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Topic: Thursday Nighters - New Member
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/05/2013 14:10:33   Subject: Thursday Nighters - New Member
Don't worry about it Jay. The Freino is like a double "back to back" crab. The only advantage that I can see is that you can leave it clipped on your Maillom and you can clip the rope into it wih uncl
Topic: Caplamp battery suggestions?
sinker

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 01/05/2013 10:52:53   Subject: Caplamp battery suggestions?
I use a Petzl Duo as I like the design, balance, water-tightness etc, and with the CustomDUO upgrades it does what I need it to do.
However the batteries are not lasting as long as I would like
Topic: Thursday Nighters - New Member
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/04/2013 21:19:44   Subject: Thursday Nighters - New Member
Nova, you are more than welcome....and bring your SRT kit :thumbup:

Ok, well in that case I reckon it's about time that we made a return trip to Moelwyn Zinc mine?
It's a nice easy-is
Topic: Thursday Nighters - New Member
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/04/2013 19:41:17   Subject: Thursday Nighters - New Member
[quote="nova_turbo"]

So who's the planner? :)[/quote]

Erm...heehee that would be....me??! :lol:

Ok who's free on Thursday then??! I have a plan!
Nova...are you
Topic: Thursday Nighters - New Member
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/04/2013 11:37:05   Subject: Thursday Nighters - New Member
nova turbo....zoom zoom!

Hi and welcome :thumbup:

Whereabouts are you based?
Topic: Llechwedd public tour revamp
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/04/2013 11:35:29   Subject: Llechwedd public tour revamp
This is where Pingu has been hiding out :lol:
Nice work :thumbup:
Topic: User IDs / Accounts
sinker

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 30/04/2013 09:25:19   Subject: User IDs / Accounts
Rock Whacker?
Topic: New member
sinker

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 28/04/2013 21:24:49   Subject: New member
You'd be surprised how quickly it CAN become habit-forming! ;D

Welcome aboard :thumbsup:
Topic: Drakelow 27th April
sinker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 28/04/2013 10:24:18   Subject: Drakelow 27th April
Always the same :lol:
Next time I go anywhere like that I'm going to put a big "Sinker" sign on the roof of my car when I arrive :smartass:
Topic: Drakelow 27th April
sinker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/04/2013 21:44:54   Subject: Drakelow 27th April
[quote="T666jay"].....blober was fast asleep in the car on the way home!!! BLESS :zzz: ;D[/quote]

Ahhh...little soldier had a busy day....

Actually that burger would have knock
Topic: Drakelow 27th April
sinker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 27/04/2013 20:06:10   Subject: Drakelow 27th April
Great day out to Drakelow again! Saw a few bits today that I hadn't noticed last time....including the back door.... ;) it's a weird place.....
Thanks to Willy Eckerslyke for being our photograph
Topic: Drakelow 27th April
sinker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/04/2013 21:54:04   Subject: Drakelow 27th April
[quote="hymac580c"]

I will be starting tommorow morning about 7.30 am again with a bucket in the boot in case of an emergency.
You are welcome to have a lift with me....

[/q
Topic: Drakelow 27th April
sinker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 26/04/2013 20:26:44   Subject: Drakelow 27th April
Hymac, are you ok for a lift?
Topic: coal board
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/04/2013 10:26:20   Subject: coal board
You know best..... :smartass:
Topic: coal board
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/04/2013 22:11:03   Subject: coal board
It will NOT be straightforward!
You could try asking Pingu very nicely, as he has just finished phase 1 of some wiring/cabling upgrades in a North Wales mine, albeit not coal. I'll let him expla
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 25/04/2013
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/04/2013 22:47:15   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 25/04/2013
[quote="SimonRL"]

That iron bar looked, er, sound...

[/quote]

I rested my wallet on it so its good ;)

:lol:
Topic: Drakelow 27th April
sinker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/04/2013 21:40:09   Subject: Drakelow 27th April
If my memory serves me correctly, then the location is about here:

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=52.424371&lon=-2.267344&z=16.5&r=0&src=msl

Anyone confirm that? :flowers:
Topic: Drakelow 27th April
sinker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/04/2013 21:16:11   Subject: Drakelow 27th April
Kool :thumbup:

We'll aim to be there by 1000? I've been before so no rush but Willy will probably want to make the most of the first hour being quiet, to get some decent photos in the bag.
Topic: Drakelow 27th April
sinker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 24/04/2013 20:56:53   Subject: Drakelow 27th April
Hey Blober

OOps, forgot to PM you!!

