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20 hours ago, Outlander said:

Please enjoy, remember the outside world is still there.

 

Great pics...thanks for posting! :thumbsup:

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I'll start it off with a few snaps of mine taken in the garden to alleviate the boredom.

 

 

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We had a hot tub delivered and installed.  To be honest, we're a bit disappointed, it's a lot smaller than it looked on the website:

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Also, the bubbles function on the Jacuzzi is not as powerful as we'd expected:

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Started cleaning the waterfall ready for the coming season. All the dirty water that has collected over the winter (it was emptied at the end of last season) is pumped and siphoned out, the watercourse scrubbed, then refilled and the new water treated.

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The water in the top fall looks very blue, but as this runs down the course and fills the 80L sump, this will dilute down.

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A filter is put over the outlet to catch any detritus that has collected in the sump...it's the toe of an old pair of tights.

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The pump is allowed to run for an hour to clear any muck in the sump. Luckily, there's not much this year...some years bits of worm or dead frog get pumped out.

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I thought this might be of interest. While looking through the contents of an SD card, I found some pics that I took last year then forgot to post. First a bit of background. I have a dear friend who I've known since my school days and I visit him every couple of months for a catch up, a drink and a curry. He is a carpenter and works at Pinewood studios making the sets for films and TV. He's currently working on the latest Jurassic Park film. Last summer, on one of our regular meet ups he told me he was working on the 3 part BBC Dracula series (shown at Christmas) and showed me some offcuts of a prop he had worked on. This was a section of iron girder that he made of MDF before going to the special effects dept. to be transformed. It's amazing how they made the wood look like a rusty old RSJ. He also spent a week building a detailed lift/elevator, complete with sliding doors for the series, that appeared on screen for just two seconds!

Me pumping iron?

Special effects.

Looks pretty convincing...

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...until you realise it's just painted MDF...These were offcuts and were going in the bin until my friend rescued them.

Special effects.

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From a friend who stays there. The Royal Mile Edinburgh today.

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On 15/04/2020 at 19:04, WRENCH said:

From a friend who stays there. The Royal Mile Edinburgh today.

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Wow!

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A couple from me whilst out on the bike around Hartlepool. A bonus point if know which is the place we hung the monkey :laughing2dw:

 

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10 hours ago, relaxer7 said:

A couple from me whilst out on the bike around Hartlepool. A bonus point if know which is the place we hung the monkey :laughing2dw:

 

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Town square (not on the pic though), is my fiver in the post?:wink:

On 15/04/2020 at 19:04, WRENCH said:

From a friend who stays there. The Royal Mile Edinburgh today.

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I`ve been to quite a few places in my time but funnily enough never been to Scotland, Edinburgh does look a lovely place for a night or two and i know its popular with tourists and for long weekends,stag does etc, i also know its got a dark side with quite a big drug problem, maybe one day i`ll get there. 

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Well we live on a farm so luckily for us isolation looks like this. Trying to train the drogs to obide by the 2m rule is tricky, but think we nailed it here!SIq6Fkm.jpg

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Ah... Hartlepool, my second ship was affiliated to the town, HMS Abdiel.  Had a cracking run ashore down there in 1980, even scored a girlfriend for a couple of weeks.  We all used to go to a bar that was built within a shopping centre.

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This is a picture I took last year while on holiday in Zakynthos , I wonder when our next holiday abroad will be


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And here is another in the old town on a stormy evening, believe it or not, this was taken on my iPhone


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We had a hot tub delivered and installed.  To be honest, we're a bit disappointed, it's a lot smaller than it looked on the website:
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I hope they have a good refund policy


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On ‎20‎/‎04‎/‎2020 at 18:05, sabailand said:

Town square (not on the pic though), is my fiver in the post?:wink:

I`ve been to quite a few places in my time but funnily enough never been to Scotland, Edinburgh does look a lovely place for a night or two and i know its popular with tourists and for long weekends,stag does etc, i also know its got a dark side with quite a big drug problem, maybe one day i`ll get there. 

Pic 3 - In front of the town wall apparently!

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On 29/04/2020 at 15:00, Nickshangs said:

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This is a picture I took last year while on holiday in Zakynthos , I wonder when our next holiday abroad will be emoji17.png

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Did you experience any earth tremors while you were there? We went to Zakynthos (Zante) about 10 years ago, and on the second day there we were hit by the aftershocks of an earthquake offshore. It sounded like thunder approaching from the distance, coming closer and closer until the ripple passed beneath us and lifted everything and everybody about a foot in the air. Pretty scary, I can tell you! More aftershocks continued for the whole of the two weeks we were there. We later found out from a rather scary book in the hotel reception...(did they actually want to put people off?)... that there are practically no buildings older than around 65 years old, because a massive quake hit Zante in 1954 and basically levelled the island. All buildings constructed since then are built round rebar structures that allow them to flex should another big quake hit. Great pic, BTW:thumbsup:

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Did you experience any earth tremors while you were there? We went to Zakynthos (Zante) about 10 years ago, and on the second day there we were hit by the aftershocks of an earthquake offshore. It sounded like thunder approaching from the distance, coming closer and closer until the ripple passed beneath us and lifted everything and everybody about a foot in the air. Pretty scary, I can tell you! More aftershocks continued for the whole of the two weeks we were there. We later found out from a rather scary book in the hotel reception...(did they actually want to put people off?)... that there are practically no buildings older than around 65 years old, because a massive quake hit Zante in 1954 and basically levelled the island. All buildings constructed since then are built round rebar structures that allow them to flex should another big quake hit. Great pic, BTW:thumbsup:

Although Greece has experienced many earthquakes over the years, it’s quite rare to actually experience an earthquake of that magnitude . I guess the short answer is no I haven’t on any of my trips to Greece although it’s not unusual to experience one .


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7 hours ago, Nickshangs said:


Although Greece has experienced many earthquakes over the years, it’s quite rare to actually experience an earthquake of that magnitude . I guess the short answer is no I haven’t on any of my trips to Greece although it’s not unusual to experience one .
 

I’ve more than a passing interest in seismology, though mainly in Washington State, however you are correct in that Greece does experience many earthquakes, most are as part of swarms which are either triggered by a fairly hefty tremor (6.0-7.0) or conclude with one. These swarms can last days, weeks or even months. 
 

So it’s probably not that unusual to experience a large tremor in Greece, how you experience it however will depend upon the depth of its origin (and other factors), which will determine the percussive force and therefore often the damage caused or amount of movement experienced. This is shown by its Modified Mercalli Intensity factor which ranges from I (not felt) to XII (extremely violent). So though the Richter scale is always quoted whenever there is a tremor, but this is not always a good indication of how the event is ‘felt’. 
 

I think the largest ever recorded quake in Greece was in the 1950s and was a 7.9 on the Richter scale, but was probably in the region of X on the MMI scale. 
 

edit - just done some quick research and 2008 was a particularly ‘moving’ year for Greece- was that when you were there, Roger?

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