The year in pictures (2012)

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The year in pictures (2012)

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:31 am

Well, it is a new year. ;)
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby Penfold » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:26 am

I just got my new lens so I'll be out playing this afternoon at the Wetlands Trust. I'll be sure to post here later but as I will be using new editing software it might be a while. :D
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:28 am

If it's not raining or blowing a gale I might manage to take a walk in the woods and survey what damage has been done my camera has not been used in a while, the others were taken on my phone :)
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:01 pm

After all the rain we have had since Christmas the river is still rising here and they are planning the temporary flood defences.

This was the Museum of the Gorge a couple of months ago

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and this morning

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The bench I was sitting on when I took the first photo (and where I often sit normally as it is a good 6 feet above the river level but very pleasant to watch the ducks and swans from)

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The iron bridge then

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and now

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According to the maintenance workers I was talking to this afternoon the river will rise at least another 4 feet tonight as the water makes it way down from the surrounding hills so that will flood a significant section of the town. Not me I'm glad to say but awful for those whose homes are about to go underwater :(
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:04 pm

The ducks seem to be enjoying it though.

I've been flooded and it's just horrible. I'm glad I live on the first floor these days - although there's nowhere around here likely to flood.
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby spideyGirl » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:18 pm

:o stay safe Mad!
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby Joolz » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:40 pm

And my start to the New Year...
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Forks bent, radiator bent, dented tank, handle-bars goosed, brake pedal and foot-peg destroyed as well as other scrapes and grindings :cry: :cry:
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:44 pm

Ouch Joolz that looks expensive and painful for the person riding at the time as well. :(
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:35 pm

Hope you can get it to its former glory.

It scares the hell out of me when I'm in Tucson, to see people riding motorbikes in shorts, t-shirts and sandels. Very few of them seem to wear crash helmets and I've seen more car accidents in Tucson than I've ever seen elsewhere. :o
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:26 am

Oh! not good Joolz, hopefully your fully comp. insurance. :?:
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby Joolz » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:20 am

Oh yes Fully Comp, protected NCD and- this is the best bit- I took excess cover, a 30 quid payment covers my £500 excess :D I ummed and ahhed about taking that option cos I've never claimed Pleased the bloke was so persuasive now :lol:
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby spideyGirl » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:49 am

That's good to hear Joolz :D
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby deldaisy » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:46 am

Floods are never good Mad... then I remembered YOUR floods are COLD water... its usually happen in the summer.

Jools..... don't take this the wrong way..... but stuff the bike. you could have been really badly hurt.. or worse.

Show us a pic of your knee!

Better still... do you have a pic of the wife face when she heard you came off the bike?
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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby Batty » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:03 pm

I agree with del! ... Well, it had to happen one day!! ;)

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Re: The year in pictures (2012)

Postby jaznbonnie » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:05 pm

This was what dawn looked like on my first day back at work on January 2nd. The world was bathed in rosy light.

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