Would you like a lift there? (and back.... :lol: ). I meant to ask you a couple days ago but it slipped my mind... :-[ ::)

Willy
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 25/04/2013
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/04/2013 15:51:05   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 25/04/2013
Hi Willy, I'd like to say yes but with the back situation being 50/50 at best, and Drakelow on Saturday, I think it wisest for me to give it a miss tomorrow night >:( .
The following week yes, w
Topic: Drakelow 27th April
sinker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 23/04/2013 20:01:22   Subject: Drakelow 27th April
[quote="Moorebooks"]

No storms or blizzards are forecast this weekend all will be fine

Mike[/quote]

No excuses then :lol:
Cheers Mike, see you there. :thumbup
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 18th April....bad news...
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/04/2013 19:57:18   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 18th April....bad news...
Tell them that you need an all expenses paid trip to Scandinavia in order to properly complete the paperwork :lol:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 18th April....bad news...
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2013 14:55:49   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 18th April....bad news...
I am now mobile, but extremely uncomfortable :(
I think that you should go to the "new BYP" if it takes your fancy and ....Willy......boat.....go for it! Photos please! :flowers:
We can al
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 18th April....bad news...
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2013 19:46:57   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 18th April....bad news...
Bad news chaps....I have seriously pulled my back and am currently "up on blocks". I did it on Sunday and gave it a day or two to see if it settled but it hasn't :(
So unfortunately I won't be o
Topic: Victorian trip - 2013
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/04/2013 17:04:38   Subject: Victorian trip - 2013
All still ok for me.... :thumbsup:
RockChick do you need any help with, or contributions towards, the food?

:offtopic: but funny.....my youngest was reading about Wood Mine. He said
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/04/2013 22:32:29   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
I phoned the Aquarium to book some tickets.

The person who answered the phone said "First you must repeat the following phrases....."

"Jump through this hoop"
"Catch this fi
Topic: Welsh slate bids for global status
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/04/2013 13:07:12   Subject: Welsh slate bids for global status
[quote="Vanoord"]

This is Welsh slate as in slate from Wales.

[/quote]

;) Some folks aren't aware....

Welsh slate needs all the help it can get....from "q
Topic: Welsh slate bids for global status
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/04/2013 11:45:11   Subject: Welsh slate bids for global status
[quote="ChrisJC"]

....Surely Welsh Slate have a marketing dept...

[/quote]

Do you mean "Welsh slate" as in slate from Wales, or do you mean "Welsh Slate" as in the com
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 11th April.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/04/2013 05:30:42   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 11th April.
[quote="Blober"]Another top night :thumbsup:

Llion, those hand warmers finally started working a bit :lol:[/quote]

So what krazy kapers did you krazy kids get up to??! :flower
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 11th April.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/04/2013 15:32:02   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 11th April.
[quote="Llion"]
.......I got a big yellow pump....
[/quote]

:o Go and see the doctor....a course of anti-biotics will sort that out....... :angel: :lol:

On a more se
Topic: Oops!
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/04/2013 13:07:50   Subject: Oops!
Apologies...it seems that some kind of virus has infected my e-mail account and is sending spam "weight loss" e-mails to a few people.....sorry Vanood :lol:
Nothing to do with me sorry....I thin
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 11th April.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/04/2013 17:23:48   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 11th April.
[quote="SimonRL"]SRT would mean starting the CRTT and then coming back up those skanky ropes :o :surrender:[/quote]

I'll sit on the top of the 2nd pitch and keep an eye on the rope whilst
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 11th April.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/04/2013 17:21:24   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 11th April.
[quote="exspelio"]

Mountain Pony? :confused: :confused:

[/quote]

Mountain Ponies......that's an offence in these parts. Along with Mountain Goats... ;) ....and Muffin
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 11th April.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 08/04/2013 14:10:58   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 11th April.
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]
.....Morrison's sausage roll emporium.....
[/quote]

