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Title: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on December 31, 2017, 02:41:30 PM
All nice and ready, like  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on December 31, 2017, 02:46:48 PM
 cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on December 31, 2017, 02:49:34 PM
Are you going IN 7 weeks or FOR 7 weeks?? You may need an experienced house-sitter  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on December 31, 2017, 02:56:52 PM
Are you going IN 7 weeks or FOR 7 weeks?? You may need an experienced house-sitter  whistle:

Fly out 24th March, arrive back 13th May....  cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on December 31, 2017, 02:57:58 PM
I will be there March 23rd  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on December 31, 2017, 02:59:28 PM
I will be there March 23rd  :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on December 31, 2017, 03:01:37 PM
I can run you to Paphos Airport and then keep the owld Panjero to get about in  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on December 31, 2017, 03:03:56 PM
I can run you to Paphos Airport and then keep the owld Panjero to get about in  :thumbsup:

Free chauffeur driven limo to Larnaca...  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on December 31, 2017, 03:05:42 PM
I can run you to Paphos Airport and then keep the owld Panjero to get about in  :thumbsup:

Free chauffeur driven limo to Paphos...  whistle:

 whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on December 31, 2017, 03:22:01 PM
I can run you to Paphos Airport and then keep the owld Panjero to get about in  :thumbsup:

Free chauffeur driven limo to Paphos...  whistle:

 whistle:

 evil:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on December 31, 2017, 04:03:15 PM
I will be there March 23rd  :thumbsup:
We all will. :thumbsup:
Is the parking space for the coach?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on December 31, 2017, 04:06:22 PM
A party  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on December 31, 2017, 04:34:10 PM
And if Miss D, Foggy and Tipsy come they can do all the cooking, washing up and clean up afterwards  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 01, 2018, 07:34:25 AM
And if Miss D, Foggy and Tipsy come they can do all the cooking, washing up and clean up afterwards  :thumbsup:

Not to mention building the new patio to hide your body for making that suggestion...  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on January 01, 2018, 07:36:52 AM
 angel1

It's a compliment. Women are naturally highly skilled in those activities. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 01, 2018, 08:55:54 AM
angel1

It's a compliment. Women are naturally highly skilled in those activities. :thumbsup:

Keep digging that hole Nick and you'll be able to join BM and LL in Auckland...  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 01, 2018, 11:51:59 AM
angel1

It's a compliment. Women are naturally highly skilled in those activities. :thumbsup:

Remind me why Miss I had to go half way across the world after her experiences with you ???  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on January 01, 2018, 11:58:02 AM
 sad24: sad24: sad24:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 01, 2018, 12:06:24 PM
sad24: sad24: sad24:

 point: point: point:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 01, 2018, 12:10:31 PM
angel1

It's a compliment. Women are naturally highly skilled in those activities. :thumbsup:

Remind me why Miss I had to go half way across the world after her experiences with you ???  whistle:

Ouch!!! Game, set and match Miss D  worthy:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 01, 2018, 12:15:18 PM
Sounds an amazing trip BM  cloud9:

I hope you are not too busy to keep us posted  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 01, 2018, 12:21:28 PM
Sounds an amazing trip BM  cloud9:

I hope you are not too busy to keep us posted  :thumbsup:

Never too busy for you Miss D!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 01, 2018, 12:28:27 PM
 Party001: Party001:

 cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: apc2010 on January 01, 2018, 01:17:45 PM
And if Miss D, Foggy and Tipsy come they can do all the cooking, washing up and clean up afterwards  :thumbsup:

 noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on January 01, 2018, 02:12:21 PM
They could share a little bottle of sweet sherry  angel1
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 01, 2018, 07:48:33 PM
http://youtu.be/wy_TB6onHVE (http://youtu.be/wy_TB6onHVE)

 whistle:

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on January 01, 2018, 07:51:50 PM
[url]http://youtu.be/wy_TB6onHVE[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/wy_TB6onHVE[/url])

 whistle:



Don’t think I’ll show that to Mrs K for a little while
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 01, 2018, 08:12:49 PM
[url]http://youtu.be/wy_TB6onHVE[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/wy_TB6onHVE[/url])

 whistle:


 eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 01, 2018, 08:27:40 PM
[url]http://youtu.be/wy_TB6onHVE[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/wy_TB6onHVE[/url])

 whistle:


 eeek:


It's a catchy little number that gets stuck in your head....  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on January 01, 2018, 10:25:58 PM
Are you going IN 7 weeks or FOR 7 weeks?? You may need an experienced house-sitter  whistle:

Fly out 24th March, arrive back 13th May....  cloud9:

I assume you are going during their winter to remind you of good old Blighty?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 02, 2018, 06:49:13 AM
Are you going IN 7 weeks or FOR 7 weeks?? You may need an experienced house-sitter  whistle:

Fly out 24th March, arrive back 13th May....  cloud9:

I assume you are going during their winter to remind you of good old Blighty?

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 04, 2018, 09:46:30 PM
Just remember to check for critters when you go to bed....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5233459/Queensland-woman-finds-PYTHON-curled-pillow.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5233459/Queensland-woman-finds-PYTHON-curled-pillow.html)

 whistle:

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 05, 2018, 11:33:07 AM
Just remember to check for critters when you go to bed....

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5233459/Queensland-woman-finds-PYTHON-curled-pillow.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5233459/Queensland-woman-finds-PYTHON-curled-pillow.html[/url])

 whistle:


 eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 07, 2018, 03:06:17 PM

 rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 07, 2018, 03:11:10 PM

What if you need the bog???  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on January 07, 2018, 05:35:11 PM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YzAUk9IFwfE" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

What if you need the bog???  eeek:
eeek:
If ?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 07, 2018, 07:00:31 PM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YzAUk9IFwfE" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

What if you need the bog???  eeek:
eeek:
If ?

When...  redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 07, 2018, 08:06:00 PM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YzAUk9IFwfE" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

What if you need the bog???  eeek:
eeek:
If ?

Catheter and a rubber bung....  noooo:

When...  redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 07, 2018, 08:06:50 PM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YzAUk9IFwfE" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

What if you need the bog???  eeek:
eeek:
If ?

Catheter and a rubber bung....  noooo:

When...  redface:

Mong... ::)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 07, 2018, 08:07:48 PM
Aw ffs, forgot to put that fix on the new pooter...  redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 07, 2018, 08:08:54 PM
Aw ffs, forgot to put that fix on the new pooter...  redface:

Mong2 ::)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 07, 2018, 08:10:07 PM
Aw ffs, forgot to put that fix on the new pooter...  redface:

Mong2 ::)

Been spending more time sorting out various "You may have been able to run this in Win 7 but I'm Win 10 and  I say the nay" issues than anything else.  Banghead
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 15, 2018, 03:05:09 PM
Started trip planning today... facepalm:

There is lots to do...  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on January 15, 2018, 03:48:15 PM
Started trip planning today... facepalm:

There is lots to do...  eeek:

A list!   :thumbsup:

We VPers can so help (not)   angel1

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on January 15, 2018, 03:49:39 PM
Shark repellent
Anti venom
Gun for killing crocs
A-z book of deadly spiders
...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on January 15, 2018, 03:54:48 PM
New not red and blue lightweight jacket

[serious]  Visa(s), they can take weeks for Oz if you have any driving offences like - even 40 year old ones  Banghead[/serious]

Would this be a good time to say that Oz wine costs ~twice as much there as the same bottle does in Tescos here?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 15, 2018, 04:06:29 PM
Started trip planning today... facepalm:

There is lots to do...  eeek:

A list!   :thumbsup:

We VPers can so help (not)   angel1

Get started then...  :thumbsup:

We're going to 'wing' Dubai and Sydney and do what we feel like when we get there...

So far...

Arrive Auckland 2nd April.... Auckland >>> Wellington 17th April... Wellington >>> Picton 20th April... Chrostchurch >>> Auckland 5th May... Auckland >>> Larnaca 12th May...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on January 15, 2018, 04:07:22 PM
Guide to the prisons of Dubai  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 15, 2018, 04:08:48 PM
New not red and blue lightweight jacket

[serious]  Visa(s), they can take weeks for Oz if you have any driving offences like - even 40 year old ones  Banghead[/serious]

Would this be a good time to say that Oz wine costs ~twice as much there as the same bottle does in Tescos here?

Just renewed our driving licences - replaced paper with photo ID plastic and both will be clean...  cloud9:

I presume Oz booze is cheap compared to Dubai...?  scared2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on January 15, 2018, 04:22:40 PM
New not red and blue lightweight jacket

[serious]  Visa(s), they can take weeks for Oz if you have any driving offences like - even 40 year old ones  Banghead[/serious]

Would this be a good time to say that Oz wine costs ~twice as much there as the same bottle does in Tescos here?

Just renewed our driving licences - replaced paper with photo ID plastic and both will be clean...  cloud9:

I presume Oz booze is cheap compared to Dubai...?  scared2:
Never been to Dubai so no idea.  everything is expensive in Oz

'winging' Sydney is the best plan.  You need to find it your way not some rehash of other people's visits and of course miss things your way because you will never do it all.  And then of course you'll want to go back again  . . . and again and  . . .

Clean licences don't count.  The question they ask you is have you ever been convicted of anything.    If you lie and they find out you will be barred for something like 3 years.  And apparently they do some checks between granting the visa and your passport being scanned on arrival in Oz. 

What seems to happen Visa wise is if you say no convictions ever the E-Visa comes through in seconds and if you say yes it goes into someone's in tray.  In my case for just under 2 weeks.  Google the issue and you'll see some people effed it up.

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 17, 2018, 11:04:01 AM

What seems to happen Visa wise is if you say no convictions ever the E-Visa comes through in seconds and if you say yes it goes into someone's in tray.  In my case for just under 2 weeks.  Google the issue and you'll see some people effed it up.

Well that was 20 pages of frustration and pain...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: apc2010 on January 17, 2018, 11:43:40 AM

What seems to happen Visa wise is if you say no convictions ever the E-Visa comes through in seconds and if you say yes it goes into someone's in tray.  In my case for just under 2 weeks.  Google the issue and you'll see some people effed it up.

Well that was 20 pages of frustration and pain...  noooo:

Go to Napa ...much easier ........ Thumbs:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 17, 2018, 12:25:24 PM

What seems to happen Visa wise is if you say no convictions ever the E-Visa comes through in seconds and if you say yes it goes into someone's in tray.  In my case for just under 2 weeks.  Google the issue and you'll see some people effed it up.

Well that was 20 pages of frustration and pain...  noooo:

Go to Napa ...much easier ........ Thumbs:

 rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 17, 2018, 02:31:07 PM
Got my visa!  cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on January 17, 2018, 06:12:25 PM
Got my visa!  cloud9:
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on January 17, 2018, 06:42:47 PM
Pity about LL  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 17, 2018, 08:15:51 PM
Pity about LL  noooo:

Ummm, yes...  redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: apc2010 on January 18, 2018, 03:39:56 AM
Got my visa!  cloud9:

Drinks on your new credit card then ......... rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 18, 2018, 05:34:11 AM
Got my visa!  cloud9:

Drinks on your new credit card then ......... rubschin:

 evil:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: apc2010 on January 18, 2018, 07:45:09 AM
Got my visa!  cloud9:

Drinks on your new credit card then ......... rubschin:

 evil:

It was better than my out-dated access joke......... noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 18, 2018, 07:50:05 AM
Got my visa!  cloud9:

Drinks on your new credit card then ......... rubschin:

 evil:

It was better than my out-dated access joke......... noooo:

Not by much TBH...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: apc2010 on January 18, 2018, 08:39:15 AM
Got my visa!  cloud9:

Drinks on your new credit card then ......... rubschin:

 evil:

It was better than my out-dated access joke......... noooo:

Not by much TBH...  noooo:

Flexible friend is always funny,.......... cussing:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 18, 2018, 08:44:03 AM
Got my visa!  cloud9:

Drinks on your new credit card then ......... rubschin:

 evil:

It was better than my out-dated access joke......... noooo:

Not by much TBH...  noooo:

Flexible friend is always funny,.......... cussing:

 noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on January 18, 2018, 11:28:56 AM
Got my visa!  cloud9:

Drinks on your new credit card then ......... rubschin:

 evil:

It was better than my out-dated access joke......... noooo:

Not by much TBH...  noooo:

Flexible friend is always funny,.......... cussing:
Not if it leaves you contactless.  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 18, 2018, 03:53:47 PM
Pity about LL  noooo:

Ummm, yes...  redface:

She just got hers...  evil:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on January 18, 2018, 03:55:40 PM
Kept quiet about crimes against cookery, eh?  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 18, 2018, 04:23:58 PM
Kept quiet about crimes against cookery, eh?  whistle:

She lied!  cussing:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on January 19, 2018, 08:15:11 AM
Pity about LL  noooo:

Ummm, yes...  redface:

She just got hers...  evil:
:thumbsup:

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 19, 2018, 10:26:25 AM
All systems are go...now LL will need to go shopping to get lots of new clothes to wear  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 19, 2018, 11:15:15 AM
All systems are go...now LL will need to go shopping to get lots of new clothes to wear  :thumbsup:

 sad32: sad32: sad32:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on January 19, 2018, 02:01:01 PM
All systems are go...now LL will need to go shopping to get lots of new clothes to wear  :thumbsup:

 sad32: sad32: sad32:
Get them in Oz.  Their summery stuff may still be on sale then.  And you'll be able to get a second postie jacket for half what you paid last time

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 19, 2018, 02:52:34 PM
All systems are go...now LL will need to go shopping to get lots of new clothes to wear  :thumbsup:

 sad32: sad32: sad32:
Get them in Oz.  Their summery stuff may still be on sale then.  And you'll be able to get a second postie jacket for half what you paid last time

 rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on January 19, 2018, 02:54:53 PM
Did you know they have killer snails in Oz? Imagine one of those horrors chasing you, eh!!
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 19, 2018, 02:58:10 PM
Did you know they have killer snails in Oz? Imagine one of those horrors chasing you, eh!!

 rubschin:

I shall tell LL that their natural habitat is 'spensive shops...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on January 19, 2018, 03:00:59 PM
They fire a snailpoonTM, apparently........... scared2:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cone_snail. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cone_snail.)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 19, 2018, 03:08:07 PM
They fire a snailpoonTM, apparently........... scared2:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cone_snail. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cone_snail.)

No match for my Postman's Boots of Stomping....  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on January 19, 2018, 03:12:38 PM
They hide and fire the snailpoonTM at your willy angel1
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on January 19, 2018, 04:47:13 PM
Did you know they have killer snails in Oz? Imagine one of those horrors chasing you, eh!!

 rubschin:

I shall tell LL that their natural habitat is 'spensive shops...  :thumbsup:
doh:  why oh why didn't I think of that?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 19, 2018, 05:33:33 PM
Did you know they have killer snails in Oz? Imagine one of those horrors chasing you, eh!!

 rubschin:

I shall tell LL that their natural habitat is 'spensive shops...  :thumbsup:
doh:  why oh why didn't I think of that?

 point: point: point:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on January 19, 2018, 09:22:54 PM
Did you know they have killer snails in Oz? Imagine one of those horrors chasing you, eh!!

 rubschin:

I shall tell LL that their natural habitat is 'spensive shops...  :thumbsup:
doh:  why oh why didn't I think of that?

 point: point: point:
redface:

We arrive in Sydney with me needing a jacket (see Dec 23rd posts) and she needing absolutely nothing (we'd brought 5 tons of clothes)  I get a jacket in first shop we go in.  So guess who spends ages in shops while she dithers over what she wants.  Country Road then Myers, the Witchery, then David Jones, then Country Road, RJ Williams etc etc  again repeat ad infinitum

And the bad news for you is the great thing about the Radisson is it is easy walking distance not just to the Quay but also the serious shops.  Although there is the most jaw dropping looking red headed shop assistant in one of them

Shall I PM to LL with a list?   angel1
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 20, 2018, 06:17:03 AM
Did you know they have killer snails in Oz? Imagine one of those horrors chasing you, eh!!

 rubschin:

I shall tell LL that their natural habitat is 'spensive shops...  :thumbsup:
doh:  why oh why didn't I think of that?

 point: point: point:
redface:

We arrive in Sydney with me needing a jacket (see Dec 23rd posts) and she needing absolutely nothing (we'd brought 5 tons of clothes)  I get a jacket in first shop we go in.  So guess who spends ages in shops while she dithers over what she wants.  Country Road then Myers, the Witchery, then David Jones, then Country Road, RJ Williams etc etc  again repeat ad infinitum

And the bad news for you is the great thing about the Radisson is it is easy walking distance not just to the Quay but also the serious shops.  Although there is the most jaw dropping looking red headed shop assistant in one of them

Shall I PM to LL with a list?   angel1

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  scared2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on January 20, 2018, 09:06:31 AM
Did you know they have killer snails in Oz? Imagine one of those horrors chasing you, eh!!

 rubschin:

I shall tell LL that their natural habitat is 'spensive shops...  :thumbsup:
doh:  why oh why didn't I think of that?

 point: point: point:
redface:

We arrive in Sydney with me needing a jacket (see Dec 23rd posts) and she needing absolutely nothing (we'd brought 5 tons of clothes)  I get a jacket in first shop we go in.  So guess who spends ages in shops while she dithers over what she wants.  Country Road then Myers, the Witchery, then David Jones, then Country Road, RJ Williams etc etc  again repeat ad infinitum

And the bad news for you is the great thing about the Radisson is it is easy walking distance not just to the Quay but also the serious shops.  Although there is the most jaw dropping looking red headed shop assistant in one of them

Shall I PM to LL with a list?   angel1

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  scared2:
Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!

I could of course be bribed  angel1
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 29, 2018, 09:11:45 PM
Just in case you decide to go cycling when in Oz, beware of low flying 'roos....  lol:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5324113/Kangaroo-hits-cyclist-Queensland-road.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5324113/Kangaroo-hits-cyclist-Queensland-road.html)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on January 29, 2018, 10:04:40 PM
Just in case you decide to go cycling when in Oz, beware of low flying 'roos....  lol:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5324113/Kangaroo-hits-cyclist-Queensland-road.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5324113/Kangaroo-hits-cyclist-Queensland-road.html[/url])

 eeek:

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on January 29, 2018, 10:08:57 PM
Would this be a good time to warn BM to check the insurance details on any car he hires there

We’ve variously had

- damage from hitting Roos is your liability (they do not follow the Green Cross Code)

- damage if driving after sunset is your liability (cos of Roo accidents)

and last time

- there is a A$5000 excess on the insurance unless your pay us A$59 a day

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 30, 2018, 05:49:09 AM
Would this be a good time to warn BM to check the insurance details on any car he hires there

We’ve variously had

- damage from hitting Roos is your liability (they do not follow the Green Cross Code)

- damage if driving after sunset is your liability (cos of Roo accidents)

and last time

- there is a A$5000 excess on the insurance unless your pay us A$59 a day

Blud!  eeek:

We're not actually driving in 'Stralia - we're only in Sydney for four days...

Will be renting cars (and a camper van!) in New Zealand tho....  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on January 30, 2018, 08:28:55 AM
Would this be a good time to warn BM to check the insurance details on any car he hires there

We’ve variously had

- damage from hitting Roos is your liability (they do not follow the Green Cross Code)

- damage if driving after sunset is your liability (cos of Roo accidents)

and last time

- there is a A$5000 excess on the insurance unless your pay us A$59 a day

Blud!  eeek:

We're not actually driving in 'Stralia - we're only in Sydney for four days...

Will be renting cars (and a camper van!) in New Zealand tho....  rubschin:
Not too many Roos in NZ so you should be OK, can’t recall those daft clauses there

Sydney is very accessible by foot, train and tour bus
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 30, 2018, 08:44:27 AM
Would this be a good time to warn BM to check the insurance details on any car he hires there

We’ve variously had

- damage from hitting Roos is your liability (they do not follow the Green Cross Code)

- damage if driving after sunset is your liability (cos of Roo accidents)

and last time

- there is a A$5000 excess on the insurance unless your pay us A$59 a day

Blud!  eeek:

We're not actually driving in 'Stralia - we're only in Sydney for four days...

Will be renting cars (and a camper van!) in New Zealand tho....  rubschin:
Not too many Roos in NZ so you should be OK, can’t recall those daft clauses there

Sydney is very accessible by foot, train and tour bus

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on January 30, 2018, 02:34:47 PM
But not of course if you’d gone for the Pier 1 Marriott
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 30, 2018, 02:36:31 PM
But not of course if you’d gone for the Pier 1 Marriott

 rubschin:

LL is keen to change the hotel now as I keep whinging about it...  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on January 30, 2018, 02:48:06 PM
But not of course if you’d gone for the Pier 1 Marriott

 rubschin:

LL is keen to change the hotel now as I keep whinging about it...  whistle:
rubschin: I’ll PM you
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 30, 2018, 03:46:17 PM
But not of course if you’d gone for the Pier 1 Marriott

 rubschin:

LL is keen to change the hotel now as I keep whinging about it...  whistle:
rubschin: I’ll PM you

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 31, 2018, 02:53:30 AM
Well that's Baldymort buggered...  noooo:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5332513/Holiday-claims-rejected-drinking-excessively.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5332513/Holiday-claims-rejected-drinking-excessively.html)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on January 31, 2018, 06:04:26 AM
Well that's Baldymort buggered...  noooo:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5332513/Holiday-claims-rejected-drinking-excessively.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5332513/Holiday-claims-rejected-drinking-excessively.html[/url])


 rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 01, 2018, 11:28:42 AM
Well that's Baldymort buggered...  noooo:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5332513/Holiday-claims-rejected-drinking-excessively.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5332513/Holiday-claims-rejected-drinking-excessively.html[/url])


 rubschin:


A world trip with a dry Baldymort?  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 01, 2018, 11:34:29 AM
Well that's Baldymort buggered...  noooo:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5332513/Holiday-claims-rejected-drinking-excessively.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5332513/Holiday-claims-rejected-drinking-excessively.html[/url])


 rubschin:


A world trip with a dry Baldymort?  eeek:


Not when we get to the Marlborough wine region it bleddy won't be!  cussing:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: apc2010 on February 01, 2018, 02:54:30 PM
Well that's Baldymort buggered...  noooo:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5332513/Holiday-claims-rejected-drinking-excessively.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5332513/Holiday-claims-rejected-drinking-excessively.html[/url])


 rubschin:


A world trip with a dry Baldymort?  eeek:


Not when we get to the Marlborough wine region it bleddy won't be!  cussing:


LL smokes ......... Thumbs:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 01, 2018, 04:59:24 PM
Well that's Baldymort buggered...  noooo:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5332513/Holiday-claims-rejected-drinking-excessively.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5332513/Holiday-claims-rejected-drinking-excessively.html[/url])


 rubschin:


A world trip with a dry Baldymort?  eeek:


Not when we get to the Marlborough wine region it bleddy won't be!  cussing:


LL smokes ......... Thumbs:


facepalm:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on February 01, 2018, 05:11:42 PM
Miss I is being sent on a mission to Sydney. I must warn her angel1
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 01, 2018, 05:20:18 PM
Miss I is being sent on a mission to Sydney. I must warn her angel1

 eyes:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on February 01, 2018, 05:22:31 PM
I have warned her angel1
SHe has seen the video of you dancing  point: point:

She is passing it around the office  angel1
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 01, 2018, 05:23:34 PM
I have warned her angel1

When is she there like...?  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on February 01, 2018, 05:31:40 PM
She is leaving when you arrive. Pity. YOu won't see her feet  point: point:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 01, 2018, 06:09:01 PM
She is leaving when you arrive. Pity. YOu won't see her feet  point: point:

I won't have to take a suitcase full of penicillin either!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: apc2010 on February 01, 2018, 06:11:21 PM
Miss I is being sent on a mission to Sydney. I must warn her angel1

Down under ...... rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on February 01, 2018, 06:16:00 PM
 sad24:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on February 01, 2018, 06:16:41 PM
She is leaving when you arrive. Pity. YOu won't see her feet  point: point:

I won't have to take a suitcase full of penicillin either!  :thumbsup:

SHe is all betterer now  cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on February 01, 2018, 08:23:05 PM
Miss I is being sent on a mission to Sydney. I must warn her angel1
How about warning Sydney?


PS she’ll love it.  Bestest city in the world
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 02, 2018, 06:29:06 AM
Miss I is being sent on a mission to Sydney. I must warn her angel1
How about warning Sydney?


PS she’ll love it.  Bestest city in the world

Are there loads of lezzers there...?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on February 02, 2018, 09:03:06 AM
Miss I is being sent on a mission to Sydney. I must warn her angel1
How about warning Sydney?


PS she’ll love it.  Bestest city in the world

Are there loads of lezzers there...?
Not obviously to the eye but it does set out to be a very gay tolerant and even at times celebrant city.  Miss I will likely be there around their Gay Mardi Gras season

During their summer Sydney (like all the Oz cities) is teeming with stunning totty cleavage and legs.  Somehow I’ve never asked any of them which side they bat for. 
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 02, 2018, 09:20:21 AM
Miss I is being sent on a mission to Sydney. I must warn her angel1
How about warning Sydney?


PS she’ll love it.  Bestest city in the world

Are there loads of lezzers there...?
Not obviously to the eye but it does set out to be a very gay tolerant and even at times celebrant city.  Miss I will likely be there around their Gay Mardi Gras season

During their summer Sydney (like all the Oz cities) is teeming with stunning totty cleavage and legs.  Somehow I’ve never asked any of them which side they bat for.

If they didn't show any interest in you they are lezzers for sure. Simples!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on February 02, 2018, 10:02:01 AM
Miss I is being sent on a mission to Sydney. I must warn her angel1
How about warning Sydney?


PS she’ll love it.  Bestest city in the world

Are there loads of lezzers there...?
Not obviously to the eye but it does set out to be a very gay tolerant and even at times celebrant city.  Miss I will likely be there around their Gay Mardi Gras season

During their summer Sydney (like all the Oz cities) is teeming with stunning totty cleavage and legs.  Somehow I’ve never asked any of them which side they bat for.

If they didn't show any interest in you they are lezzers for sure. Simples!  :thumbsup:

 happy002 happy002 happy002 happy002 happy002
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on February 02, 2018, 11:20:15 AM
Miss I is being sent on a mission to Sydney. I must warn her angel1
How about warning Sydney?


PS she’ll love it.  Bestest city in the world

Are there loads of lezzers there...?
Not obviously to the eye but it does set out to be a very gay tolerant and even at times celebrant city.  Miss I will likely be there around their Gay Mardi Gras season

During their summer Sydney (like all the Oz cities) is teeming with stunning totty cleavage and legs.  Somehow I’ve never asked any of them which side they bat for.

If they didn't show any interest in you they are lezzers for sure. Simples!  :thumbsup:
Who said they didn’t show any interest?






but  cry:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 02, 2018, 11:53:50 AM
Miss I is being sent on a mission to Sydney. I must warn her angel1
How about warning Sydney?


PS she’ll love it.  Bestest city in the world

Are there loads of lezzers there...?
Not obviously to the eye but it does set out to be a very gay tolerant and even at times celebrant city.  Miss I will likely be there around their Gay Mardi Gras season

During their summer Sydney (like all the Oz cities) is teeming with stunning totty cleavage and legs.  Somehow I’ve never asked any of them which side they bat for.

If they didn't show any interest in you they are lezzers for sure. Simples!  :thumbsup:
Who said they didn’t show any interest?






but  cry:

Lezzers for sure...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: apc2010 on February 02, 2018, 12:00:09 PM
Miss I is being sent on a mission to Sydney. I must warn her angel1
How about warning Sydney?


PS she’ll love it.  Bestest city in the world

Are there loads of lezzers there...?
Not obviously to the eye but it does set out to be a very gay tolerant and even at times celebrant city.  Miss I will likely be there around their Gay Mardi Gras season

During their summer Sydney (like all the Oz cities) is teeming with stunning totty cleavage and legs.  Somehow I’ve never asked any of them which side they bat for.

If they didn't show any interest in you they are lezzers for sure. Simples!  :thumbsup:
Who said they didn’t show any interest?






but  cry:

Lezzers for sure...  noooo:

Yep ..proven facts ...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 02, 2018, 12:01:34 PM
Miss I is being sent on a mission to Sydney. I must warn her angel1
How about warning Sydney?


PS she’ll love it.  Bestest city in the world

Are there loads of lezzers there...?
Not obviously to the eye but it does set out to be a very gay tolerant and even at times celebrant city.  Miss I will likely be there around their Gay Mardi Gras season

During their summer Sydney (like all the Oz cities) is teeming with stunning totty cleavage and legs.  Somehow I’ve never asked any of them which side they bat for.

If they didn't show any interest in you they are lezzers for sure. Simples!  :thumbsup:
Who said they didn’t show any interest?






but  cry:

Lezzers for sure...  noooo:

Yep ..proven facts ...

 Thumbs:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on February 02, 2018, 12:37:32 PM
How sad that you won’t be there in the hot months.
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: apc2010 on February 02, 2018, 01:01:54 PM
So where are you leaving the key ........ rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 02, 2018, 02:35:02 PM
So where are you leaving the key ........ rubschin:

With a friend...  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: apc2010 on February 02, 2018, 10:40:51 PM
So where are you leaving the key ........ rubschin:

With a friend...  whistle:

 cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 02, 2018, 10:42:50 PM
So where are you leaving the key ........ rubschin:

With a friend...  whistle:

 cloud9:

Translation: "I'm leaving the key somewhere safe with a friend who has never met Padlock Pockets......"  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 03, 2018, 06:35:31 AM
So where are you leaving the key ........ rubschin:

With a friend...  whistle:

 cloud9:

Someone I have seen recently...  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: apc2010 on February 03, 2018, 07:53:07 AM
So where are you leaving the key ........ rubschin:

With a friend...  whistle:

 cloud9:

Someone I have seen recently...  whistle:

 evil:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 05, 2018, 09:38:45 AM
Trip planning... Lounge covered in NZ maps, calendars and Lonely Planet Guide...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on February 05, 2018, 01:27:54 PM
Trip planning... Lounge covered in NZ maps, calendars and Lonely Planet Guide...  noooo:
:thumbsup:

That’s half the fun
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 05, 2018, 01:41:47 PM
Trip planning... Lounge covered in NZ maps, calendars and Lonely Planet Guide...  noooo:
:thumbsup:

That’s half the fun

Have knocked the motor-home idea on the head...

Current thoughts...

22nd April – Fly to Wellington – need hotel in Wellington, no car hire

25th April – Ferry to Picton

25th April – Picton

26th April – Marlborough Wine Tour

27th April – Drive to Kaikoura

28th April – Kaikoura – Whale watching, etc.

29th April – Drive to Christchurch

30th April – Christchurch

1st May – Christchurch

2nd May – Trans Alpine to Greymouth

3rd May – Greymouth

4th May – Drive to Franz Josef

5th May – Franz Josef

6th May – Queenstown – with A & D?

7th May – Queenstown – with A & D?

