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Re: Highland meet-up

#41  Postby Ironclad » Sep 10, 2012 10:43 pm

It's a real long-shot this one, but I'd like to meet some of you nutbarz eventually. I am in the very south of England, that's my problem.
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#42  Postby Bella Fortuna » Sep 10, 2012 10:52 pm

A shame it's not in December. :(
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#43  Postby Onyx8 » Sep 11, 2012 1:26 am

Hmmm... you're buying huh?
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#44  Postby Scot Dutchy » Sep 11, 2012 7:50 am

Bella Fortuna wrote:A shame it's not in December. :(


Forget December in Scotland. There is hardly any daylight and it is fucking cold.
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#45  Postby Scot Dutchy » Sep 11, 2012 7:52 am

Regina wrote:A Belgium meet-up might be an idea anyway... :think:
It doesn't always have to be the UK. Let them come over :grin: .


I would consider it.

Fort Augustus is one bridge to far for me especially in Octobert/November. It is cold dark and wet. :what:
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#46  Postby Animavore » Sep 11, 2012 7:55 am

Ironclad wrote:It's a real long-shot this one, but I'd like to meet some of you nutbarz eventually. I am in the very south of England, that's my problem.
Timed well I could pick up lonely atheists I spot along the road. Hell of a distance mind.. :ask:


Why do people already on the island always seem to have a harder time getting to another part of the same island than I do coming from another island? :nono:

It's ridiculous. When I went to Edinburgh with Ratz I got there easier and for cheaper than someone who had to get the train from the South of England. Same when I was in Brighton. A girl with us came from Scotland. I was home and in my bed before she'd even reached Wolverhampton even though she left before me. It just seems mad.
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#47  Postby The_Metatron » Sep 11, 2012 7:58 am

Onyx8 wrote:Hmmm... you're buying huh?

Dinner. Drinks are your problem.

There are limits to my wealth, though. Actually, I don't expect many to be able to make it. It's a long ways to go for an overnighter.

Unless a some decide to make a longer trip out of it, which would also be nice.
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Re: Highland meet-up

#48  Postby Scot Dutchy » Sep 11, 2012 8:07 am

Animavore wrote:
Ironclad wrote:It's a real long-shot this one, but I'd like to meet some of you nutbarz eventually. I am in the very south of England, that's my problem.
Timed well I could pick up lonely atheists I spot along the road. Hell of a distance mind.. :ask:


Why do people already on the island always seem to have a harder time getting to another part of the same island than I do coming from another island? :nono:

It's ridiculous. When I went to Edinburgh with Ratz I got there easier and for cheaper than someone who had to get the train from the South of England. Same when I was in Brighton. A girl with us came from Scotland. I was home and in my bed before she'd even reached Wolverhampton even though she left before me. It just seems mad.


Just infrastructure. Britain is very bad outside the main corridors. It has trains but the underlying infrastructures are missing. It has a great reliance on cars to move people around.

I can get down to Paris in three hours. Went to Berlin in five hours.
I will be in London next week in four hours. All by train.
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Re: Highland meet-up

#49  Postby Ironclad » Sep 11, 2012 1:23 pm

Correct, this will be a round-trip of 23 hours & 1202 miles. I live fairly rural & it'd take me one hour on the train to get 50 miles,, because of all to level-crossings.
Have a look on the map, Barnstaple - Fort Augustus. It would be fun though.

Oh, Belgium would be cracking! I'd get myself some smokes on the cheap at the same time.. :smoke:
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#50  Postby mattthomas » Sep 11, 2012 1:26 pm

I'm going to be up Fort William side in October at some point for Ben Nevis... not sure on the date yet.
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#51  Postby Bella Fortuna » Sep 11, 2012 2:06 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:
Bella Fortuna wrote:A shame it's not in December. :(


Forget December in Scotland. There is hardly any daylight and it is fucking cold.

Oh I well know - I've been there at all times of year. But I'll be there twice in December, for much of the month.
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#52  Postby Red Celt » Sep 11, 2012 2:13 pm

Bella Fortuna wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:Forget December in Scotland. There is hardly any daylight and it is fucking cold.

Oh I well know - I've been there at all times of year. But I'll be there twice in December, for much of the month.


Scots men can handle the cold, the wet and the darkness. We're bred that way.

It's still a beautiful country. :smoke:
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#53  Postby Ironclad » Sep 11, 2012 2:22 pm

It's been cold wet and dark in Scotland since 1981..



..million years bce
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#54  Postby mattthomas » Sep 11, 2012 2:24 pm

Ironclad wrote:It's been cold wet and dark in Scotland since 1981..



..million years bce

So you going to drive up and pick me up along the way? I'll pay you in entertaining stories and my own tears, I have an endless supply of both :coffee:
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#55  Postby Red Celt » Sep 11, 2012 2:26 pm

Ironclad wrote:It's been cold wet and dark in Scotland since 1981..



..million years bce


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#56  Postby Onyx8 » Sep 11, 2012 2:47 pm

The_Metatron wrote:
Onyx8 wrote:Hmmm... you're buying huh?

Dinner. Drinks are your problem.

There are limits to my wealth, though. Actually, I don't expect many to be able to make it. It's a long ways to go for an overnighter.

Unless a some decide to make a longer trip out of it, which would also be nice.



Well, I'll cancel my flight then. :grin:
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#57  Postby Bella Fortuna » Sep 11, 2012 3:19 pm

Red Celt wrote:
Bella Fortuna wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:Forget December in Scotland. There is hardly any daylight and it is fucking cold.

Oh I well know - I've been there at all times of year. But I'll be there twice in December, for much of the month.


Scots men can handle the cold, the wet and the darkness. We're bred that way.

It's still a beautiful country. :smoke:

Some of the Scots men I've seen are pretty fantastic. 8-)
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#58  Postby The_Metatron » Sep 11, 2012 3:29 pm

Bella Fortuna wrote:Some of the Scots men I've seen are pretty fantastic. 8-)

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Re: Highland meet-up

#59  Postby Bella Fortuna » Sep 11, 2012 3:30 pm

OK, emphasis on SOME... :lol:

One ends up with blue paint in the strangest places... :shifty:
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