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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:29 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
not a pizza hut then :(


In case you think I'm a very unironic person, I posted my message before reading the Pizza Hut one- Doh!


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not a pizza hut then :(


fek :( :(


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:29 am 
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A 15m rope will be only just be enough then, does anyone have a longer rope? There do look like a few options for crossing it though with trees and a narrower if somewhat gulleyed section further on either a bit of a walk or tarzan with a bike?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:57 am 
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the crossing is further back by the sheep fold, a ford, probably a mondeo submerged in the water for us to stand on. I think we'll be fine.

the river looks like this at the junction...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:06 pm 
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This looks encouraging (if there has been a dry spell):

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/849243

and this:

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1577793

and this:

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/12938, although the text underneath is bit doom-laden-

"Crossing the Abhainn Poiblidh by a ruined house. This was probably a shepherd's dwelling. Crossing rivers safely is a vital skill in the Highlands, bridges can be a luxury, and water levels are often very high."


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:12 pm 
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Soooo dissapointed, I think I'll just ride across that :) for that to get above our knees we'll have other issues other than just crossing the river.


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Dont get cocky TK what with the monsoon rain we're having :wink:

Be a major shame if a significant chunk of the clan MacRetro get swept away or drooned :lol:


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Having emailed everbody with the mobile numbers, Gazz informs me his has changed!

Bloody CSA...

To save emailing everybody again, here is his cleverly encoded new number:

07749 595, same as old third last digit, old second last +5, old last -3

Now destroy your Enigma machines.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:46 pm 
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I'll just phone Kaiser :)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:53 pm 
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I shall charge my phone then :) I may even purchase a credit note to enable calls. Do you still get phone cards? I also have no idea of my number. :oops:


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