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Post by Bluebottle on Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:18 pm

Hey, it was Eldo who was going camping, not me. Mad

You're not going to drag me along on some military style winter camping trip are you? (Maybe I should shut up or this will only end up in fanfiction too. Razz )

Joking aside though, might be fun to try at some point. Thank you for the advice. Smile

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Post by azriel on Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:30 pm

I love the camp fire Blue posted up Very Happy & Id certainly give camping in the snow a go, Ive done that other times of the year but not in winter. I do like sitting in my little garden in the snow ( when it snows ) dressing gown, wellies & a hot cup of tea, then shut your eyes, inhale the scent of snow & foliage etc & enjoy. Uhuh, Smile

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:05 pm

and a centrally heated hotel.- Figg

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Post by Eldorion on Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:44 pm

I survived! cheers

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Post by Lancebloke on Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:41 pm

Went to see the poppies at the tower of london yesterday. Will post pics later.

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Post by Lancebloke on Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:44 pm

I have done camping in -15c.... that isnt too bad when you are tucked in a nice sleeping bag. Not done it for extended periods of time though.

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Post by azriel on Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:44 pm

Thumbs Up ( to pics Lance )

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Post by Bluebottle on Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:49 pm

Eldorion wrote:I survived! cheers

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Well.. that's certainly good to hear. Shocked Nod

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Post by Bluebottle on Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:01 pm

Lancebloke wrote:I have done camping in -15c.... that isnt too bad when you are tucked in a nice sleeping bag. Not done it for extended periods of time though.

You did? Cool. Nod  I think -34 is pushing it though. And it doesn't help that Ringos camping experience probably was after an extended march on some military training effort.

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Post by halfwise on Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:14 pm

One of the coolest things I saw while cold weather camping is the static electricity from my sleeping bag. Big flashes like fireflies, took me a while to figure out what was happening.

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Post by Eldorion on Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:18 pm

My mom and I went to a corn maze a couple days ago and we took some phone photos.  The maze is on a farm about 15 minutes from her house that also does hay rides and pumpkin picking (though we didn't do either this year), and we've gone there for Halloween stuff for about a decade now. Smile





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Post by azriel on Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:58 pm

Oh I love happy pics like this !! Puts you in such a good mood ! Very Happy Very Happy We had lovely weather like that pic today, which is very rare as we are nearly into November & its usually raining, cold & windy
That maze looks A-maze-ing ( couldnt resist ! sorry ! ) Very Happy

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:03 pm

Nice pics Eldo. That must be one of the few places in the world you can genuinely say you once got lost wandering around a horses nether regions! Very Happy

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Post by Bluebottle on Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:05 pm

It's an actual maze? Shocked

Oh, and very nice, of course. Nod


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Post by Bluebottle on Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:05 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:Nice pics Eldo. That must be one of the few places in the world you can genuinely say you once got lost wandering around a horses nether regions! Very Happy

Is that a Scottish saying? scratch

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Post by Eldorion on Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:57 pm

Thanks guys. Very Happy

Bluebottle wrote:It's an actual maze? Shocked

Uh huh. On the map in the first picture, the lines represent the paths through the corn. There's three and a half miles of path all told, although split up into three separate mazes based on difficulty/length. The goal in the maze is to find all of the stations hidden in it and use the different shaped hole-punches to mark your card (which I'm holding in the second pic) to show you visited each of them. It's actually fairly easy to get lost in there; the corn was about 8-10 feet high and grows pretty thick, though a lot of people cheat by cutting through the corn if they can see a nearby path.
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Post by Lancebloke on Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:48 am

Thanks Blue. Taken me a long time to get to 3000!

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Post by halfwise on Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:24 pm

Lance: wow!  When you said you were taking pictures of poppies I had no concept of why this was on par with visiting South America.

Eldo: That's the most complex corn maze I've seen.  It needs a "making of" documentary.

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Post by Bluebottle on Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:33 pm

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Bluebottle wrote:It's an actual maze? Shocked

Uh huh. On the map in the first picture, the lines represent the paths through the corn. There's three and a half miles of path all told, although split up into three separate mazes based on difficulty/length. The goal in the maze is to find all of the stations hidden in it and use the different shaped hole-punches to mark your card (which I'm holding in the second pic) to show you visited each of them. It's actually fairly easy to get lost in there; the corn was about 8-10 feet high and grows pretty thick, though a lot of people cheat by cutting through the corn if they can see a nearby path.

A bit like a corny (do you have that word?) Triwizard Tournament. Very Happy

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Post by Bluebottle on Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:33 pm

Lancebloke wrote:Thanks Blue. Taken me a long time to get to 3000!

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Yes, that's certainly a fair amount of poppies. Shocked

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Post by halfwise on Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:41 pm

In google maps they have a previous incarnation of the map, a dragon it seems. (rotate 90 degrees). The apple map version is the wrong season.


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Post by Mrs Figg on Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:58 pm

Thumbs Up great pics folks

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Post by Lancebloke on Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:22 pm

I am sure you can all tell those poppies arent real. You could have bought one if you were quick enough but all sold out now.

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Post by halfwise on Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:48 pm

Corn is real, though. Thumbs Up

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Post by Bluebottle on Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:49 pm

And whether they be real or not, that's certainly a lot of poppies. Wink

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