Author Topic: YACF LEJoG Relay  (Read 108518 times)

Kim

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1250 on: July 28, 2015, 10:47:18 pm »
Depending on time, weather and energy, I might potter out to Dunnett Head and capture the spirit of the Baton and take it to JoG. Watch this space.

If you're doing that, it's only appropriate that you fashion a re-incarnated baton out of whatever materials happen to be to hand.  Maybe you could knit one out of midges or something?


(I once retrieved a hammer from a couple of metres down a cavity wall, but that was a bit more magnetic than the baton is...)
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Wowbagger

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1251 on: July 29, 2015, 06:47:41 am »
I am not going to get the time to do this. My ferry doesn't get into Scrabster unit 12.30 and it's a 50 mile round trip. Why is everywhere in Scotland so far from everywhere else?
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1252 on: August 02, 2015, 07:59:50 pm »
The handover from SAS:



At Dunnet Head before being hidden in a discrete hole in the wall:





Wowbagger will no doubt post the last 'hand'over!

Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1253 on: August 02, 2015, 09:33:29 pm »
Do you have a piccie of the 'hole' or can you tell us where it is in relation to the last image.

Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1254 on: August 02, 2015, 10:24:27 pm »
I do not have a picture of the hole - its 50+ metres from the 1st picture in the wall going up the hill.

Wowbagger

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1255 on: August 03, 2015, 01:10:45 pm »


The final handover. Auchnahillin campsite on a cold and slightly midgy July evening.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1256 on: October 04, 2015, 11:51:52 am »
Dunnet Head is one of those places that I have yet to visit.   

I'm going to have to devise a way of getting JenM's photographic memory image of LeBaton's last resting place out of her cranium so that a rescue bid might be attempted.

Anybody want to sell a set of thumbscrews? 


harry_hauler

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1257 on: November 02, 2015, 09:05:33 pm »
Relaxing after a veggie chilli in the Foresters Arms on Saturday, I had an idea: an enterprising YACF'er could post the baton as a geocache.
That way we get a whole load more people looking for it - and then we can ask them where they found it  :)

iddu

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1258 on: July 29, 2016, 12:04:44 am »
I do not have a picture of the hole - its 50+ metres from the 1st picture in the wall going up the hill.

Hmm.

Had a poke around, but no immediate joy.

There's the path/gate to the lighthouse, a run of wall, an old gate, another run, another gate...

Between (a) lhg/og#1, (b) og#1/og#2, or (c) beyond og#2?

If it's not pissing down (still) tomorrow might go back for another look, but really need clue...otherwise so close, but so far, mission FAIL  :(
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

iddu

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1259 on: July 29, 2016, 04:50:24 pm »
Could've taken one of the (loose) stones out & hid behind.
Could've used one of the existing (BIG) holes for sideways hide.
Could've made a burial cairn, from collapsed content.

Could've...Could've...Could've...

Had 2nd & 3rd poke in the rain, but despite scope couldn't see anything in likely looking holes; might now be under a bit that's futher collapsed.

Unless Jen wants another trip, for accurate location, or you manage to build a slice'n'dice memory extractor, 'fraid it's Requiescat in Wall.

So near, after so much time & effort, yet so far :(

I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Wowbagger

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1260 on: July 29, 2016, 06:31:06 pm »
Full marks for effort, sir. It has been there about a year (I just had a facebook message commemorating a year since my visit to Thurso).
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

iddu

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1261 on: July 26, 2019, 09:50:24 pm »
FMR..

8 years, 8 months, 14 days, 6 hours, 33 minutes and 13 seconds - can we Guinness that?

Raise the flags, bring out the beer...

News at Ten later.
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1262 on: July 26, 2019, 09:56:18 pm »
Bloody hell, iddu, that's commitment. I thought the baton was gone forever.

The greatest comeback since Lazarus rose from the dead? ;D

Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1263 on: July 26, 2019, 09:58:09 pm »
Seems I was wrong about the brass plaque.
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iddu

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1264 on: August 02, 2019, 11:08:06 pm »
...

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Ta DA - more HAPPY DANCE ;D

My, that's all changed since I was last there.

Now, M. LeBaton - what do you want to do next?  We'll go on a 200 tomorrow, just to stretch the legs, like...
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1265 on: August 02, 2019, 11:14:45 pm »
*applause*

mcshroom

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1266 on: August 03, 2019, 12:29:34 am »
Yay ;D
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IanDG

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1267 on: August 03, 2019, 06:35:34 am »
 :thumbsup:

Oscar's dad

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1268 on: August 03, 2019, 06:47:08 am »
So am I to understand that the baton has been retrieved from it’s hiding place in the wall?

LeBaton

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1269 on: August 03, 2019, 07:26:04 am »

Now, M. LeBaton - what do you want to do next?  We'll go on a 200 tomorrow, just to stretch the legs, like...

Well thank'ee kindly sir

As you know


I like bikes and travel, and I'm a floozy for new places


so your suggestion is perfect. If we make it to a hostelry I would feel privileged to buy you a drink. If I had money. Or pockets. Or hands, come to that. But the thought is there.
Stick it to me, yeah!

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1270 on: August 03, 2019, 08:21:39 am »
Great stuff! YACF medal for the Baton Extraction hero!
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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1271 on: August 03, 2019, 08:57:01 am »
Suggest the Baton now does a JOGLE relay.

iddu

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1272 on: August 03, 2019, 12:52:17 pm »
Be damned if I'm spending 4 years getting him back up there  8)

Currently having lunch at Kew Bridge, ready for the return leg.
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Wowbagger

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1273 on: August 03, 2019, 04:24:11 pm »
Can someone get it to the start of PBP in the next 16 days?
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Wowbagger

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1274 on: August 03, 2019, 05:38:20 pm »
Where is the baton currently residing?
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.