8th May – Arrow Town – with A & D

9th May – Fly to Auckland

12th May - Depart
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on February 05, 2018, 01:56:34 PM
Never done Wellington nor the West coast of South island

Christchurch was good but it’s had an earthquake or two since we were there (not our fault, honest)

You can do Kaikoura and back in a days driving trip from Christchurch although in our case it helped that the whale watch was called off for bad weather

Surprised you’re not seemingly doing Mt Cook region (we stayed in Lake Tekapo) it is stunning.  And not doing Rotorua (bit commercialised but amazing geysers)

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on February 05, 2018, 02:53:12 PM
sounds fabulous  :thumbsup:

I wanna go  sad32: sad32: sad32:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 05, 2018, 03:33:55 PM
sounds fabulous  :thumbsup:

I wanna go  sad32: sad32: sad32:

I have a 40Kg luggage allowance!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on February 05, 2018, 03:35:04 PM
You'd have to pay for a lot of excess baggage if you put Miss D in a suitcase  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 05, 2018, 03:38:13 PM
Never done Wellington nor the West coast of South island

Christchurch was good but it’s had an earthquake or two since we were there (not our fault, honest)

You can do Kaikoura and back in a days driving trip from Christchurch although in our case it helped that the whale watch was called off for bad weather

Surprised you’re not seemingly doing Mt Cook region (we stayed in Lake Tekapo) it is stunning.  And not doing Rotorua (bit commercialised but amazing geysers)

It is tough to know what to do and trying to squeeze too much in one trip probably isn't wise...  noooo:

This follows on from three hectic weeks on the North Island!  eeek:

I do have my doubts about Christchurch tho because of the 'quakes so we may play around with that for a bit... I've seen geysers-a-plenty in Yellowstone so am prepared to give Rotorua a miss...  ;)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 05, 2018, 03:38:48 PM
You'd have to pay for a lot of excess baggage if you put Miss D in a suitcase  noooo:

 scared:

Make that is a black suit you buy....  scared2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on February 05, 2018, 03:39:09 PM
 scared2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on February 05, 2018, 05:37:03 PM
Never done Wellington nor the West coast of South island

Christchurch was good but it’s had an earthquake or two since we were there (not our fault, honest)

You can do Kaikoura and back in a days driving trip from Christchurch although in our case it helped that the whale watch was called off for bad weather

Surprised you’re not seemingly doing Mt Cook region (we stayed in Lake Tekapo) it is stunning.  And not doing Rotorua (bit commercialised but amazing geysers)

It is tough to know what to do and trying to squeeze too much in one trip probably isn't wise...  noooo:

This follows on from three hectic weeks on the North Island!  eeek:

I do have my doubts about Christchurch tho because of the 'quakes so we may play around with that for a bit... I've seen geysers-a-plenty in Yellowstone so am prepared to give Rotorua a miss...  ;)
Christchurch will have good hotels though.  You can only slum it for so many days in less

You may have a point on Rotorua.  It was spectacular but had all the appearance of a theme park.  Not done Yellowstone but did do Iceland where it was very scary with absolutely no elf and safety at all

But Mount Cook just has to be done

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 05, 2018, 06:18:33 PM
Never done Wellington nor the West coast of South island

Christchurch was good but it’s had an earthquake or two since we were there (not our fault, honest)

You can do Kaikoura and back in a days driving trip from Christchurch although in our case it helped that the whale watch was called off for bad weather

Surprised you’re not seemingly doing Mt Cook region (we stayed in Lake Tekapo) it is stunning.  And not doing Rotorua (bit commercialised but amazing geysers)

It is tough to know what to do and trying to squeeze too much in one trip probably isn't wise...  noooo:

This follows on from three hectic weeks on the North Island!  eeek:

I do have my doubts about Christchurch tho because of the 'quakes so we may play around with that for a bit... I've seen geysers-a-plenty in Yellowstone so am prepared to give Rotorua a miss...  ;)
Christchurch will have good hotels though.  You can only slum it for so many days in less

You may have a point on Rotorua.  It was spectacular but had all the appearance of a theme park.  Not done Yellowstone but did do Iceland where it was very scary with absolutely no elf and safety at all

But Mount Cook just has to be done

Can't see how to squeeze in Mount Cook this trip...  noooo:

Yellowstone is awesome! Have done it several times, both summer and winter (on a snowmobile)... Old Faithful every 72 mins is incredible...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on February 05, 2018, 06:25:47 PM
That's what Miss I says about me  angel1
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 05, 2018, 07:20:32 PM
That's what Miss I says about me  angel1

 char048
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on February 05, 2018, 07:21:06 PM
 angry041:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Just One More on February 05, 2018, 07:52:16 PM
I fail to see why some are attracted to these old geysers  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on February 05, 2018, 07:53:14 PM
It is a meeting of minds (mostly)  angel1
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 05, 2018, 08:28:13 PM
I fail to see why some are attracted to these old geysers  whistle:

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on February 05, 2018, 08:31:18 PM
 evil:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on February 05, 2018, 08:44:39 PM
You'd have to pay for a lot of excess baggage if you put Miss D in a suitcase  noooo:

Indeed  ...but you're more used to paying a high price when women take their own suitcases and go to.the other side of the world  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Just One More on February 05, 2018, 11:28:09 PM
You'd have to pay for a lot of excess baggage if you put Miss D in a suitcase  noooo:

Indeed  ...but you're more used to paying a high price when women take their own suitcases and go to.the other side of the world  :thumbsup:

 lol:  lol:  lol:

Somebody's been sharpening their axe   ;D
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 06, 2018, 05:17:37 AM
You'd have to pay for a lot of excess baggage if you put Miss D in a suitcase  noooo:

Indeed  ...but you're more used to paying a high price when women take their own suitcases and go to.the other side of the world  :thumbsup:

 drumroll:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on February 06, 2018, 08:46:48 AM
Never done Wellington nor the West coast of South island

Christchurch was good but it’s had an earthquake or two since we were there (not our fault, honest)

You can do Kaikoura and back in a days driving trip from Christchurch although in our case it helped that the whale watch was called off for bad weather

Surprised you’re not seemingly doing Mt Cook region (we stayed in Lake Tekapo) it is stunning.  And not doing Rotorua (bit commercialised but amazing geysers)

It is tough to know what to do and trying to squeeze too much in one trip probably isn't wise...  noooo:

This follows on from three hectic weeks on the North Island!  eeek:

I do have my doubts about Christchurch tho because of the 'quakes so we may play around with that for a bit... I've seen geysers-a-plenty in Yellowstone so am prepared to give Rotorua a miss...  ;)
Christchurch will have good hotels though.  You can only slum it for so many days in less

You may have a point on Rotorua.  It was spectacular but had all the appearance of a theme park.  Not done Yellowstone but did do Iceland where it was very scary with absolutely no elf and safety at all

But Mount Cook just has to be done

Can't see how to squeeze in Mount Cook this trip...  noooo:

Yellowstone is awesome! Have done it several times, both summer and winter (on a snowmobile)... Old Faithful every 72 mins is incredible...
That’s the thing with holidays, you can’t do it all and it’s best to leave wanting to stay another day than t’other way round

I fink we’ll never do Yellowstone.  Was going to do it last year with the eclipse but USA is on our no go list right now cos of that oaf
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 06, 2018, 08:55:32 AM
Never done Wellington nor the West coast of South island

Christchurch was good but it’s had an earthquake or two since we were there (not our fault, honest)

You can do Kaikoura and back in a days driving trip from Christchurch although in our case it helped that the whale watch was called off for bad weather

Surprised you’re not seemingly doing Mt Cook region (we stayed in Lake Tekapo) it is stunning.  And not doing Rotorua (bit commercialised but amazing geysers)

It is tough to know what to do and trying to squeeze too much in one trip probably isn't wise...  noooo:

This follows on from three hectic weeks on the North Island!  eeek:

I do have my doubts about Christchurch tho because of the 'quakes so we may play around with that for a bit... I've seen geysers-a-plenty in Yellowstone so am prepared to give Rotorua a miss...  ;)
Christchurch will have good hotels though.  You can only slum it for so many days in less

You may have a point on Rotorua.  It was spectacular but had all the appearance of a theme park.  Not done Yellowstone but did do Iceland where it was very scary with absolutely no elf and safety at all

But Mount Cook just has to be done

Can't see how to squeeze in Mount Cook this trip...  noooo:

Yellowstone is awesome! Have done it several times, both summer and winter (on a snowmobile)... Old Faithful every 72 mins is incredible...
That’s the thing with holidays, you can’t do it all and it’s best to leave wanting to stay another day than t’other way round

I fink we’ll never do Yellowstone.  Was going to do it last year with the eclipse but USA is on our no go list right now cos of that oaf

I doubt if 'that oaf' will have affected the geysers, bison or anything else there... ::)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on February 06, 2018, 10:07:00 AM
Never done Wellington nor the West coast of South island

Christchurch was good but it’s had an earthquake or two since we were there (not our fault, honest)

You can do Kaikoura and back in a days driving trip from Christchurch although in our case it helped that the whale watch was called off for bad weather

Surprised you’re not seemingly doing Mt Cook region (we stayed in Lake Tekapo) it is stunning.  And not doing Rotorua (bit commercialised but amazing geysers)

It is tough to know what to do and trying to squeeze too much in one trip probably isn't wise...  noooo:

This follows on from three hectic weeks on the North Island!  eeek:

I do have my doubts about Christchurch tho because of the 'quakes so we may play around with that for a bit... I've seen geysers-a-plenty in Yellowstone so am prepared to give Rotorua a miss...  ;)
Christchurch will have good hotels though.  You can only slum it for so many days in less

You may have a point on Rotorua.  It was spectacular but had all the appearance of a theme park.  Not done Yellowstone but did do Iceland where it was very scary with absolutely no elf and safety at all

But Mount Cook just has to be done

Can't see how to squeeze in Mount Cook this trip...  noooo:

Yellowstone is awesome! Have done it several times, both summer and winter (on a snowmobile)... Old Faithful every 72 mins is incredible...
That’s the thing with holidays, you can’t do it all and it’s best to leave wanting to stay another day than t’other way round

I fink we’ll never do Yellowstone.  Was going to do it last year with the eclipse but USA is on our no go list right now cos of that oaf

I doubt if 'that oaf' will have affected the geysers, bison or anything else there... ::)
True but with a bit of luck he’ll fall down one



Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on February 06, 2018, 10:47:58 AM
You'd have to pay for a lot of excess baggage if you put Miss D in a suitcase  noooo:

Indeed  ...but you're more used to paying a high price when women take their own suitcases and go to.the other side of the world  :thumbsup:

 drumroll:
drumroll: drumroll: point:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 08, 2018, 07:16:56 PM
WTF?  eeek:

We get a 40Kg allowance with Emirates... but then flying from Auckland to Wellington we get 7Kg?  Shocked:

My cameras, chargers, 'puters and other electronic wizardry weigh more than that...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on February 08, 2018, 07:17:57 PM
 point: point: point: point: point: point: point:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: apc2010 on February 08, 2018, 07:25:51 PM
WTF?  eeek:

We get a 40Kg allowance with Emirates... but then flying from Auckland to Wellington we get 7Kg?  Shocked:

My cameras, chargers, 'puters and other electronic wizardry weigh more than that...  noooo:

Give that the boot ....... noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on February 08, 2018, 07:36:42 PM
Of trampling?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Just One More on February 08, 2018, 08:11:35 PM
WTF?  eeek:

We get a 40Kg allowance with Emirates... but then flying from Auckland to Wellington we get 7Kg?  Shocked:

My cameras, chargers, 'puters and other electronic wizardry weigh more than that...  noooo:

Give that the boot ....... noooo:

 drumroll:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 08, 2018, 08:24:33 PM
WTF?  eeek:

We get a 40Kg allowance with Emirates... but then flying from Auckland to Wellington we get 7Kg?  Shocked:

My cameras, chargers, 'puters and other electronic wizardry weigh more than that...  noooo:

Give that the boot ....... noooo:

 evil:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on February 08, 2018, 09:00:02 PM
WTF?  eeek:

We get a 40Kg allowance with Emirates... but then flying from Auckland to Wellington we get 7Kg?  Shocked:

My cameras, chargers, 'puters and other electronic wizardry weigh more than that...  noooo:

Even cabin luggage is normally 10kg  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 08, 2018, 09:03:10 PM
WTF?  eeek:

We get a 40Kg allowance with Emirates... but then flying from Auckland to Wellington we get 7Kg?  Shocked:

My cameras, chargers, 'puters and other electronic wizardry weigh more than that...  noooo:

Even cabin luggage is normally 10kg  eeek:

I know!  eeek:

How big is the hairyplane???  scared2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on February 08, 2018, 09:08:19 PM
WTF?  eeek:

We get a 40Kg allowance with Emirates... but then flying from Auckland to Wellington we get 7Kg?  Shocked:

My cameras, chargers, 'puters and other electronic wizardry weigh more than that...  noooo:


Even cabin luggage is normally 10kg  eeek:


I know!  eeek:

How big is the hairyplane???  scared2:


(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fsustainableskies.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2012%2F09%2Fcri-cri2012_02.jpg&hash=3ce74a8c18fae7ba70b1a72968af7dbe)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on February 08, 2018, 09:27:48 PM
WTF?  eeek:

We get a 40Kg allowance with Emirates... but then flying from Auckland to Wellington we get 7Kg?  Shocked:

My cameras, chargers, 'puters and other electronic wizardry weigh more than that...  noooo:
rubschin:  sure we comparing the same things here?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: apc2010 on February 08, 2018, 09:37:11 PM
WTF?  eeek:

We get a 40Kg allowance with Emirates... but then flying from Auckland to Wellington we get 7Kg?  Shocked:

My cameras, chargers, 'puters and other electronic wizardry weigh more than that...  noooo:

Give that the boot ....... noooo:

 drumroll:

 redface: lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 09, 2018, 07:27:35 AM
WTF?  eeek:

We get a 40Kg allowance with Emirates... but then flying from Auckland to Wellington we get 7Kg?  Shocked:

My cameras, chargers, 'puters and other electronic wizardry weigh more than that...  noooo:
rubschin:  sure we comparing the same things here?

Prolly not...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on February 09, 2018, 07:58:14 AM
Well 7kg is a common cabin bag limit and 40kg sounds more like a checked bag allowance
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 09, 2018, 10:12:21 PM
WTF?  eeek:

We get a 40Kg allowance with Emirates... but then flying from Auckland to Wellington we get 7Kg?  Shocked:

My cameras, chargers, 'puters and other electronic wizardry weigh more than that...  noooo:

What about putting them in a case and tying it to the quadcopter....  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 10, 2018, 05:38:28 AM
WTF?  eeek:

We get a 40Kg allowance with Emirates... but then flying from Auckland to Wellington we get 7Kg?  Shocked:

My cameras, chargers, 'puters and other electronic wizardry weigh more than that...  noooo:

What about putting them in a case and tying it to the quadcopter....  whistle:

Stupid boy... ::)

I could put one case inside the other one tho...  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 17, 2018, 01:29:34 PM
You may want to keep a can of bug spray in the rental car....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5398867/Spiders-car-vibrations.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5398867/Spiders-car-vibrations.html)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 17, 2018, 01:34:29 PM
You may want to keep a can of bug spray in the rental car....

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5398867/Spiders-car-vibrations.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5398867/Spiders-car-vibrations.html[/url])


 eeek:

A baseball bat more like....  scared2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 21, 2018, 08:58:46 PM
Booked! (http://xdubai.com/xline/)  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on February 21, 2018, 09:06:55 PM
They have spiders that hide in the toilets and bite your bum and kill you.

Also killer snails

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cone_snail (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cone_snail)

Imagine one of those chasing you  eeek: scared2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 21, 2018, 09:12:39 PM
They have spiders that hide in the toilets and bite your bum and kill you.

Also killer snails

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cone_snail (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cone_snail)

Imagine one of those chasing you  eeek: scared2:

SnailPoonTM!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on February 21, 2018, 09:15:06 PM
I have some here for an unreasonable fee  angel1
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on February 21, 2018, 09:24:45 PM
Booked! ([url]http://xdubai.com/xline/[/url])  :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup:

but rather you than me
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 22, 2018, 04:06:45 AM
They have spiders that hide in the toilets and bite your bum and kill you.

Also killer snails

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cone_snail (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cone_snail)

Imagine one of those chasing you  eeek: scared2:

We know that BM is getting on in years but I think he'd be able to outpace an enraged snail...  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 23, 2018, 05:41:54 PM
Burj Khalifa booked....  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on February 23, 2018, 05:53:31 PM
Does it come with a Samosa or  Nan bread?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 23, 2018, 05:54:40 PM
Does it come with a Samosa or  Nan bread?

Both - and Mango chutney... ::)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on February 23, 2018, 10:38:35 PM
Burj Khalifa booked....  eeek:
:thumbsup:

Why not, you'll likely only be there once

What floor?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 24, 2018, 01:50:36 AM
Burj Khalifa booked....  eeek:
:thumbsup:

Why not, you'll likely only be there once

What floor?

You can't ask him that till we have all the entries for the BM falls out of a window at the Burj Khalifa sweepstake...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 24, 2018, 06:13:35 AM
Burj Khalifa booked....  eeek:
:thumbsup:

Why not, you'll likely only be there once

What floor?

148  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on February 24, 2018, 07:03:56 AM
Bloody hell  ..thats high  scared2:

That would cause knee trembling of a different sort 😁
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 24, 2018, 07:07:52 AM
Bloody hell  ..thats high  scared2:

That would cause knee trembling of a different sort 😁

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on February 24, 2018, 10:42:36 AM
Burj Khalifa booked....  eeek:
:thumbsup:

Why not, you'll likely only be there once

What floor?

148  :thumbsup:
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Just looked and seems that's ~£100 each.  So is LL relegated to be stuck on the ground waving to your camera?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 24, 2018, 10:52:04 AM
Burj Khalifa booked....  eeek:
:thumbsup:

Why not, you'll likely only be there once

What floor?

148  :thumbsup:
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Just looked and seems that's ~£100 each.  So is LL relegated to be stuck on the ground waving to your camera?

Treat yourself to a new camera and telephoto lens you say...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 24, 2018, 04:19:33 PM
When you are throroughly checking the car for spiders, don't forget to give LL a pair or earplugs...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5427377/Snake-face-Reptile-drops-straight-rescu.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5427377/Snake-face-Reptile-drops-straight-rescu.html)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on February 24, 2018, 04:58:49 PM
When you are throroughly checking the car for spiders, don't forget to give LL a pair or earplugs...

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5427377/Snake-face-Reptile-drops-straight-rescu.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5427377/Snake-face-Reptile-drops-straight-rescu.html[/url])


Harmless...  cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 24, 2018, 06:01:20 PM
When you are throroughly checking the car for spiders, don't forget to give LL a pair or earplugs...

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5427377/Snake-face-Reptile-drops-straight-rescu.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5427377/Snake-face-Reptile-drops-straight-rescu.html[/url])


Harmless...  cloud9:


Other than the impact of your head on the bottom of the car when you when you panic and try to escape...  whistle:


Plus, other non harmless critters may try the same thing...  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 18, 2018, 07:54:40 PM
Booked!

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 18, 2018, 08:02:11 PM
Time to get the black suits out  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 18, 2018, 08:12:32 PM
Time to get the black suits out  :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 18, 2018, 10:30:51 PM
Time to get the black suits out  :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup:
And your brown shorts
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 19, 2018, 06:52:29 AM
Is it too soon to start a Baldymort memorial thread?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 19, 2018, 09:27:28 AM
 Shocked: Shocked: Shocked:

That's not what I thought when you said you were going swinging  lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 19, 2018, 11:11:41 AM
So Mrs K watches that video.  A series of "oh noes" followed at that 1.20 point with something that sounded like an extended  "Oarrggrrrrrrr"





Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 19, 2018, 11:12:31 AM
Porn?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 19, 2018, 11:20:53 AM
Porn?
Child

Just cos it's a swing video doesn't mean . . . .

Well not outside Nottingham anyway

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 19, 2018, 11:22:49 AM
 redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 19, 2018, 11:26:31 AM
Mrs K also suggested "I bet a lot of people wet themselves on that"

Still I expect they wipe the chair at least once a week.  This is NZ we're talking about
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 19, 2018, 11:29:25 AM
Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that the tellybox ads are suddenly flooded (see what I did there?) for Tena anti peeing pants and similar? All for laydees. Is sneezing really that perilous?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 20, 2018, 03:28:50 PM
Only four more sleeps!  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 20, 2018, 03:33:43 PM
 eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 20, 2018, 03:41:50 PM
eeek:

I know!  eeek:

You'll have to get over here lickety-split!  :thumbsup:

I'll leave the key under the door mat...  ;)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 20, 2018, 03:43:15 PM
On my way  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 20, 2018, 03:43:37 PM
Only four more sleeps!  eeek:
That seems to have flown by

In case I forget, have a great time both of you. 
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 20, 2018, 03:44:23 PM
My black suit is all ready, like  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 20, 2018, 03:49:37 PM
Only four more sleeps!  eeek:
That seems to have flown by

In case I forget, have a great time both of you.

It bleddy has!  eeek:

And thanks!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 20, 2018, 03:50:59 PM
My black suit is all ready, like  :thumbsup:

Nice one... they won't have heard of Reginald Perrin down there...  ;)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 20, 2018, 03:53:46 PM
 rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 21, 2018, 09:35:32 AM
Only four more sleeps!  eeek:

Blooming heck  eeek:

Have an amazing time - I'm sure you will  :thumbsup:

And what are the emergency plans  to prevent Nick from gubbing everything ???  scared2: scared2: scared2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 21, 2018, 09:39:49 AM
Only four more sleeps!  eeek:

Blooming heck  eeek:

Have an amazing time - I'm sure you will  :thumbsup:

And what are the emergency plans  to prevent Nick from gubbing everything ???  scared2: scared2: scared2:

Thanks!  :thumbsup:

Nick doesn't know where we live and we don't have a doormat anyway...  ;)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 21, 2018, 09:48:35 AM
Only four more sleeps!  eeek:

Blooming heck  eeek:

Have an amazing time - I'm sure you will  :thumbsup:

And what are the emergency plans  to prevent Nick from gubbing everything ???  scared2: scared2: scared2:

Thanks!  :thumbsup:

Nick doesn't know where we live and we don't have a doormat anyway...  ;)
And it's how difficult to turn up in Smug Central and ask "where does the man with the quadcopter/bucket head/Olde Panjero/Lidl VIP account/ live?"
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 21, 2018, 09:58:25 AM
 eveilgrin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 21, 2018, 10:12:58 AM
Only four more sleeps!  eeek:

Blooming heck  eeek:

Have an amazing time - I'm sure you will  :thumbsup:

And what are the emergency plans  to prevent Nick from gubbing everything ???  scared2: scared2: scared2:

Thanks!  :thumbsup:

Nick doesn't know where we live and we don't have a doormat anyway...  ;)
And it's how difficult to turn up in Smug Central and ask "where does the man with the quadcopter/bucket head/Olde Panjero/Lidl VIP account/ live?"

 scared2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 22, 2018, 07:48:03 PM
Given that we know that Baldymort is a 'tad accident prone', it could be worth setting up a pub sweepstake on how long in to the holiday it takes for this to happen to him.  rubschin:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5531987/Hotel-guest-gets-testicles-trapped-plastic-chair-Spain.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5531987/Hotel-guest-gets-testicles-trapped-plastic-chair-Spain.html)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 22, 2018, 07:52:27 PM
I can hardly wait for the disasters. Starting at the airport  razz:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 22, 2018, 08:05:18 PM
Given that we know that Baldymort is a 'tad accident prone', it could be worth setting up a pub sweepstake on how long in to the holiday it takes for this to happen to him.  rubschin:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5531987/Hotel-guest-gets-testicles-trapped-plastic-chair-Spain.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5531987/Hotel-guest-gets-testicles-trapped-plastic-chair-Spain.html[/url])


I'm not going to Spain... ::)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 22, 2018, 08:05:40 PM
I can hardly wait for the disasters. Starting at the airport  razz:

All checked in like!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 22, 2018, 08:06:46 PM
The lads are putting on the Boots of Trampling  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 22, 2018, 08:07:05 PM
The lads are putting on the Boots of Trampling  :thumbsup:

 sad24: sad24: sad24:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 22, 2018, 08:08:11 PM
Given that we know that Baldymort is a 'tad accident prone', it could be worth setting up a pub sweepstake on how long in to the holiday it takes for this to happen to him.  rubschin:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5531987/Hotel-guest-gets-testicles-trapped-plastic-chair-Spain.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5531987/Hotel-guest-gets-testicles-trapped-plastic-chair-Spain.html[/url])


I'm not going to Spain... ::)


But you are staying in hotels....  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 22, 2018, 08:10:05 PM
Given that we know that Baldymort is a 'tad accident prone', it could be worth setting up a pub sweepstake on how long in to the holiday it takes for this to happen to him.  rubschin:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5531987/Hotel-guest-gets-testicles-trapped-plastic-chair-Spain.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5531987/Hotel-guest-gets-testicles-trapped-plastic-chair-Spain.html[/url])


I'm not going to Spain... ::)


But you are staying in hotels....  whistle:


They won't be having plastic chairs...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 22, 2018, 08:25:58 PM
Given that we know that Baldymort is a 'tad accident prone', it could be worth setting up a pub sweepstake on how long in to the holiday it takes for this to happen to him.  rubschin:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5531987/Hotel-guest-gets-testicles-trapped-plastic-chair-Spain.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5531987/Hotel-guest-gets-testicles-trapped-plastic-chair-Spain.html[/url])


I'm not going to Spain... ::)


But you are staying in hotels....  whistle:


They won't be having plastic chairs...  noooo:


Doesn't have to be cheap plastic, could be a wooden chair or even a shower chair...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 22, 2018, 08:28:41 PM
Given that we know that Baldymort is a 'tad accident prone', it could be worth setting up a pub sweepstake on how long in to the holiday it takes for this to happen to him.  rubschin:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5531987/Hotel-guest-gets-testicles-trapped-plastic-chair-Spain.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5531987/Hotel-guest-gets-testicles-trapped-plastic-chair-Spain.html[/url])


I'm not going to Spain... ::)


But you are staying in hotels....  whistle:


They won't be having plastic chairs...  noooo:


Doesn't have to be cheap plastic, could be a wooden chair or even a shower chair...  noooo:


I don't need a shower chair!  cussing:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 22, 2018, 09:17:50 PM
Given that we know that Baldymort is a 'tad accident prone', it could be worth setting up a pub sweepstake on how long in to the holiday it takes for this to happen to him.  rubschin:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5531987/Hotel-guest-gets-testicles-trapped-plastic-chair-Spain.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5531987/Hotel-guest-gets-testicles-trapped-plastic-chair-Spain.html[/url])


I'm not going to Spain... ::)


But you are staying in hotels....  whistle:


They won't be having plastic chairs...  noooo:


Doesn't have to be cheap plastic, could be a wooden chair or even a shower chair...  noooo:


I don't need a shower chair!  cussing:


I never said that you needed one, I was just giving examples of other chairs that would likely be slatted in such a way as to be able to catch yourself in.  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 22, 2018, 09:26:26 PM
Like that bloke who died in the cinema when he got his head trapped, like  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 23, 2018, 05:17:18 AM
Like that bloke who died in the cinema when he got his head trapped, like  :thumbsup:

 scared2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 23, 2018, 11:27:21 AM
LL says she is, "trying not to pack too much"... facepalm:


(https://s31.postimg.org/40in1csh3/Midtown-luggage-storage.png) (https://postimg.org/image/40in1csh3/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 23, 2018, 11:28:10 AM
Fear not, most of it will get stolen by the Stompers  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 23, 2018, 11:29:04 AM
Fear not, most of it will get stolen by the Stompers  :thumbsup:

 cry:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 24, 2018, 01:14:42 PM
Off to the airport!  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 24, 2018, 01:16:35 PM
Off to the airport!  eeek:
:thumbsup:

Nick deterrent traps laid?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 24, 2018, 01:26:45 PM
Off to the airport!  eeek:

Bon voyage - hope you both have an amazing time and keep us updated when you can  :thumbsup: Looking forward to hearing all about it  cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 24, 2018, 02:40:51 PM
 Popcorn:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 24, 2018, 02:58:25 PM

(https://s31.postimg.org/vycysopdz/dubai.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vycysopdz/)

And so it begins  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 24, 2018, 03:06:24 PM

(https://s31.postimg.org/vycysopdz/dubai.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vycysopdz/)

And so it begins  noooo:
:thumbsup:

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 24, 2018, 04:07:21 PM
In the lounge with booze :thumbsup:

Taxi driver used the indicators randomly apparently for the pleasure of hearing the clicking noise... noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 24, 2018, 04:11:53 PM
In the lounge with booze :thumbsup:

Taxi driver used the indicators randomly apparently for the pleasure of hearing the clicking noise... noooo:
:thumbsup:

And they have another purpose?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 24, 2018, 04:13:47 PM
Prison for sure  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 24, 2018, 05:05:14 PM
Not that I want to worry old Buckethead but he is heading towards warm countries with venomous snakes....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5537635/Footage-shows-krait-snake-slither-victims-bed.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5537635/Footage-shows-krait-snake-slither-victims-bed.html)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 24, 2018, 05:09:31 PM
Up the pyjama trousers  scared2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 24, 2018, 05:39:24 PM
In all honesty I think that BM's biggest danger down under is going to be the mahoosive spider's extended family....  scared2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 24, 2018, 05:41:14 PM
Bite his bum, you say?  scared2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 24, 2018, 06:14:28 PM
Bite his bum, you say?  scared2:

How big are the bloody spiders over there???  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 24, 2018, 06:21:09 PM
Teeny, but lethal. They hide under bog seats  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 24, 2018, 08:18:05 PM
No spiders on the plane... ::)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 24, 2018, 08:32:14 PM
That you know of...................
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 24, 2018, 08:36:23 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/democraticrepublicofcongo/8078612/Aircraft-crashes-after-crocodile-on-board-escapes-and-sparks-panic.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/democraticrepublicofcongo/8078612/Aircraft-crashes-after-crocodile-on-board-escapes-and-sparks-panic.html)

 scared2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 24, 2018, 08:37:43 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32063587 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32063587)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 24, 2018, 08:53:10 PM
Sydney March 28th shortly after BM arrives

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fresources2.news.com.au%2Fimages%2F2010%2F03%2F18%2F1225842%2F345210-sydney-opera-house.jpg&hash=55a2339595e34c0798919f4e7aa2c421)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 24, 2018, 08:58:50 PM
That you know of...................

 eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 24, 2018, 09:00:37 PM
Sydney March 28th shortly after BM arrives

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fresources2.news.com.au%2Fimages%2F2010%2F03%2F18%2F1225842%2F345210-sydney-opera-house.jpg&hash=55a2339595e34c0798919f4e7aa2c421[/url])




Let me trash Dubai first eh...?  ;)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 24, 2018, 09:12:07 PM
Sydney March 28th shortly after BM arrives

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fresources2.news.com.au%2Fimages%2F2010%2F03%2F18%2F1225842%2F345210-sydney-opera-house.jpg&hash=55a2339595e34c0798919f4e7aa2c421[/url])




Let me trash Dubai first eh...?  ;)


Dubai Monday morning, the day after BM & LL arrived

(https://i.pinimg.com/236x/80/bf/83/80bf83e245ea9b445607843087e20a0e--apocalypse-art-photo-manipulation.jpg)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 24, 2018, 10:59:45 PM
The eagle has landed!   cloud9:

Dubai is amazing... 8)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 24, 2018, 11:01:26 PM
The eagle has landed!   cloud9:

Dubai is amazing... 8)
:thumbsup:

But does it have MaccyDees?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 24, 2018, 11:11:58 PM
The eagle has landed!   cloud9:

Dubai is amazing... 8)

Sheikh BM is in da  house  8)

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 25, 2018, 05:38:11 AM
The eagle has landed!   cloud9:

Dubai is amazing... 8)
:thumbsup:

But does it have MaccyDees?

