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The What Cheered Me Up Today Thread

Discussion in 'Off Gassing' started by Doomanic, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. John F

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    That sounds great. I have never been but three of us are going at the end of the year.

    Have a good one,
    John.
     
  2. JohnL

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    Where are you going in the island?
     
  3. nickb

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    ...seeing Orca in Scapa Flow
     
  4. Wibble

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    The thought of seeing one of those up close on a dive really does bring on squeaky bum time. Saw one of those big boys up close whilst sailing across Biscay -- felt incredibly exposed.
     
  5. Dave Whitlow

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    for the first time this year we've had a forecast that has been consistently good for the weekend ahead AND it is a Bank Holiday AND the tides aren't bad!

    Three days diving confirmed although I'm not liking the 06:30 leave time on Sunday morning.
     
  6. nickb

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    Get them to pick you up at Portland Harbour. Only a slight dog-leg on the way out ;)

    Unless you need the brekkie at the Sailor's
     
  7. barrygoss

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    Yep :) and I’ve the keys to the club rib for Saturday :)

    If you see a rib going flat out like a loon with 2 people on board, wave

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  8. nickb

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  9. Dave Whitlow

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    Everyone needs a Sailor's Brekkie! Sadly, on Sunday we are leaving too early for that as ropes off is 06:30 :depressed:

    Monday is more civilised so 2 days of 3 will support the Sailor's and their fine breakfasts.
     
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  10. barrygoss

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    Bugger.


    I shall go large on kebab the night before, leftovers for brekkie

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  11. Dave Whitlow

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    Not good enough @nickb you need to get in there with your scooter and GoPro and capture so active footage :eek:
     
  12. Dave Whitlow

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    I did warn you of the start time. Monday is looking good too, and there is space :)
     
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  13. barrygoss

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    Lol, it’s later than I’d need to get up for a Stoney dive, so bonus


    Monday..... need to discuss with the boss, Monday or another weekend before the next bank holiday......

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  14. Dave Whitlow

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    The bird in the hand .... good weather on a BH weekend with good tides and just before the plankton bloom is too good to miss. Dive plan isn't one the commercial boats do.

    Just man up and tell her you are the boss in your life! Take control and stop being a pussy!

    You also get the Sailor's Breakfast before we leave :)
     
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  15. barrygoss

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    I once had a discussion with my wife as to who owned the trousers in the relationship.

    She agrees I own the trousers.

    And notes that she owns the knickers.

    And should I ever want to get in the knickers, I’ll do what I’m told whilst owning the trousers.



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  16. Dave Whitlow

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    :jawdrop: and this from a man who builds bridges!
     
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  17. nickb

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    Thanks to Warren Buffett buying 75 million today, Apple shares hit an all time high.

    Thankfully, I bought Apple many years ago and that's the principal reason I am allowed to spend my life diving rather than pen-pushing behind a desk :D

    I'll raise a glass to the Sage of Omaha tonight.
     
  18. joe90

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    Wasn't today, but last week I managed to find an Apeks 30m lifeline spool in the middle of a large sandy nondescript area of seafloor. Especially happy as I lost it a couple weeks prior.

    Sent from my HUAWEI TIT-AL00 using Tapatalk
     
  19. JohnL

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    Yesterday, we were going up to our daughter's with a van to take some things and bring back others. They were returning with us and our son-in-law was going to do a lot of small diy jobs for us (I'm hopeless). Got a call that he'd got shooting pains in an area that is precious to men and an emergency appointment with his GP. As we neared their house, we got a call from him that the doctor wanted him to go to a surgical assessment at the local hospital as soon as possible and could we take him there? Picked him up and we got to the hospital just after 1pm. He was seen assessed and taken to the operating theatre about 3pm and eventually discharged about 9pm. The rush was that there was a chance that it might be cancer; fortunately, it was that the tubes had got tangled up - painful but not life threatening.
    This was the NHS at its best - as a bonus, everyone we met was helpful and friendly.
     
  20. NickPicks

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    I ordered a twinset, wing, backplate and extra 1st stage yesterday. Happy Birthday to me!
     
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