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Topic: Thursday Nighters, 23rd May.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/05/2013 10:57:32   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 23rd May.
[quote="SimonRL"].....based on recent events I don't need to get back early either :lol:[/quote]

Every cloud etc ;)
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 23rd May.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/05/2013 09:48:40   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 23rd May.
Ok....make a return next week then? I feel the need to get involved in something exciting (woop woop, livin' the dream, 'ave it large, to the max etc) to shake me out of the "doldrums" that I find my
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 23rd May.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/05/2013 08:51:08   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 23rd May.
Hmmmm indeed.... I'm getting "mixed messages" about last night's trip!
4? 6? 8?
Kebab? No kebeb??
Or did you just go straight to the Queens and spend the evening there???! :lol:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 23rd May.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/05/2013 07:17:06   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 23rd May.
Nice one Llion, but did you have the kebeb??! :lol:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 23rd May.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/05/2013 19:56:49   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 23rd May.
Just got in :curse:
So sorry to let you all down....I'm sure that the "hardcore" still had a good time without us though! :lol:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 23rd May.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/05/2013 15:39:52   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 23rd May.
My turn.....

Sorry folks....a billion apologies etc but my concrete pour is running late and I'm not going to get away from here before 1730 :curse: grrrrr etc.
I will be out to play n
Topic: Moel Fferna Trip - 11/05/2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 22/05/2013 19:27:09   Subject: Moel Fferna Trip - 11/05/2013
"Planned" is a very broad term :lol:

But yes there were a few who couldn't make it on the day, so if anyone would like to add their names onto this thread over the next week or so I will s
Topic: New event added '2013 Photography Trip, Wrysgan Slate Mine, Blaenau Ffestiniog.' on 20/07/2013 at 10:00
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 20/05/2013 21:21:38   Subject: New event added '2013 Photography Trip, Wrysgan Slate Mine, Blaenau Ffestiniog.' on 20/07/2013 at 10:00
Good man that man....you know Wrysgan better than me and your photos are better than mine :lol: ....
Welcome aboard. :thumbup:
Topic: New event added '2013 Photography Trip, Wrysgan Slate Mine, Blaenau Ffestiniog.' on 20/07/2013 at 10:00
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 20/05/2013 20:07:42   Subject: New event added '2013 Photography Trip, Wrysgan Slate Mine, Blaenau Ffestiniog.' on 20/07/2013 at 10:00
Bump... ;)

Just a reminder... :thumbup:
Topic: Thursday nighters 16th May
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/05/2013 20:33:11   Subject: Thursday nighters 16th May
Sign up for this Thursday's trip then....it has everything including kebab :thumbsup:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 23rd May.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 19/05/2013 18:01:33   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 23rd May.
After last week's somewhat epic trip, its time to slow the pace down a little, whilst at the same time spending MORE time underground, LESS time hill-walking a desolate Welsh hillside in unsuitable cl
Topic: Thursday nighters 16th May
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/05/2013 16:18:12   Subject: Thursday nighters 16th May
[quote="Owt"]

But we didn't have any cake
:(

[/quote]

Come up for a Thursday Nighters trip and all sorts of doors open up to you.....curry, cake, pork scratchin
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/05/2013 10:46:53   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
I got flagged down on the side of the road the other night by a guy in a tractor.
He was shouting "The end of the world is nigh! The world will end tomorrow!"

It was Farmer Geddon. :l
Topic: Thursday nighters 16th May
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/05/2013 07:54:35   Subject: Thursday nighters 16th May
What a night.... thank God that there was cake at the end of it all :lol: Nice one Pingu, see you in August! :thumbup:
Topic: Thursday nighters 16th May
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/05/2013 11:58:47   Subject: Thursday nighters 16th May
@ SimonRL: yes I have the bolting kit. Will bring the 50m and 15m ropes so we have plenty to choose from :thumbup:
Topic: Thursday nighters 16th May
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/05/2013 20:38:26   Subject: Thursday nighters 16th May
[quote="pingu"]I have it!!!! Iawn cacen arbennig iawn. :thumbsup: Thats if my Welsh is correct. :confused: :-[ See you about 6pm tomorrow.[/quote]

Ardderchog! :thumbup:
Topic: Thursday nighters 16th May
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/05/2013 10:32:20   Subject: Thursday nighters 16th May
[quote="pingu"]....." A man can neither haveth his cake and eateth his cake"!!!! (Duke of Norfolk to Thomas Cromwell).... [/quote]

"Cracking cake! NOM NOM NOM" !!! (Simonrl to Pingu)
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Topic: Thursday nighters 16th May
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/05/2013 19:48:53   Subject: Thursday nighters 16th May
Ok Fron Boeth...take two!