My next quest...  ;)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 25, 2018, 05:38:56 AM
The eagle has landed!   cloud9:

Dubai is amazing... 8)

Sheikh BM is in da  house  8)

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 25, 2018, 07:26:28 AM
LL got lost in the breakfast restaurant... facepalm:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 25, 2018, 08:00:42 AM
She will be continually lured away by all the shineys 😁
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 25, 2018, 09:23:58 AM
 sad32:
She will be continually lured away by all the shineys 😁

 sad32:  sad32:  sad32:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 25, 2018, 11:03:56 AM

(https://s31.postimg.org/vycysopdz/dubai.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vycysopdz/)

And so it begins  noooo:

happy001

Haven't had a drink here yet!  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 25, 2018, 12:32:23 PM
LL got lost in the breakfast restaurant... facepalm:

Stage one of Operation Escape Baldymort ended in failure you say....  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 25, 2018, 12:49:11 PM
LL got lost in the breakfast restaurant... facepalm:

Stage one of Operation Escape Baldymort ended in failure you say....  rubschin:

 evil:

Taking her up the Khalifa in a short while...  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 25, 2018, 01:49:26 PM
Mt Thread?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on March 25, 2018, 04:52:58 PM
Mt Thread?
Mt Edna?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 25, 2018, 04:59:11 PM
I wouldn't mount Edna if she begged me  sick2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 25, 2018, 05:56:27 PM
Mt Thread?
Mt Edna?

 drumroll:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 25, 2018, 06:32:10 PM
LL had burggerated up all the lights in the hotel room... facepalm:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 25, 2018, 06:33:38 PM
Kill her  angel1
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 25, 2018, 06:36:51 PM
Kill her  angel1

 rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 25, 2018, 06:44:17 PM
Send her on a camel outing  whistle:  In a desert  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 25, 2018, 06:48:14 PM
Send her on a camel outing  whistle:  In a desert  whistle:

Without any water like...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 25, 2018, 06:49:10 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 25, 2018, 06:50:48 PM
Outrageously impressive... and the most incredible feat of logistics manoeuvring thousands of people to the 148th floor and back!  eeek:


(https://s17.postimg.org/re2bgstuj/1050616.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/re2bgstuj/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 25, 2018, 07:07:44 PM
Outrageously impressive... and the most incredible feat of logistics manoeuvring thousands of people to the 148th floor and back!  eeek:


(https://s17.postimg.org/re2bgstuj/1050616.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/re2bgstuj/)
:thumbsup:

Any pics from the summit as it were
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 25, 2018, 08:32:55 PM
 :thumbsup:

Next challenge - your search for a bungalow in Dubai  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 26, 2018, 05:10:33 AM
:thumbsup:

Next challenge - your search for a bungalow in Dubai  :thumbsup:

 happy001
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 26, 2018, 05:11:40 AM
Outrageously impressive... and the most incredible feat of logistics manoeuvring thousands of people to the 148th floor and back!  eeek:


(https://s17.postimg.org/re2bgstuj/1050616.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/re2bgstuj/)
:thumbsup:

Any pics from the summit as it were

On me laptop... Which is gubbetated again!  cussing:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 26, 2018, 07:20:25 AM
Outrageously impressive... and the most incredible feat of logistics manoeuvring thousands of people to the 148th floor and back!  eeek:


(https://s17.postimg.org/re2bgstuj/1050616.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/re2bgstuj/)
:thumbsup:

Any pics from the summit as it were

On me laptop... Which is gubbetated again!  cussing:
noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 26, 2018, 07:47:32 AM
Outrageously impressive... and the most incredible feat of logistics manoeuvring thousands of people to the 148th floor and back!  eeek:


(https://s17.postimg.org/re2bgstuj/1050616.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/re2bgstuj/)
:thumbsup:

Any pics from the summit as it were

On me laptop... Which is gubbetated again!  cussing:
noooo:

Working now... 'tis some Windows 10 upgrade issue...  noooo:

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 26, 2018, 08:01:43 AM
(https://s17.postimg.org/chqgmy2tn/1050672.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/chqgmy2tn/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/vzl42z7i3/1050677.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vzl42z7i3/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/hgdz1l98b/1050682.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hgdz1l98b/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/r0xlohdzv/1050690.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/r0xlohdzv/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 26, 2018, 08:45:05 AM
Outrageously impressive... and the most incredible feat of logistics manoeuvring thousands of people to the 148th floor and back!  eeek:


(https://s17.postimg.org/re2bgstuj/1050616.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/re2bgstuj/)
:thumbsup:

Any pics from the summit as it were

On me laptop... Which is gubbetated again!  cussing:
noooo:

Working now... 'tis some Windows 10 upgrade issue...  noooo:



Upgrade issue, of course.....  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 26, 2018, 08:53:38 AM
Outrageously impressive... and the most incredible feat of logistics manoeuvring thousands of people to the 148th floor and back!  eeek:


(https://s17.postimg.org/re2bgstuj/1050616.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/re2bgstuj/)
:thumbsup:

Any pics from the summit as it were

On me laptop... Which is gubbetated again!  cussing:
noooo:

Working now... 'tis some Windows 10 upgrade issue...  noooo:



Upgrade issue, of course.....  whistle:

It bleddy is!  cussing:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 26, 2018, 08:57:43 AM
Outrageously impressive... and the most incredible feat of logistics manoeuvring thousands of people to the 148th floor and back!  eeek:


(https://s17.postimg.org/re2bgstuj/1050616.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/re2bgstuj/)
:thumbsup:

Any pics from the summit as it were

On me laptop... Which is gubbetated again!  cussing:
noooo:

Working now... 'tis some Windows 10 upgrade issue...  noooo:



Upgrade issue, of course.....  whistle:

It bleddy is!  cussing:

Windows 10 Baldymort edition, with advanced PICNIC functionality...  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 26, 2018, 09:25:11 AM
(https://s17.postimg.org/chqgmy2tn/1050672.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/chqgmy2tn/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/vzl42z7i3/1050677.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vzl42z7i3/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/hgdz1l98b/1050682.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hgdz1l98b/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/r0xlohdzv/1050690.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/r0xlohdzv/)
:thumbsup: ta

You doing the Sydney and Auckland Towers as well? 
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 26, 2018, 12:32:07 PM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Tis high though  scared2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 26, 2018, 12:39:38 PM
I get vertigo on stepladders   redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 26, 2018, 04:43:28 PM
(https://s17.postimg.org/chqgmy2tn/1050672.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/chqgmy2tn/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/vzl42z7i3/1050677.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vzl42z7i3/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/hgdz1l98b/1050682.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hgdz1l98b/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/r0xlohdzv/1050690.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/r0xlohdzv/)
:thumbsup: ta

You doing the Sydney and Auckland Towers as well?

No plans yet... I fancy the bridge walk...  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 26, 2018, 04:45:52 PM
"Cyprus man "falls" off bridge. Wife held for questioning."  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 26, 2018, 04:46:24 PM
Did the zip line today - awesome!  ;D

I feel I may have had a bout of verbal diarrhoea on the video but thankfully no anal diarrhoea...  redface:

Photos tomoz, video in two days...

LL was stationed at the bottom with camera (and detailed instructions on how to work it)... She missed it... facepalm:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 26, 2018, 04:48:52 PM
 point: point: point:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 26, 2018, 05:09:22 PM
point: point: point:

 evil:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 26, 2018, 05:27:32 PM
(https://s17.postimg.org/chqgmy2tn/1050672.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/chqgmy2tn/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/vzl42z7i3/1050677.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vzl42z7i3/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/hgdz1l98b/1050682.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hgdz1l98b/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/r0xlohdzv/1050690.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/r0xlohdzv/)
:thumbsup: ta

You doing the Sydney and Auckland Towers as well?

No plans yet... I fancy the bridge walk...  rubschin:
Bridge Walk is excellent but you may have to book.  There's a free pedestrian crossing that has brilliant views and you can use your own camera

Auckland Tower is higher, Sydney Tower has the higher viewing platforms but some views obstructed.  Both have 360 revolving restaurants  cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 26, 2018, 05:29:03 PM
Doesn't your food fly off yer plate?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 26, 2018, 05:33:54 PM
Doesn't your food fly off yer plate?  rubschin:

facepalm:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 26, 2018, 05:34:27 PM
(https://s17.postimg.org/chqgmy2tn/1050672.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/chqgmy2tn/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/vzl42z7i3/1050677.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vzl42z7i3/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/hgdz1l98b/1050682.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hgdz1l98b/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/r0xlohdzv/1050690.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/r0xlohdzv/)
:thumbsup: ta

You doing the Sydney and Auckland Towers as well?

No plans yet... I fancy the bridge walk...  rubschin:
Bridge Walk is excellent but you may have to book.  There's a free pedestrian crossing that has brilliant views and you can use your own camera

Auckland Tower is higher, Sydney Tower has the higher viewing platforms but some views obstructed.  Both have 360 revolving restaurants  cloud9:

Tar!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 26, 2018, 05:39:25 PM
You could do some roofing contracts whilst you are on this trip  :thumbsup:  What can possibly go wrong?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 26, 2018, 05:42:20 PM
You could do some roofing contracts whilst you are on this trip  :thumbsup:  What can possibly go wrong?

It would help cover the cost of the booze here - four beers €50!  eeek:

Can't afford collapso...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 26, 2018, 05:49:51 PM
Doesn't your food fly off yer plate?  rubschin:
Worst is when you see small children pinned to the windows by the centrifugal force.  Even worse when the windows break
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 26, 2018, 05:56:03 PM
Doesn't your food fly off yer plate?  rubschin:
Worst is when you see small children pinned to the windows by the centrifugal force.  Even worse when the windows break

 eveilgrin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Just One More on March 26, 2018, 06:48:58 PM


(https://s17.postimg.org/hgdz1l98b/1050682.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hgdz1l98b/)



What if you're on Floor 136, 137 or 138  confused:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 26, 2018, 07:30:16 PM
You could do some roofing contracts whilst you are on this trip  :thumbsup:  What can possibly go wrong?

It would help cover the cost of the booze here - four beers €50!  eeek:

Can't afford collapso...  noooo:

Bloody hell !!!!

Have you not found and Arab Lidl yet ??
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 26, 2018, 07:44:54 PM


(https://s17.postimg.org/hgdz1l98b/1050682.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hgdz1l98b/)



What if you're on Floor 136, 137 or 138  confused:

Gubbed... noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 26, 2018, 07:45:28 PM
You could do some roofing contracts whilst you are on this trip  :thumbsup:  What can possibly go wrong?

It would help cover the cost of the booze here - four beers €50!  eeek:

Can't afford collapso...  noooo:

Bloody hell !!!!

Have you not found and Arab Lidl yet ??

No, found Waitrose today tho...  lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 26, 2018, 08:36:54 PM
(https://s17.postimg.org/chqgmy2tn/1050672.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/chqgmy2tn/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/vzl42z7i3/1050677.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vzl42z7i3/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/hgdz1l98b/1050682.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hgdz1l98b/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/r0xlohdzv/1050690.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/r0xlohdzv/)
:thumbsup: ta

You doing the Sydney and Auckland Towers as well?

No plans yet... I fancy the bridge walk...  rubschin:
Bridge Walk is excellent but you may have to book.  There's a free pedestrian crossing that has brilliant views and you can use your own camera

Auckland Tower is higher, Sydney Tower has the higher viewing platforms but some views obstructed.  Both have 360 revolving restaurants  cloud9:

Tar!  :thumbsup:
There is another catch or two with the bridge climb.  You can't have any trace of drink in your system and they make you dress up like this


(https://s18.postimg.org/bh6kd7ued/Canon_850_IMG_0697_002_2_Large.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/bh6kd7ued/)   Well they did in 2003  redface:

BTW the Opera bar has the bestest landlubber views of the bridge and loads of beer https://operabar.com.au/
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 26, 2018, 09:59:53 PM
They make you dress like an escaped serial killer ???  eeek:


Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 26, 2018, 10:12:41 PM
They make you dress like an escaped serial killer ???  eeek:
Yep, worrying how it seemed to fit me so well

And you have to put everything in a locker.  The really clever bit is that yellow thing down by my right hand side.  It's attached to you and a rail that goes the whole way of the walk up and down.  So if you slip you can't fall and splat some poor sod on the bridge below. 

Oh and once you've booked your timeslot you have to do it then even if it's pouring with rain.


Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 27, 2018, 05:18:08 AM
(https://s17.postimg.org/chqgmy2tn/1050672.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/chqgmy2tn/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/vzl42z7i3/1050677.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vzl42z7i3/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/hgdz1l98b/1050682.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hgdz1l98b/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/r0xlohdzv/1050690.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/r0xlohdzv/)
:thumbsup: ta

You doing the Sydney and Auckland Towers as well?

No plans yet... I fancy the bridge walk...  rubschin:
Bridge Walk is excellent but you may have to book.  There's a free pedestrian crossing that has brilliant views and you can use your own camera

Auckland Tower is higher, Sydney Tower has the higher viewing platforms but some views obstructed.  Both have 360 revolving restaurants  cloud9:

Tar!  :thumbsup:
There is another catch or two with the bridge climb.  You can't have any trace of drink in your system and they make you dress up like this


(https://s18.postimg.org/bh6kd7ued/Canon_850_IMG_0697_002_2_Large.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/bh6kd7ued/)   Well they did in 2003  redface:

BTW the Opera bar has the bestest landlubber views of the bridge and loads of beer https://operabar.com.au/

Blimey, you'd have to be a bit of a mong to do that then...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 27, 2018, 05:20:32 AM
They make you dress like an escaped serial killer ???  eeek:

Yes, you can't see the ankle chains!  lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 27, 2018, 07:38:01 AM
Zip-line pictures!  eeek:

(https://s17.postimg.org/hmx6l8xxn/J64_A0234.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hmx6l8xxn/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/9hf4n2mjf/CM_23531.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/9hf4n2mjf/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/kh0byp7tn/CM_23543.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/kh0byp7tn/)


Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 27, 2018, 07:52:51 AM
Those shorts  happy002 happy002 happy002
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 27, 2018, 08:03:50 AM
Those shorts  happy002 happy002 happy002

 cussing:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 27, 2018, 08:19:25 AM
Those shorts  happy002 happy002 happy002
That good ol boy bib  noooo: noooo: noooo:


(https://s17.postimg.org/9hf4n2mjf/CM_23531.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/9hf4n2mjf/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 27, 2018, 08:20:10 AM
Zip-line pictures!  eeek:

(https://s17.postimg.org/hmx6l8xxn/J64_A0234.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hmx6l8xxn/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/9hf4n2mjf/CM_23531.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/9hf4n2mjf/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/kh0byp7tn/CM_23543.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/kh0byp7tn/)
[serious]
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 27, 2018, 08:23:59 AM
Zip-line pictures!  eeek:

(https://s17.postimg.org/hmx6l8xxn/J64_A0234.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hmx6l8xxn/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/9hf4n2mjf/CM_23531.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/9hf4n2mjf/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/kh0byp7tn/CM_23543.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/kh0byp7tn/)
[serious]
 :thumbsup:

They whisk you up to the top of the building and you walk out onto that veranda in the first picture and you think, "holy fucking shit!  eeek:"...

...but there were  gerls there so I volunteered to go first like...  angel1
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 27, 2018, 08:26:29 AM
Is it well maintained, like?  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 27, 2018, 08:31:23 AM
Zip-line pictures!  eeek:

(https://s17.postimg.org/hmx6l8xxn/J64_A0234.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hmx6l8xxn/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/9hf4n2mjf/CM_23531.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/9hf4n2mjf/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/kh0byp7tn/CM_23543.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/kh0byp7tn/)
[serious]
 :thumbsup:

They whisk you up to the top of the building and you walk out onto that veranda in the first picture and you think, "holy fucking shit!  eeek:"...

...but there were  gerls there so I volunteered to go first like...  angel1
worthy:

I might have holy fucking shit* meself


* holy fucking shit is a registered trademark of BM/VP enterprises?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 27, 2018, 12:16:08 PM
 scared2: scared2: scared2:

Blooming heck  eeek:

I hope your screams didn't put the gerls off  lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 27, 2018, 12:16:29 PM
 eeek:



happy001
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 27, 2018, 12:18:46 PM
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Blunderman, faster than a speeding bullshit.
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 27, 2018, 12:19:28 PM
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Blunderman, faster than a speeding bullshit.

 cussing:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 27, 2018, 12:22:19 PM
Brilliant  :thumbsup:

But rather you than me ..I would have been a blubbering wreck  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 27, 2018, 12:23:21 PM
He was, before the careful edits and the valium. noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 27, 2018, 12:35:48 PM
Brilliant  :thumbsup:

But rather you than me ..I would have been a blubbering wreck  :thumbsup:

Thank you Miss D...  cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 27, 2018, 01:09:18 PM
eeek:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rmCQY77hkwE" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>


happy001
Excellent worthy:

Your camera or theirs?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 27, 2018, 01:14:43 PM
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Blunderman, faster than a speeding bullshit.

 cussing:

Does that make you his trusty (elderly) boy blunder, Gubbin?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 27, 2018, 01:34:46 PM
eeek:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rmCQY77hkwE" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>


happy001
Excellent worthy:

Your camera or theirs?

Theirs... Unfortunately you are not allowed to take your own action cam - I wanted to mount mine forward facing but you have to leave everything in a locker at the start point...  evil:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 27, 2018, 01:48:45 PM
eeek:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rmCQY77hkwE" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>


happy001
Excellent worthy:

Your camera or theirs?

Theirs... Unfortunately you are not allowed to take your own action cam - I wanted to mount mine forward facing but you have to leave everything in a locker at the start point...  evil:
Same as the bridge. They don’t want your camera falling and killing some one looking up saying “what the fuck is that thi <splat>”
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 27, 2018, 01:51:23 PM
eeek:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rmCQY77hkwE" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>


happy001
Excellent worthy:

Your camera or theirs?

Theirs... Unfortunately you are not allowed to take your own action cam - I wanted to mount mine forward facing but you have to leave everything in a locker at the start point...  evil:
Same as the bridge. They don’t want your camera falling and killing some one looking up saying “what the fuck is that thi <splat>”

I get the H & S... I'd have thought they could have had their own (spare) GoPro mounts on the helmets (snigger) which would have worked for the majority of the customers... still, I loved it anyways...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 27, 2018, 01:52:37 PM
Did they give LL a discount voucher for a funeral, like, if it went wrong, like?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 27, 2018, 02:01:22 PM
Did they give LL a discount voucher for a funeral, like, if it went wrong, like?

And a pair of wire cutters...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 27, 2018, 02:49:29 PM
eeek:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rmCQY77hkwE" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>


happy001
Excellent worthy:

Your camera or theirs?

Theirs... Unfortunately you are not allowed to take your own action cam - I wanted to mount mine forward facing but you have to leave everything in a locker at the start point...  evil:
Same as the bridge. They don’t want your camera falling and killing some one looking up saying “what the fuck is that thi <splat>”

That way do you have to buy their  film of your experience too ?

A bit liking going to the theme parks and taking a picture of your picture after a scary ride as you do not want to pay £10 , or some such other extortionate amount  lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 27, 2018, 02:51:37 PM
Alton Towers turn you upside down at the exit to shake the last bits of change out of yer trousers  cussing: cussing: cussing:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 27, 2018, 03:18:35 PM
Alton Towers turn you upside down at the exit to shake the last bits of change out of yer trousers  cussing: cussing: cussing:

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 27, 2018, 03:19:53 PM
eeek:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rmCQY77hkwE" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>


happy001
Excellent worthy:

Your camera or theirs?

Theirs... Unfortunately you are not allowed to take your own action cam - I wanted to mount mine forward facing but you have to leave everything in a locker at the start point...  evil:
Same as the bridge. They don’t want your camera falling and killing some one looking up saying “what the fuck is that thi <splat>”

That way do you have to buy their  film of your experience too ?

A bit liking going to the theme parks and taking a picture of your picture after a scary ride as you do not want to pay £10 , or some such other extortionate amount  lol:

Other people do that??? eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 28, 2018, 05:34:38 AM
Lazy day today - mostly around the pool at the hotel although we may squeeze in Van Gogh Alive - The Experience this arvo as it is just up the road...  rubschin:

Taxis have been great here - they are all Toyota Camrys and in perfect condition - we had a Hybrid yesterday. All the drivers a forrin of course but they know their stuff. Think we only got ripped once, the journey back (the driver didn't know where the hotel was so he had to get his sat nag to direct) being significantly shorter and cheaper than the journey there...

I'd love to have a go at driving here - it is like organised road racing! The only downside is that red traffic lights last forever! Haven't seen any accidents nor an obvious presence of the police...

Off at 6pm, flight at 9:30...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 28, 2018, 05:38:09 AM
 tunble:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 28, 2018, 05:40:53 AM
tunble:

You didn't have to read it...  ::)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 28, 2018, 05:53:08 AM
By the time I had read it, it was too late  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 28, 2018, 06:01:08 AM
By the time I had read it, it was too late  noooo:

I'll give you a refund of your membership fee then... ::)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 28, 2018, 06:06:42 AM
 rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 28, 2018, 07:14:41 AM
rubschin:

Too late, the offer has expired...  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 28, 2018, 07:40:32 AM
Sorted, we are off here this arvo...


(https://s17.postimg.org/lhsazgaln/van.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/lhsazgaln/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 28, 2018, 07:48:04 AM
I thought he was dead  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 28, 2018, 08:00:37 AM
Lazy day today - mostly around the pool at the hotel although we may squeeze in Van Gogh Alive - The Experience this arvo as it is just up the road...  rubschin:

Taxis have been great here - they are all Toyota Camrys and in perfect condition - we had a Hybrid yesterday. All the drivers a forrin of course but they know their stuff. Think we only got ripped once, the journey back (the driver didn't know where the hotel was so he had to get his sat nag to direct) being significantly shorter and cheaper than the journey there...

I'd love to have a go at driving here - it is like organised road racing! The only downside is that red traffic lights last forever! Haven't seen any accidents nor an obvious presence of the police...

Off at 6pm, flight at 9:30...
:thumbsup:

The 'always leave wanting to stay another day' approach?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 28, 2018, 08:04:00 AM
I thought he was dead  eeek:

On my list...  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 28, 2018, 08:04:31 AM
Lazy day today - mostly around the pool at the hotel although we may squeeze in Van Gogh Alive - The Experience this arvo as it is just up the road...  rubschin:

Taxis have been great here - they are all Toyota Camrys and in perfect condition - we had a Hybrid yesterday. All the drivers a forrin of course but they know their stuff. Think we only got ripped once, the journey back (the driver didn't know where the hotel was so he had to get his sat nag to direct) being significantly shorter and cheaper than the journey there...

I'd love to have a go at driving here - it is like organised road racing! The only downside is that red traffic lights last forever! Haven't seen any accidents nor an obvious presence of the police...

Off at 6pm, flight at 9:30...
:thumbsup:

The 'always leave wanting to stay another day' approach?

Yes...  cry:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 28, 2018, 08:15:47 AM
Lazy day today - mostly around the pool at the hotel although we may squeeze in Van Gogh Alive - The Experience this arvo as it is just up the road...  rubschin:

Taxis have been great here - they are all Toyota Camrys and in perfect condition - we had a Hybrid yesterday. All the drivers a forrin of course but they know their stuff. Think we only got ripped once, the journey back (the driver didn't know where the hotel was so he had to get his sat nag to direct) being significantly shorter and cheaper than the journey there...

I'd love to have a go at driving here - it is like organised road racing! The only downside is that red traffic lights last forever! Haven't seen any accidents nor an obvious presence of the police...

Off at 6pm, flight at 9:30...
:thumbsup:

The 'always leave wanting to stay another day' approach?

Yes...  cry:
It's the best way, far better than the opposite
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 28, 2018, 08:42:37 AM
Ignore Nick ...we are enjoying the travelogue  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 28, 2018, 08:49:25 AM
 sad32: sad32:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 28, 2018, 09:31:45 AM
Ignore Nick ...we are enjoying the travelogue  :thumbsup:
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 28, 2018, 10:10:25 AM
Ignore Nick ...we are enjoying the travelogue  :thumbsup:

 cloud9:

Last day, time to visit the pool bar...


(https://s17.postimg.org/wgcr8kgd7/IMG_20180328_124531.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/wgcr8kgd7/)

They've got the fecking ruby on the tellybox!  cussing:

(https://s17.postimg.org/bjgj3yv7v/IMG_20180328_132031.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/bjgj3yv7v/)

And then we were locked out of our room as we had a late checkout!  Banghead

And I needed a pee...  redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 28, 2018, 01:02:57 PM
Sorted, we are off here this arvo...


(https://s17.postimg.org/lhsazgaln/van.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/lhsazgaln/)

Well that was sensational!  cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 28, 2018, 02:49:20 PM
In the lounge at Dubai...  cloud9:
(https://s7.postimg.org/zcecw8h47/IMG_20180328_184628.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/zcecw8h47/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 28, 2018, 02:51:01 PM
Are you flying cattle class?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 28, 2018, 03:07:51 PM
Are you flying cattle class?

Oh yes!  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 28, 2018, 03:10:02 PM
 happy100
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 28, 2018, 03:11:39 PM
Are you flying cattle class?


Oh yes!  whistle:

There is worse

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fassets.amuniversal.com%2F42c9b2c097e4012f2fe400163e41dd5b&hash=84f0adeb0c341be9cf0fcb04d2cbad94)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 28, 2018, 03:12:35 PM
Sorted, we are off here this arvo...


(https://s17.postimg.org/lhsazgaln/van.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/lhsazgaln/)

Well that was sensational!  cloud9:
Popcorn:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 28, 2018, 03:13:30 PM
He prolly had his phone on vibrate in his pocket ::)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 28, 2018, 03:15:09 PM
Are you flying cattle class?


Oh yes!  whistle:

There is worse

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fassets.amuniversal.com%2F42c9b2c097e4012f2fe400163e41dd5b&hash=84f0adeb0c341be9cf0fcb04d2cbad94[/url])


 scared2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 28, 2018, 03:19:07 PM
Sorted, we are off here this arvo...


(https://s17.postimg.org/lhsazgaln/van.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/lhsazgaln/)

Well that was sensational!  cloud9:
Popcorn:

Hard to describe...

So, you sit in the dark in a huge air conditioned tent on bean bags...

All around the walls, ceiling and floors they project his pictures (some of them animated) and selections from his writings...

It is in sections of his life and describes his location and mind-set.

They play beautiful music in the background.

We went round twice and found it very moving... will definitely be watching Loving Vincent (3rd time) on the plane tonight...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 28, 2018, 03:23:58 PM
Sorted, we are off here this arvo...


(https://s17.postimg.org/lhsazgaln/van.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/lhsazgaln/)

Well that was sensational!  cloud9:
Popcorn:

Hard to describe...

So, you sit in the dark in a huge air conditioned tent on bean bags...

All around the walls, ceiling and floors they project his pictures (some of them animated) and selections from his writings...

It is in sections of his life and describes his location and mind-set.

They play beautiful music in the background.

We went round twice and found it very moving... will definitely be watching Loving Vincent (3rd time) on the plane tonight...  :thumbsup:
Ta and  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 29, 2018, 01:24:19 AM
What bleddy time is it...? Shrugs:
(https://s9.postimg.org/a7lljbh4b/IMG_20180329_051333.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/a7lljbh4b/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 29, 2018, 06:56:28 AM
Your poor little body clocks ...and we moan about the clocks changing by an hour  lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 29, 2018, 07:35:04 AM
What bleddy time is it...? Shrugs:
(https://s9.postimg.org/a7lljbh4b/IMG_20180329_051333.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/a7lljbh4b/)
G'day, you're just coming up to collapso time in Sydney

That fin camera on the 380 is great isn't it

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 29, 2018, 09:23:37 AM
We are here!

Room has a fully stocked cocktail bar!  eeek:

Time for beer....
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on March 29, 2018, 09:28:43 AM
Is it free?  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 29, 2018, 09:36:24 AM
We are here!

Room has a fully stocked cocktail bar!  eeek:

Time for beer....

30 minutes after arriving, the bar was cleared out and BM was pissed....  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 29, 2018, 09:54:04 AM
Is it free?  whistle:

No...  cry:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 29, 2018, 09:57:25 AM
Location, location, location...  razz:
(https://s18.postimg.org/5ff23toud/IMG_20180329_205029.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5ff23toud/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 29, 2018, 10:31:58 AM
Wowza  :thumbsup:

Just like when I set up my tent under QE2 Bridge   lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 29, 2018, 11:09:45 AM
Wowza  :thumbsup:

Just like when I set up my tent under QE2 Bridge   lol: lol: lol:

Are you that laydee with all the shite in a shopping trolley...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 29, 2018, 11:24:38 AM
Is it free?  whistle:

No...  cry:
Are you in a business class room?

If so the business lounge
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 30, 2018, 01:09:38 PM
Had a fab day around the harbour...

...and just booked to watch the Australian Rules Football on Sunday!  cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 30, 2018, 01:15:58 PM
Had a fab day around the harbour...

...and just booked to watch the Australian Rules Football on Sunday!  cloud9:
:thumbsup:  report and pics please

Where do they play?

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on March 30, 2018, 09:06:02 PM
BM may want to purchase a stronger bucket....  rubschin:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5562191/Will-control-space-station-hit-country.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5562191/Will-control-space-station-hit-country.html)

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 30, 2018, 10:19:27 PM
Had a fab day around the harbour...

...and just booked to watch the Australian Rules Football on Sunday!  cloud9:
:thumbsup:  report and pics please

Where do they play?

Twas a bugger getting tickets!  eeek:

It is only the local team, Sydney Swans vs Port Adelaide Power...

Game is at Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park...


(https://s18.postimg.org/qkmt4vu6d/20180308_tickets_hero.png) (https://postimg.org/image/qkmt4vu6d/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on March 31, 2018, 07:48:37 AM
Had a fab day around the harbour...

...and just booked to watch the Australian Rules Football on Sunday!  cloud9:
:thumbsup:  report and pics please

Where do they play?
Twas a bugger getting tickets!  eeek:

It is only the local team, Sydney Swans vs Port Adelaide Power...

Game is at Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park...


(https://s18.postimg.org/qkmt4vu6d/20180308_tickets_hero.png) (https://postimg.org/image/qkmt4vu6d/)
SCG eh  :thumbsup:  Never done that or an Aussie Rules game

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 31, 2018, 11:44:54 PM
Had a fab day around the harbour...

...and just booked to watch the Australian Rules Football on Sunday!  cloud9:
:thumbsup:  report and pics please

Where do they play?
Twas a bugger getting tickets!  eeek:

It is only the local team, Sydney Swans vs Port Adelaide Power...

Game is at Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park...


(https://s18.postimg.org/qkmt4vu6d/20180308_tickets_hero.png) (https://postimg.org/image/qkmt4vu6d/)
SCG eh  :thumbsup:  Never done that or an Aussie Rules game

Will be sure to post pictures-a-plenty!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on March 31, 2018, 11:57:44 PM
So, being Easter, everything carries a 10% surcharge!  cussing:

And driving offences get doubled demerits!  eeek:

Apparently the surcharge is to cover, "extra staff costs"...  ::)

I have no idea how they justify giving you more points for speeding for example because it is a holiday weekend...? Shrugs:

Anyhoo, general impressions so far are that I LOVE 'Stralia!  ;D

The local beers are delicious!  cloud9:

People are very friendly, the place is beautiful and I'd want to come back for sure. Sydney town is a bit of a mess as they have all the roads dug up to put a tram system in that they, er dug up recently but apart from that it really is a beautiful city...

Can I link a FaceArse album here for non-FaceArse users...?

Sydney Day 1 (https://www.facebook.com/marklipscombeuk/media_set?set=a.10155549674982239.1073741839.718697238&type=3)

Sydney Day 2 (https://www.facebook.com/marklipscombeuk/media_set?set=a.10155552520977239.1073741840.718697238&type=3)

Nick, you don't have to read it mate...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 01, 2018, 05:59:57 AM
 cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 01, 2018, 07:11:39 AM
Thank you ..pics are awesome  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 01, 2018, 08:31:06 AM
So, being Easter, everything carries a 10% surcharge!  cussing:

And driving offences get doubled demerits!  eeek:

Apparently the surcharge is to cover, "extra staff costs"...  ::)

I have no idea how they justify giving you more points for speeding for example because it is a holiday weekend...? Shrugs:

Anyhoo, general impressions so far are that I LOVE 'Stralia!  ;D

The local beers are delicious!  cloud9:

People are very friendly, the place is beautiful and I'd want to come back for sure. Sydney town is a bit of a mess as they have all the roads dug up to put a tram system in that they, er dug up recently but apart from that it really is a beautiful city...

Can I link a FaceArse album here for non-FaceArse users...?

Sydney Day 1 (https://www.facebook.com/marklipscombeuk/media_set?set=a.10155549674982239.1073741839.718697238&type=3)

Sydney Day 2 (https://www.facebook.com/marklipscombeuk/media_set?set=a.10155552520977239.1073741840.718697238&type=3)

Nick, you don't have to read it mate...  noooo:
:thumbsup:  thought you'd like it, it's our favourite city and there is so much to see and do

Should have warned you over that 10%, it's a complicated story to do with restaurants have to pay double wages on those days.  Oz has a lot of labour rules.  The tram plan is a farce, it'll be a failure like the monorail they took out from the Chinatown/Darling Harbour area a couple of years back

Was the Radisson OK or did you move?


But the sad news is no I can't see the pics as no Arsebook account. 


Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 01, 2018, 11:02:06 AM
So, being Easter, everything carries a 10% surcharge!  cussing:

And driving offences get doubled demerits!  eeek:

Apparently the surcharge is to cover, "extra staff costs"...  ::)

I have no idea how they justify giving you more points for speeding for example because it is a holiday weekend...? Shrugs:

Anyhoo, general impressions so far are that I LOVE 'Stralia!  ;D

The local beers are delicious!  cloud9:

People are very friendly, the place is beautiful and I'd want to come back for sure. Sydney town is a bit of a mess as they have all the roads dug up to put a tram system in that they, er dug up recently but apart from that it really is a beautiful city...

Can I link a FaceArse album here for non-FaceArse users...?

Sydney Day 1 (https://www.facebook.com/marklipscombeuk/media_set?set=a.10155549674982239.1073741839.718697238&type=3)

Sydney Day 2 (https://www.facebook.com/marklipscombeuk/media_set?set=a.10155552520977239.1073741840.718697238&type=3)

Nick, you don't have to read it mate...  noooo:
:thumbsup:  thought you'd like it, it's our favourite city and there is so much to see and do

Should have warned you over that 10%, it's a complicated story to do with restaurants have to pay double wages on those days.  Oz has a lot of labour rules.  The tram plan is a farce, it'll be a failure like the monorail they took out from the Chinatown/Darling Harbour area a couple of years back

Was the Radisson OK or did you move?


But the sad news is no I can't see the pics as no Arsebook account.

They put the bastards clocks back last night - got to the game an hour early!  cussing:

Moved to Pier 1

Will find somewhere to host pics...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 01, 2018, 11:11:34 AM
Wot's Pier 1 like?  Usefully far from the shops

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 01, 2018, 11:34:13 AM
Wot's Pier 1 like?  Usefully far from the shops

Splendid, I love it...  cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 01, 2018, 12:08:45 PM
Wot's Pier 1 like?  Usefully far from the shops

Splendid, I love it...  cloud9:

And it has the bestist location!
(https://s18.postimg.org/j3adxobyt/1060081.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/j3adxobyt/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 01, 2018, 12:13:56 PM
Wot's Pier 1 like?  Usefully far from the shops

Splendid, I love it...  cloud9:

And it has the bestist location!
(https://s18.postimg.org/j3adxobyt/1060081.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/j3adxobyt/)
rubschin:  bit far out for me but great view  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 01, 2018, 12:19:47 PM
Oh and for FaceArses.... Sydney Day 3 (https://www.facebook.com/marklipscombeuk/media_set?set=a.10155554875692239.1073741841.718697238&type=3)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 02, 2018, 01:26:11 AM
Had a fab day around the harbour...

...and just booked to watch the Australian Rules Football on Sunday!  cloud9:
:thumbsup:  report and pics please

Where do they play?
Twas a bugger getting tickets!  eeek:

It is only the local team, Sydney Swans vs Port Adelaide Power...

Game is at Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park...


(https://s18.postimg.org/qkmt4vu6d/20180308_tickets_hero.png) (https://postimg.org/image/qkmt4vu6d/)
SCG eh  :thumbsup:  Never done that or an Aussie Rules game


Some random pictures from the 50,000 I took at the match...

* chucks $35 Sydney Swans baseball cap in bin *

(https://s18.postimg.org/kov7tle91/1060104.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/kov7tle91/)

(https://s18.postimg.org/y5s6cjwb9/1060124.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/y5s6cjwb9/)

(https://s18.postimg.org/5g5afx011/1060127.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5g5afx011/)

(https://s18.postimg.org/oxzxvuhj9/1060128.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/oxzxvuhj9/)

(https://s18.postimg.org/65o2s8xzp/1060131.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/65o2s8xzp/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 02, 2018, 05:59:06 AM
Check in at Sydney airport....

Check-in girl: Where are you flying to today?
LL: I'm going to see my sister in New Zealand!
Check-in girl: facepalm:
BM: facepalm:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 02, 2018, 07:15:27 AM
 noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 02, 2018, 07:21:27 AM
I don't believe they still fall for this shit!  lol: lol: lol:

Over the tannoy they have just made a call for Miss Issipy Delta! happy001
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 02, 2018, 07:22:43 AM
and in the bogs there is a sign that says you shouldn't wash your hands in the urinal as the water is recycled...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 02, 2018, 09:32:22 AM
Had a fab day around the harbour...

...and just booked to watch the Australian Rules Football on Sunday!  cloud9:
:thumbsup:  report and pics please

Where do they play?
Twas a bugger getting tickets!  eeek:

It is only the local team, Sydney Swans vs Port Adelaide Power...

Game is at Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park...


(https://s18.postimg.org/qkmt4vu6d/20180308_tickets_hero.png) (https://postimg.org/image/qkmt4vu6d/)
SCG eh  :thumbsup:  Never done that or an Aussie Rules game


Some random pictures from the 50,000 I took at the match...

* chucks $35 Sydney Swans baseball cap in bin *

(https://s18.postimg.org/kov7tle91/1060104.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/kov7tle91/)

(https://s18.postimg.org/y5s6cjwb9/1060124.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/y5s6cjwb9/)

(https://s18.postimg.org/5g5afx011/1060127.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5g5afx011/)

(https://s18.postimg.org/oxzxvuhj9/1060128.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/oxzxvuhj9/)

(https://s18.postimg.org/65o2s8xzp/1060131.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/65o2s8xzp/)
:thumbsup: Brilliant thanks.  Am jealous on several levels. 

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 02, 2018, 09:33:59 AM
Check in at Sydney airport....

Check-in girl: Where are you flying to today?
LL: I'm going to see my sister in New Zealand!
Check-in girl: facepalm:
BM: facepalm:
And from several thousand miles away: facepalm:

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 03, 2018, 12:33:22 AM
Great flight to Auckland...

Managed to clear immigration and customs without collecting our cases from the carousel... facepalm:

Three hours later....  Banghead
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 03, 2018, 06:35:21 AM
How?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 03, 2018, 07:20:43 AM
How?

Fuck knows... Shrugs:

So, we get off the plane and pass through the electronic passport scanning...

On the other side there is a monitor that says the Sydney flight luggage is on carousel 6. We are standing at carousel 1...

So we walk down past carousel 2, past carousel 3, past carousel 4, past carousel 5 and between us and carousel 6 is a mahoosive customs wumman who says, "JOIN THAT LINE". So we join the line...

Immigration is simple, couple of questions then we are through... we have to put our carry-on bags through the X-Ray machine, get sniffed by the drugs dog and then woo-hooo, we are, um in the arrivals hall, being met but with no luggage...

So, we can't go back into the customs hall, we are directed outside and to the handling agent... which is closed... Press (repeatedly) the 24 hour call bell but nothing, the plane was late arriving so we are like 2:30am in the dark and nothing... I head back to the terminal and find the tallest security officer you have ever seen in your life!

The security officer takes me back outside and waves his pass in front of a scanner which miraculously produces an employee who then goes off to find our luggage - the automatic door closes and we are trapped in a 2m x 2m 'waiting room' waiting for numpty to find our luggage and take it to security where it was all opened and inspected... God knows what time we got to bed...

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 03, 2018, 07:28:16 AM
Oh noes  eeek:

But also  happy001 happy001 happy001

Still, good to know you always do what a wumman tells ya  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 03, 2018, 07:31:16 AM
Oh noes  eeek:

But also  happy001 happy001 happy001

Still, good to know you always do what a wumman tells ya  :thumbsup:

I felt like Nick...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 03, 2018, 07:50:56 AM
 point: point: point:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on April 03, 2018, 08:19:17 AM
point: point: point:
point: point: point: point: point: happy001 happy001 happy001
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 03, 2018, 08:24:24 AM
point: point: point:
point: point: point: point: point: happy001 happy001 happy001
point: point: point: point: point: point: happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001

even better than my NZ customs story
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 03, 2018, 08:27:03 AM
Good job you weren't carrying any cheese  cussing:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 03, 2018, 08:35:44 AM
Good job you weren't carrying any cheese  cussing:
:thumbsup:

We need a customs horror stories thread.   I could explain the time I got stopped walking back through customs in the USA
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 03, 2018, 08:38:25 AM
Bastards!  cussing:


Anyhoo... Off to Auckland on the ferry tomorrow... What could possibly go wrong...? Shrugs:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 03, 2018, 08:39:13 AM
I once got pulled over at Gatwick as I was leaving the country!  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 03, 2018, 08:41:39 AM
Oh noes ...you are turning into Nick  eeek: eeek: eeek:

You are living in his upside down world ..if you start talking about sheep tv that will be it  lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 03, 2018, 08:43:02 AM
I have become an role model  cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 03, 2018, 08:50:45 AM
I once got pulled over at Gatwick as I was leaving the country!  eeek:
I got stopped at Gatwick trying to go back through immigration to post a letter.  "Where have you just come from" I was asked.  Saying "here" wasn't the answer they took kindly too

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 03, 2018, 09:32:25 AM
Oh noes ...you are turning into Nick  eeek: eeek: eeek:

You are living in his upside down world ..if you start talking about sheep tv that will be it  lol:


 sad32: sad32: sad32:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 04, 2018, 10:11:21 PM
For FaceArsers (https://www.facebook.com/marklipscombeuk/media_set?set=a.10155561411427239.1073741845.718697238&type=3)...

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 04, 2018, 10:18:57 PM
For FaceArsers (https://www.facebook.com/marklipscombeuk/media_set?set=a.10155561411427239.1073741845.718697238&type=3)...
How is Auckland?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 04, 2018, 11:45:33 PM
For FaceArsers (https://www.facebook.com/marklipscombeuk/media_set?set=a.10155561411427239.1073741845.718697238&type=3)...
How is Auckland?

I like it. A lot so far... Reminds me of certain parts of the 'States 'cept they drive on the right side of the road... Which is the left side obvs. I'll try and put up some pics..
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 05, 2018, 04:21:57 AM
Does this work...? (https://photos.app.goo.gl/nJ4K9nEHpGQSykcP2)

 rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 05, 2018, 07:30:31 AM
Does this work...? (https://photos.app.goo.gl/nJ4K9nEHpGQSykcP2)

 rubschin:
brilliantly  :thumbsup:

ta

We liked Auckland a lot on first visit but less so 2nd time. IMHO it's not so much a tourist destination more a place to live.   Do they still call the bridge the Nippon Clip-On?

(BTW if you see a short angry 'lady' with an umbrella she keeps clumsily jabbing people with, best to just kick her in front of a truck - that's what we should have done with the stupid cow)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 05, 2018, 07:41:29 AM
Does this work...? (https://photos.app.goo.gl/nJ4K9nEHpGQSykcP2)

 rubschin:
brilliantly  :thumbsup:

ta

We liked Auckland a lot on first visit but less so 2nd time. IMHO it's not so much a tourist destination more a place to live.   Do they still call the bridge the Nippon Clip-On?

(BTW if you see a short angry 'lady' with an umbrella she keeps clumsily jabbing people with, best to just kick her in front of a truck - that's what we should have done with the stupid cow)

I'll convert the others...

FaceArse seems to fuck about with albums of pictures and displays different numbers to different people... Pile of shite.

Yes, the Nippon Clip-ons are still known as such... Apparently the original (British built) bridge was full to capacity and they had to add the two extra lanes from Japan on each side... The British bits are apparently still in tip top condition while the clip-ons are as rusty as an extremely rusty thing...  noooo:

Haven't seen a lady with an umbrella as described but have seen plenty of 'ladies' in town...  noooo:


(https://s9.postimg.org/s251778rv/1060329.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/s251778rv/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 05, 2018, 08:02:46 AM
Does this work...? (https://photos.app.goo.gl/nJ4K9nEHpGQSykcP2)

 rubschin:
brilliantly  :thumbsup:

ta

We liked Auckland a lot on first visit but less so 2nd time. IMHO it's not so much a tourist destination more a place to live.   Do they still call the bridge the Nippon Clip-On?

(BTW if you see a short angry 'lady' with an umbrella she keeps clumsily jabbing people with, best to just kick her in front of a truck - that's what we should have done with the stupid cow)

I'll convert the others...

FaceArse seems to fuck about with albums of pictures and displays different numbers to different people... Pile of shite.

Yes, the Nippon Clip-ons are still known as such... Apparently the original (British built) bridge was full to capacity and they had to add the two extra lanes from Japan on each side... The British bits are apparently still in tip top condition while the clip-ons are as rusty as an extremely rusty thing...  noooo:

Haven't seen a lady with an umbrella as described but have seen plenty of 'ladies' in town...  noooo:


(https://s9.postimg.org/s251778rv/1060329.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/s251778rv/)
Shame about the bridge, they're going to be stuffed if they have to replace it. 

That camera you're using is stunningly good
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 05, 2018, 10:41:29 PM
Does this work...? (https://photos.app.goo.gl/nJ4K9nEHpGQSykcP2)

 rubschin:
brilliantly  :thumbsup:

ta

We liked Auckland a lot on first visit but less so 2nd time. IMHO it's not so much a tourist destination more a place to live.   Do they still call the bridge the Nippon Clip-On?

(BTW if you see a short angry 'lady' with an umbrella she keeps clumsily jabbing people with, best to just kick her in front of a truck - that's what we should have done with the stupid cow)

I'll convert the others...

FaceArse seems to fuck about with albums of pictures and displays different numbers to different people... Pile of shite.

Yes, the Nippon Clip-ons are still known as such... Apparently the original (British built) bridge was full to capacity and they had to add the two extra lanes from Japan on each side... The British bits are apparently still in tip top condition while the clip-ons are as rusty as an extremely rusty thing...  noooo:

Haven't seen a lady with an umbrella as described but have seen plenty of 'ladies' in town...  noooo:


(https://s9.postimg.org/s251778rv/1060329.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/s251778rv/)
Shame about the bridge, they're going to be stuffed if they have to replace it. 

That camera you're using is stunningly good

And took it out yesterday morning, set up for the first shot and 'No Memory Card'  Banghead

I've brought Terabytes of Micro SD cards with me but (because LL) managed to leave them all back at the house...  cussing:

Had to buy a card - NZ$19 for 8Gb... I didn't know they made them any more...  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 06, 2018, 05:21:56 AM
Does this work...? (https://photos.app.goo.gl/nJ4K9nEHpGQSykcP2)

 rubschin:
brilliantly  :thumbsup:

ta

We liked Auckland a lot on first visit but less so 2nd time. IMHO it's not so much a tourist destination more a place to live.   Do they still call the bridge the Nippon Clip-On?

(BTW if you see a short angry 'lady' with an umbrella she keeps clumsily jabbing people with, best to just kick her in front of a truck - that's what we should have done with the stupid cow)

I'll convert the others...

FaceArse seems to fuck about with albums of pictures and displays different numbers to different people... Pile of shite.

Yes, the Nippon Clip-ons are still known as such... Apparently the original (British built) bridge was full to capacity and they had to add the two extra lanes from Japan on each side... The British bits are apparently still in tip top condition while the clip-ons are as rusty as an extremely rusty thing...  noooo:

Haven't seen a lady with an umbrella as described but have seen plenty of 'ladies' in town...  noooo:


(https://s9.postimg.org/s251778rv/1060329.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/s251778rv/)
Shame about the bridge, they're going to be stuffed if they have to replace it. 

That camera you're using is stunningly good

We avoided the clip-on today!  lol:


(https://s9.postimg.org/6zs8e1c9n/1060533.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6zs8e1c9n/)

(https://s9.postimg.org/g7kgur6h7/1060534.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/g7kgur6h7/)

(https://s9.postimg.org/quea06u23/1060536.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/quea06u23/)

(https://s9.postimg.org/zcnq4isuz/1060537.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/zcnq4isuz/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 06, 2018, 05:29:31 AM
Auckland Day 4 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVrDzQY83q5ayGRG3)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 06, 2018, 07:37:20 AM
Auckland Day 4 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVrDzQY83q5ayGRG3)
:thumbsup:  great ones

And to think once upon a time that's as many pics as many took in an entire holiday.  And then had to wait for them to be developed
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 06, 2018, 09:13:02 PM
Auckland Day 4 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVrDzQY83q5ayGRG3)
:thumbsup:  great ones

And to think once upon a time that's as many pics as many took in an entire holiday.  And then had to wait for them to be developed

I know, get a pack of 36 back from the chemist (snigger) and it would cover months if not years...  lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 06, 2018, 09:28:58 PM
Auckland Day 4 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVrDzQY83q5ayGRG3)
:thumbsup:  great ones

And to think once upon a time that's as many pics as many took in an entire holiday.  And then had to wait for them to be developed

I know, get a pack of 36 back from the chemist (snigger) and it would cover months if not years...  lol:
lol: lol: lol:

3 generations

As far as I know none of my grand parents ever took a photo
Between them my parents took ~ 1,000 photos in their life
Since my first digital camera I've averaged ~3,000 a year 
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 06, 2018, 09:42:19 PM
Auckland Day 4 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVrDzQY83q5ayGRG3)
:thumbsup:  great ones

And to think once upon a time that's as many pics as many took in an entire holiday.  And then had to wait for them to be developed

I know, get a pack of 36 back from the chemist (snigger) and it would cover months if not years...  lol:
lol: lol: lol:

3 generations

As far as I know none of my grand parents ever took a photo
Between them my parents took ~ 1,000 photos in their life
Since my first digital camera I've averaged ~3,000 a year

I remember having one of these and being gutted on holiday when somebody ran in front of me and ruined the final picture on the 'roll'... it was going to be of some castle in Wales. Buying a second roll simply wasn't an option and using those 'Magicube' things was definitely for special occasions only...


(https://s9.postimg.org/duld6b00r/Infocast-_IMG_1901.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/duld6b00r/)


Now I have a gazillion digital images most of which will only ever be seen once...  lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 06, 2018, 09:52:38 PM
Auckland Day 4 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVrDzQY83q5ayGRG3)
:thumbsup:  great ones

And to think once upon a time that's as many pics as many took in an entire holiday.  And then had to wait for them to be developed

I know, get a pack of 36 back from the chemist (snigger) and it would cover months if not years...  lol:
lol: lol: lol:

3 generations

As far as I know none of my grand parents ever took a photo
Between them my parents took ~ 1,000 photos in their life
Since my first digital camera I've averaged ~3,000 a year

I remember having one of these and being gutted on holiday when somebody ran in front of me and ruined the final picture on the 'roll'... it was going to be of some castle in Wales. Buying a second roll simply wasn't an option and using those 'Magicube' things was definitely for special occasions only...


(https://s9.postimg.org/duld6b00r/Infocast-_IMG_1901.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/duld6b00r/)


Now I have a gazillion digital images most of which will only ever be seen once...  lol:
great isn't it

And just look at the resolution they have (both spatial and colour depth)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 06, 2018, 09:55:52 PM
Just watched the bins being emptied!  lol:

They have a council service here and competing private companies (although you still have to pay for the council service).

Private company turns up in a single-operator truck that has a grab arm that lifts up the wheelie bin and empties it into the truck.

Council service turns up to empty their bins (different colour) in the same single-operator type of truck but with another bloke that has to peel a tag off the bin before the truck can empty it... facepalm:

 noooo: noooo: noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 06, 2018, 10:39:32 PM
Just watched the bins being emptied!  lol:

They have a council service here and competing private companies (although you still have to pay for the council service).

Private company turns up in a single-operator truck that has a grab arm that lifts up the wheelie bin and empties it into the truck.

Council service turns up to empty their bins (different colour) in the same single-operator type of truck but with another bloke that has to peel a tag off the bin before the truck can empty it... facepalm:

 noooo: noooo: noooo:
Ah maybe you've reached that been here 4 days and want to go back to Oz point.  There's a lot to like in NZ but  . . . .
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 06, 2018, 11:10:42 PM
Just watched the bins being emptied!  lol:

They have a council service here and competing private companies (although you still have to pay for the council service).

Private company turns up in a single-operator truck that has a grab arm that lifts up the wheelie bin and empties it into the truck.

Council service turns up to empty their bins (different colour) in the same single-operator type of truck but with another bloke that has to peel a tag off the bin before the truck can empty it... facepalm:

 noooo: noooo: noooo:
Ah maybe you've reached that been here 4 days and want to go back to Oz point.  There's a lot to like in NZ but  . . . .

Nah, still plenty to see here... Will spend more time on Oz next time tho... Prolly swap the ratio.
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 07, 2018, 04:37:19 AM
Auckland Day 5 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/HqdkECp9tYalolkq1) - Winter Garden and War Memorial Museum

Leaving Auckland tomoz and heading to Bay of Islands...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 07, 2018, 09:25:31 AM
Auckland Day 5 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/HqdkECp9tYalolkq1) - Winter Garden and War Memorial Museum

Leaving Auckland tomoz and heading to Bay of Islands...
:thumbsup: more than just a dab hand with the picture box you are.  worthy:

. . .next time tho...
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Oz/NZ just has to be done more than once
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 07, 2018, 09:41:10 AM
Auckland Day 5 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/HqdkECp9tYalolkq1) - Winter Garden and War Memorial Museum

Leaving Auckland tomoz and heading to Bay of Islands...
:thumbsup: more than just a dab hand with the picture box you are.  worthy:

. . .next time tho...
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Oz/NZ just has to be done more than once

 cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 07, 2018, 11:32:10 AM
Fabulous pictures !!

they have some very exotic creatures living in the bushes out there don't they  lol: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 07, 2018, 02:11:59 PM
Like deadly snails  scared2:  Imagine being chased by one of those  scared2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 07, 2018, 07:57:36 PM
Fabulous pictures !!

they have some very exotic creatures living in the bushes out there don't they  lol: :thumbsup:

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 07, 2018, 07:58:01 PM
Like deadly snails  scared2:  Imagine being chased by one of those  scared2:

 scared:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 07, 2018, 08:30:48 PM
Like deadly snails  scared2:  Imagine being chased by one of those  scared2:
But you could feed a French family for a week on one
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 08, 2018, 08:11:08 AM
So, we've driven North via Whangari to Kerikeri...

Staying in a lovely motel but the interwebz are too slow to upload pictures so you'll just have to use your imagination or search the interwebz for yourselves...

Going to Russell tomoz which involves a trip on a 'vehicular ferry'... ::)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 08, 2018, 09:43:00 AM
So, we've driven North via Whangari to Kerikeri...

Staying in a lovely motel but the interwebz are too slow to upload pictures so you'll just have to use your imagination or search the interwebz for yourselves...

Going to Russell tomoz which involves a trip on a 'vehicular ferry'... ::)
:thumbsup:

far better than a paddle it yourself ferry

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 08, 2018, 09:48:08 AM
So, we've driven North via Whangari to Kerikeri...

Staying in a lovely motel but the interwebz are too slow to upload pictures so you'll just have to use your imagination or search the interwebz for yourselves...

Going to Russell tomoz which involves a trip on a 'vehicular ferry'... ::)
:thumbsup:

far better than a paddle it yourself ferry

We can only hope so!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 08, 2018, 10:52:13 AM
So, we've driven North via Whangari to Kerikeri...

Staying in a lovely motel but the interwebz are too slow to upload pictures so you'll just have to use your imagination or search the interwebz for yourselves...

Going to Russell tomoz which involves a trip on a 'vehicular ferry'... ::)
:thumbsup:

far better than a paddle it yourself ferry

We can only hope so!  :thumbsup:
So these pics you can't upload.  Any good?  We've never been that far up north in NZ
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 08, 2018, 11:24:41 AM
So, we've driven North via Whangari to Kerikeri...

Staying in a lovely motel but the interwebz are too slow to upload pictures so you'll just have to use your imagination or search the interwebz for yourselves...

Going to Russell tomoz which involves a trip on a 'vehicular ferry'... ::)
:thumbsup:

far better than a paddle it yourself ferry

We can only hope so!  :thumbsup:
So these pics you can't upload.  Any good?  We've never been that far up north in NZ

Sensational scenery... Uploading now but taking forever...

Try this...


(https://s31.postimg.org/b2oiri2nb/1060778.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/b2oiri2nb/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 08, 2018, 11:26:28 AM
 :thumbsup:

no hurries on the rest, you'll get back to civilisation one day
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 08, 2018, 11:27:57 AM
We can't switch the lights out in the room... have had to take the bulbs out...  redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 08, 2018, 11:41:15 AM
We can't switch the lights out in the room... have had to take the bulbs out...  redface:
bizarre
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 08, 2018, 01:33:02 PM
We can't switch the lights out in the room... have had to take the bulbs out...  redface:
bizarre

Either that or BM can't figure out how to use the light switch.....  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 08, 2018, 01:34:06 PM
We can't switch the lights out in the room... have had to take the bulbs out...  redface:
bizarre

Either that or BM can't figure out how to use the light switch.....  rubschin:
Or Nick stayed there last week?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 08, 2018, 01:36:02 PM
We can't switch the lights out in the room... have had to take the bulbs out...  redface:
bizarre

Either that or BM can't figure out how to use the light switch.....  rubschin:
Or Nick stayed there last week?

Nick on an aircraft for 22 hours? The news would have been full of disaster coverage...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 08, 2018, 01:41:03 PM
We can't switch the lights out in the room... have had to take the bulbs out...  redface:
bizarre

Either that or BM can't figure out how to use the light switch.....  rubschin:
Or Nick stayed there last week?

Nick on an aircraft for 22 hours? The news would have been full of disaster coverage...  noooo:
Ah good point

Never realised they had human cannonball guns that powerful in Nottingham

(https://cdn.allthingsnuclear.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Fig-5.jpg)

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 08, 2018, 01:46:24 PM
 cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:

They could just have worn blilndfolds  rubschin: rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 08, 2018, 02:05:08 PM
cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:

They could just have worn blilndfolds  rubschin: rubschin:
It's a plan!
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 08, 2018, 02:10:21 PM
We can't switch the lights out in the room... have had to take the bulbs out...  redface:
bizarre

Either that or BM can't figure out how to use the light switch.....  rubschin:
Or Nick stayed there last week?

Nick on an aircraft for 22 hours? The news would have been full of disaster coverage...  noooo:
Ah good point

Never realised they had human cannonball guns that powerful in Nottingham

(https://cdn.allthingsnuclear.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Fig-5.jpg)

Ye Gods man are you insane, theoretical or not, even considering the idea of putting Nick anywhere near something THAT powerful....  scared2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 08, 2018, 03:22:08 PM
We can't switch the lights out in the room... have had to take the bulbs out...  redface:
bizarre

Either that or BM can't figure out how to use the light switch.....  rubschin:
Or Nick stayed there last week?

Nick on an aircraft for 22 hours? The news would have been full of disaster coverage...  noooo:
Ah good point

Never realised they had human cannonball guns that powerful in Nottingham

(https://cdn.allthingsnuclear.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Fig-5.jpg)

Ye Gods man are you insane, theoretical or not, even considering the idea of putting Nick anywhere near something THAT powerful....  scared2:
Surely it'd be safe with handcuffs, blindfold and a spit mask?

 rubschin:

No, good point Meister
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 08, 2018, 08:19:34 PM
There is no bleddy light switch!  cussing:

Although we had consumed a considerable amount of the local collapso...  redface:

Just put the bulbs back!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 08, 2018, 08:26:11 PM
There is no bleddy light switch!  cussing:

Although we had consumed a considerable amount of the local collapso...  redface:

Just put the bulbs back!  :thumbsup:
You sure it's a motel and not a large box under a street light
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 08, 2018, 08:27:50 PM
There is no bleddy light switch!  cussing:

Although we had consumed a considerable amount of the local collapso...  redface:

Just put the bulbs back!  :thumbsup:
You sure it's a motel and not a large box under a street light

It was cheap...  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 08, 2018, 08:28:20 PM
 surrender: surrender: surrender: surrender:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 08, 2018, 08:29:15 PM
NZ Day 6 Auckland to Kerikeri (https://photos.app.goo.gl/LIoEQc3qAsZcxqJp1)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 08, 2018, 08:37:28 PM
NZ Day 6 Auckland to Kerikeri ([url]https://photos.app.goo.gl/LIoEQc3qAsZcxqJp1[/url])

 :thumbsup:  some stunners in there but WTF is a (Cavalli) Rural Fire Party - it sounds  scared2:  No, hold that: Google knows everyfink (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northland-age/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503402&objectid=11551576)

How's Dash Cam doing?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 08, 2018, 08:57:02 PM
NZ Day 6 Auckland to Kerikeri ([url]https://photos.app.goo.gl/LIoEQc3qAsZcxqJp1[/url])

 :thumbsup:  some stunners in there but WTF is a (Cavalli) Rural Fire Party - it sounds  scared2:  No, hold that: Google knows everyfink ([url]http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northland-age/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503402&objectid=11551576[/url])

How's Dash Cam doing?


Google! worthy:

No dash cam yet, we are being driven... first chance out on the roads on our own (dash cam, GoPro, GPS, etc.) is next week...

A load of yesterday was off road (well, rubble roads) so dash cam would have recorded clouds of dust anyways...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 08, 2018, 09:05:18 PM
NZ Day 6 Auckland to Kerikeri ([url]https://photos.app.goo.gl/LIoEQc3qAsZcxqJp1[/url])

 :thumbsup:  some stunners in there but WTF is a (Cavalli) Rural Fire Party - it sounds  scared2:  No, hold that: Google knows everyfink ([url]http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northland-age/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503402&objectid=11551576[/url])

How's Dash Cam doing?


Google! worthy:

No dash cam yet, we are being driven... first chance out on the roads on our own (dash cam, GoPro, GPS, etc.) is next week...

A load of yesterday was off road (well, rubble roads) so dash cam would have recorded clouds of dust anyways...

 ;D
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 08, 2018, 09:24:58 PM
Owner delivers breckers at 9am...  cloud9:

BM: Put me out of my misery, we searched everywhere for the light switch last night and had to take the bulbs out in the end... Shrugs:
Owner: Here * click * ::)
BM:  redface: redface: redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 08, 2018, 09:38:44 PM
Owner delivers breckers at 9am...  cloud9:

BM: Put me out of my misery, we searched everywhere for the light switch last night and had to take the bulbs out in the end... Shrugs:
Owner: Here * click * ::)
BM:  redface: redface: redface:
point:

happy001

but worthy: for honesty
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 08, 2018, 09:41:41 PM
Owner delivers breckers at 9am...  cloud9:

BM: Put me out of my misery, we searched everywhere for the light switch last night and had to take the bulbs out in the end... Shrugs:
Owner: Here * click * ::)
BM:  redface: redface: redface:
point:

happy001

but worthy: for honesty

 redface: redface: redface:

And I burnt my fingers taking the bulbs out!  cussing:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 08, 2018, 10:06:22 PM
 lol: lol: lol:

Where was the switch then ??? rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 08, 2018, 10:11:27 PM
lol: lol: lol:

Where was the switch then ??? rubschin:

[Buttons mode]  BM it's behind you   [/mode]
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 09, 2018, 06:20:38 AM
lol: lol: lol:

Where was the switch then ??? rubschin:

It was behind a bleddy curtain...  cussing:

And I looked there too...  redface:

Anyhoo, ended up in Russell after a long day in Bay of Islands with helicopters, dolphins, seals, boat trip and car ferry...

