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4 hours ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

Bloody long lock in at Tan Hill, apparently 61 people, including an Oasis tribute band, will be stuck there for a 3rd night tonight with there being over a metre of snow outside. 

They pull this trick up there every year, sometimes in July! 😀

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1 hour ago, JohnM said:

They pull this trick up there every year, sometimes in July! 😀

The BBC have quoted one of the guests as saying the atmosphere is "very good" and there is "plenty of beer available". Probably the most British quote ever, "yeah we've been stuck in here for 3 days but we're all happy cos we can have a never ending knees up!" 😂

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12 hours ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

Bloody long lock in at Tan Hill, apparently 61 people, including an Oasis tribute band, will be stuck there for a 3rd night tonight with there being over a metre of snow outside. 

"Manager Nicola Townsend said everyone was in good spirits and that some people did not want leave."

No...really?

England RU Coach Eddie Jones : "I spent a bit of time up at Hull and I like the full back there Connor, he's a tough, skilful player"

Jake Connor : "I've never played Union, it doesn't look that hard, you never say never but it looks too boring for me"

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Four to six inches here, but now it's pretty much dwindled to nothing.

In other news, it has snowed.

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2 hours ago, Kayakman said:

You get a few flakes of snow over there and everyone goes into a panic....its hilarious. 

How's kayaking going kayakman .

Poor summer for me . Couple of fishing trips , couple of surfing trips that's about it .

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Kayakman said:

You get a few flakes of snow over there and everyone goes into a panic....its hilarious. 

That's just one of those daft myths that people (particularly our fellow Brits) trot out. People just get on with it the best they can. Same as they do everywhere.

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On 29/11/2021 at 05:18, Old Frightful said:

"Manager Nicola Townsend said everyone was in good spirits and that some people did not want leave."

No...really?

Front page of the Guardian Web site reports of a pub chef didn't cook his Shepherds pie properly, killed a 94 year old, and gave bad food poisoning to 31 others, and got a suspended sentence, let's hope he's not in there.

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21 hours ago, henage said:

How's kayaking going kayakman .

Poor summer for me . Couple of fishing trips , couple of surfing trips that's about it .

 

 

 

 

 

Not a whole lot of kayaking this summer but some...I had to take apart a large dock of 8x8 40 foot timbers that had rotted/been torn apart from the ice last winter...then I had to rebuild it with beams milled on the portable sawmill from old western cedar telephone poles.  This is a large dock and very long and I has to do it all by hand...pounded in a lot of 12 inch spikes by hand.  This task, of taking it all apart and shoveling out the gravel and beams took a long time.  I then hand built from scratch a series of large gabions which I then hand filled from crushed dolostone from the cliffs above my place.

Once i got it all done a tornado hit and dropped a number of very large old growth trees on the place during a microbust.   This cleanup took a long time and I'm still working on hand removal of the upturned root networks and stumps.   I got paddling in when I could but the old kayak shed sort of turned into a construction site storage shed for various equipment.

I'm heading out this weekend though since it will still warm out there (-2)....life carries on.

Like yourself I'm looking forward to next summer!  Old Man Winter comes here soon.

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22 hours ago, Ullman said:

That's just one of those daft myths that people (particularly our fellow Brits) trot out. People just get on with it the best they can. Same as they do everywhere.

Britain, by and large, has so few extremes that it would be possible (although very chilly and more play lost to light and damp) to play cricket in the winter just as it has proved to be possible to play rugby in the summer. We can do most things on most days - virtually all of them in fact - so it stands out when anything means we have to stop.

Whereas some other places are so flimsy that they have to abandon all outside sport for half the year cos it's too nippy for them.

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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4 hours ago, gingerjon said:

Britain, by and large, has so few extremes that it would be possible (although very chilly and more play lost to light and damp) to play cricket in the winter just as it has proved to be possible to play rugby in the summer. We can do most things on most days - virtually all of them in fact - so it stands out when anything means we have to stop.

Whereas some other places are so flimsy that they have to abandon all outside sport for half the year cos it's too nippy for them.

i dont think the womens beach volleyball would have been quite the same in blackpool last friday during storm arwen   as it was in bude in june 

did the bloke who invented the phrase "one hit wonder" invent anything else?

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On 02/12/2021 at 15:02, Ullman said:

That's just one of those daft myths that people (particularly our fellow Brits) trot out. People just get on with it the best they can. Same as they do everywhere.

Yes. 

Denmark does well, but in truth it has an infrastructure for dealing with snow that is completely over the top and more on a historic basis. 

In California, people struggled to drive in medium rain, but were completely unused to it so fair enough really. 

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12 minutes ago, graveyard johnny said:

i dont think the womens beach volleyball would have been quite the same in blackpool last friday during storm arwen   as it was in bude in june 

You could do it today though they might want to put on a jumper.

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