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Riggers

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Never in a million years…
« on: January 20, 2011, 03:34:34 pm »
Stuff that leaves one with sweaty palms…


















Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2011, 05:43:04 pm »
Nice. Thanks.

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2011, 05:48:06 pm »


Yikes!

What you wonder about that photo, is if they got to a point where the "road" was too narrow to even keep the wheel that far on, how would they reverse out! (Yes, I know, very carefully).
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2011, 09:31:37 pm »
All of those terrify me just looking at them, except the bottom one which looks like the most fun ever.
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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2011, 09:41:36 pm »
The all scare the bejebus out of me except the twister one.

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2011, 09:43:21 pm »


They didn't even want to go that way. They just had to overtake a cyclist.
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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2011, 04:24:42 pm »
Quote
et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2011, 05:21:44 pm »


They didn't even want to go that way. They just had to overtake a cyclist.

I was thinking, "Another sat-nav victim."

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2011, 07:01:06 pm »


They didn't even want to go that way. They just had to overtake a cyclist.

.. or followed the SATNAV.

/Satnav voice

Now turn right
 ;D

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2011, 09:13:29 pm »
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2011, 12:49:50 pm »
How did he get there?

How he got back part 1

How he got back part 2

So very close to a Darwin Award.

That has made me feel ill. I expect he'd think I was a bit soft for worrying about it.

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2011, 01:05:52 pm »
I've posted this one before.

http://www.tommarsland.com/images/lighthouse-wave.jpg

This is the phare de la Jument, the guy got out thinking that it was a rescue heliciopter when in fact it was the photograph coming in.

La Jument - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It is in Ushant, a beautiful place in a wild way and well preserved because it is relatively tricky to navigate there.

In 1940 when De Gaulle called for people to join the free forces, all the men from Ushant crossed the channel leaving women and children live there on their own. As they were first apparently De gaulle said "I did not know that France was just Ushant".

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2011, 08:03:52 pm »
All of those terrify me just looking at them, except the bottom one which looks like the most fun ever.

I got pounded into the sea-bed by 3 breakers in a row, once - and couldn't get to the surface for air. The panic that you might not survive another 'cycle of the washing machine' if you can't grab a breath before the fourth wave hits, is NOT fun.
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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2011, 08:43:41 pm »
Twister fun!  Surf, um, fun-ish!  Hike slope jollity! 

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2011, 08:49:15 pm »
Video, not photo, but sent to me yesterday:

http://www.liveleak.com/e/07b_1284580365

(Comms engineer with headcam climbs comms tower with no safety harness.  There doesn't appear to be an emoticon here for ring-clenching terror).
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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2011, 09:31:18 pm »
Video, not photo, but sent to me yesterday:

http://www.liveleak.com/e/07b_1284580365

(Comms engineer with headcam climbs comms tower with no safety harness.  There doesn't appear to be an emoticon here for ring-clenching terror).

 :o :o :o :o
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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2011, 10:02:52 pm »
It is in Ushant, a beautiful place in a wild way and well preserved because it is relatively tricky to navigate there.

In 1940 when De Gaulle called for people to join the free forces, all the men from Ushant crossed the channel leaving women and children live there on their own. As they were first apparently De gaulle said "I did not know that France was just Ushant".
<Sings>From Ushant to Scilly is 35 miles</sings>
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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2011, 10:05:58 am »
It is in Ushant, a beautiful place in a wild way and well preserved because it is relatively tricky to navigate there.

In 1940 when De Gaulle called for people to join the free forces, all the men from Ushant crossed the channel leaving women and children live there on their own. As they were first apparently De gaulle said "I did not know that France was just Ushant".
<Sings>From Ushant to Scilly is 35 milesleagues</sings>
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2011, 08:06:09 pm »
Thank you.  :-[
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Riggers

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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2011, 12:26:20 pm »
"Nother one. Where did the scaffolding go!?

Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2011, 11:13:51 pm »
That bridge reminded me of this one, which is part of the Caminito del Rey.  Watching the video, I'm just gobsmacked that anyone could walk that route, let alone videoing it whilst they walk!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/jrN6PzhiyWo&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/jrN6PzhiyWo&rel=1</a>
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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2011, 01:08:31 pm »
All of those terrify me just looking at them, except the bottom one which looks like the most fun ever.

I got pounded into the sea-bed by 3 breakers in a row, once - and couldn't get to the surface for air. The panic that you might not survive another 'cycle of the washing machine' if you can't grab a breath before the fourth wave hits, is NOT fun.

I'm sure you're right, but if I had to pick one of those photos to be my method of death, it'd be that one because at least it would be fun for a while.  ;D
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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2011, 09:24:55 pm »
That bridge reminded me of this one, which is part of the Caminito del Rey.  Watching the video, I'm just gobsmacked that anyone could walk that route, let alone videoing it whilst they walk!


I'd be on my hands and knees most of the way round that.

Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2011, 01:09:25 pm »
It looks scary but ok - until they get to the bits where the concrete has crumbled. then you know that the whole path could potentially go with the next footstep.

 :hand:

I'd like to know how it was built. Quite a feat of construction.
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Re: Never in a million years…
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2011, 02:17:57 pm »
Some of the history of it is on Wikipedia.
Actually, it is rocket science.