...but the interwebz is shite so no pictures...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 09, 2018, 07:21:35 AM
 :thumbsup:

This vicariously enjoying your holiday is a lot cheaper and a lot less faff than a real holiday
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 09, 2018, 09:01:38 AM
:thumbsup:

This vicariously enjoying your holiday is a lot cheaper and a lot less faff than a real holiday
lol:

Certainly is ... :thumbsup:

In the words of Tripadvisor loads of people have found your reviews really helpful and you are now in the top 10 VP reviewers list  lol:

 
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 09, 2018, 09:02:38 AM
 cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 09, 2018, 09:36:14 AM
:thumbsup:

This vicariously enjoying your holiday is a lot cheaper and a lot less faff than a real holiday
lol:

Certainly is ... :thumbsup:

In the words of Tripadvisor loads of people have found your reviews really helpful and you are now in the top 10 VP reviewers list  lol:
lol:

A problem though is it's making me want to go there again (££££  Banghead) but current plan is next (££££) holiday is Argentina in 2020
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 09, 2018, 10:11:37 AM
:thumbsup:

This vicariously enjoying your holiday is a lot cheaper and a lot less faff than a real holiday


 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 09, 2018, 10:12:50 AM
:thumbsup:

This vicariously enjoying your holiday is a lot cheaper and a lot less faff than a real holiday
lol:

Certainly is ... :thumbsup:

In the words of Tripadvisor loads of people have found your reviews really helpful and you are now in the top 10 VP reviewers list  lol:

And we saw a penguin today too!  cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 09, 2018, 10:16:58 AM
Took 358 pictures today!  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 09, 2018, 10:35:13 AM
Took 358 pictures today!  eeek:
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 09, 2018, 10:47:08 AM
Took 358 pictures today!  eeek:
:thumbsup:

Edited to 265!  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 09, 2018, 10:51:51 AM

(https://s17.postimg.org/q32yvcvy3/1070009.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/q32yvcvy3/)

 cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 09, 2018, 10:53:58 AM
:thumbsup:

This vicariously enjoying your holiday is a lot cheaper and a lot less faff than a real holiday
lol:

Certainly is ... :thumbsup:

In the words of Tripadvisor loads of people have found your reviews really helpful and you are now in the top 10 VP reviewers list  lol:

And we saw a penguin today too!  cloud9:
and
Quote from: Slowest to hide Penguin of the bunch
Saw a man with a bucket on his head today  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 09, 2018, 10:54:46 AM

(https://s17.postimg.org/q32yvcvy3/1070009.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/q32yvcvy3/)

 cloud9:
:thumbsup:

Prolly just eaten a penguin
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 09, 2018, 10:56:48 AM

(https://s17.postimg.org/q32yvcvy3/1070009.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/q32yvcvy3/)

 cloud9:
:thumbsup:

Prolly just eaten a penguin

 sad32: sad32: sad32:


(https://s17.postimg.org/hktirgzuj/1060882.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hktirgzuj/)

 cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 09, 2018, 11:22:31 AM

(https://s17.postimg.org/q32yvcvy3/1070009.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/q32yvcvy3/)

 cloud9:
:thumbsup:

Prolly just eaten a penguin

 sad32: sad32: sad32:


(https://s17.postimg.org/hktirgzuj/1060882.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hktirgzuj/)

 cloud9:

Somehow I'm guessing you had a ride in that whirlychopper :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 09, 2018, 11:29:15 AM

(https://s17.postimg.org/q32yvcvy3/1070009.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/q32yvcvy3/)

 cloud9:
:thumbsup:

Prolly just eaten a penguin

 sad32: sad32: sad32:


(https://s17.postimg.org/hktirgzuj/1060882.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hktirgzuj/)

 cloud9:

Somehow I'm guessing you had a ride in that whirlychopper :thumbsup:

No, not yet, on over the glacier on the South Island...

I was tempted tho - they had a Long Ranger and a R44 doing sightseeing tours... would have obviously taken the turbine option!
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 09, 2018, 11:29:58 AM
NZ Day 7 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/j8mWENrcDH15tgwB2)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 09, 2018, 11:39:04 AM
NZ Day 7 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/j8mWENrcDH15tgwB2)
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 09, 2018, 11:49:29 AM
For photo freaks and insomniacs...

The photo albums so far are: -

Dubai Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/sDnZ6Q73eJqjniK62
Dubai Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/Er58Cuyg6TcLGPOy1
Dubai Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/1xj4DGe8ZzPKOito2
Sydney Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/2Xpbee7CJ4EdzSlm1
Sydney Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/aGrQ5xECmfTbKqTr2
Sydney Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/hFxK9I1TWSXrocAm2
Sydney Day 4 https://photos.app.goo.gl/NajbkkiR8Jnd2LXT2
NZ Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/YAC6Qsg3cFZ3Rn992
NZ Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/nJ4K9nEHpGQSykcP2
NZ Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/wwPaHHnd6V3FHwny2
NZ Day 4 https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVrDzQY83q5ayGRG3
NZ Day 5 https://photos.app.goo.gl/HqdkECp9tYalolkq1
NZ Day 6 https://photos.app.goo.gl/LIoEQc3qAsZcxqJp1
NZ Day 7 https://photos.app.goo.gl/j8mWENrcDH15tgwB2
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 09, 2018, 11:51:18 AM
For photo freaks and insomniacs...

The photo albums so far are: -

Dubai Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/sDnZ6Q73eJqjniK62
Dubai Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/Er58Cuyg6TcLGPOy1
Dubai Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/1xj4DGe8ZzPKOito2
Sydney Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/2Xpbee7CJ4EdzSlm1
Sydney Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/aGrQ5xECmfTbKqTr2
Sydney Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/hFxK9I1TWSXrocAm2
Sydney Day 4 https://photos.app.goo.gl/NajbkkiR8Jnd2LXT2
NZ Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/YAC6Qsg3cFZ3Rn992
NZ Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/nJ4K9nEHpGQSykcP2
NZ Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/wwPaHHnd6V3FHwny2
NZ Day 4 https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVrDzQY83q5ayGRG3
NZ Day 5 https://photos.app.goo.gl/HqdkECp9tYalolkq1
NZ Day 6 https://photos.app.goo.gl/LIoEQc3qAsZcxqJp1
NZ Day 7 https://photos.app.goo.gl/j8mWENrcDH15tgwB2
:thumbsup:

Please keep posting them, they really are very good and fun to look through.

What camera are you using? 
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 09, 2018, 11:55:48 AM
For photo freaks and insomniacs...

The photo albums so far are: -

Dubai Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/sDnZ6Q73eJqjniK62 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/sDnZ6Q73eJqjniK62)
Dubai Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/Er58Cuyg6TcLGPOy1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/Er58Cuyg6TcLGPOy1)
Dubai Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/1xj4DGe8ZzPKOito2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/1xj4DGe8ZzPKOito2)
Sydney Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/2Xpbee7CJ4EdzSlm1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/2Xpbee7CJ4EdzSlm1)
Sydney Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/aGrQ5xECmfTbKqTr2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/aGrQ5xECmfTbKqTr2)
Sydney Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/hFxK9I1TWSXrocAm2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/hFxK9I1TWSXrocAm2)
Sydney Day 4 https://photos.app.goo.gl/NajbkkiR8Jnd2LXT2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/NajbkkiR8Jnd2LXT2)
NZ Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/YAC6Qsg3cFZ3Rn992 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/YAC6Qsg3cFZ3Rn992)
NZ Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/nJ4K9nEHpGQSykcP2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/nJ4K9nEHpGQSykcP2)
NZ Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/wwPaHHnd6V3FHwny2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/wwPaHHnd6V3FHwny2)
NZ Day 4 https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVrDzQY83q5ayGRG3 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVrDzQY83q5ayGRG3)
NZ Day 5 https://photos.app.goo.gl/HqdkECp9tYalolkq1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/HqdkECp9tYalolkq1)
NZ Day 6 https://photos.app.goo.gl/LIoEQc3qAsZcxqJp1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/LIoEQc3qAsZcxqJp1)
NZ Day 7 https://photos.app.goo.gl/j8mWENrcDH15tgwB2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/j8mWENrcDH15tgwB2)
:thumbsup:

Please keep posting them, they really are very good and fun to look through.

What camera are you using?

 :thumbsup:

It is a Panasonic DMC-FZ300 (https://www.cnet.com/products/panasonic-lumix-fz300/review/) 'bridge' camera...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 09, 2018, 11:59:46 AM
For photo freaks and insomniacs...

The photo albums so far are: -

Dubai Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/sDnZ6Q73eJqjniK62 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/sDnZ6Q73eJqjniK62)
Dubai Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/Er58Cuyg6TcLGPOy1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/Er58Cuyg6TcLGPOy1)
Dubai Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/1xj4DGe8ZzPKOito2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/1xj4DGe8ZzPKOito2)
Sydney Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/2Xpbee7CJ4EdzSlm1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/2Xpbee7CJ4EdzSlm1)
Sydney Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/aGrQ5xECmfTbKqTr2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/aGrQ5xECmfTbKqTr2)
Sydney Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/hFxK9I1TWSXrocAm2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/hFxK9I1TWSXrocAm2)
Sydney Day 4 https://photos.app.goo.gl/NajbkkiR8Jnd2LXT2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/NajbkkiR8Jnd2LXT2)
NZ Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/YAC6Qsg3cFZ3Rn992 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/YAC6Qsg3cFZ3Rn992)
NZ Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/nJ4K9nEHpGQSykcP2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/nJ4K9nEHpGQSykcP2)
NZ Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/wwPaHHnd6V3FHwny2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/wwPaHHnd6V3FHwny2)
NZ Day 4 https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVrDzQY83q5ayGRG3 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVrDzQY83q5ayGRG3)
NZ Day 5 https://photos.app.goo.gl/HqdkECp9tYalolkq1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/HqdkECp9tYalolkq1)
NZ Day 6 https://photos.app.goo.gl/LIoEQc3qAsZcxqJp1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/LIoEQc3qAsZcxqJp1)
NZ Day 7 https://photos.app.goo.gl/j8mWENrcDH15tgwB2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/j8mWENrcDH15tgwB2)
:thumbsup:

Please keep posting them, they really are very good and fun to look through.

What camera are you using?

 :thumbsup:

It is a Panasonic DMC-FZ300 (https://www.cnet.com/products/panasonic-lumix-fz300/review/) 'bridge' camera...
Ta

It's damn good
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 09, 2018, 08:34:54 PM
For photo freaks and insomniacs...

The photo albums so far are: -

Dubai Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/sDnZ6Q73eJqjniK62 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/sDnZ6Q73eJqjniK62)
Dubai Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/Er58Cuyg6TcLGPOy1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/Er58Cuyg6TcLGPOy1)
Dubai Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/1xj4DGe8ZzPKOito2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/1xj4DGe8ZzPKOito2)
Sydney Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/2Xpbee7CJ4EdzSlm1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/2Xpbee7CJ4EdzSlm1)
Sydney Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/aGrQ5xECmfTbKqTr2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/aGrQ5xECmfTbKqTr2)
Sydney Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/hFxK9I1TWSXrocAm2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/hFxK9I1TWSXrocAm2)
Sydney Day 4 https://photos.app.goo.gl/NajbkkiR8Jnd2LXT2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/NajbkkiR8Jnd2LXT2)
NZ Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/YAC6Qsg3cFZ3Rn992 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/YAC6Qsg3cFZ3Rn992)
NZ Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/nJ4K9nEHpGQSykcP2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/nJ4K9nEHpGQSykcP2)
NZ Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/wwPaHHnd6V3FHwny2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/wwPaHHnd6V3FHwny2)
NZ Day 4 https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVrDzQY83q5ayGRG3 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVrDzQY83q5ayGRG3)
NZ Day 5 https://photos.app.goo.gl/HqdkECp9tYalolkq1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/HqdkECp9tYalolkq1)
NZ Day 6 https://photos.app.goo.gl/LIoEQc3qAsZcxqJp1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/LIoEQc3qAsZcxqJp1)
NZ Day 7 https://photos.app.goo.gl/j8mWENrcDH15tgwB2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/j8mWENrcDH15tgwB2)
:thumbsup:

Please keep posting them, they really are very good and fun to look through.

What camera are you using?

 :thumbsup:

It is a Panasonic DMC-FZ300 (https://www.cnet.com/products/panasonic-lumix-fz300/review/) 'bridge' camera...
Ta

It's damn good

Tar! :thumbsup:

I used to have a 'proper' DSLR - a Sony Alpha with a collection of lenses bu anted something longer...

A Sony zoom lens of ~300mm cost ££££££s but while looking I stumbled across 'super zoom' bridge cameras... So I sold the Sony and all the lenses to pay for this.

The lens on this thing is sensational, f2.8 throughout the entire zoom range!

I never pint anything bigger that A4 so the reduced sensor size (from a DSLR) has never affected me...

The only problem is that is is so capable I tend to leave it on 'P' and let it do its stuff - when it comes to Shutter Priority for moving chopper blades and water, etc. I'm like, err....  redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 09, 2018, 08:41:20 PM
Yes, I recall the Ford Probe  ::)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 09, 2018, 08:46:08 PM
Yes, I recall the Ford Probe  ::)

You haven't changed have you...?  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 09, 2018, 08:46:38 PM
 angel1
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Just One More on April 09, 2018, 08:48:45 PM
For photo freaks and insomniacs...

The photo albums so far are: -

Dubai Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/sDnZ6Q73eJqjniK62 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/sDnZ6Q73eJqjniK62)
Dubai Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/Er58Cuyg6TcLGPOy1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/Er58Cuyg6TcLGPOy1)
Dubai Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/1xj4DGe8ZzPKOito2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/1xj4DGe8ZzPKOito2)
Sydney Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/2Xpbee7CJ4EdzSlm1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/2Xpbee7CJ4EdzSlm1)
Sydney Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/aGrQ5xECmfTbKqTr2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/aGrQ5xECmfTbKqTr2)
Sydney Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/hFxK9I1TWSXrocAm2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/hFxK9I1TWSXrocAm2)
Sydney Day 4 https://photos.app.goo.gl/NajbkkiR8Jnd2LXT2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/NajbkkiR8Jnd2LXT2)
NZ Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/YAC6Qsg3cFZ3Rn992 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/YAC6Qsg3cFZ3Rn992)
NZ Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/nJ4K9nEHpGQSykcP2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/nJ4K9nEHpGQSykcP2)
NZ Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/wwPaHHnd6V3FHwny2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/wwPaHHnd6V3FHwny2)
NZ Day 4 https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVrDzQY83q5ayGRG3 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVrDzQY83q5ayGRG3)
NZ Day 5 https://photos.app.goo.gl/HqdkECp9tYalolkq1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/HqdkECp9tYalolkq1)
NZ Day 6 https://photos.app.goo.gl/LIoEQc3qAsZcxqJp1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/LIoEQc3qAsZcxqJp1)
NZ Day 7 https://photos.app.goo.gl/j8mWENrcDH15tgwB2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/j8mWENrcDH15tgwB2)
:thumbsup:

Please keep posting them, they really are very good and fun to look through.

What camera are you using?

 :thumbsup:

It is a Panasonic DMC-FZ300 (https://www.cnet.com/products/panasonic-lumix-fz300/review/) 'bridge' camera...

Looks like you are having a great time Barman, some cracker in there, but these are my favourites to date...

(https://s7.postimg.org/g990qchqv/nz_day_3_1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/g990qchqv/)

(https://s7.postimg.org/uforlpanb/nz_day_3_2.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/uforlpanb/)

(https://s7.postimg.org/xmjb5fajr/nz_day_4_1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/xmjb5fajr/)

(https://s7.postimg.org/5mf7l5miv/nz_day_4_2.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5mf7l5miv/)

(https://s7.postimg.org/lknxbb3w7/nz_day_5_1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/lknxbb3w7/)

(https://s7.postimg.org/oer2ort7r/nz_day_7_1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/oer2ort7r/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 09, 2018, 08:54:14 PM
For photo freaks and insomniacs...

The photo albums so far are: -

Dubai Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/sDnZ6Q73eJqjniK62 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/sDnZ6Q73eJqjniK62)
Dubai Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/Er58Cuyg6TcLGPOy1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/Er58Cuyg6TcLGPOy1)
Dubai Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/1xj4DGe8ZzPKOito2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/1xj4DGe8ZzPKOito2)
Sydney Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/2Xpbee7CJ4EdzSlm1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/2Xpbee7CJ4EdzSlm1)
Sydney Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/aGrQ5xECmfTbKqTr2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/aGrQ5xECmfTbKqTr2)
Sydney Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/hFxK9I1TWSXrocAm2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/hFxK9I1TWSXrocAm2)
Sydney Day 4 https://photos.app.goo.gl/NajbkkiR8Jnd2LXT2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/NajbkkiR8Jnd2LXT2)
NZ Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/YAC6Qsg3cFZ3Rn992 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/YAC6Qsg3cFZ3Rn992)
NZ Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/nJ4K9nEHpGQSykcP2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/nJ4K9nEHpGQSykcP2)
NZ Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/wwPaHHnd6V3FHwny2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/wwPaHHnd6V3FHwny2)
NZ Day 4 https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVrDzQY83q5ayGRG3 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVrDzQY83q5ayGRG3)
NZ Day 5 https://photos.app.goo.gl/HqdkECp9tYalolkq1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/HqdkECp9tYalolkq1)
NZ Day 6 https://photos.app.goo.gl/LIoEQc3qAsZcxqJp1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/LIoEQc3qAsZcxqJp1)
NZ Day 7 https://photos.app.goo.gl/j8mWENrcDH15tgwB2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/j8mWENrcDH15tgwB2)
:thumbsup:

Please keep posting them, they really are very good and fun to look through.

What camera are you using?

 :thumbsup:

It is a Panasonic DMC-FZ300 (https://www.cnet.com/products/panasonic-lumix-fz300/review/) 'bridge' camera...

Looks like you are having a great time Barman, some cracker in there, but these are my favourites to date...

(https://s7.postimg.org/g990qchqv/nz_day_3_1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/g990qchqv/)

(https://s7.postimg.org/uforlpanb/nz_day_3_2.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/uforlpanb/)

(https://s7.postimg.org/xmjb5fajr/nz_day_4_1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/xmjb5fajr/)

(https://s7.postimg.org/5mf7l5miv/nz_day_4_2.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5mf7l5miv/)

(https://s7.postimg.org/lknxbb3w7/nz_day_5_1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/lknxbb3w7/)

(https://s7.postimg.org/oer2ort7r/nz_day_7_1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/oer2ort7r/)

Thanks! Glad you like...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 09, 2018, 09:49:54 PM
For photo freaks and insomniacs...

The photo albums so far are: -

Dubai Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/sDnZ6Q73eJqjniK62 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/sDnZ6Q73eJqjniK62)
Dubai Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/Er58Cuyg6TcLGPOy1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/Er58Cuyg6TcLGPOy1)
Dubai Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/1xj4DGe8ZzPKOito2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/1xj4DGe8ZzPKOito2)
Sydney Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/2Xpbee7CJ4EdzSlm1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/2Xpbee7CJ4EdzSlm1)
Sydney Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/aGrQ5xECmfTbKqTr2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/aGrQ5xECmfTbKqTr2)
Sydney Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/hFxK9I1TWSXrocAm2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/hFxK9I1TWSXrocAm2)
Sydney Day 4 https://photos.app.goo.gl/NajbkkiR8Jnd2LXT2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/NajbkkiR8Jnd2LXT2)
NZ Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/YAC6Qsg3cFZ3Rn992 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/YAC6Qsg3cFZ3Rn992)
NZ Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/nJ4K9nEHpGQSykcP2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/nJ4K9nEHpGQSykcP2)
NZ Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/wwPaHHnd6V3FHwny2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/wwPaHHnd6V3FHwny2)
NZ Day 4 https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVrDzQY83q5ayGRG3 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVrDzQY83q5ayGRG3)
NZ Day 5 https://photos.app.goo.gl/HqdkECp9tYalolkq1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/HqdkECp9tYalolkq1)
NZ Day 6 https://photos.app.goo.gl/LIoEQc3qAsZcxqJp1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/LIoEQc3qAsZcxqJp1)
NZ Day 7 https://photos.app.goo.gl/j8mWENrcDH15tgwB2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/j8mWENrcDH15tgwB2)
:thumbsup:

Please keep posting them, they really are very good and fun to look through.

What camera are you using?

 :thumbsup:

It is a Panasonic DMC-FZ300 (https://www.cnet.com/products/panasonic-lumix-fz300/review/) 'bridge' camera...
Ta

It's damn good

Tar! :thumbsup:

I used to have a 'proper' DSLR - a Sony Alpha with a collection of lenses bu anted something longer...

A Sony zoom lens of ~300mm cost ££££££s but while looking I stumbled across 'super zoom' bridge cameras... So I sold the Sony and all the lenses to pay for this.

The lens on this thing is sensational, f2.8 throughout the entire zoom range!

I never pint anything bigger that A4 so the reduced sensor size (from a DSLR) has never affected me...

The only problem is that is is so capable I tend to leave it on 'P' and let it do its stuff - when it comes to Shutter Priority for moving chopper blades and water, etc. I'm like, err....  redface:
:thumbsup:  same here.  Just can't see DSLRs have any place except where you need one of those really big telephotos that sports photographers use.  But then look at your Aussie Rules pics, they were great too
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 10, 2018, 02:00:19 AM
For photo freaks and insomniacs...

The photo albums so far are: -

Dubai Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/sDnZ6Q73eJqjniK62 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/sDnZ6Q73eJqjniK62)
Dubai Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/Er58Cuyg6TcLGPOy1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/Er58Cuyg6TcLGPOy1)
Dubai Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/1xj4DGe8ZzPKOito2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/1xj4DGe8ZzPKOito2)
Sydney Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/2Xpbee7CJ4EdzSlm1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/2Xpbee7CJ4EdzSlm1)
Sydney Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/aGrQ5xECmfTbKqTr2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/aGrQ5xECmfTbKqTr2)
Sydney Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/hFxK9I1TWSXrocAm2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/hFxK9I1TWSXrocAm2)
Sydney Day 4 https://photos.app.goo.gl/NajbkkiR8Jnd2LXT2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/NajbkkiR8Jnd2LXT2)
NZ Day 1 https://photos.app.goo.gl/YAC6Qsg3cFZ3Rn992 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/YAC6Qsg3cFZ3Rn992)
NZ Day 2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/nJ4K9nEHpGQSykcP2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/nJ4K9nEHpGQSykcP2)
NZ Day 3 https://photos.app.goo.gl/wwPaHHnd6V3FHwny2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/wwPaHHnd6V3FHwny2)
NZ Day 4 https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVrDzQY83q5ayGRG3 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/VVrDzQY83q5ayGRG3)
NZ Day 5 https://photos.app.goo.gl/HqdkECp9tYalolkq1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/HqdkECp9tYalolkq1)
NZ Day 6 https://photos.app.goo.gl/LIoEQc3qAsZcxqJp1 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/LIoEQc3qAsZcxqJp1)
NZ Day 7 https://photos.app.goo.gl/j8mWENrcDH15tgwB2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/j8mWENrcDH15tgwB2)
:thumbsup:

Please keep posting them, they really are very good and fun to look through.

What camera are you using?

 :thumbsup:

It is a Panasonic DMC-FZ300 (https://www.cnet.com/products/panasonic-lumix-fz300/review/) 'bridge' camera...
Ta

It's damn good

Tar! :thumbsup:

I used to have a 'proper' DSLR - a Sony Alpha with a collection of lenses bu anted something longer...

A Sony zoom lens of ~300mm cost ££££££s but while looking I stumbled across 'super zoom' bridge cameras... So I sold the Sony and all the lenses to pay for this.

The lens on this thing is sensational, f2.8 throughout the entire zoom range!

I never pint anything bigger that A4 so the reduced sensor size (from a DSLR) has never affected me...

The only problem is that is is so capable I tend to leave it on 'P' and let it do its stuff - when it comes to Shutter Priority for moving chopper blades and water, etc. I'm like, err....  redface:
:thumbsup:  same here.  Just can't see DSLRs have any place except where you need one of those really big telephotos that sports photographers use.  But then look at your Aussie Rules pics, they were great too

Aye, and swapping lenses all the time and getting dust on the sensor... facepalm:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 10, 2018, 05:30:14 AM
NZ Day 8 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/3Hf05JsD5ZxIpewB3)

Weather turned to shite today so spent the day in Russell looking at local sights and museums...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 10, 2018, 07:40:42 AM
NZ Day 8 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/3Hf05JsD5ZxIpewB3)

Weather turned to shite today so spent the day in Russell looking at local sights and museums...
:thumbsup: photos, not so your weather.   Least they could do is sacrifice a goat or something to the sun god seeing as you've made all that effort

That gravestone of the four kids dead from Scarlet fever is a bit sobering.  We do live in lucky times
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 10, 2018, 09:59:27 AM
NZ Day 8 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/3Hf05JsD5ZxIpewB3)

Weather turned to shite today so spent the day in Russell looking at local sights and museums...
:thumbsup: photos, not so your weather.   Least they could do is sacrifice a goat or something to the sun god seeing as you've made all that effort

That gravestone of the four kids dead from Scarlet fever is a bit sobering.  We do live in lucky times

I know!  eeek:

You simply can't imagine it....  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 10, 2018, 10:15:01 AM
I got that and was photographed for a medical text book  angel1
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 10, 2018, 10:16:03 AM
I got that and was photographed for a medical text book  angel1

Oh really? You din't ever tell us... ::)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 10, 2018, 10:20:04 AM
Shall I post a picture, like?  angel1
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 10, 2018, 10:24:37 AM
Shall I post a picture, like?  angel1

In the random images section like...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 11, 2018, 05:50:50 AM
Back in Auckland, city blacked out because of storms... facepalm:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 11, 2018, 07:45:20 AM
Back in Auckland, city blacked out because of storms... facepalm:
Does Nick have an alibi?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 11, 2018, 12:21:11 PM
Back in Auckland, city blacked out because of storms... facepalm:

Did you not pack your Jenny ?  ;D
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 12, 2018, 03:37:10 AM
Back in Auckland, city blacked out because of storms... facepalm:

Did you not pack your Jenny ?  ;D

Or a long extension lead...?  rubschin:

Power just back late this morning and another forecast for tonight!  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 12, 2018, 04:29:06 AM
NZ Day 9 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/rO08AhjDOxtntYKe2)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 12, 2018, 04:31:41 AM
NZ Day 10 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/cRVa0PUFEABWol7G3)


Power restored mid-morning, yay!

But another huge storm forecast for this evening, booo!

So ascended Mount Eden, at 196m tall, Maungawhau or Mount Eden is the highest volcano in Auckland! Didn’t use oxygen or anything…

Then a trip to the rather bracing waterfront and marina.
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 12, 2018, 07:27:45 AM
 :thumbsup: and  :thumbsup:


Khyber pass eh?   lol:


Have they still got their One Tree Hill?  IIRC there was an accident with it.
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 12, 2018, 07:33:30 AM
:thumbsup: and  :thumbsup:


Khyber pass eh?   lol:


Have they still got their One Tree Hill?  IIRC there was an accident with it.

Glad you appreciated that! :thumbsup:

One Tree Hill has been pointed out several times but is the one place in  Auckland we haven't been yet...  lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 12, 2018, 07:37:42 AM
:thumbsup: and  :thumbsup:


Khyber pass eh?   lol:


Have they still got their One Tree Hill?  IIRC there was an accident with it.

Glad you appreciated that! :thumbsup:

One Tree Hill has been pointed out several times but is the one place in  Auckland we haven't been yet...  lol:
IIRC it's OK but not worth diverting from a beer for

Is it just me or is that Auckland tower less than an oil painting?


Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 12, 2018, 07:43:43 AM
:thumbsup: and  :thumbsup:


Khyber pass eh?   lol:


Have they still got their One Tree Hill?  IIRC there was an accident with it.

Glad you appreciated that! :thumbsup:

One Tree Hill has been pointed out several times but is the one place in  Auckland we haven't been yet...  lol:
IIRC it's OK but not worth diverting from a beer for

Is it just me or is that Auckland tower less than an oil painting?

No, I was up close today... It is a bit too tall for the rest of the town... noooo:

Going up it (and the observatory) for dinner on Saturday....
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 12, 2018, 08:30:06 AM
:thumbsup: and  :thumbsup:


Khyber pass eh?   lol:


Have they still got their One Tree Hill?  IIRC there was an accident with it.

Glad you appreciated that! :thumbsup:

One Tree Hill has been pointed out several times but is the one place in  Auckland we haven't been yet...  lol:
IIRC it's OK but not worth diverting from a beer for

Is it just me or is that Auckland tower less than an oil painting?

No, I was up close today... It is a bit too tall for the rest of the town... noooo:

Going up it (and the observatory) for dinner on Saturday....
:thumbsup:

revolving restaurants  cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 12, 2018, 08:32:01 AM
:thumbsup: and  :thumbsup:


Khyber pass eh?   lol:


Have they still got their One Tree Hill?  IIRC there was an accident with it.

Glad you appreciated that! :thumbsup:

One Tree Hill has been pointed out several times but is the one place in  Auckland we haven't been yet...  lol:
IIRC it's OK but not worth diverting from a beer for

Is it just me or is that Auckland tower less than an oil painting?

No, I was up close today... It is a bit too tall for the rest of the town... noooo:

Going up it (and the observatory) for dinner on Saturday....
:thumbsup:

revolving restaurants  cloud9:

I'll get the GoPro on it!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: apc2010 on April 12, 2018, 08:02:02 PM
:thumbsup: and  :thumbsup:


Khyber pass eh?   lol:


Have they still got their One Tree Hill?  IIRC there was an accident with it.

Glad you appreciated that! :thumbsup:

One Tree Hill has been pointed out several times but is the one place in  Auckland we haven't been yet...  lol:
IIRC it's OK but not worth diverting from a beer for

Is it just me or is that Auckland tower less than an oil painting?

No, I was up close today... It is a bit too tall for the rest of the town... noooo:

Going up it (and the observatory) for dinner on Saturday....
:thumbsup:

revolving restaurants  cloud9:

I'll get the GoPro on it!  :thumbsup:

No way to talk about LL........ eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 12, 2018, 08:48:18 PM
:thumbsup: and  :thumbsup:


Khyber pass eh?   lol:


Have they still got their One Tree Hill?  IIRC there was an accident with it.

Glad you appreciated that! :thumbsup:

One Tree Hill has been pointed out several times but is the one place in  Auckland we haven't been yet...  lol:
IIRC it's OK but not worth diverting from a beer for

Is it just me or is that Auckland tower less than an oil painting?

No, I was up close today... It is a bit too tall for the rest of the town... noooo:

Going up it (and the observatory) for dinner on Saturday....
:thumbsup:

revolving restaurants  cloud9:

I'll get the GoPro on it!  :thumbsup:

No way to talk about LL........ eeek:

facepalm:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 12, 2018, 09:10:22 PM
LL's Sister's Bloke is into toy model cars and railways... ::)

I made him put his layout together and take it apart three times so I could get this video! happy001



Unfortunately, when he let me have a go the Routemaster produced smoke and stopped...  redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 12, 2018, 09:22:31 PM
LL's Sister's Bloke is into toy model cars and railways... ::)

I made him put his layout together and take it apart three times so I could get this video! happy001

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ovPCLO2zCoo" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Unfortunately, when he let me have a go the Routemaster produced smoke and stopped...  redface:
Just like the real ones then  :thumbsup:

Nuffin model wise beats slot car racing like Scalextric .  If I had one of those model road systems as a 6 year old I'd have spent a few hours staging spectacular accidents and then it would have gone into a cupboard rarely to reappear

But at his age? 

But then seems it does rain a lot in Auckland. 

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 12, 2018, 09:30:43 PM
LL's Sister's Bloke is into toy model cars and railways... ::)

I made him put his layout together and take it apart three times so I could get this video! happy001

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ovPCLO2zCoo" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Unfortunately, when he let me have a go the Routemaster produced smoke and stopped...  redface:
Just like the real ones then  :thumbsup:

Nuffin model wise beats slot car racing like Scalextric .  If I had one of those model road systems as a 6 year old I'd have spent a few hours staging spectacular accidents and then it would have gone into a cupboard rarely to reappear

But at his age? 

But then seems it does rain a lot in Auckland.

It is an obsession!  eeek:

He spends hours scaling the Interwebz for the parts he needs...

Clever bloke tho, he designed the layout (which is going to be permanent in the garage, not on the floor) in 3D CAD and designed the 'missing' track sections and got them 3D printed...

He has a 'n' gauge 9mm layout and this will be an 'OO' mixed car/train layout - with Hornby 'Living Steam' engines!  eeek:

But then he has just shown me his 'shopping list'... everything they have ever bought in the supermarket listed in the order that the supermarket is laid out. So you just circle the bits you need this week and then take the shortest route around the supermarket to get them...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 12, 2018, 09:31:52 PM
LL's Sister's Bloke is into toy model cars and railways... ::)

I made him put his layout together and take it apart three times so I could get this video! happy001

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ovPCLO2zCoo" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Unfortunately, when he let me have a go the Routemaster produced smoke and stopped...  redface:
Just like the real ones then  :thumbsup:

Nuffin model wise beats slot car racing like Scalextric .  If I had one of those model road systems as a 6 year old I'd have spent a few hours staging spectacular accidents and then it would have gone into a cupboard rarely to reappear

But at his age? 

But then seems it does rain a lot in Auckland.

It is an obsession!  eeek:

He spends hours scaling the Interwebz for the parts he needs...

Clever bloke tho, he designed the layout (which is going to be permanent in the garage, not on the floor) in 3D CAD and designed the 'missing' track sections and got them 3D printed...

