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Phenomenomenonemon

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:15 am
by Janet M
Aurora borealis and Draconid meteor shower earlier, until the cloud cover spoilt the display

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:36 pm
by Janet M
Just driven from Inverness to Ullapool - many floods, rivers wild and tremendous cloudbursts. I shall not be at all surprised if the road is closed as it was very hard going, it's still raining and a lot of water has still to come off the hill. The silver lining is that heavy rain is ever so good at flattening a lumpy sea

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:24 pm
by Janet M
Much storminess here lately with several powercuts - the latest one was caused by a lightning strike on the mainland that knocked out the power to much of the West Highlands, Skye and the Outer Hebrides. Our local diesel powered generating station was cranked up last night so at least we had lights even though they were a bit flickery. The night before the winds had reached hurricane force, my house is relatively sheltered from the south and west so I didn't do too badly, but there is quite a lot of damage around the island. Someone's garden shed was sitting in the middle of the road half a mile away!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:40 pm
by NormanD
"A lot of weather we've been having lately" - Oliver Hardy.

What an awful year it's been.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:08 pm
by will vine
Wonderful descriptions Janet. Mind you the drizzle here has been on and off all day. I have had to put on a light anorak.
Happy Mahogany.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:20 pm
by Willy
will vine wrote:Happy Mahogany.


Ba-Hah! I just did a double take on your spelling there Will.
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(and the same to all -with knobs on)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:38 pm
by NormanD
I know you, Jimmy!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:06 pm
by Willy
According to Wiki, Jimmy Finlayson once knocked himself out by double-taking too hard.
Here's a tribute to the man:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIBBf5RcYZg

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:12 pm
by NormanD
Fantastic. Whenever Jimmy was part of an L&H feature you knew the comedy would turn from slapstick to....revenge, and getting even.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:28 pm
by Willy
''You can lead a horse to water but a pencil must be lead'' -Stan Laurel

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:15 pm
by Janet M
Highest waves in the world just a few miles away from me right now - over 22 metres (74 feet) recorded a couple of hours ago just offshore.
I am supposed to be flying to Glasgow tomorrow, might be a bit of a rough flight!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:28 pm
by NormanD
Janet M wrote:I am supposed to be flying to Glasgow tomorrow, might be a bit of a rough flight!
If you fly at 74 feet or less, then definitely so. The Dambusters might have had trouble, but you should be fine.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:14 pm
by Rob Hall
Janet M wrote:Highest waves in the world just a few miles away from me right now - over 22 metres (74 feet) recorded a couple of hours ago just offshore.

While I have no wish to cast doubt on what you say Janet, this story, concerning a 30.5 metre wave, was in the papers just last week:

http://media.smh.com.au/sport/sports-hq ... 91501.html

Anything rougher than a mill pod is plenty scary enough for me.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:04 pm
by NormanD
C'mon, boys and girls, let's not get into a peeing contest here.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:24 pm
by Chris P
Janet M wrote:Highest waves in the world just a few miles away from me right now


surely this means the highest waves in t'world at the present moment (or close to), rather than historically the highest, Rob?