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Postby RexH » 14 Aug 2008, 10:43am

Twin Peaks nerd

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Postby mikeitup » 14 Aug 2008, 12:04pm

I play rock guitar (not in a band any more)

I watch loads of HK kung fu films (much to my wife's dismay)
(I have 200 dvds so far :shock: )

I am currently a green sash (bout half way) in Lau Gar Kuin . (southern kung fu style)
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Re: other hobbies.

Postby brynpoeth » 5 Sep 2017, 4:03pm

Books railways cooking history languages fell walking (NOT munrobagging, that involves far too much driving just like serious *twitching*, - 27!)

Talking to strangers on trains

Climbing towers and spires, that goes well with cycling cos one can get the lie of the land

At Ulm in Germany I conquered the highest church spire in the world, 768 steps, 149 m ascent, the platform is nearly at the top of the spire

Been up plenty of church towers, it is always worth asking. Some are officially opened only a few times a year
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Postby mercalia » 5 Sep 2017, 6:05pm

I also have a virtual life here -

https://www.osgrid.org/



though dont go there as much as I used to these days

if you have never seen this type of thing have a try its free

any help just ask

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Re: other hobbies.

Postby brynpoeth » 1 Jan 2019, 11:01am

Climbing towers by stairs, not lifts! Just been up a church spire, 544 steps, 123 m high
A great way to get the Lie of the Land, plan to go there again soon in different weather, could be great on a misty day

Many years ago fire-watchers dwelled in towers, if they saw a fire they had to make a great noise to wake people
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Postby ferrit worrier » 1 Jan 2019, 12:55pm

Try St Botolphs church in Boston, Lincolnshire. The tower otherwise known as "The Stump" fab view even from the first landing. :D very narrow spiral stair way which gets even narrower the higher you get. Well worth a visit the church is fabulous even in it's own right.
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Postby 661-Pete » 1 Jan 2019, 1:00pm

Not a church, but some years ago we visited the Wallace Monument near Stirling, which commands a superb view from the top. That is also ascended by way of a narrow spiral staircase.

Bad news: as I was climbing it, there was a man in a kilt also climbing the steps.
Good news: he was below me, not above.... :lol:
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Re: other hobbies.

Postby Bonefishblues » 1 Jan 2019, 1:01pm

Boston was an 'interesting' place to visit, I thought. Better days have been seen :?

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Re: other hobbies.

Postby rjb » 1 Jan 2019, 1:13pm

Climb up Ranworth church tower on the Norfolk Broads. Superb views over the Broads with a cafe below. :wink:
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Re: other hobbies.

Postby brynpoeth » 1 Jan 2019, 1:34pm

661-Pete wrote:Not a church, but some years ago we visited the Wallace Monument near Stirling, which commands a superb view from the top. That is also ascended by way of a narrow spiral staircase.

Bad news: as I was climbing it, there was a man in a kilt also climbing the steps.
Good news: he was below me, not above.... :lol:

More bad news, you should have gone below him, then you could have answered the eternal question, 'what do Scotsmen wear under their kilts?' :wink:
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Re: other hobbies.

Postby brynpoeth » 1 Jan 2019, 1:35pm

Conwy Castle and the town walls are good, several towers, not so high
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Postby mercalia » 1 Jan 2019, 5:08pm

make virtual worlds
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Postby Patrickpioneer » 2 Jan 2019, 8:10am

Other than reading a great deal I make my own wireless sets from other peoples junk, my 'ham radio' call
is gw0vmr.
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Postby Oldjohnw » 2 Jan 2019, 8:29am

I sing in three choirs/music ensembles; play the piano; go hill walking with Mrs ojw and when I can go fly fishing, with very limited success.
John

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Re: other hobbies.

Postby 661-Pete » 2 Jan 2019, 9:20am

brynpoeth wrote:More bad news, you should have gone below him, then you could have answered the eternal question, 'what do Scotsmen wear under their kilts?' :wink:
Maybe you don't quite get my point. That was absolutely and categorically the last thing I wanted to learn about Scotsmen, thank you very much! :lol:
Suppose that this room is a lift. The support breaks and down we go with ever-increasing velocity.
Let us pass the time by performing physical experiments...
--- Arthur Eddington (creator of the Eddington Number).