He has a 'n' gauge 9mm layout and this will be an 'OO' mixed car/train layout - with Hornby 'Living Steam' engines!  eeek:

But then he has just shown me his 'shopping list'... everything they have ever bought in the supermarket listed in the order that the supermarket is laid out. So you just circle the bits you need this week and then take the shortest route around the supermarket to get them...  noooo:
noooo: noooo:

a suppressed axe murderer for sure
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 12, 2018, 09:34:19 PM
LL's Sister's Bloke is into toy model cars and railways... ::)

I made him put his layout together and take it apart three times so I could get this video! happy001

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ovPCLO2zCoo" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Unfortunately, when he let me have a go the Routemaster produced smoke and stopped...  redface:
Just like the real ones then  :thumbsup:

Nuffin model wise beats slot car racing like Scalextric .  If I had one of those model road systems as a 6 year old I'd have spent a few hours staging spectacular accidents and then it would have gone into a cupboard rarely to reappear

But at his age? 

But then seems it does rain a lot in Auckland.

It is an obsession!  eeek:

He spends hours scaling the Interwebz for the parts he needs...

Clever bloke tho, he designed the layout (which is going to be permanent in the garage, not on the floor) in 3D CAD and designed the 'missing' track sections and got them 3D printed...

He has a 'n' gauge 9mm layout and this will be an 'OO' mixed car/train layout - with Hornby 'Living Steam' engines!  eeek:

But then he has just shown me his 'shopping list'... everything they have ever bought in the supermarket listed in the order that the supermarket is laid out. So you just circle the bits you need this week and then take the shortest route around the supermarket to get them...  noooo:
noooo: noooo:

a suppressed axe murderer for sure

 scared2: scared2: scared2:

Perhaps I shouldn't have suggested he builds the layout again so that I can film it in 0.5 sec intervals instead of 1 sec...?  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 12, 2018, 10:27:06 PM
LL's Sister's Bloke is into toy model cars and railways... ::)

I made him put his layout together and take it apart three times so I could get this video! happy001

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ovPCLO2zCoo" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Unfortunately, when he let me have a go the Routemaster produced smoke and stopped...  redface:

Is this the first time he has met you perchance?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 12, 2018, 10:43:39 PM
LL's Sister's Bloke is into toy model cars and railways... ::)

I made him put his layout together and take it apart three times so I could get this video! happy001

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ovPCLO2zCoo" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Unfortunately, when he let me have a go the Routemaster produced smoke and stopped...  redface:

Is this the first time he has met you perchance?  rubschin:

No...  angel1
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 12, 2018, 11:59:34 PM
Interesting...  rubschin:

Everybody apparently heats water with lektrik...

The Lektrik Company demands access to your water heater supply or charges you extra for all your 'normal' lektrik....
 
So when the system is under stress (like now after the storms) they simply switch off your water heater remotely!  eeek:

Just had a bleddy cold shower!  cussing:

Coming to a Smart Meter near you shortly...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: apc2010 on April 13, 2018, 12:22:24 AM
Interesting...  rubschin:

Everybody apparently heats water with lektrik...

The Lektrik Company demands access to your water heater supply or charges you extra for all your 'normal' lektrik....
 
So when the system is under stress (like now after the storms) they simply switch off your water heater remotely!  eeek:

Just had a bleddy cold shower!  cussing:

Coming to a Smart Meter near you shortly...  noooo:

Smelly ....... noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 13, 2018, 12:39:15 AM
Interesting...  rubschin:

Everybody apparently heats water with lektrik...

The Lektrik Company demands access to your water heater supply or charges you extra for all your 'normal' lektrik....
 
So when the system is under stress (like now after the storms) they simply switch off your water heater remotely!  eeek:

Just had a bleddy cold shower!  cussing:

Coming to a Smart Meter near you shortly...  noooo:

Smelly ....... noooo:

 evil:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 13, 2018, 04:57:30 AM
NZ Day 11 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/Qbk7CKTelkamJZRe2)

Lazy day today with a slow start waiting for the weather to decide what to do.

Had a tour round this afternoon, Panmure Basin, Glendowie Sandspit, One Tree Hill to see the devastation cased by the storms this week then finally climbed to the top of One Tree Hill (for Steve).
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 13, 2018, 07:36:19 AM
NZ Day 11 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/Qbk7CKTelkamJZRe2)

Lazy day today with a slow start waiting for the weather to decide what to do.

Had a tour round this afternoon, Panmure Basin, Glendowie Sandspit, One Tree Hill to see the devastation cased by the storms this week then finally climbed to the top of One Tree Hill (for Steve).
Oh no don't blame me, I said NOT worth diverting away from a beer for. 

Anyway when we did it we drove up most of the way  redface:

 :thumbsup:  the pics.  Some devastation that Nick causes when he merely thinks 'Auckland'
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 13, 2018, 07:46:14 AM
That black winged gull in flight pic is stunning when you zoom in on it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 13, 2018, 09:50:49 AM
NZ Day 11 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/Qbk7CKTelkamJZRe2)

Lazy day today with a slow start waiting for the weather to decide what to do.

Had a tour round this afternoon, Panmure Basin, Glendowie Sandspit, One Tree Hill to see the devastation cased by the storms this week then finally climbed to the top of One Tree Hill (for Steve).
Oh no don't blame me, I said NOT worth diverting away from a beer for. 

Anyway when we did it we drove up most of the way  redface:

 :thumbsup:  the pics.  Some devastation that Nick causes when he merely thinks 'Auckland'

They are stopping driving up from May (apart from spaccas) but we parked at the bottom and walked up anyway... ;D
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 13, 2018, 09:52:27 AM
That black winged gull in flight pic is stunning when you zoom in on it  :thumbsup:

Thanks! Every so often Lady Luck smiles on your shutter button!  razz:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 13, 2018, 10:01:46 AM
That black winged gull in flight pic is stunning when you zoom in on it  :thumbsup:

Thanks! Every so often Lady Luck smiles on your shutter button!  razz:
Zoomed it up to full screen and Mrs K said "wow, who took that?"
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Just One More on April 13, 2018, 05:35:00 PM
That black winged gull in flight pic is stunning when you zoom in on it  :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 13, 2018, 05:59:57 PM
That black winged gull in flight pic is stunning when you zoom in on it  :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
It can't be just the camera.  He has to have panned across at perfect pace while on high zoom.  A skill I'd love to have

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 13, 2018, 08:55:47 PM
That black winged gull in flight pic is stunning when you zoom in on it  :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
It can't be just the camera.  He has to have panned across at perfect pace while on high zoom.  A skill I'd love to have

I think it just flew in front of the lens at the right time...  redface: redface: redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 13, 2018, 09:59:20 PM
That black winged gull in flight pic is stunning when you zoom in on it  :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
It can't be just the camera.  He has to have panned across at perfect pace while on high zoom.  A skill I'd love to have

I think it just flew in front of the lens at the right time...  redface: redface: redface:
More likely you let LL take the picture
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 13, 2018, 10:14:11 PM
That black winged gull in flight pic is stunning when you zoom in on it  :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
It can't be just the camera.  He has to have panned across at perfect pace while on high zoom.  A skill I'd love to have

I think it just flew in front of the lens at the right time...  redface: redface: redface:
More likely you let LL take the picture

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 13, 2018, 10:22:26 PM
Still no hot water...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 13, 2018, 11:23:42 PM
Why do I get the feeling that LL will log on in a couple of days to amuse us all with the tale of BM finally finding the on switch for the water heater...  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 14, 2018, 02:58:38 AM
Why do I get the feeling that LL will log on in a couple of days to amuse us all with the tale of BM finally finding the on switch for the water heater...  rubschin:

It isn't my bleddy house!  cussing:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 14, 2018, 03:03:02 AM
Why do I get the feeling that LL will log on in a couple of days to amuse us all with the tale of BM finally finding the on switch for the water heater...  rubschin:

It isn't my bleddy house!  cussing:

You could always, I don't know, ask the owner...  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 14, 2018, 03:13:41 AM
Why do I get the feeling that LL will log on in a couple of days to amuse us all with the tale of BM finally finding the on switch for the water heater...  rubschin:

It isn't my bleddy house!  cussing:

You could always, I don't know, ask the owner...  whistle:

You don't even get a switch - or any indication if it is on or off!  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 14, 2018, 03:31:05 AM
NZ Day 12 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/MFSPay5wlPcYcdxy1)

NZ Day 12

Auckland, more rain.

Girls >>> Shopping.

Boys >>> Trains, planes and trams.

(There are no pictures of shopping)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 14, 2018, 04:37:01 AM
Why do I get the feeling that LL will log on in a couple of days to amuse us all with the tale of BM finally finding the on switch for the water heater...  rubschin:

It isn't my bleddy house!  cussing:

You could always, I don't know, ask the owner...  whistle:

You don't even get a switch - or any indication if it is on or off!  eeek:

Revenge for you breaking his Routemaster you say...  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 14, 2018, 04:41:08 AM
Why do I get the feeling that LL will log on in a couple of days to amuse us all with the tale of BM finally finding the on switch for the water heater...  rubschin:

It isn't my bleddy house!  cussing:

You could always, I don't know, ask the owner...  whistle:

You don't even get a switch - or any indication if it is on or off!  eeek:

Revenge for you breaking his Routemaster you say...  whistle:

 rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 14, 2018, 08:44:06 AM
NZ Day 12 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/MFSPay5wlPcYcdxy1)

NZ Day 12

Auckland, more rain.

Girls >>> Shopping.

Boys >>> Trains, planes and trams.

(There are no pictures of shopping)
:thumbsup:

Flying Boats  cloud9: 

Shame that boiler house isn't producing hot water anymore
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 14, 2018, 10:18:46 AM
Dinner up The Sky Tower tonight, black water rafting tomoz...



(https://s9.postimg.cc/brqlwj9xn/IMG_20180414_220708_510.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/brqlwj9xn/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 14, 2018, 10:29:38 AM
Dinner up The Sky Tower tonight, black water rafting tomoz...



(https://s9.postimg.cc/brqlwj9xn/IMG_20180414_220708_510.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/brqlwj9xn/)
:thumbsup:

That water won't be heated either
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 14, 2018, 01:38:00 PM
I can think of creatures that thrive in cooler water  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 14, 2018, 07:26:01 PM
I can think of creatures that thrive in cooler water  whistle:

facepalm:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 14, 2018, 07:27:28 PM
Dinner up The Sky Tower tonight, black water rafting tomoz...



(https://s9.postimg.cc/brqlwj9xn/IMG_20180414_220708_510.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/brqlwj9xn/)
:thumbsup:

That water won't be heated either

They reckon a 'constant 15 degrees' and they use the metric system here...  rubschin:

After all this rain I'm not so sure - I'll definitely be having a wee in the wet suit...  cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 14, 2018, 08:50:30 PM
 sick2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 14, 2018, 09:00:30 PM
sick2:
It was a normal suit before he put it on, then he wet it
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 14, 2018, 09:04:44 PM
Tena Suit for the old folk, like :thumbsup

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 14, 2018, 10:13:49 PM
Tena Suit for the old folk, like :thumbsup

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/V5XImmekERE/hqdefault.jpg)

Well I suppose LL would have given up on trying to potty train him at some point...  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 15, 2018, 08:42:29 PM
I didn't wee but LL did...  whistle:

NZ Day 13 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/dKyHDsrblF4ASmtO2)

Black Water Rafting (and Eels!  eeek:) at Waitomo Caves
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 15, 2018, 09:39:12 PM
I didn't wee but LL did...  whistle:

NZ Day 13 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/dKyHDsrblF4ASmtO2)

Black Water Rafting (and Eels!  eeek:) at Waitomo Caves
:thumbsup:  except the wee bit.  NOW I know what black water rafting is

Looks a tad scary but then you're just building up to Nevis swing aren't you
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 15, 2018, 09:59:59 PM
I didn't wee but LL did...  whistle:

NZ Day 13 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/dKyHDsrblF4ASmtO2)

Black Water Rafting (and Eels!  eeek:) at Waitomo Caves
:thumbsup:  except the wee bit.  NOW I know what black water rafting is

Looks a tad scary but then you're just building up to Nevis swing aren't you

Jumping backwards in the dark into a freezy pool clutching your rubber ring was interesting!  lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 16, 2018, 07:23:54 AM
I didn't wee but LL did...  whistle:

NZ Day 13 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/dKyHDsrblF4ASmtO2)

Black Water Rafting (and Eels!  eeek:) at Waitomo Caves
:thumbsup:  except the wee bit.  NOW I know what black water rafting is

Looks a tad scary but then you're just building up to Nevis swing aren't you

Jumping backwards in the dark into a freezy pool clutching your rubber ring was interesting!  lol:
;D  so many ring jokes

We've been to NZ 3 times and you're seeing and doing loads of things we've not  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 16, 2018, 07:34:44 AM
I didn't wee but LL did...  whistle:

NZ Day 13 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/dKyHDsrblF4ASmtO2)

Black Water Rafting (and Eels!  eeek:) at Waitomo Caves
:thumbsup:  except the wee bit.  NOW I know what black water rafting is

Looks a tad scary but then you're just building up to Nevis swing aren't you

Jumping backwards in the dark into a freezy pool clutching your rubber ring was interesting!  lol:
;D  so many ring jokes

We've been to NZ 3 times and you're seeing and doing loads of things we've not  :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 16, 2018, 07:44:14 AM
NZ Day 14 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/KLNHqo2R4werSMFw1)

Lovely drive from Auckland to Rotorua stopping for lunch in the Sweet Painted Lady Cafe in Waharoa…

A beer or three then a hot shower (still not hot water in Auckland) and ready to explore in the morning…

Getting used to the smell of Sulphur…   confused:

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 16, 2018, 07:51:06 AM
NZ Day 14 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/KLNHqo2R4werSMFw1)

Lovely drive from Auckland to Rotorua stopping for lunch in the Sweet Painted Lady Cafe in Waharoa…

A beer or three then a hot shower (still not hot water in Auckland) and ready to explore in the morning…

Getting used to the smell of Sulphur…   confused:
Just blame it on the dog

Love that Trompe-l'œil in the cafe

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 17, 2018, 05:03:03 AM
NZ  Day 15 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/W8P8yBNuvQeReQyS2)

Breakfast then hot spa at The Polynesian Spa which was surprisingly exhausting!

Then explored the rest of down town Rotorua…

Anybody not interested in Sea Planes may wish to speed flick this album… 

LL feeling poorly sick ill...  confused:

Oh, and the reason for the picture of the butcher's shop is that in Auckland they have obscured fronts as though something naughty is going on or juveniles cannot be exposed the the raw meat therein... ::)

Oh, and the reason for the pictures of the DUKW is that they had faux ones in Auckland!  lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 17, 2018, 07:37:59 AM
NZ  Day 15 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/W8P8yBNuvQeReQyS2)

Breakfast then hot spa at The Polynesian Spa which was surprisingly exhausting!

Then explored the rest of down town Rotorua…

Anybody not interested in Sea Planes may wish to speed flick this album… 

LL feeling poorly sick ill...  confused:

Oh, and the reason for the picture of the butcher's shop is that in Auckland they have obscured fronts as though something naughty is going on or juveniles cannot be exposed the the raw meat therein... ::)

Oh, and the reason for the pictures of the DUKW is that they had faux ones in Auckland!  lol:
hope LL is all betterer soon, otherwise  :thumbsup:  Seaplanes are almost as  cloud9: as flying boats

Fink I've eaten at that McDees (but they did a veggie one in those days).  When are you off to the geysers?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 17, 2018, 09:33:40 AM
NZ  Day 15 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/W8P8yBNuvQeReQyS2)

Breakfast then hot spa at The Polynesian Spa which was surprisingly exhausting!

Then explored the rest of down town Rotorua…

Anybody not interested in Sea Planes may wish to speed flick this album… 

LL feeling poorly sick ill...  confused:

Oh, and the reason for the picture of the butcher's shop is that in Auckland they have obscured fronts as though something naughty is going on or juveniles cannot be exposed the the raw meat therein... ::)

Oh, and the reason for the pictures of the DUKW is that they had faux ones in Auckland!  lol:
hope LL is all betterer soon, otherwise  :thumbsup:  Seaplanes are almost as  cloud9: as flying boats

Fink I've eaten at that McDees (but they did a veggie one in those days).  When are you off to the geysers?

LL has the koffs...  noooo:

I din't eat at McDees, I only go there to wind up the people that think I only eat at McDees...  noooo:

But it did take me about 20 minutes to cross the fecking road there and back just to try and log-in from their WiFi...  cussing:

Had the best meal evah tonight, steak and chips and collapso... absolute perfection...  cloud9:


(https://s14.postimg.cc/n141iwpfh/IMG_20180417_190422.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/n141iwpfh/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/5ntr459kt/IMG_20180417_192701.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5ntr459kt/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 17, 2018, 10:00:00 AM
NZ  Day 15 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/W8P8yBNuvQeReQyS2)

Breakfast then hot spa at The Polynesian Spa which was surprisingly exhausting!

Then explored the rest of down town Rotorua…

Anybody not interested in Sea Planes may wish to speed flick this album… 

LL feeling poorly sick ill...  confused:

Oh, and the reason for the picture of the butcher's shop is that in Auckland they have obscured fronts as though something naughty is going on or juveniles cannot be exposed the the raw meat therein... ::)

Oh, and the reason for the pictures of the DUKW is that they had faux ones in Auckland!  lol:
hope LL is all betterer soon, otherwise  :thumbsup:  Seaplanes are almost as  cloud9: as flying boats

Fink I've eaten at that McDees (but they did a veggie one in those days).  When are you off to the geysers?

LL has the koffs...  noooo:

I din't eat at McDees, I only go there to wind up the people that think I only eat at McDees...  noooo:

But it did take me about 20 minutes to cross the fecking road there and back just to try and log-in from their WiFi...  cussing:

Had the best meal evah tonight, steak and chips and collapso... absolute perfection...  cloud9:


(https://s14.postimg.cc/n141iwpfh/IMG_20180417_190422.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/n141iwpfh/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/5ntr459kt/IMG_20180417_192701.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5ntr459kt/)
Looks most  :thumbsup:, those chips especially

Is red wine as expensive in NZ as it is in Oz?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 17, 2018, 08:39:11 PM
NZ  Day 15 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/W8P8yBNuvQeReQyS2)

Breakfast then hot spa at The Polynesian Spa which was surprisingly exhausting!

Then explored the rest of down town Rotorua…

Anybody not interested in Sea Planes may wish to speed flick this album… 

LL feeling poorly sick ill...  confused:

Oh, and the reason for the picture of the butcher's shop is that in Auckland they have obscured fronts as though something naughty is going on or juveniles cannot be exposed the the raw meat therein... ::)

Oh, and the reason for the pictures of the DUKW is that they had faux ones in Auckland!  lol:
hope LL is all betterer soon, otherwise  :thumbsup:  Seaplanes are almost as  cloud9: as flying boats

Fink I've eaten at that McDees (but they did a veggie one in those days).  When are you off to the geysers?

LL has the koffs...  noooo:

I din't eat at McDees, I only go there to wind up the people that think I only eat at McDees...  noooo:

But it did take me about 20 minutes to cross the fecking road there and back just to try and log-in from their WiFi...  cussing:

Had the best meal evah tonight, steak and chips and collapso... absolute perfection...  cloud9:


(https://s14.postimg.cc/n141iwpfh/IMG_20180417_190422.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/n141iwpfh/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/5ntr459kt/IMG_20180417_192701.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5ntr459kt/)
Looks most  :thumbsup:, those chips especially

Is red wine as expensive in NZ as it is in Oz?

You can get decent collapso in a supermarket for about $15 here and we paid $36 for that excellent bottle in the restaurant last night...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 17, 2018, 08:42:53 PM
Cheaper at Sainsburys, just.  That bottle above goes for £7 there (just under NZ$14)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 17, 2018, 09:05:34 PM
Cheaper at Sainsburys, just.  That bottle above goes for £7 there (just under NZ$14)

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 17, 2018, 09:22:33 PM
Cheaper at Sainsburys, just.  That bottle above goes for £7 there (just under NZ$14)

 :thumbsup:
Just find it bonkers that Oz/NZ wine is cheaper in the UK than where it's made even with all the transport costs. 
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 17, 2018, 09:43:36 PM
Cheaper at Sainsburys, just.  That bottle above goes for £7 there (just under NZ$14)

 :thumbsup:
Just find it bonkers that Oz/NZ wine is cheaper in the UK than where it's made even with all the transport costs.

Tax...  evil:

It'll be as cheap as chips in Cyprus (if I can find it) without that there £2 duty and 20% VAT on top...  cloud9:

SiL was gutted to discover that the wine he was pouring down his throat in Cyprus for €3.19 a bottle was significantly more 'spensive in the UK when he returned to stock up...  lol:

Stralia an NZ are more Nanny state than the UK amazingly...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 18, 2018, 05:22:50 AM
NZ Day 16 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/g9m6IqSW0XiNKW3W2)

Rotorua

Started the day with a Dog’s Bollocks Burger while LL had something on her plate which looked like it had come from another part of the animal…

Then off to see some old geysers, a walk round some thermal pools close to the hotel and a surprise remembrance service in the park opposite the hotel.
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 18, 2018, 07:26:17 AM
NZ Day 16 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/g9m6IqSW0XiNKW3W2)

Rotorua

Started the day with a Dog’s Bollocks Burger while LL had something on her plate which looked like it had come from another part of the animal…

Then off to see some old geysers, a walk round some thermal pools close to the hotel and a surprise remembrance service in the park opposite the hotel.
:thumbsup:

Cameron's laughing gas happy001


Those old geysers do spout off a bit don't they   ;)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 18, 2018, 09:11:24 AM
NZ Day 16 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/g9m6IqSW0XiNKW3W2)

Rotorua

Started the day with a Dog’s Bollocks Burger while LL had something on her plate which looked like it had come from another part of the animal…

Then off to see some old geysers, a walk round some thermal pools close to the hotel and a surprise remembrance service in the park opposite the hotel.
:thumbsup:

Cameron's laughing gas happy001


Those old geysers do spout off a bit don't they   ;)

I was right first time...

. . .... I've seen geysers-a-plenty in Yellowstone so am prepared to give Rotorua a miss...  ;)

They look more impressive in the pictures than they are IMHO... I think Yellowstone has spoilt us...

And $58 each for the privilege!  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 18, 2018, 10:49:32 AM
NZ Day 16 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/g9m6IqSW0XiNKW3W2)

Rotorua

Started the day with a Dog’s Bollocks Burger while LL had something on her plate which looked like it had come from another part of the animal…

Then off to see some old geysers, a walk round some thermal pools close to the hotel and a surprise remembrance service in the park opposite the hotel.
:thumbsup:

Cameron's laughing gas happy001


Those old geysers do spout off a bit don't they   ;)

I was right first time...

. . .... I've seen geysers-a-plenty in Yellowstone so am prepared to give Rotorua a miss...  ;)

They look more impressive in the pictures than they are IMHO... I think Yellowstone has spoilt us...

And $58 each for the privilege!  eeek:
Ouch!

It was cheaper in 1996

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 18, 2018, 08:18:06 PM
NZ Day 16 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/g9m6IqSW0XiNKW3W2)

Rotorua

Started the day with a Dog’s Bollocks Burger while LL had something on her plate which looked like it had come from another part of the animal…

Then off to see some old geysers, a walk round some thermal pools close to the hotel and a surprise remembrance service in the park opposite the hotel.
:thumbsup:

Cameron's laughing gas happy001


Those old geysers do spout off a bit don't they   ;)

I was right first time...

. . .... I've seen geysers-a-plenty in Yellowstone so am prepared to give Rotorua a miss...  ;)

They look more impressive in the pictures than they are IMHO... I think Yellowstone has spoilt us...

And $58 each for the privilege!  eeek:
Ouch!

It was cheaper in 1996

I doubt if petrol was $2 then either...?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 18, 2018, 08:31:07 PM
NZ Day 16 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/g9m6IqSW0XiNKW3W2)

Rotorua

Started the day with a Dog’s Bollocks Burger while LL had something on her plate which looked like it had come from another part of the animal…

Then off to see some old geysers, a walk round some thermal pools close to the hotel and a surprise remembrance service in the park opposite the hotel.
:thumbsup:

Cameron's laughing gas happy001


Those old geysers do spout off a bit don't they   ;)

I was right first time...

. . .... I've seen geysers-a-plenty in Yellowstone so am prepared to give Rotorua a miss...  ;)

They look more impressive in the pictures than they are IMHO... I think Yellowstone has spoilt us...

And $58 each for the privilege!  eeek:
Ouch!

It was cheaper in 1996

I doubt if petrol was $2 then either...?
Well there hangs a story

Around then NZ finally introduced compulsory unleaded fuel and the most popular brand had an unfortunate side effect that it rotted the fuel systems of certain old cars (old Austin Allegroes were very hot in NZ then).  We'd be driving along listening to the radio and there's be regular reports of cars bursting into flame.

So in a sense it was more than $2 if it meant your prized Allegro went up in flames




Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 18, 2018, 08:58:03 PM
NZ Day 16 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/g9m6IqSW0XiNKW3W2)

Rotorua

Started the day with a Dog’s Bollocks Burger while LL had something on her plate which looked like it had come from another part of the animal…

Then off to see some old geysers, a walk round some thermal pools close to the hotel and a surprise remembrance service in the park opposite the hotel.
:thumbsup:

Cameron's laughing gas happy001


Those old geysers do spout off a bit don't they   ;)

I was right first time...

. . .... I've seen geysers-a-plenty in Yellowstone so am prepared to give Rotorua a miss...  ;)

They look more impressive in the pictures than they are IMHO... I think Yellowstone has spoilt us...

And $58 each for the privilege!  eeek:
Ouch!

It was cheaper in 1996

I doubt if petrol was $2 then either...?
Well there hangs a story

Around then NZ finally introduced compulsory unleaded fuel and the most popular brand had an unfortunate side effect that it rotted the fuel systems of certain old cars (old Austin Allegroes were very hot in NZ then).  We'd be driving along listening to the radio and there's be regular reports of cars bursting into flame.

So in a sense it was more than $2 if it meant your prized Allegro went up in flames

I was told that was cheap imported fuel (from Indonesia?) containing a large %'age of Ethanol... ::)

Luckily plenty survived - the classic car scene is obviously quite big here... Have seen some beauties!


(https://s14.postimg.cc/oenv8z6rx/IMG_20180415_101355.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/oenv8z6rx/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/xmg3poljx/IMG_20180415_101418.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/xmg3poljx/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 18, 2018, 09:18:40 PM
NZ Day 16 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/g9m6IqSW0XiNKW3W2)

Rotorua

Started the day with a Dog’s Bollocks Burger while LL had something on her plate which looked like it had come from another part of the animal…

Then off to see some old geysers, a walk round some thermal pools close to the hotel and a surprise remembrance service in the park opposite the hotel.
:thumbsup:

Cameron's laughing gas happy001


Those old geysers do spout off a bit don't they   ;)

I was right first time...

. . .... I've seen geysers-a-plenty in Yellowstone so am prepared to give Rotorua a miss...  ;)

They look more impressive in the pictures than they are IMHO... I think Yellowstone has spoilt us...

And $58 each for the privilege!  eeek:
Ouch!

It was cheaper in 1996

I doubt if petrol was $2 then either...?
Well there hangs a story

Around then NZ finally introduced compulsory unleaded fuel and the most popular brand had an unfortunate side effect that it rotted the fuel systems of certain old cars (old Austin Allegroes were very hot in NZ then).  We'd be driving along listening to the radio and there's be regular reports of cars bursting into flame.

So in a sense it was more than $2 if it meant your prized Allegro went up in flames

I was told that was cheap imported fuel (from Indonesia?) containing a large %'age of Ethanol... ::)

Luckily plenty survived - the classic car scene is obviously quite big here... Have seen some beauties!


(https://s14.postimg.cc/oenv8z6rx/IMG_20180415_101355.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/oenv8z6rx/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/xmg3poljx/IMG_20180415_101418.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/xmg3poljx/)
:thumbsup:  no MeMis?

I did read some time ago that the story was apocryphal as NZ just always had that many car fires but some wanted it blamed on the unpopular unleaded fuel

Frankly if I owned an Austin Allegro I'd pay someone to torch it - but not those Jags


Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 18, 2018, 10:02:55 PM
NZ Day 16 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/g9m6IqSW0XiNKW3W2)

Rotorua

Started the day with a Dog’s Bollocks Burger while LL had something on her plate which looked like it had come from another part of the animal…

Then off to see some old geysers, a walk round some thermal pools close to the hotel and a surprise remembrance service in the park opposite the hotel.
:thumbsup:

Cameron's laughing gas happy001


Those old geysers do spout off a bit don't they   ;)

I was right first time...

. . .... I've seen geysers-a-plenty in Yellowstone so am prepared to give Rotorua a miss...  ;)

They look more impressive in the pictures than they are IMHO... I think Yellowstone has spoilt us...

And $58 each for the privilege!  eeek:
Ouch!

It was cheaper in 1996

I doubt if petrol was $2 then either...?
Well there hangs a story

Around then NZ finally introduced compulsory unleaded fuel and the most popular brand had an unfortunate side effect that it rotted the fuel systems of certain old cars (old Austin Allegroes were very hot in NZ then).  We'd be driving along listening to the radio and there's be regular reports of cars bursting into flame.

So in a sense it was more than $2 if it meant your prized Allegro went up in flames

I was told that was cheap imported fuel (from Indonesia?) containing a large %'age of Ethanol... ::)

Luckily plenty survived - the classic car scene is obviously quite big here... Have seen some beauties!


(https://s14.postimg.cc/oenv8z6rx/IMG_20180415_101355.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/oenv8z6rx/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/xmg3poljx/IMG_20180415_101418.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/xmg3poljx/)
:thumbsup:  no MeMis?

I did read some time ago that the story was apocryphal as NZ just always had that many car fires but some wanted it blamed on the unpopular unleaded fuel

Frankly if I owned an Austin Allegro I'd pay someone to torch it - but not those Jags

Have seen a few MeMis on the road including a little convoy heading to that meet (at McDonald's) as we were driving away...  cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 19, 2018, 05:56:24 AM
NZ Day 17 Rotorua to Auckland

Photo light day today, a lovely drive from Rotorua back to Auckland stopping at Patetonga (where???) for lunch at a lovely roadside cafe…

All packed up now and ready to fly Auckland >>> Wellington tomorrow morning…


(https://s31.postimg.cc/lpm3j546v/IMG_20180419_133939.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/lpm3j546v/)

(https://s31.postimg.cc/644rz77o7/IMG_20180419_134442.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/644rz77o7/)

(https://s31.postimg.cc/r1103uxzb/IMG_20180419_134456.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/r1103uxzb/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 19, 2018, 07:06:45 AM
If you see Mt Taranaki (Mt Egmont) on the flight please say . . . .



  . . . . . and I will spit feathers (long story not really worth telling, are they ever?)

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 19, 2018, 08:38:12 PM
If you see Mt Taranaki (Mt Egmont) on the flight please say . . . .



  . . . . . and I will spit feathers (long story not really worth telling, are they ever?)

Sitting on the right side!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 19, 2018, 08:39:00 PM
Still no hot water in Auckland!  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 19, 2018, 09:34:37 PM
If you see Mt Taranaki (Mt Egmont) on the flight please say . . . .



  . . . . . and I will spit feathers (long story not really worth telling, are they ever?)

Sitting on the right side!  :thumbsup:
:thumbsup:

As a kid we got bleeding inundated with artefacts featuring bleeding Mt Egmont so in 96 we made a special trek to New Plymouth to see it.  Turns out Taranaki/Egmont is only visible something like one day in 10 and none of the days we were there were lucky ones

Here's one someone prepared earlier

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b7/Mt_Taranaki.JPG)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 19, 2018, 10:42:29 PM
Still no hot water in Auckland!  eeek:

This isn't just any cock up, this is a Baldymort aura of gubbage cock up.  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 20, 2018, 01:21:44 AM
If you see Mt Taranaki (Mt Egmont) on the flight please say . . . .



  . . . . . and I will spit feathers (long story not really worth telling, are they ever?)

