just as they are indulging is a regular pleasure which is nevertheless forbidden.

But how did the rascal get across Lakeland to The Solway Firth? Here is the real mystery - although by now that eye may have learned a means of self-rolling, enabling a slow climb up over Black Combe then onward, ever onward, to The North, greeting walkers it met with a cheery leer.

DId it give you a wink when you found it, as it told you, "I've been looking for you." :-)

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Re: Things you have done.

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 25 Aug 2019, 11:23pm

Hi,
brynpoeth wrote:250 km cycled in a day
Easy country mind, Eryri, nearly half the time one is going downhill :wink:

400K unsupported in one day, easy going though.
A press-up whilst doing a hand stand, in days when I could lift my body weight above my head :P
475K in 32 hrs, still working on that and may well be over the hill :(
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Re: Things you have done.

Postby cyclop » 26 Aug 2019, 9:02am

Cugel wrote:
cyclop wrote:
cyclop wrote:How about losing an artificial eye on the Bowland Fells whilst wild camping.I,d wrapped it in a pair of shorts--wasn,t there in the morning?I even returned with my uncle and a sieve,no luck.If anybody finds it,maybe downstréam,possibly a long way,in fact probably out to sea by now,it was 1970 !

Look what I found today on the cockleshell beach at Kippford.P1010119.JPGDefinitely my eye,a bit faded but hey,you would be after 50yrs at sea. :wink:


One can only imagine the history of that eye over the last 50 years. Down through the waterworks at Sykes into the Hodder and thence into the Wiver Wibble. Perhaps a trout swallowed it for a time then regretted the snack later on, in passing. Down the Ribble to Lytham, where it may have been found and used for some years by a tramp lady, pushing a-one of those soopermarket trolleries into which detritus of various kinds finds its way.

One day the tramp lady gets so drunk she too loses the fine eye, which feels some relief, not having wanted to see the things the tramp lady got up to when no one else was looking. Out into the Irish sea, for a swim past Blackpool beaches, playing dodge-the-floaters, and eventually across to Haverigg, where a prison officer discovers it and uses it to frighten naughty prisoners by lowering it on a string through the ventilator into their cell, just as they are indulging is a regular pleasure which is nevertheless forbidden.

But how did the rascal get across Lakeland to The Solway Firth? Here is the real mystery - although by now that eye may have learned a means of self-rolling, enabling a slow climb up over Black Combe then onward, ever onward, to The North, greeting walkers it met with a cheery leer.

DId it give you a wink when you found it, as it told you, "I've been looking for you." :-)

Cugel
Brilliant!Didn,t go overland though.Remember the bower bird?Apparently he belonged to the Solway branch, nesting at Kippford.

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Re: Things you have done.

Postby Mick F » 26 Aug 2019, 2:36pm

Tinpotflowers wrote:Topper
An annoying person who responds to hearing someone else’s experience or problem by immediately telling a similar story about themselves with a much more fantastic outcome. They've done everything you have, only more often... and better than you.
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Re: Things you have done.

Postby philvantwo » 26 Aug 2019, 4:27pm

Blimey Mick F you could sing your own version of that Johnny Cash song..'I've been everywhere'!
I've rode my bike in the Orkney Islands and the Isles of scilly!
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Re: Things you have done.

Postby Mick F » 26 Aug 2019, 7:48pm

Hobart to Port Arthur, Tasmania

1988 we called in at Hobart.
We were programmed to be there a week, but it got cut short to just a weekend.

We spent far too long in Singapore earlier in the deployment, then were delayed getting round Oz. I was really looking forward to Tasmania as found Singers boring and horrible as I remember it when it used to be a great city and island when I was first there in 1971. Far too modern even in 1988, goodness knows how horrible it is now.

Any road up, we came clockwise round OZ and called in Hobart. I'd done some research about routes and places to ride to, wanting to go north to Launceston and out to the west. All I could do was have a ride to Port Arthur, stay overnight and see the old convict prisons etc and ride back the following day. Saturday and Sunday if my memory serves me correctly. 60odd miles each way.

Often took a bike on my ships. Mercian dates back to 1986, so he's been "round the world" with me. Previous was a Raleigh Esquire, and that did the deployments in 1981/82. Mrs Mick F came out to Mombassa for Christmas 1981 and we rode it into town a few times ........ she on the saddle and me standing and pedalling!
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This is Mercian in Tasmania on the way back to Hobart.
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Re: Things you have done.

Postby djnotts » 28 Aug 2019, 2:46pm

Very little of which I am proud or would want to disclose, except for not having touched a drop of alcohol for 16 years and 4 months - after peaking at 2 bottles of gin/brandy a day. Still very much one day at a time, just about all my dreams/nightmares revolve around drink(ing).

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Re: Things you have done.

Postby Mick F » 29 Aug 2019, 9:48am

Grief! :shock:
Well done!

I drink beer mainly, sometimes wine, but rarely to excess.
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Re: Things you have done.

Postby 100%JR » 7 Sep 2019, 9:06pm

Cugel wrote:
100%JR wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Topper? Bottomer?
I was stopped by the police for driving abnormally slowly, quite proud of that :wink:
Never been stopped for going too fast, mind

Proud?
That is far more dangerous than going fast :roll:
BTW you cannot go too fast.Speed is good.


You are a droll troll, I must say!

Cugel

Mmmm......maybe because I'm not a Troll?
:roll:
Saying it how it is...is not Trolling but merely speaking the truth :wink:
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Re: Things you have done.

Postby 100%JR » 7 Sep 2019, 9:24pm

djnotts wrote:Very little of which I am proud or would want to disclose, except for not having touched a drop of alcohol for 16 years and 4 months - after peaking at 2 bottles of gin/brandy a day. Still very much one day at a time, just about all my dreams/nightmares revolve around drink(ing).

Proud of you mate.
Really!
Keep it up!
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Re: Things you have done.

Postby Mike Sales » 7 Sep 2019, 9:35pm

Cugel wrote:
You are a droll troll, I must say!

Cugel


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Re: Things you have done.

Postby GPC » 7 Sep 2019, 9:52pm

Talked to someone who was alone and appeared to be contemplating jumping off the Forth Road Bridge, and kept them talking until the help I had summoned arrived.

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Re: Things you have done.

Postby landsurfer » 7 Sep 2019, 9:57pm

Only had sex with my wife for the last 32 years .......... 8)
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Re: Things you have done.

Postby Cugel » 7 Sep 2019, 10:30pm

landsurfer wrote:Only had sex with my wife for the last 32 years .......... 8)


Wot, you do nothing else with the lady!? Surely it would be nice to occasionally go to the theatre or even up a fell for a walk? Mine takes me bike riding just so she can see me suffer. Sometimes I'm still fit (just) for that you mention, on return; but I often have to just lie there whilst she has her wicked way.

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