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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 16:32 

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Er yes.

They also put Aston Martin badges on the car.

Like that one has.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretty pictures
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Been going through some pics...Akaka Falls.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 16:34 
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Been going through some pics...Akaka Falls.


Amazing.. I WISH I could have gone to Niagra. It was only about a 20 hr drive away :(

Mind you I say that but I'm terrified of heights. I think though for Niagra and Hoover dam I could make exceptions to the rule :)

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 Post subject: Re: Pretty pictures
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Are those propeller blades JC? They're making my eyes go all funny looking at them.


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You're all correct. That was an Aston. It was on the Aston stand.

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This was on the Ford stand. /dribbles uncontrollably.. 6 of the most pant shitting miles to the gallon a man can have.

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Teh YAY ! Gravedigga !

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For some reason I can't fathom, these are called the Mirror Lakes. Milford Road.

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Mitre Peak, at Milford Sound

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 Post subject: Re: Pretty pictures
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JohnCoffey wrote:
Plissken wrote:
Been going through some pics...Akaka Falls.


Amazing.. I WISH I could have gone to Niagra. It was only about a 20 hr drive away :(



i reckon you still have the american perception of distances. "only" 20hr drive :)

I used to talk on MSN with an american girl i met through a metal forum. She asked me why i didn't get to visit the forum members from Barcelona. They were so near me.


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Are those propeller blades JC? They're making my eyes go all funny looking at them.


Yup. They're the spare props that they bolt onto the fully rotational pods (geek marine mode on) basically the boat has these pods that look like jet engines with 4 of those ^^ bolted on. They rotate 360' meaning there's no need for tugboats to pull her in.

I'm utterly terrified of flying, beyond terrifed I simply cannot fly . Boats however? I could live on one.

Those props are 'ball burnished' where they take a drill of sorts with a polishing wheel on and then sit and manually make all of those circles. They're absolutely babie's bum smooth and must have taken loads of man hours to get like that. Not suprising they like to show them off, but it's well cool that the boat carries all it's own spares and thus can be fixed anywhere it travels. Genius IMO.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretty pictures
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For some reason I can't fathom, these are called the Mirror Lakes. Milford Road.

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Mitre Peak, at Milford Sound

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Man, those pics almost make me want to cry. I could die there, knowing I had fulfilled my life. Absolutely amazing stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretty pictures
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Niagara Falls is excellent. Niagara itself is a bit rubbish - Canadian side is all touristy and stuff, US is industrial.

Niagara on the Lake is picture postcard pretty.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretty pictures
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Blarney Castle

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Near Kinsale (Name escapes me at present)

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Stout at 11-30am is acceptable.

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last picture looks like being somewhere near my hometown. But irish coast in general looks pretty close to the portuguese.


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 Post subject: Re: Pretty pictures
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reckon you still have the american perception of distances. "only" 20hr drive :)

I used to talk on MSN with an american girl i met through a metal forum. She asked me why i didn't get to visit the forum members from Barcelona. They were so near me.


The first few months of being in the US is absolutely terrifying. The longest trip I ever took beforehand was to the south of france, which took about 8 hours. By the end of which my underwear had become embedded in my crack and I thought I was going to have to have it surgically removed.

First feelings of being in the US is you are an ant. Simply put.

It's when you realise that if you want the countryside beauty of NJ (the garden state bit and not the armpit under NY) and the cash moneys of a good job you need to drive. 2 hours a day I drove to work, and 2 hours back. After a while that feels like nothing, so being on the interstate and driving 9 hours at a time (most I ever did was 15.5 from NJ straight to OH 800 miles) seems normal.

A mate of mine recently picked me up from where I live (1 mile from beach southern UK) and took me to his place in the cotswolds, a 2 hr drive. By the end of which his wife was really moaning. Me? I said "man, feels like we've hit the first rest stop !" me and him both burst into laughter as he lived in Texas for 7 years.

His wife didn't get the joke :)

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 Post subject: Re: Pretty pictures
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Pics of emerald isle..