Sitting on the right side!  :thumbsup:
:thumbsup:

As a kid we got bleeding inundated with artefacts featuring bleeding Mt Egmont so in 96 we made a special trek to New Plymouth to see it.  Turns out Taranaki/Egmont is only visible something like one day in 10 and none of the days we were there were lucky ones

Here's one someone prepared earlier

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b7/Mt_Taranaki.JPG)

I think we saw the tip of it... I'll check me pictures...

Just unpacking at Quirky Hotel...  lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 20, 2018, 05:28:56 AM
NZ Day 18 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/R5GbqzkQeQHefozr1)

Auckland To Wellington

Good flight, not too windy at Windy Wellington and a quick drive to the rather quirky GT Museum Hotel (https://www.qthotelsandresorts.com/wellington/).

Unpacked and then explored the harbour area before a few beers and something to eat...

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 20, 2018, 07:51:39 AM
NZ Day 18 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/R5GbqzkQeQHefozr1)

Auckland To Wellington

Good flight, not too windy at Windy Wellington and a quick drive to the rather quirky GT Museum Hotel (https://www.qthotelsandresorts.com/wellington/).

Unpacked and then explored the harbour area before a few beers and something to eat...
:thumbsup: Wellington looks fun enough to already make me regret not going there

'Ingenious Brewers and Tolerant Accountants'   rubschin:  there could be free beer in this
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 20, 2018, 08:16:35 AM
And it gives Nick some new Hippo pictures to use  ;D

Lovely jubbly  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 20, 2018, 08:18:33 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 20, 2018, 08:21:55 AM
NZ Day 18 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/R5GbqzkQeQHefozr1)

Auckland To Wellington

Good flight, not too windy at Windy Wellington and a quick drive to the rather quirky GT Museum Hotel (https://www.qthotelsandresorts.com/wellington/).

Unpacked and then explored the harbour area before a few beers and something to eat...
:thumbsup: Wellington looks fun enough to already make me regret not going there

'Ingenious Brewers and Tolerant Accountants'   rubschin:  there could be free beer in this

I'm lovin' it!  cloud9:

Gonna take LL up the funicular tomoz!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 20, 2018, 08:30:10 AM
 facepalm:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 20, 2018, 08:31:56 AM
NZ Day 18 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/R5GbqzkQeQHefozr1)

Auckland To Wellington

Good flight, not too windy at Windy Wellington and a quick drive to the rather quirky GT Museum Hotel (https://www.qthotelsandresorts.com/wellington/).

Unpacked and then explored the harbour area before a few beers and something to eat...
:thumbsup: Wellington looks fun enough to already make me regret not going there

'Ingenious Brewers and Tolerant Accountants'   rubschin:  there could be free beer in this

I'm lovin' it!  cloud9:

Gonna take LL up the funicular tomoz!  :thumbsup:

She's obviously feeling better then  lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 20, 2018, 08:40:53 AM
NZ Day 18 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/R5GbqzkQeQHefozr1)

Auckland To Wellington

Good flight, not too windy at Windy Wellington and a quick drive to the rather quirky GT Museum Hotel (https://www.qthotelsandresorts.com/wellington/).

Unpacked and then explored the harbour area before a few beers and something to eat...
:thumbsup: Wellington looks fun enough to already make me regret not going there

'Ingenious Brewers and Tolerant Accountants'   rubschin:  there could be free beer in this

I'm lovin' it!  cloud9:

Gonna take LL up the funicular tomoz!  :thumbsup:

She's obviously feeling better then  lol:

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 20, 2018, 09:24:29 AM
NZ Day 18 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/R5GbqzkQeQHefozr1)

Auckland To Wellington

Good flight, not too windy at Windy Wellington and a quick drive to the rather quirky GT Museum Hotel (https://www.qthotelsandresorts.com/wellington/).

Unpacked and then explored the harbour area before a few beers and something to eat...
:thumbsup: Wellington looks fun enough to already make me regret not going there

'Ingenious Brewers and Tolerant Accountants'   rubschin:  there could be free beer in this

I'm lovin' it!  cloud9:

Gonna take LL up the funicular tomoz!  :thumbsup:
Is that legal in the farther regions of the commonwealth?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 20, 2018, 09:34:25 AM
NZ Day 18 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/R5GbqzkQeQHefozr1)

Auckland To Wellington

Good flight, not too windy at Windy Wellington and a quick drive to the rather quirky GT Museum Hotel (https://www.qthotelsandresorts.com/wellington/).

Unpacked and then explored the harbour area before a few beers and something to eat...
:thumbsup: Wellington looks fun enough to already make me regret not going there

'Ingenious Brewers and Tolerant Accountants'   rubschin:  there could be free beer in this

I'm lovin' it!  cloud9:

Gonna take LL up the funicular tomoz!  :thumbsup:
Is that legal in the farther regions of the commonwealth?

I hope so!  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 21, 2018, 05:17:59 AM
NZ Day 19 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/FdKWzkcoGAUqM9U73)

Wellington.

Exploring Wellington in the sunshine again – what a lovely city!

Walked through the harbour, took the cable car to the botanical gardens and met a very friendly Apiarist who told us all about his art while surrounded by a cloud of bees!

Then back down to the town stopped at a lovely old pub for a beer and back to the hotel.

Some pictures are duplicated due to a camera (photographer  redface:) malfunction...

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 21, 2018, 06:08:06 AM
NZ Day 19 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/FdKWzkcoGAUqM9U73)

Wellington.

Exploring Wellington in the sunshine again – what a lovely city!

Walked through the harbour, took the cable car to the botanical gardens and met a very friendly Apiarist who told us all about his art while surrounded by a cloud of bees!

Then back down to the town stopped at a lovely old pub for a beer and back to the hotel.

Some pictures are duplicated due to a camera (photographer  redface:) malfunction...
 

PIBNIC you say...  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 21, 2018, 06:09:10 AM
Lovely pics

Looks like a severe case of cramp for LL  lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 21, 2018, 08:07:11 AM
NZ Day 19 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/FdKWzkcoGAUqM9U73)

Wellington.

Exploring Wellington in the sunshine again – what a lovely city!

Walked through the harbour, took the cable car to the botanical gardens and met a very friendly Apiarist who told us all about his art while surrounded by a cloud of bees!

Then back down to the town stopped at a lovely old pub for a beer and back to the hotel.

Some pictures are duplicated due to a camera (photographer  redface:) malfunction...
:thumbsup:  great stuff

I should have made time for Wellington then, ah well
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 21, 2018, 08:08:28 AM
PIBNIC
happy001
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 21, 2018, 09:38:41 AM
NZ Day 19 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/FdKWzkcoGAUqM9U73)

Wellington.

Exploring Wellington in the sunshine again – what a lovely city!

Walked through the harbour, took the cable car to the botanical gardens and met a very friendly Apiarist who told us all about his art while surrounded by a cloud of bees!

Then back down to the town stopped at a lovely old pub for a beer and back to the hotel.

Some pictures are duplicated due to a camera (photographer  redface:) malfunction...
 

PIBNIC you say...  rubschin:

Yes...  redface: redface: redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 21, 2018, 09:39:59 AM
Lovely pics

Looks like a severe case of cramp for LL  lol:

Rotorua was full of Japanese tourists taking selfies... they all had to 'pose' for each shot... ::)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 21, 2018, 09:41:53 AM
NZ Day 19 ([url]https://photos.app.goo.gl/FdKWzkcoGAUqM9U73[/url])

Wellington.

Exploring Wellington in the sunshine again – what a lovely city!

Walked through the harbour, took the cable car to the botanical gardens and met a very friendly Apiarist who told us all about his art while surrounded by a cloud of bees!

Then back down to the town stopped at a lovely old pub for a beer and back to the hotel.

Some pictures are duplicated due to a camera (photographer  redface:) malfunction...

 :thumbsup:  great stuff

I should have made time for Wellington then, ah well


Next time!  :thumbsup:

Weta Workshop (http://wetaworkshop.com/) tomorrow, perhaps the museum and then ferry to Picton the day afters...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 21, 2018, 09:57:19 AM
NZ Day 19 ([url]https://photos.app.goo.gl/FdKWzkcoGAUqM9U73[/url])

Wellington.

Exploring Wellington in the sunshine again – what a lovely city!

Walked through the harbour, took the cable car to the botanical gardens and met a very friendly Apiarist who told us all about his art while surrounded by a cloud of bees!

Then back down to the town stopped at a lovely old pub for a beer and back to the hotel.

Some pictures are duplicated due to a camera (photographer  redface:) malfunction...

 :thumbsup:  great stuff

I should have made time for Wellington then, ah well


Next time!  :thumbsup:

Weta Workshop ([url]http://wetaworkshop.com/[/url]) tomorrow, perhaps the museum and then ferry to Picton the day afters...

Have fun, looks interesting and the scenery on South Island is stunning

Can't see us ever doing NZ again though the same way I can't see us not going to Oz or Argentina again.  Mt Egmont will just have to survive without me seeing it
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 21, 2018, 10:00:06 AM
NZ Day 19 ([url]https://photos.app.goo.gl/FdKWzkcoGAUqM9U73[/url])

Wellington.

Exploring Wellington in the sunshine again – what a lovely city!

Walked through the harbour, took the cable car to the botanical gardens and met a very friendly Apiarist who told us all about his art while surrounded by a cloud of bees!

Then back down to the town stopped at a lovely old pub for a beer and back to the hotel.

Some pictures are duplicated due to a camera (photographer  redface:) malfunction...

 :thumbsup:  great stuff

I should have made time for Wellington then, ah well


Next time!  :thumbsup:

Weta Workshop ([url]http://wetaworkshop.com/[/url]) tomorrow, perhaps the museum and then ferry to Picton the day afters...

Have fun, looks interesting and the scenery on South Island is stunning

Can't see us ever doing NZ again though the same way I can't see us not going to Oz or Argentina again.  Mt Egmont will just have to survive without me seeing it


Shame... 'tis beautiful at night too...


(https://s31.postimg.cc/o7hluz1fb/1080241.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/o7hluz1fb/)

(https://s31.postimg.cc/5f5qres6f/1080245.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5f5qres6f/)

(https://s31.postimg.cc/tiwifp2xj/1080247.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/tiwifp2xj/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 21, 2018, 10:13:02 AM
NZ Day 19 ([url]https://photos.app.goo.gl/FdKWzkcoGAUqM9U73[/url])

Wellington.

Exploring Wellington in the sunshine again – what a lovely city!

Walked through the harbour, took the cable car to the botanical gardens and met a very friendly Apiarist who told us all about his art while surrounded by a cloud of bees!

Then back down to the town stopped at a lovely old pub for a beer and back to the hotel.

Some pictures are duplicated due to a camera (photographer  redface:) malfunction...

 :thumbsup:  great stuff

I should have made time for Wellington then, ah well


Next time!  :thumbsup:

Weta Workshop ([url]http://wetaworkshop.com/[/url]) tomorrow, perhaps the museum and then ferry to Picton the day afters...

Have fun, looks interesting and the scenery on South Island is stunning

Can't see us ever doing NZ again though the same way I can't see us not going to Oz or Argentina again.  Mt Egmont will just have to survive without me seeing it


Shame... 'tis beautiful at night too...


([url]https://s31.postimg.cc/o7hluz1fb/1080241.jpg[/url]) ([url]https://postimg.cc/image/o7hluz1fb/[/url])

([url]https://s31.postimg.cc/5f5qres6f/1080245.jpg[/url]) ([url]https://postimg.cc/image/5f5qres6f/[/url])

([url]https://s31.postimg.cc/tiwifp2xj/1080247.jpg[/url]) ([url]https://postimg.cc/image/tiwifp2xj/[/url])

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 22, 2018, 07:03:54 AM
NZ Day 20 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/g7cDDlIDcJOio5nn1)

Wellington

Interesting day, walked up the road and got breakfast, then a visit to the Weta Workshop which was terrible - 1½ hours of our lives that we will never get back… facepalm:

However, the Weta Workshop people (Lord of the Rings, Avatar, etc.) were responsible for the models in the ‘Gallipoli The Scale of Our War’ exhibition at the Museum of New Zealand where we went next – it was sensational! A detailed time-line of the Gallipoli invasion with various exhibits, commentaries from veterans and the most incredible models of the participants – they look ‘real’ but must be at lest 4m tall! Extremely moving…  cry:

Eating in the hotel (Hot Sauce Restaurant where a transvestite welcomed us when we went to book a table earlier!  eeek:) and then off to Picton on the ferry early doors tomorrow…
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 22, 2018, 08:38:59 AM
 :thumbsup:

MeMi's NZ cousin and is that Thunderbird One I see?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 22, 2018, 09:45:19 AM
:thumbsup:

MeMi's NZ cousin and is that Thunderbird One I see?

No, that is thunder thighs LL... ::)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 22, 2018, 09:52:32 AM
:thumbsup:

MeMi's NZ cousin and is that Thunderbird One I see?

No, that is thunder thighs LL... ::)
facepalm:

No behind her.  I just never knew Thunderbirds came to the rescue at Gallipoli.  Iggorant ain't I
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 23, 2018, 08:28:31 AM
NZ Day 21 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/SBXrPkXNZHJx7Kui1)

Wellington to Picton to Marlborough

Splendid day!

Up early for a taxi to the inter Island Ferry, the most beautiful crossing to the South Island landing at Picton and then a lovely drive to Marlborough. The most beautiful scenery in Marlborough Sounds and seals too!

Took LL to the hospital as she still has a bad cough where they made her wear a mask and put her in isolation! Thankfully released shortly thereafter when Bronchitis was diagnosed and new meds prescribed.

Then a quick wander round the town via the beautiful war memorial and off to a ‘Gastro Pub’ (with a hidden secret) for dinner and collapso...

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 23, 2018, 08:30:49 AM
Did they make her wear a mask and put her  in isolation cos of the koff?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 23, 2018, 08:32:33 AM
Did they make her wear a mask and put her  in isolation cos of the koff?

Well yes... ::)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 23, 2018, 08:36:38 AM
Just wondering  whistle:


(https://s17.postimg.cc/3x1yj7g7v/IMG_0770.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 23, 2018, 08:42:30 AM
Just wondering  whistle:


(https://s17.postimg.cc/3x1yj7g7v/IMG_0770.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

 scared:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 23, 2018, 08:50:43 AM
NZ Day 21 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/SBXrPkXNZHJx7Kui1)

Wellington to Picton to Marlborough

Splendid day!

Up early for a taxi to the inter Island Ferry, the most beautiful crossing to the South Island landing at Picton and then a lovely drive to Marlborough. The most beautiful scenery in Marlborough Sounds and seals too!

Took LL to the hospital as she still has a bad cough where they made her wear a mask and put her in isolation! Thankfully released shortly thereafter when Bronchitis was diagnosed and new meds prescribed.

Then a quick wander round the town via the beautiful war memorial and off to a ‘Gastro Pub’ (with a hidden secret) for dinner and collapso...
Get well soon LL

And more excellent pics  :thumbsup:  Love that blue car - a Vauxhall?

That TC Murray cross is a very sad one.  So I looked it up.  He was executed by the Japanese with 21 others
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 23, 2018, 08:57:17 AM
NZ Day 21 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/SBXrPkXNZHJx7Kui1)

Wellington to Picton to Marlborough

Splendid day!

Up early for a taxi to the inter Island Ferry, the most beautiful crossing to the South Island landing at Picton and then a lovely drive to Marlborough. The most beautiful scenery in Marlborough Sounds and seals too!

Took LL to the hospital as she still has a bad cough where they made her wear a mask and put her in isolation! Thankfully released shortly thereafter when Bronchitis was diagnosed and new meds prescribed.

Then a quick wander round the town via the beautiful war memorial and off to a ‘Gastro Pub’ (with a hidden secret) for dinner and collapso...
Get well soon LL

And more excellent pics  :thumbsup:  Love that blue car - a Vauxhall?

That TC Murray cross is a very sad one.  So I looked it up.  He was executed by the Japanese with 21 others

I thought it was a Vauxhall Cresta but it was a Chevrolet...

Thanks for looking up Murray, I had assumed it was by his own side - there was a really sad case at the Gallipoli exhibition - sentenced to death for falling asleep at his post...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 23, 2018, 09:02:38 AM
NZ Day 21 ([url]https://photos.app.goo.gl/SBXrPkXNZHJx7Kui1[/url])

Wellington to Picton to Marlborough

Splendid day!

Up early for a taxi to the inter Island Ferry, the most beautiful crossing to the South Island landing at Picton and then a lovely drive to Marlborough. The most beautiful scenery in Marlborough Sounds and seals too!

Took LL to the hospital as she still has a bad cough where they made her wear a mask and put her in isolation! Thankfully released shortly thereafter when Bronchitis was diagnosed and new meds prescribed.

Then a quick wander round the town via the beautiful war memorial and off to a ‘Gastro Pub’ (with a hidden secret) for dinner and collapso...

Get well soon LL

And more excellent pics  :thumbsup:  Love that blue car - a Vauxhall?

That TC Murray cross is a very sad one.  So I looked it up.  He was executed by the Japanese with 21 others


I thought it was a Vauxhall Cresta but it was a Chevrolet...

Thanks for looking up Murray, I had assumed it was by his own side - there was a really sad cases at the Gallipoli exhibition - sentenced to death for falling asleep at his post...  noooo:

I'd assumed that too but these links show the appalling story

http://clubsofmarlborough.org.nz/marlborough-roll-of-honour-2/ (http://clubsofmarlborough.org.nz/marlborough-roll-of-honour-2/)
https://nzhistory.govt.nz/media/photo/tarawa-coast-watchers-memorial (https://nzhistory.govt.nz/media/photo/tarawa-coast-watchers-memorial)  - look at the names on the memorial
http://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2010/11/remains-of-22-pi-coastwatchers-located.html (http://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2010/11/remains-of-22-pi-coastwatchers-located.html)



Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 23, 2018, 09:07:48 AM
NZ Day 21 ([url]https://photos.app.goo.gl/SBXrPkXNZHJx7Kui1[/url])

Wellington to Picton to Marlborough

Splendid day!

Up early for a taxi to the inter Island Ferry, the most beautiful crossing to the South Island landing at Picton and then a lovely drive to Marlborough. The most beautiful scenery in Marlborough Sounds and seals too!

Took LL to the hospital as she still has a bad cough where they made her wear a mask and put her in isolation! Thankfully released shortly thereafter when Bronchitis was diagnosed and new meds prescribed.

Then a quick wander round the town via the beautiful war memorial and off to a ‘Gastro Pub’ (with a hidden secret) for dinner and collapso...

Get well soon LL

And more excellent pics  :thumbsup:  Love that blue car - a Vauxhall?

That TC Murray cross is a very sad one.  So I looked it up.  He was executed by the Japanese with 21 others


I thought it was a Vauxhall Cresta but it was a Chevrolet...

Thanks for looking up Murray, I had assumed it was by his own side - there was a really sad cases at the Gallipoli exhibition - sentenced to death for falling asleep at his post...  noooo:

I'd assumed that too but these links show the appalling story

[url]http://clubsofmarlborough.org.nz/marlborough-roll-of-honour-2/[/url] ([url]http://clubsofmarlborough.org.nz/marlborough-roll-of-honour-2/[/url])
[url]https://nzhistory.govt.nz/media/photo/tarawa-coast-watchers-memorial[/url] ([url]https://nzhistory.govt.nz/media/photo/tarawa-coast-watchers-memorial[/url])  - look at the names on the memorial
[url]http://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2010/11/remains-of-22-pi-coastwatchers-located.html[/url] ([url]http://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2010/11/remains-of-22-pi-coastwatchers-located.html[/url])


How sad...  cry:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 24, 2018, 05:58:07 AM
NZ Day 22 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/kAVxU5kOfcVnYFqf2)

Marlborough Wine Tour

What a perfect day to spend the day! Weather was lovely, joined a small group (6 including us) of lovely people (4 from Sydney and us, but you can’t have everything) drinking fabulous wines and having sensational food for lunch…

We’ve bought so much collapso we’ll never get it home so will probably have to drink most of it here.

Tomorrow is ANZAC day. We are heading off to the Peter Jackson Dangerous Skies exhibition and then driving down to Kaikoura.
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 24, 2018, 06:00:27 AM
Is LL still koffing, like?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 24, 2018, 06:02:19 AM
Is LL still koffing, like?

Not so much - but the quackter has her on high dose steroids and she is a bit hyper...  scared2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 24, 2018, 06:05:52 AM

(https://s31.postimg.cc/5hrgk2c93/eyebulging_ripped_female_640_01-746784.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5hrgk2c93/)

 scared2: scared2:
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Post by: Barman on April 24, 2018, 06:13:45 AM

(https://s31.postimg.cc/5hrgk2c93/eyebulging_ripped_female_640_01-746784.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5hrgk2c93/)

 scared2: scared2:

 Shocked:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 24, 2018, 07:54:46 AM
NZ Day 22 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/kAVxU5kOfcVnYFqf2)

Marlborough Wine Tour

What a perfect day to spend the day! Weather was lovely, joined a small group (6 including us) of lovely people (4 from Sydney and us, but you can’t have everything) drinking fabulous wines and having sensational food for lunch…

We’ve bought so much collapso we’ll never get it home so will probably have to drink most of it here.

Tomorrow is ANZAC day. We are heading off to the Peter Jackson Dangerous Skies exhibition and then driving down to Kaikoura.
:thumbsup:

Cheesy chips is always a good view.  But don't show those Pogues lyrics to Apey



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Post by: Uncle Mort on April 24, 2018, 07:56:48 AM
Great Pictures  :thumbsup:

I'm enjoying this photographic tour down under. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: Barman on April 24, 2018, 08:07:43 AM
Great Pictures  :thumbsup:

I'm enjoying this photographic tour down under. Thanks for sharing.


Thanks Uncle!  uc9:

I was taking pictures of the ferry yesterday and two 'teens' behind me mumbled, "how sad is that...?"...  lol:

But I love taking pictures and thousands hundreds several people seem to really enjoy them - plus I can share them for free!

I shall continue...  ;)

Going here (http://omaka.org.nz/) tomorrow...
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Post by: Steve on April 24, 2018, 08:10:30 AM
Great Pictures  :thumbsup:

I'm enjoying this photographic tour down under. Thanks for sharing.


Thanks Uncle!  uc9:

I was taking pictures of the ferry yesterday and two 'teens' behind me mumbled, "how sad is that...?"...  lol:

But I love taking pictures and thousands hundreds several people seem to really enjoy them - plus I can share them for free!

I shall continue...  ;)

Going here ([url]http://omaka.org.nz/[/url]) tomorrow...

 :thumbsup:  and wot Uncle said.  It's fun looking at these pics each morning.

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 24, 2018, 08:13:40 AM
Is it?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 24, 2018, 08:15:36 AM
Is it?

Yes!  evil:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 24, 2018, 08:21:30 AM
 redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 24, 2018, 08:23:34 AM
redface:
Don't let that encourage you to post photos of the inside of your willy each day
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 24, 2018, 10:09:26 PM
Ignore the teens ...a good code for any circumstances !!!

Don't stop with the pics ...we, your followers, demand it to be so !! lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 25, 2018, 02:45:37 AM
redface:
Don't let that encourage you to post photos of the inside of your willy each day

You realise that trying to work out how to shove a Pentax up there to take the daily photo without it hurting like hell will probably keep him out of trouble, for a while at least.....  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 25, 2018, 07:30:57 AM
Ignore the teens ...a good code for any circumstances !!!

Don't stop with the pics ...we, your followers, demand it to be so !! lol:

WiFi here (Kaikoura) is a bit shite so unless I can download them overnight (These hotels have the most ridiculous security passwords on the WiFi 'Kaikoura' really doesn't cut it...  noooo:) there may be a short delay... ::)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 25, 2018, 07:34:10 AM
Ignore the teens ...a good code for any circumstances !!!

Don't stop with the pics ...we, your followers, demand it to be so !! lol:

WiFi here (Kaikoura) is a bit shite so unless I can download them overnight (These hotels have the most ridiculous security passwords on the WiFi 'Kaikoura' really doesn't cut it...  noooo:) there may be a short delay... ::)
No live streaming video today then

What was Anzac day like?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 25, 2018, 08:54:22 AM
Ignore the teens ...a good code for any circumstances !!!

Don't stop with the pics ...we, your followers, demand it to be so !! lol:

WiFi here (Kaikoura) is a bit shite so unless I can download them overnight (These hotels have the most ridiculous security passwords on the WiFi 'Kaikoura' really doesn't cut it...  noooo:) there may be a short delay... ::)
No live streaming video today then

What was Anzac day like?

Taken very seriously but we skipped it...

We went to the Aviation Heritage Centre instead which was the only place open (for obvious reasons) and then headed off... 

Apparently they do 'something' on November 11th but today is the big day...

It would be lovely to see the sort of respect they show here on Nov 11th... all shops closed, etc.

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 25, 2018, 09:09:57 AM
Whale watching tomoz... not LL obvs...  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 25, 2018, 09:17:26 AM
Ignore the teens ...a good code for any circumstances !!!

Don't stop with the pics ...we, your followers, demand it to be so !! lol:

WiFi here (Kaikoura) is a bit shite so unless I can download them overnight (These hotels have the most ridiculous security passwords on the WiFi 'Kaikoura' really doesn't cut it...  noooo:) there may be a short delay... ::)
No live streaming video today then

What was Anzac day like?

Taken very seriously but we skipped it...

We went to the Aviation Heritage Centre instead which was the only place open (for obvious reasons) and then headed off... 

Apparently they do 'something' on November 11th but today is the big day...

It would be lovely to see the sort of respect they show here on Nov 11th... all shops closed, etc.
Nov 11th is much less observed in Oz that it is in the UK. Was somewhat disappointed as I'd heard very much the opposite
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 25, 2018, 09:19:51 AM
Whale watching tomoz...
evil:  was cancelled when we drove all the way there
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 25, 2018, 09:21:43 AM
Whale watching tomoz...
evil:  was cancelled when we drove all the way there
Sea was (unusually) dead calm today - hoping for the same tomoz...  scared2:
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Post by: Steve on April 25, 2018, 09:52:01 AM
Whale watching tomoz...
evil:  was cancelled when we drove all the way there
Sea was (unusually) dead calm today - hoping for the same tomoz...  scared2:
Lets hope so but we'll need pics please

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 25, 2018, 09:54:12 AM
Whale watching tomoz...
evil:  was cancelled when we drove all the way there
Sea was (unusually) dead calm today - hoping for the same tomoz...  scared2:
Lets hope so but we'll need pics please

We won't be uploading them from this hotel...  noooo:

Currently 92 of 148 for today...::)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 25, 2018, 11:17:54 AM
NZ Day 23 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/gPXVJIvRFMjQQqmH2)


Blenheim to Kaikoura

Splendid day again…

Left the hotel after breckers and headed off to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre (the P-40E is for sale, if anybody has a spare few millions lying around I could put a bid in for us... Oh, and my birthday is coming up too...).

The museum had the most amazing Stalingrad presentation – a 360 degree video show with commentary, simply amazing and incredibly moving...

After a few hours there we had the most wonderful drive South to Kaikoura… Sadly a camera (and amateur photographer) simply can’t capture the beauty of the scenery!

Checked into a lovely hotel on the shore front and headed into ‘town’ for  meal…

Whale watching tomorrow (although we have done a bit of that today too)...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 25, 2018, 02:15:47 PM
NZ Day 23 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/gPXVJIvRFMjQQqmH2)


Blenheim to Kaikoura

Splendid day again…

Left the hotel after breckers and headed off to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre (the P-40E is for sale, if anybody has a spare few millions lying around I could put a bid in for us... Oh, and my birthday is coming up too...).

The museum had the most amazing Stalingrad presentation – a 360 degree video show with commentary, simply amazing and incredibly moving...

After a few hours there we had the most wonderful drive South to Kaikoura… Sadly a camera (and amateur photographer) simply can’t capture the beauty of the scenery!

Checked into a lovely hotel on the shore front and headed into ‘town’ for  meal…

Whale watching tomorrow (although we have done a bit of that today too)...

LL went for a dip in the pool?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 25, 2018, 04:13:21 PM
NZ Day 23 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/gPXVJIvRFMjQQqmH2)


Blenheim to Kaikoura

Splendid day again…

Left the hotel after breckers and headed off to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre (the P-40E is for sale, if anybody has a spare few millions lying around I could put a bid in for us... Oh, and my birthday is coming up too...).

The museum had the most amazing Stalingrad presentation – a 360 degree video show with commentary, simply amazing and incredibly moving...

After a few hours there we had the most wonderful drive South to Kaikoura… Sadly a camera (and amateur photographer) simply can’t capture the beauty of the scenery!

Checked into a lovely hotel on the shore front and headed into ‘town’ for  meal…

Whale watching tomorrow (although we have done a bit of that today too)...
Great stuff

Quote of the week most excellent

LL looks like she’s recovering
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 25, 2018, 04:20:49 PM
There she blows  rubschin:

 redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 25, 2018, 07:54:27 PM
There she blows  rubschin:

 redface:

Tsk, tsk, tsk...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 26, 2018, 08:30:13 AM
Interwebz are slow... ::)

Great day, two Sperm whales, a pod of Pilot whales, seals and Albatrosses....

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 26, 2018, 08:31:43 AM
Interwebz are slow... ::)

Great day, two Sperm whales, a pod of Pilot whales, seals and Albatrosses....

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/w_m4AM_XXD8" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 26, 2018, 08:49:36 AM
Moar Pilot whales - they were so close to the boat you could stick a harpoon in them...  redface:

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 26, 2018, 08:53:32 AM
A whalepoon ? rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 26, 2018, 08:54:47 AM
A whalepoon ? rubschin:

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 26, 2018, 09:22:28 AM
Last video...

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 26, 2018, 07:15:19 PM
NZ Day 24 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/zMKNwBdWvHddvK2y2)


Whale watching in Kaikoura (Whale heavy album!)

Drove into town and had breakfast the off Whale watching!

An amazing trip, the photos really don’t do it justice at all (the video is marginally better). It was so exciting when the crew spotted the first spout and then, right in front of us a mahoosive Sperm Whale!

Then they got a call on the radio to the location of a pod of Pilot Whales which we watched for some time before getting a call to a second Sperm Whale sighting!

So in all we saw: -

2 x Sperm Whales
1 x huge pod of Pilot Whales
Seals
Albetrosses

It was awesome! Bizarrely Kaikoura used to be a whaling port and now they still make the majority of their income from the whales but in a different way…

Then after landing we drove up the road to the local seal sanctuary to get up close and personal with the locals...

After that a jug of beer and some food in front of a roaring log fire to finish the day.

Oh, and then I spilt a bottle of red wine on the floor of the bedroom...  redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 26, 2018, 07:59:23 PM
NZ Day 24 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/zMKNwBdWvHddvK2y2)


Whale watching in Kaikoura (Whale heavy album!)

Drove into town and had breakfast the off Whale watching!

An amazing trip, the photos really don’t do it justice at all (the video is marginally better). It was so exciting when the crew spotted the first spout and then, right in front of us a mahoosive Sperm Whale!

Then they got a call on the radio to the location of a pod of Pilot Whales which we watched for some time before getting a call to a second Sperm Whale sighting!

So in all we saw: -

2 x Sperm Whales
1 x huge pod of Pilot Whales
Seals
Albetrosses

It was awesome! Bizarrely Kaikoura used to be a whaling port and now they still make the majority of their income from the whales but in a different way…

Then after landing we drove up the road to the local seal sanctuary to get up close and personal with the locals...

After that a jug of beer and some food in front of a roaring log fire to finish the day.

Oh, and then I spilt a bottle of red wine on the floor of the bedroom...  redface:
:thumbsup:   great ones - again

You ain't going to forget this holiday in a hurry are you


What's the story with the amazing pile of stones on the beach?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 26, 2018, 08:09:18 PM
NZ Day 24 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/zMKNwBdWvHddvK2y2)


Whale watching in Kaikoura (Whale heavy album!)

Drove into town and had breakfast the off Whale watching!

An amazing trip, the photos really don’t do it justice at all (the video is marginally better). It was so exciting when the crew spotted the first spout and then, right in front of us a mahoosive Sperm Whale!

Then they got a call on the radio to the location of a pod of Pilot Whales which we watched for some time before getting a call to a second Sperm Whale sighting!

