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Re: The Capetonian WOE Thread

#3221 Post by G~Man » Fri May 13, 2022 8:35 pm

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Are we looking at Crib Goch, skirting around to Snowdon?
I second this...... Snowdonia....
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Re: The Capetonian WOE Thread

#3222 Post by Opsboi » Fri May 13, 2022 11:04 pm

FD2 wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 8:01 pm
Are we looking at Crib Goch, skirting around to Snowdon?
I didn't know the 'Crib Goch' name, but I swear that's what I saw as a 12-year old hiking up Snowdon

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Re: The Capetonian WOE Thread

#3223 Post by FD2 » Fri May 13, 2022 11:25 pm

I used to rock climb and sometimes do some mountain climbs there with family/friends and later school friends. We converted an old pill box to use instead of tents with the help of the retired and previous owner of the Pen y Gwryd hotel, Major Lockwood. The ridge walk Crib Goch has amazing exposure on both sides and a school friend later fell off it (luckily for him only a few hundred feet) but broke some bones and had to be taken down by the Mountain Rescue. Lovely guy but two left feet - fortunately he recovered fully. The rock climbing was mainly done on Dinas Cromlech down the Llanberis Pass. We used to look down on the Gnats from Valley flying down the Pass. All this is off topic if it's not Snowdonia!

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Re: The Capetonian WOE Thread

#3224 Post by Ex-Ascot » Sat May 14, 2022 6:30 am

I didn't know the name Crib Goch but looked it up. Sorry but no. I have walked Crib Goch up to Snowdon. We are in Snowdonia though. Shouldn't take long now.
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Re: The Capetonian WOE Thread

#3225 Post by Ex-Ascot » Sat May 14, 2022 7:52 am

Just to get it on this page.
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Re: The Capetonian WOE Thread

#3226 Post by FD2 » Sat May 14, 2022 10:08 am

Pyg Track around Glaslyn with Snowdon on the right? I think the Miner's Track goes around the bay bottom left.

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#3227 Post by Ex-Ascot » Sat May 14, 2022 10:39 am

Not Snowdon.
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#3228 Post by Opsboi » Sat May 14, 2022 11:30 am

Cader Idris?

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Re: The Capetonian WOE Thread

#3229 Post by Ex-Ascot » Sat May 14, 2022 12:30 pm

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Cader Idris?
Opsboi is on the peak. Instead of a resettlement course I worked for the Snowdonia National Park as a ranger for a month. I could make my way up there with my eyes closed. Once took Mrs Ex-Ascot up there in a white out. We sat in the hut at the top and the snow stopped. Stepped out to clear blue sky and everything covered in snow. Incredible sight. We then tobogganed down a gully from the top in our survival bag. Probably not a very safe thing to do but enormous fun.

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#3230 Post by Opsboi » Sat May 14, 2022 2:55 pm

Tidy!

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Re: The Capetonian WOE Thread

#3231 Post by G~Man » Sat May 14, 2022 4:37 pm

ALrighty I will take the helm---Looking for the name of this island:
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#3232 Post by PHXPhlyer » Sat May 14, 2022 5:40 pm

Grissom Island, Long Beach Harbor, CA
OH if correct

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Re: The Capetonian WOE Thread

#3233 Post by G~Man » Sat May 14, 2022 5:45 pm

PHXPhlyer wrote:
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Grissom Island, Long Beach Harbor, CA
OH if correct
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You are correct, 4 islands named after initial astronauts who died:

Thums Islands
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Re: The Capetonian WOE Thread

#3234 Post by Ex-Ascot » Fri May 20, 2022 3:38 pm

Gone quiet again. Clue here is very beautiful but you do not want to go to this location. I was persuaded once by my crew but never again.
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Re: The Capetonian WOE Thread

#3235 Post by Woody » Fri May 20, 2022 5:31 pm

How on Earth did you get persuaded to go to Ayia Napa :-o
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Re: The Capetonian WOE Thread

#3236 Post by Ex-Ascot » Sat May 21, 2022 5:57 am

My crew wanted to go for a day out from Akrotiri. Ayia Napa was the vote winner. Actually it wasn't too bad. Myself and my Fist Officer sat at a beach bar right in the middle of the beach surrounded by topless birds. Woody on the beach.
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Re: The Capetonian WOE Thread

#3237 Post by llondel » Sat May 21, 2022 8:00 pm

Ex-Ascot wrote:
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My crew wanted to go for a day out from Akrotiri. Ayia Napa was the vote winner. Actually it wasn't too bad. Myself and my Fist Officer sat at a beach bar right in the middle of the beach surrounded by topless birds. Woody on the beach.
OK, it took me a moment to interpret that last sentence correctly, given the reference to topless birds.

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Re: The Capetonian WOE Thread

#3238 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Sun May 22, 2022 2:54 am

Accustomed to being the only pilot in an aircraft, I was wondering what a fist officer does ?!?!
Then rapidly decided not to try to visualize it.

p.s. back in the '80s, Ayia Napa was great, then it went downhill faster than a lemming off a cliff.

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Re: The Capetonian WOE Thread

#3239 Post by Ex-Ascot » Sun May 22, 2022 5:39 am

That was the 80s actually Fox. Yep, sorry about the typo.
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Re: The Capetonian WOE Thread

#3240 Post by Woody » Sun May 22, 2022 7:11 am

I’ll post this to change the direction that this thread is taking :D

An easy one, but if I remember correctly it would be Capetonians birthday this week, so to help remember him I’ll post this

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