A good hike this week for anyone who fancies a second attempt at a trip to Fron Boeth? It's a really enjoyable walk on a summer's evening with some breathtaking sc
Topic: Thursday nighters 16th May
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/05/2013 15:36:50   Subject: Thursday nighters 16th May
Here I am! :thumbup:

Fron Boeth as the weather forecast looks favourable ;D

There is an alternative plan if the weather is bad, but doesn't involve curry this week...sorry! ;D
Topic: Moel Fferna Trip - 11/05/2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 13/05/2013 16:18:15   Subject: New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Personal opinion is that the adits should be left as they are, hopefully helping preserve the mine in it's present, excellent, condition. I know this flies in the face of exploration and "inclusion",
Topic: Scrap Petzl Duo wanted....
sinker

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 12/05/2013 21:47:52   Subject: Scrap Petzl Duo wanted....
[quote="jcam"]I have one you can have for a few beer tokens sinker. £10 0k?[/quote]

Tidy thanks! Sold to Sinker!

Cheers J. Will PM you tomorrow to sort out P&P / addresses etc :
Topic: Scrap Petzl Duo wanted....
sinker

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 12/05/2013 19:24:53   Subject: Scrap Petzl Duo wanted....
In order to complete my Petzl Duo battery upgrade I need a scrap Duo, or to be more precise I need a Duo battery box.
Does anyone have one for sale? Being ultra-fussy it also needs to be the regu
Topic: Moel Fferna Trip - 11/05/2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 12/05/2013 12:21:10   Subject: New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
[quote="phil2895"]really good trip 2 day thanks every one[/quote]

Good to meet you :thumbup:
See you on the next one :thumbup:
Topic: petzl mooz
sinker

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/05/2013 22:16:02   Subject: petzl mooz
Yours is like mine...the better design in my opinion. Belt or helmet mount, you can take up the slack in the cable by winding it around the grooves in the battery box. 99.99999% waterproof in my exper
Topic: Moel Fferna Trip - 11/05/2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 10/05/2013 19:10:17   Subject: New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
[quote="steve turbo"]i will stick my car as far up as i can get it :blink: [/quote]

Ouch! :lol:

See you there :thumbup:
Topic: Moel Fferna Trip - 11/05/2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 10/05/2013 14:31:56   Subject: New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Great thanks NewStuff :thumbup:

@NewStuff

Who's rigging it all up then? Are you rigging the abseil rope?

@Simonrl

Shall we rig the electron then?
Topic: petzl mooz
sinker

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/05/2013 12:16:49   Subject: petzl mooz
My mate uses a Zoom for fishing and it wasn't quite bright enough to walk back to the car on a cold wet night. He upgraded to the mooZ and was amazed at the increased output and the quality of the lig
Topic: Moel Fferna Trip - 11/05/2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 10/05/2013 12:06:47   Subject: New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Did the curry stay put last night????!!!! :surrender:
Topic: Moel Fferna Trip - 11/05/2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 10/05/2013 11:10:37   Subject: New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
[quote="steve turbo"]im hoping to get there earlier than everybody else ,so see you all at the hole ;D[/quote]

Steve are you taking your car up the track? Will you have your mates with you
Topic: Moel Fferna Trip - 11/05/2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 09/05/2013 14:56:16   Subject: New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
[quote="SimonRL"]Is this the meet-up place you had in mind Sinker? [/quote]

Yes that's the one I think? Just before the Butterfly Man?
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 9th May.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2013 14:53:26   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 9th May.
You've been working there too long....that was too good!
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 9th May.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2013 14:21:43   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 9th May.
[quote="SimonRL"].....That's a slightly grandiose view of it old chap......[/quote]

I'm indulging in Management Speak today.....just thought I'd "run it up the flagpole" whilst "thinking ou
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 9th May.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2013 13:10:10   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 9th May.
BUMP!

Ok my local weather station (hi Llion!) tells me that the weather in the Blaenau / Croesor/ Penrhyn area is horrendous and basically not fit to be out in..... so....