Stunning. My first ever real GF was from Ireland and she lived in County Leitrim.

Nothing but nothing is as green or as beautiful as the Irish countryside. Nothing.

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Pics of emerald isle..


Stunning. My first ever real GF was from Ireland and she lived in County Leitrim.

Nothing but nothing is as green or as beautiful as the Irish countryside. Nothing.


That's because it rains constantly.

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i prefer the coastline. The Kerry region in general (the lakes of Killarney is a favorite of mine). Ireland's midlands are a bit boring.

Malia: i was in ireland for 2 weeks and i didn't get any rain. You people are spraying green the whole country.


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I got into a fight with the residents. They fought like a cow. How appropriate.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretty pictures
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That's because it rains constantly.


haha ! very true.

On the subject of Ireland...

Whilst reading a copy of Nat Geo out in 'that country' from the 70's I saw this article about a place in Ireland that was nothing but a cliff and rocks. The whole place was like, rocks. No grass no nothing. Hmm.. how the hell can I find out where that was now?

That's going to seriously bug the shit out of me now.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretty pictures
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Is that where the blarney stone can be found?

I love old castles. Amazing pic.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretty pictures
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Is that where the blarney stone can be found?

I love old castles. Amazing pic.


it is. yes.

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there, in fact.

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Been going through some pics...Akaka Falls.


Please tell me you pretended to fire a machine gun there.

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it is. yes.

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there, in fact.


Interesting, I have been told that I must have kissed it but never seen its location. Cheers.

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Interesting, I have been told that I must have kissed it but never seen its location. Cheers.


I've had dates like that :(


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Been going through some pics...Akaka Falls.


Please tell me you pretended to fire a machine gun there.


Might have.


Didn't. But did do a quiet Ulrik-ka-ak-ak-a.

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Nothing but nothing is as green or as beautiful as the Irish countryside. Nothing.


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 Post subject: Re: Pretty pictures
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If you turned slightly to the left from here, you coud see my house:

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And stuff:

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I wish i went places that were nice to take pictures of :/ tesco aisles don't really 'do it' for the camera :(

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I wish i went places that were nice to take pictures of :/ tesco aisles don't really 'do it' for the camera :(



That penultimate picture of mine was taken in Hayes, a town so rubbish that they built a bypass just so that innocent people wouldn't have to drive through it. As was the last one, in fact. It's harder, but if you get into the habit of doing it, you'll find interesting sights and angles in all sorts of places.

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I want to visit a castle near to us again as it's really pretty-I love visiting old places :)

We went to Welshpool today....there was nothing to take pictures of...except amusing signs :DD

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Ah the taking a photo of someone taking a photo photo, an all time classic.


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The best part is that it looks like it was posed, but it wasn't. She didn't even know I was taking it, but the angle of the shot makes it look like she's pointed straight at me.

My many years of stalking paid off that day!

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Not only am I pretty sure James didn't know, *I* didn't know, it was just on my camera the next morning, it might have been me...


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The best part is that it looks like it was posed, but it wasn't. She didn't even know I was taking it, but the angle of the shot makes it look like she's pointed straight at me.

My many years of stalking paid off that day!


She looks like an ex girlfriend of mine.

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there, in fact.

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When you are on top of the battlements, you lie on your back and swing under (Where the feet are) and kiss it.


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Ick. That sounds disgusting. Remind me never to do that.


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phew, thanks for reminding me :)


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She looks like an ex girlfriend of mine.


Her name's Challoner. We were friends for a couple of years in Canterbury.

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Some honeymoon shots from October/November:
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And a couple of my old hometown of Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire:

:DD Another 'local' to me. I had no idea!


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Not the best ever picture. But I was quite impressed by this picture of the moon rise I took yesterday on my phone. Maximum zoom, trying to keep my hands steady.


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Here's one I took a while ago... Admittedly, not with my phone.


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I like the way you named it in case you forgot what it was :)

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That's correct. The only issue I have now is knowing which way up it should go.


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