Oh so you guys have a cheeky sausage roll on the way do you??? Secrets are all coming out now.... :t
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 11th April.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/04/2013 19:05:15   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 11th April.
Continuing the "Glacial Expedition / Adventures above the Snowline" theme, who fancies trekking up to Croesor this Thursday evening? Its a rhetorical question, as the decision has already been made :l
Topic: Some old snippets of underground news
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/04/2013 07:36:30   Subject: Some old snippets of underground news
Excellent! I love the last advert.....
"We'll bed and breakfast you" ;D
Topic: Summer meet 2013
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/04/2013 07:29:27   Subject: Summer meet 2013
[quote="Llion"]
Cant plan that far ahead with a 6 month old and swmbo working some weekends.....but id love to do the Snakes n Ladders :thumbsup: ;D[/quote]

Yes agree, with work/fam
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 4th April...
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/04/2013 07:26:15   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 4th April...
A return trip over the summer sometime, to check out the lower 2 adits which were completely blocked with snow and to go over the top to check out Bwlch Stwlan. We also found a couple of other interes
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 4th April...
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/04/2013 12:47:13   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 4th April...
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]I'm trying to get my bearings...
This photo is the only aerial one I have showing the area:
http://pages.bangor.ac.uk/~oss108/images/aerial/200504221_3302_crop.jpg<
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 4th April...
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/04/2013 08:20:40   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 4th April...Fair Warning!!
Unfortunately I have not been able to borrow the key to the Stwlan Dam road.....First Hydro's Far Eastern parent company are very twitchy about Public Liability insurance and un-escorted vehicles etc
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 4th April...
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/04/2013 20:41:14   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 4th April...
[quote="SimonRL"]But have we got a long walk or not? ;)[/quote]

I'll tell you tomorrow....read into that what you will.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 4th April...
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/04/2013 20:04:31   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 4th April...
@ Blober....I'll take you back to Holyhead if required :thumbup:
I'm "that kind of guy" :lol: :thumbup:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 4th April...
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/04/2013 18:36:28   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 4th April...
[quote="Blober"]....if someone can rustle up some form of transportation to and from Bangor.....[/quote]

I will be travelling straight to Blaenau from Saltney, but a lift back to Bangor is
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 02/04/2013 08:20:34   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke

My son ate 12 Kinder Eggs yesterday.

He's full of surprises......

Topic: Thursday Nighters, 4th April...
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/04/2013 18:26:56   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 4th April...
Seeing as how the evenings are getting lighter, we can now venture a little further off the beaten track on a Thursday night ;D
An easy one to start with, this week we are going to visit the Moe
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd Novelty Inflatable Trip 30/03/2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/04/2013 12:18:00   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd Novelty Inflatable Trip 30/03/2013
To infinity....and beyond!
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd Novelty Inflatable Trip 30/03/2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 01/04/2013 12:16:43   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd Novelty Inflatable Trip 30/03/2013
This has to be a Caption Competition.....!

[link]Croesor-to-Rhosydd-Novelty-Inflatable-Trip-Image-85279[linkphoto]Croesor-to-Rhosydd-Novelty-Inflatable-Trip-Image-85279[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd Novelty Inflatable Trip 30/03/2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 31/03/2013 12:07:26   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd Novelty Inflatable Trip 30/03/2013
I did offer to baby-sit and let you go on the trip :lol:
Sinker's feeling broody, all my friend's WAGs are expecting :o

Was a great trip, and we will be repeating it.....in about 20
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd Novelty Inflatable Trip 30/03/2013
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 31/03/2013 08:36:01   Subject: New event added 'Croesor Rhosydd Novelty Inflatable' on 30/03/2013 at 10:00
Self-Dunkings: 1

Great fun guys, thanks to you all.
Just retrieved my wetsit and Warmbac from the boot of the car....yuck :ohmygod:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, March 28th.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/03/2013 19:48:02   Subject: Thursday Nighters, March 28th.
ANY evening that is summed up in a sentence containing the words "ring" and "lubrication" is not ALWAYS a good evening....especially when, as usual, we are mistaken for doggers and draw the (now usual
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