Plan B
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 9th May.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2013 09:46:13   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 9th May.
"Weather forecast"......as in looking out of the window in Chester :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Let me know after lunch!
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 9th May.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2013 08:04:24   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 9th May.
Weather forecast looks better? Llion I will text you later on for a "Local Update" :lol:

Watch this space.... :thumbup:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 9th May.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/05/2013 21:27:16   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 9th May.
If we go down the Curry Route then we can make it 1900 so Jay and Blober can make it after work.
I'm easy :thumbup:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 9th May.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/05/2013 19:44:14   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 9th May.
Just bumping up the thread.....Bump!....there it goes ;D

Ok the weather forecast for tomorrow night is pretty awful, and the trip that I had planned, Fron Boeth, is best done on a warm Sum
Topic: Moel Fferna Trip - 11/05/2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 08/05/2013 13:01:34   Subject: New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]I intend to be there. :thumbsup:[/quote]

There may be a lift on offer....but I can't commit just yet as I may not be going straight home after....or rather I may b
Topic: Moel Fferna Trip - 11/05/2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 08/05/2013 11:20:00   Subject: New event added 'Moel Fferna Trip May 2012' on 11/05/2013 at 10:00
Count me in :thumbup:
Topic: Any ideas?
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/05/2013 14:48:06   Subject: Any ideas?
[quote="geoff"].........David Ike ;D[/quote]

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Topic: Any ideas?
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/05/2013 09:54:51   Subject: Any ideas?
[quote="geoff"]I believe it is something that can happen with softish ground and poor air pressure. The drill pushes in with a relatively low rotation speed.[/quote]

Could be. More often re
Topic: New event added '2013 Photography Trip, Wrysgan Slate Mine, Blaenau Ffestiniog.' on 20/07/2013 at 10:00
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/05/2013 13:24:45   Subject: New event added '2013 Photography Trip, Wrysgan Slate Mine, Blaenau Ffestiniog.' on 20/07/2013 at 10:00
[quote="steve turbo"]........know wrysgan fairly well so im coming too :)[/quote]

YAY! He took the hint :lol: :lol:
Sort it all out with you when I see you in Fferna :thumbup:
Topic: New event added '2013 Photography Trip, Wrysgan Slate Mine, Blaenau Ffestiniog.' on 20/07/2013 at 10:00
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 05/05/2013 11:59:12   Subject: New event added '2013 Photography Trip, Wrysgan Slate Mine, Blaenau Ffestiniog.' on 20/07/2013 at 10:00
A new event has been added to the Events page.

[b]Event name: 2013 Photography Trip, Wrysgan Slate Mine, Blaenau Ffestiniog.[/b]

[b]Date & time: 20/07/2013 at 10:00[/b]

Topic: Thursday Nighters, 9th May.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/05/2013 00:01:45   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 9th May.
Bolty bits bag is in the car ready....always one step ahead ;)
The wallet has taken a hammering this week....£660 on tyres for the Sinkermobile :lol: :lol: :lol:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 9th May.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/05/2013 22:49:51   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 9th May.
You're welcome too Steve! Don't wait until Moel Fferna to put in an appearance :lol: :lol:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 9th May.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/05/2013 22:16:48   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 9th May.
On your marks, get set....put your walking boots on!

A good hike this week for anyone who fancies a trip to Fron Boeth? It's a really enjoyable walk on a summer's evening with some breathta
Topic: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
sinker

Forum: South West England   Posted: 04/05/2013 19:50:58   Subject: Surfers and Marine Minerals Limited
[quote="SimonRL"]Anybody been down any good mines recently? ;)[/quote]

Thursday night :tongue:
Topic: Thursday Nighters - New Member
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/05/2013 09:27:10   Subject: Thursday Nighters - New Member
I got in at 0245, dinner in the micro, bed at 0330, up at 0500, back on site in Chester at 0630......Esspresso....YAY!!! :devil:

Great trip guys, even if it did prove to go nowhere. At lea
Topic: Thursday Nighters - New Member
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/05/2013 20:19:50   Subject: Thursday Nighters
@Nova: we have enough kit to be able to at least send stuff up and down on the rope.....you won't be abandoned :lol:
We are ok for rope so don't worry about that....you can carry mine for me :lo
Topic: Caplamp battery suggestions?
sinker

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/05/2013 17:06:08   Subject: Caplamp battery suggestions?

........... :blink: .........my mind is well and truly boggled..... :lol:

Thanks for all the suggestions, there MUST be something in there worth persuing. The Magicshine look great..
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