So in all we saw: -

2 x Sperm Whales
1 x huge pod of Pilot Whales
Seals
Albetrosses

It was awesome! Bizarrely Kaikoura used to be a whaling port and now they still make the majority of their income from the whales but in a different way…

Then after landing we drove up the road to the local seal sanctuary to get up close and personal with the locals...

After that a jug of beer and some food in front of a roaring log fire to finish the day.

Oh, and then I spilt a bottle of red wine on the floor of the bedroom...  redface:
:thumbsup:   great ones - again

You ain't going to forget this holiday in a hurry are you


What's the story with the amazing pile of stones on the beach?

No, won't forget it for sure - and want to come back now...

Not sure what the pile of stones was about, they were just sort of 'there'... I'm amazed that no little sprog had knocked them over... ::)
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Post by: Barman on April 26, 2018, 08:55:11 PM
Sperm Whale * snigger *   redface:


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Post by: Nick on April 26, 2018, 09:00:37 PM
Miss I is not impressed  angel1
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Post by: Barman on April 26, 2018, 09:06:11 PM
Miss I is not impressed  angel1

With my sperm...?  sad24:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 28, 2018, 05:25:26 AM
NZ Day 26 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/a32Em5CgTb1tuCFT9)

(NZ Day 25 was a lovely drive from Kaikoura to Christchurch stopping for lunch at some place that nobody has heard of...)

Christchurch

A rainy day but we dropped off the hire car and walked into the city.

It is beautiful, so tragic that so much was destroyed in the earthquake or under repair. It is bizarre how some buildings have been destroyed completely while others remained undamaged.

Anyway, we had a lovely walk round and took the hop-on hop-off tram tour too.

Didn’t take my camera so just pictures from my phone.

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Post by: Steve on April 28, 2018, 09:55:47 AM
NZ Day 26 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/a32Em5CgTb1tuCFT9)

(NZ Day 25 was a lovely drive from Kaikoura to Christchurch stopping for lunch at some place that nobody has heard of...)

Christchurch

A rainy day but we dropped off the hire car and walked into the city.

It is beautiful, so tragic that so much was destroyed in the earthquake or under repair. It is bizarre how some buildings have been destroyed completely while others remained undamaged.

Anyway, we had a lovely walk round and took the hop-on hop-off tram tour too.

Didn’t take my camera so just pictures from my phone.
:thumbsup:  actually in those pics it comes over as less grim and far more full of fun and hope than I'd expected  ;D

Cathedral's still looks a right mess though
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 28, 2018, 06:14:14 PM
NZ Day 26 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/a32Em5CgTb1tuCFT9)

(NZ Day 25 was a lovely drive from Kaikoura to Christchurch stopping for lunch at some place that nobody has heard of...)

Christchurch

A rainy day but we dropped off the hire car and walked into the city.

It is beautiful, so tragic that so much was destroyed in the earthquake or under repair. It is bizarre how some buildings have been destroyed completely while others remained undamaged.

Anyway, we had a lovely walk round and took the hop-on hop-off tram tour too.

Didn’t take my camera so just pictures from my phone.
:thumbsup:  actually in those pics it comes over as less grim and far more full of fun and hope than I'd expected  ;D

Cathedral's still looks a right mess though

Obviously lots of work going on...

The car rental drop-off place is an empty field with a shed on Google Earth but we unexpectedly came across a brand-new multi-story facility when we got there!
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Post by: Barman on April 29, 2018, 08:04:40 AM
Motel has a Jacuzzi bubble bath...  redface:


(https://s18.postimg.cc/jjrp616ud/30831048_10155772714938992_1204664401_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/jjrp616ud/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 29, 2018, 08:39:14 AM
Motel has a Jacuzzi bubble bath...  redface:


(https://s18.postimg.cc/jjrp616ud/30831048_10155772714938992_1204664401_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/jjrp616ud/)

Thought that you only saw decorative trolls in Norway...  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 29, 2018, 09:14:14 AM
NZ Day 27 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/1vDpjziAkuoJ8s9MA)

TranzAlpine Christchurch to Greymouth.

Early start from Christchurch, taxi to the station then boarded the TranzAlpine to Greymouth.

Train as lovely, staff were wonderful and the views sensational…

Weather was not fantastic but leaning out (strictly verboten) of the observation car to take pictures of the scenery (and driver) was great fun…

Unfortunately, I managed to delete a whole load of pictures (mostly of the diesel engines pulling the train) from my phone which is poorly…

Picked up hire car (another Kia Sportage) at the station and headed off to the motel in the ‘High Street’ which was miles from anywhere…

Had a quick explore of the local area (some strange shops) then stumbled into the most amazing hotel/bistro/grog shop/restaurant right across the road from the Motel!

So some booze and sensational food laters we re back to the motel.

Asked a local what we should see in Greymouth before heading off to Franz Josef and he said, just leave, LEAVE NOW!  eeek:
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Post by: Miss Demeanour on April 29, 2018, 09:25:14 AM
Motel has a Jacuzzi bubble bath...  redface:


(https://s18.postimg.cc/jjrp616ud/30831048_10155772714938992_1204664401_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/jjrp616ud/)

That's massive  eeek: eeek: eeek:

and the bath  lol:
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Post by: Barman on April 29, 2018, 09:27:32 AM
Motel has a Jacuzzi bubble bath...  redface:


(https://s18.postimg.cc/jjrp616ud/30831048_10155772714938992_1204664401_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/jjrp616ud/)

That's massive  eeek: eeek: eeek:

and the bath  lol:

 redface: redface: redface:
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Post by: Steve on April 29, 2018, 09:45:32 AM
Motel has a Jacuzzi bubble bath...  redface:


(https://s18.postimg.cc/jjrp616ud/30831048_10155772714938992_1204664401_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/jjrp616ud/)
That must have been a huge load of beans
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 29, 2018, 09:48:13 AM
NZ Day 27 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/1vDpjziAkuoJ8s9MA)

TranzAlpine Christchurch to Greymouth.

Early start from Christchurch, taxi to the station then boarded the TranzAlpine to Greymouth.

Train as lovely, staff were wonderful and the views sensational…

Weather was not fantastic but leaning out (strictly verboten) of the observation car to take pictures of the scenery (and driver) was great fun…

Unfortunately, I managed to delete a whole load of pictures (mostly of the diesel engines pulling the train) from my phone which is poorly…

Picked up hire car (another Kia Sportage) at the station and headed off to the motel in the ‘High Street’ which was miles from anywhere…

Had a quick explore of the local area (some strange shops) then stumbled into the most amazing hotel/bistro/grog shop/restaurant right across the road from the Motel!

So some booze and sensational food laters we re back to the motel. .

:thumbsup:

Those cars are going to need some T-Cutting

Quote
Asked a local what we should see in Greymouth before heading off to Franz Josef and he said, just leave, LEAVE NOW!  eeek:
The Sheriff run you out of town?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 29, 2018, 09:51:45 AM
NZ Day 27 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/1vDpjziAkuoJ8s9MA)

TranzAlpine Christchurch to Greymouth.

Early start from Christchurch, taxi to the station then boarded the TranzAlpine to Greymouth.

Train as lovely, staff were wonderful and the views sensational…

Weather was not fantastic but leaning out (strictly verboten) of the observation car to take pictures of the scenery (and driver) was great fun…

Unfortunately, I managed to delete a whole load of pictures (mostly of the diesel engines pulling the train) from my phone which is poorly…

Picked up hire car (another Kia Sportage) at the station and headed off to the motel in the ‘High Street’ which was miles from anywhere…

Had a quick explore of the local area (some strange shops) then stumbled into the most amazing hotel/bistro/grog shop/restaurant right across the road from the Motel!

So some booze and sensational food laters we re back to the motel. .

:thumbsup:

Those cars are going to need some T-Cutting

Quote
Asked a local what we should see in Greymouth before heading off to Franz Josef and he said, just leave, LEAVE NOW!  eeek:
The Sheriff run you out of town?

 redface: redface: redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 29, 2018, 10:10:38 AM
NZ Day 27 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/1vDpjziAkuoJ8s9MA)

TranzAlpine Christchurch to Greymouth.

Early start from Christchurch, taxi to the station then boarded the TranzAlpine to Greymouth.

Train as lovely, staff were wonderful and the views sensational…

Weather was not fantastic but leaning out (strictly verboten) of the observation car to take pictures of the scenery (and driver) was great fun…

Unfortunately, I managed to delete a whole load of pictures (mostly of the diesel engines pulling the train) from my phone which is poorly…

Picked up hire car (another Kia Sportage) at the station and headed off to the motel in the ‘High Street’ which was miles from anywhere…

Had a quick explore of the local area (some strange shops) then stumbled into the most amazing hotel/bistro/grog shop/restaurant right across the road from the Motel!

So some booze and sensational food laters we re back to the motel. .

:thumbsup:

Those cars are going to need some T-Cutting

Quote
Asked a local what we should see in Greymouth before heading off to Franz Josef and he said, just leave, LEAVE NOW!  eeek:
The Sheriff run you out of town?

 redface: redface: redface:

Next time use a false name...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 29, 2018, 10:12:20 AM
NZ Day 27 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/1vDpjziAkuoJ8s9MA)

TranzAlpine Christchurch to Greymouth.

Early start from Christchurch, taxi to the station then boarded the TranzAlpine to Greymouth.

Train as lovely, staff were wonderful and the views sensational…

Weather was not fantastic but leaning out (strictly verboten) of the observation car to take pictures of the scenery (and driver) was great fun…

Unfortunately, I managed to delete a whole load of pictures (mostly of the diesel engines pulling the train) from my phone which is poorly…

Picked up hire car (another Kia Sportage) at the station and headed off to the motel in the ‘High Street’ which was miles from anywhere…

Had a quick explore of the local area (some strange shops) then stumbled into the most amazing hotel/bistro/grog shop/restaurant right across the road from the Motel!

So some booze and sensational food laters we re back to the motel. .

:thumbsup:

Those cars are going to need some T-Cutting

Quote
Asked a local what we should see in Greymouth before heading off to Franz Josef and he said, just leave, LEAVE NOW!  eeek:
The Sheriff run you out of town?

 redface: redface: redface:

Next time use a false name...  noooo:

Ginger Nick...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 29, 2018, 01:15:16 PM
NZ Day 27 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/1vDpjziAkuoJ8s9MA)

TranzAlpine Christchurch to Greymouth.

Early start from Christchurch, taxi to the station then boarded the TranzAlpine to Greymouth.

Train as lovely, staff were wonderful and the views sensational…

Weather was not fantastic but leaning out (strictly verboten) of the observation car to take pictures of the scenery (and driver) was great fun…

Unfortunately, I managed to delete a whole load of pictures (mostly of the diesel engines pulling the train) from my phone which is poorly…

Picked up hire car (another Kia Sportage) at the station and headed off to the motel in the ‘High Street’ which was miles from anywhere…

Had a quick explore of the local area (some strange shops) then stumbled into the most amazing hotel/bistro/grog shop/restaurant right across the road from the Motel!

So some booze and sensational food laters we re back to the motel. .

:thumbsup:

Those cars are going to need some T-Cutting

Quote
Asked a local what we should see in Greymouth before heading off to Franz Josef and he said, just leave, LEAVE NOW!  eeek:
The Sheriff run you out of town?

 redface: redface: redface:

(https://s18.postimg.cc/ufs9sv6jp/hb31877_created.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/ufs9sv6jp/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Just One More on April 29, 2018, 01:31:03 PM
Great Pictures  :thumbsup:

I'm enjoying this photographic tour down under. Thanks for sharing.

Wot Uncle said  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 29, 2018, 01:34:18 PM
"lunch" with Nod has ensured that there is now no blood in my alcohol stream  redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 30, 2018, 08:38:43 AM
NZ Day 28 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/MSfpcLGUlHBokyFf2)

Greymouth to Franz Josef

Left a rainy Greymouth at 10:30 and had a beautiful drive South stopping at Hokitika for breakfast.

The weather improved as we headed South (contrary to expectations) and we had some wonderful mountain views.

Motel is lovely, just outside the ‘town’ and we have sheep and Alpaca as neighbours (Alpacas are Rocket, Mustang and Batman, the sheep are Milly, Molly and Mumma)…

A quick trip into ‘town’ for provisions (booze) and chose an eating venue for this evening… Several of the restaurants offer a collection/delivery service (customers, not food!) so we don’t have to drive…

So we chose the Alice May restaurant… what an amazing history and incredible food too! Google her, you won’t regret it...

Franz Josef Glacier tomorrow...

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on April 30, 2018, 09:02:04 AM
 :thumbsup:

Alpacas too
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 30, 2018, 09:21:08 AM
:thumbsup:

Alpacas too

And Lezzers...  eeek:

When we left Wellington there were two lezzers on the table next to us in the cafe while we waited for the ferry to Picton...

...so we saw them on the ferry...

And then a week later we booked in to the TranzAlpine railway and they were there too...  eeek:

And then this arvo after driving down to Franz Josef we unpacked and headed into town and THERE THEY WERE!  eeek:

And then this evening we went to one of the (eight I think) restaurants in the town and THERE THEY WERE!!!!  eeek:

What are the odds like...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on April 30, 2018, 09:27:20 AM
Probably stalking LL..........
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on April 30, 2018, 09:33:20 AM
Probably stalking LL..........

On a quest to rescue her from the dirty old man you say...  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on April 30, 2018, 09:35:05 AM
Probably stalking LL..........

 rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 01, 2018, 09:40:18 AM
NZ Day 29 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/6ZXbkYiQptferKBZA)

Franz Josef Glacier

Woke up to beautiful sunshine and after a quick breakfast headed off to the glacier.

Everything was remarkably well organised and we got kitted up, (boots, socks, jackets, trousers gloves and crampons!) and headed off to the helicopter.

A short flight later and we had landed on the glacier – the pictures simply can’t convey the scale of the thing (or the beauty for that matter). I thought we were going to have a quick hike to the top then noticed the teeny tiny people on the glacier and realised the huge size!

The ice at the landing zone hadn’t had the sun on it and you literally couldn’t stand up without fitting the crampons.

There hadn’t been any tours for a few days so it was as new to the guide as it was to us – the glacier moves at over 1m per day and 5m in some places! We trekked up the slope past the huge ice things (I can’t remember the proper name) with our group leader cutting steps with his ice axe!

It was fabulous…

When we came back down the weather was closing in and it was touch-and go if we would be trapped on the ice for a night – they have tents stored there just in case – or be able to be flown out. Luckily the helicopter got in to remove us but all afternoon flights were cancelled. We lave tomorrow, how lucky we have been with the weather!
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 01, 2018, 11:22:22 AM
NZ Day 29 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/6ZXbkYiQptferKBZA)

Franz Josef Glacier

Woke up to beautiful sunshine and after a quick breakfast headed off to the glacier.

Everything was remarkably well organised and we got kitted up, (boots, socks, jackets, trousers gloves and crampons!) and headed off to the helicopter.

A short flight later and we had landed on the glacier – the pictures simply can’t convey the scale of the thing (or the beauty for that matter). I thought we were going to have a quick hike to the top then noticed the teeny tiny people on the glacier and realised the huge size!

The ice at the landing zone hadn’t had the sun on it and you literally couldn’t stand up without fitting the crampons.

There hadn’t been any tours for a few days so it was as new to the guide as it was to us – the glacier moves at over 1m per day and 5m in some places! We trekked up the slope past the huge ice things (I can’t remember the proper name) with our group leader cutting steps with his ice axe!

It was fabulous…

When we came back down the weather was closing in and it was touch-and go if we would be trapped on the ice for a night – they have tents stored there just in case – or be able to be flown out. Luckily the helicopter got in to remove us but all afternoon flights were cancelled. We lave tomorrow, how lucky we have been with the weather!
:thumbsup: that's superb

Bet it was knackering too
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 01, 2018, 05:57:51 PM
Wow !!!!

How amazing!!! eeek: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on May 01, 2018, 05:59:20 PM
Not sure about the helichopper  scared2:

Doubtless, you are planning a holiday  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 01, 2018, 07:48:36 PM
NZ Day 29 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/6ZXbkYiQptferKBZA)

Franz Josef Glacier

Woke up to beautiful sunshine and after a quick breakfast headed off to the glacier.

Everything was remarkably well organised and we got kitted up, (boots, socks, jackets, trousers gloves and crampons!) and headed off to the helicopter.

A short flight later and we had landed on the glacier – the pictures simply can’t convey the scale of the thing (or the beauty for that matter). I thought we were going to have a quick hike to the top then noticed the teeny tiny people on the glacier and realised the huge size!

The ice at the landing zone hadn’t had the sun on it and you literally couldn’t stand up without fitting the crampons.

There hadn’t been any tours for a few days so it was as new to the guide as it was to us – the glacier moves at over 1m per day and 5m in some places! We trekked up the slope past the huge ice things (I can’t remember the proper name) with our group leader cutting steps with his ice axe!

It was fabulous…

When we came back down the weather was closing in and it was touch-and go if we would be trapped on the ice for a night – they have tents stored there just in case – or be able to be flown out. Luckily the helicopter got in to remove us but all afternoon flights were cancelled. We lave tomorrow, how lucky we have been with the weather!
:thumbsup: that's superb

Bet it was knackering too

I had to have a snooze afters...  redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 01, 2018, 07:49:07 PM
Wow !!!!

How amazing!!! eeek: :thumbsup:

It was!  razz:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 01, 2018, 07:49:57 PM
Not sure about the helichopper  scared2:

Doubtless, you are planning a holiday  whistle:

I feel I need one now...  redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 02, 2018, 05:37:45 AM
NZ Day 30 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/oQSbfVDkGowecPFu1)

Franz Josef to Queenstown

Woke to a beautiful sunny day and set off for Queenstown (~350Km) at 10am…

Stunning scenery all the way, wanted to stop every few minutes and capture another ‘Kodak Moment’…

Eventually stopped at Wanaka for coffee and a bit to eat where we discovered Eels! Huge Eels and Rainbow Trout waiting to be fed at the end of the jetty!

Then onto Queenstown and checked into our lovely hotel which has lovely views over Lake Wakatipou.
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 02, 2018, 08:05:16 AM
NZ Day 30 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/oQSbfVDkGowecPFu1)

Franz Josef to Queenstown

Woke to a beautiful sunny day and set off for Queenstown (~350Km) at 10am…

Stunning scenery all the way, wanted to stop every few minutes and capture another ‘Kodak Moment’…

Eventually stopped at Wanaka for coffee and a bit to eat where we discovered Eels! Huge Eels and Rainbow Trout waiting to be fed at the end of the jetty!

Then onto Queenstown and checked into our lovely hotel which has lovely views over Lake Wakatipou.
:thumbsup:

They do like piling up stones don't they
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 02, 2018, 08:23:07 AM
NZ Day 30 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/oQSbfVDkGowecPFu1)

Franz Josef to Queenstown

Woke to a beautiful sunny day and set off for Queenstown (~350Km) at 10am…

Stunning scenery all the way, wanted to stop every few minutes and capture another ‘Kodak Moment’…

Eventually stopped at Wanaka for coffee and a bit to eat where we discovered Eels! Huge Eels and Rainbow Trout waiting to be fed at the end of the jetty!

Then onto Queenstown and checked into our lovely hotel which has lovely views over Lake Wakatipou.
:thumbsup:

They do like piling up stones don't they

Oh, they love their stones...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 03, 2018, 09:11:32 AM
NZ Day 31 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/q5a2GJkrLHBax1WD8)


Queenstown.

Another fabulous day – soooo lucky with the weather!

Had breakfast in town and then boarded TSS Earnslaw for a trip across the lake to Walter Peak Farm where we saw some, er, farmy things including a sheep being sheared. Earnslaw is the most beautiful coal fired steam ship, launched in 1912 she has the same triple-expansion steam engines as fitted on Titanic – needless to say we kept our eyes open for icebergs…

After steaming back to town we caught the gondola to get a bird’s eye view of Queenstown and then back for dinner…

What an amazing place for buskers too!

Splendid!
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 03, 2018, 09:13:52 AM
NZ Day 30 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/oQSbfVDkGowecPFu1)

Franz Josef to Queenstown

Woke to a beautiful sunny day and set off for Queenstown (~350Km) at 10am…

Stunning scenery all the way, wanted to stop every few minutes and capture another ‘Kodak Moment’…

Eventually stopped at Wanaka for coffee and a bit to eat where we discovered Eels! Huge Eels and Rainbow Trout waiting to be fed at the end of the jetty!

Then onto Queenstown and checked into our lovely hotel which has lovely views over Lake Wakatipou.
:thumbsup:

They do like piling up stones don't they

Oh, they love their stones...  noooo:

For Steve...


(https://s9.postimg.cc/9zb9tbk9n/1090733.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9zb9tbk9n/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 03, 2018, 09:20:02 AM
NZ Day 31 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/q5a2GJkrLHBax1WD8)


Queenstown.

Another fabulous day – soooo lucky with the weather!

Had breakfast in town and then boarded TSS Earnslaw for a trip across the lake to Walter Peak Farm where we saw some, er, farmy things including a sheep being sheared. Earnslaw is the most beautiful coal fired steam ship, launched in 1912 she has the same triple-expansion steam engines as fitted on Titanic – needless to say we kept our eyes open for icebergs…

After steaming back to town we caught the gondola to get a bird’s eye view of Queenstown and then back for dinner…

What an amazing place for buskers too!

Splendid!
:thumbsup:   Dare I ask WTF was LL snorting?

Anyway assuming you survive that Nevis swing where can we send you next so we can enjoy vicarious holidays at no expense or faff. 
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 03, 2018, 09:26:17 AM
NZ Day 31 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/q5a2GJkrLHBax1WD8)


Queenstown.

Another fabulous day – soooo lucky with the weather!

Had breakfast in town and then boarded TSS Earnslaw for a trip across the lake to Walter Peak Farm where we saw some, er, farmy things including a sheep being sheared. Earnslaw is the most beautiful coal fired steam ship, launched in 1912 she has the same triple-expansion steam engines as fitted on Titanic – needless to say we kept our eyes open for icebergs…

After steaming back to town we caught the gondola to get a bird’s eye view of Queenstown and then back for dinner…

What an amazing place for buskers too!

Splendid!
:thumbsup:   Dare I ask WTF was LL snorting?

Anyway assuming you survive that Nevis swing where can we send you next so we can enjoy vicarious holidays at no expense or faff.

Mulled wine...  noooo:

We're off to Arrowtown next, then Dunedin, Auckland Waiheke Island, Auckland and home... will that do...?

Next planned trip (after UK at Xmas) is Cape Town...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 03, 2018, 09:38:02 AM
NZ Day 31 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/q5a2GJkrLHBax1WD8)


Queenstown.

Another fabulous day – soooo lucky with the weather!

Had breakfast in town and then boarded TSS Earnslaw for a trip across the lake to Walter Peak Farm where we saw some, er, farmy things including a sheep being sheared. Earnslaw is the most beautiful coal fired steam ship, launched in 1912 she has the same triple-expansion steam engines as fitted on Titanic – needless to say we kept our eyes open for icebergs…

After steaming back to town we caught the gondola to get a bird’s eye view of Queenstown and then back for dinner…

What an amazing place for buskers too!

Splendid!
:thumbsup:   Dare I ask WTF was LL snorting?

Anyway assuming you survive that Nevis swing where can we send you next so we can enjoy vicarious holidays at no expense or faff.

Mulled wine...  noooo:

We're off to Arrowtown next, then Dunedin, Auckland Waiheke Island, Auckland and home... will that do...?

Next planned trip (after UK at Xmas) is Cape Town...
Oh yes that'll be good.  Cape Town is one of those places I've always wanted to see  . . . .


 . . . . . for an afternoon
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 03, 2018, 09:49:38 AM
Listened to this guy 'busking' today at the harbour - sensational!

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 04, 2018, 05:19:29 AM
Day 32!


Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 04, 2018, 07:14:15 AM
And pics...

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(https://s9.postimg.cc/c34j2s4nv/AJH-_NS-20180504-055-001-0003-_SCAM03.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/c34j2s4nv/)

(https://s9.postimg.cc/yf2bw5w23/AJH-_NS-20180504-055-001-0004-_SCAM01.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/yf2bw5w23/)

(https://s9.postimg.cc/se4mz31q3/AJH-_NS-20180504-055-001-0005-_SCAM03.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/se4mz31q3/)

(https://s9.postimg.cc/o3ldqbckb/AJH-_NS-20180504-055-001-0006-_SCAM03.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/o3ldqbckb/)

(https://s9.postimg.cc/o4zwwwj17/AJH-_NS-20180504-055-001-0007-_SCAM02.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/o4zwwwj17/)

(https://s9.postimg.cc/ky5dda6az/AJH-_NS-20180504-055-001-0008-_SCAM02.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ky5dda6az/)

(https://s9.postimg.cc/cfvx8yunf/AJH-_NS-20180504-055-001-0009-_SCAM04.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/cfvx8yunf/)

(https://s9.postimg.cc/48zc47csb/AJH-_NS-20180504-055-001-0009-_SCAM04-cropped.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/48zc47csb/)

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Uncle Mort on May 04, 2018, 07:24:09 AM
 Shocked:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 04, 2018, 07:27:14 AM
Wow! worthy:   BM and LL

 happ096





Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 04, 2018, 10:35:37 AM
 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 04, 2018, 10:39:18 AM
LL is bladdered again... facepalm:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on May 04, 2018, 10:41:43 AM
Quackter just called and wants to see me about my liver function test results  scared2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 05, 2018, 05:36:44 AM
NZ Day 32 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/UMDFN0JTU2LR5AhT2)

Today is the day!

Early breakfast in town and then off to the Nevis Swing ride! Organisation was (as we have found at all the events here) superb and the ride sensational…

Then, filled with adrenaline back to Queenstown a few beers by the harbour then dinner out – an exhausting and memorable day!
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 05, 2018, 05:46:57 AM
:thumbsup:

Alpacas too

And Lezzers...  eeek:

When we left Wellington there were two lezzers on the table next to us in the cafe while we waited for the ferry to Picton...

...so we saw them on the ferry...

And then a week later we booked in to the TranzAlpine railway and they were there too...  eeek:

And then this arvo after driving down to Franz Josef we unpacked and headed into town and THERE THEY WERE!  eeek:

And then this evening we went to one of the (eight I think) restaurants in the town and THERE THEY WERE!!!!  eeek:

What are the odds like...?  rubschin:

Standing in Queenstown today and one of the lezzers taps me on the shoulder and says, "there you are!"  Shocked:

What are the bleddy odds of that eh, EH?  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on May 05, 2018, 05:57:42 AM
Definitely stalkers [snigger]*



























* redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 05, 2018, 06:14:41 AM
Definitely stalkers [snigger]*



























* redface:

 rubschin:

I gave the blonde one my e-mail address...  redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on May 05, 2018, 06:17:52 AM
 eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 05, 2018, 06:18:49 AM
eeek:

 scared2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 05, 2018, 06:19:57 AM
NZ Day 33 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/FpbEteDjeJ8uR4jt6)

Collected LL’s ickle sister and partner from the airport first thing then back to Queenstown, checked out of the hotel walked around the town then lunch.

Then off to Arrowtown where we booked into the amazing Millbrook golf resort, explored Arrowtown itself and then returned for dinner…

Attempted to capture some of the beautiful autumnal colours in the trees but technology (and crap photographer) just doesn’t really do it justice...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 05, 2018, 08:44:46 AM
NZ Day 32 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/UMDFN0JTU2LR5AhT2)

Today is the day!

Early breakfast in town and then off to the Nevis Swing ride! Organisation was (as we have found at all the events here) superb and the ride sensational…

Then, filled with adrenaline back to Queenstown a few beers by the harbour then dinner out – an exhausting and memorable day!
:thumbsup:

How strange that you found a gin palace
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 05, 2018, 08:47:49 AM
NZ Day 32 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/UMDFN0JTU2LR5AhT2)

Today is the day!

Early breakfast in town and then off to the Nevis Swing ride! Organisation was (as we have found at all the events here) superb and the ride sensational…

Then, filled with adrenaline back to Queenstown a few beers by the harbour then dinner out – an exhausting and memorable day!
:thumbsup:

How strange that you found a gin palace

Very odd...  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 05, 2018, 08:58:16 AM
NZ Day 33 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/FpbEteDjeJ8uR4jt6)

Collected LL’s ickle sister and partner from the airport first thing then back to Queenstown, checked out of the hotel walked around the town then lunch.

Then off to Arrowtown where we booked into the amazing Millbrook golf resort, explored Arrowtown itself and then returned for dinner…

Attempted to capture some of the beautiful autumnal colours in the trees but technology (and crap photographer) just doesn’t really do it justice...
:thumbsup:

Didn't they feed LL's sister when she was a kid or something?

Didn't know the Chinese gold diggers got that far.  They did Oz too (Ballarat - home of Dr Blake, Uncle will know what I'm prattling about)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 05, 2018, 09:01:06 AM
eeek:
going to be even more  eeek: eeek: if she now signs up here
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 05, 2018, 09:03:16 AM
NZ Day 33 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/FpbEteDjeJ8uR4jt6)

Collected LL’s ickle sister and partner from the airport first thing then back to Queenstown, checked out of the hotel walked around the town then lunch.

Then off to Arrowtown where we booked into the amazing Millbrook golf resort, explored Arrowtown itself and then returned for dinner…

Attempted to capture some of the beautiful autumnal colours in the trees but technology (and crap photographer) just doesn’t really do it justice...
:thumbsup:

Didn't they feed LL's sister when she was a kid or something?

Didn't know the Chinese gold diggers got that far.  They did Oz too (Ballarat - home of Dr Blake, Uncle will know what I'm prattling about)

Yes, an amazing story - place was a bit shit tho...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 05, 2018, 09:03:35 AM
eeek:
going to be even more  eeek: eeek: if she now signs up here

 eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 05, 2018, 09:09:38 AM
NZ Day 33 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/FpbEteDjeJ8uR4jt6)

Collected LL’s ickle sister and partner from the airport first thing then back to Queenstown, checked out of the hotel walked around the town then lunch.

Then off to Arrowtown where we booked into the amazing Millbrook golf resort, explored Arrowtown itself and then returned for dinner…

Attempted to capture some of the beautiful autumnal colours in the trees but technology (and crap photographer) just doesn’t really do it justice...
:thumbsup:

Didn't they feed LL's sister when she was a kid or something?

Didn't know the Chinese gold diggers got that far.  They did Oz too (Ballarat - home of Dr Blake, Uncle will know what I'm prattling about)

Yes, an amazing story - place was a bit shit tho...
Old gold mining areas often are a bit grim.  When they're active only one thing matters and when the gold runs out they go downhill from that for decades.  Not sure modern gold mining is much better

Twas interesting in your pics though
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 05, 2018, 09:10:57 AM
NZ Day 33 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/FpbEteDjeJ8uR4jt6)

Collected LL’s ickle sister and partner from the airport first thing then back to Queenstown, checked out of the hotel walked around the town then lunch.

Then off to Arrowtown where we booked into the amazing Millbrook golf resort, explored Arrowtown itself and then returned for dinner…

Attempted to capture some of the beautiful autumnal colours in the trees but technology (and crap photographer) just doesn’t really do it justice...
:thumbsup:

Didn't they feed LL's sister when she was a kid or something?

Didn't know the Chinese gold diggers got that far.  They did Oz too (Ballarat - home of Dr Blake, Uncle will know what I'm prattling about)

Yes, an amazing story - place was a bit shit tho...
Old gold mining areas often are a bit grim.  When they're active only one thing matters and when the gold runs out they go downhill from that for decades.  Not sure modern gold mining is much better

Twas interesting in your pics though

Thanx!  :thumbsup:

Gonna meander our way to Dunedin tomorrow...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 05, 2018, 09:21:01 AM
NZ Day 32 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/UMDFN0JTU2LR5AhT2)

Today is the day!

Early breakfast in town and then off to the Nevis Swing ride! Organisation was (as we have found at all the events here) superb and the ride sensational…

Then, filled with adrenaline back to Queenstown a few beers by the harbour then dinner out – an exhausting and memorable day!
:thumbsup:

How strange that you found a gin palace

Very odd...  rubschin:
That NZ$134 bottle of Dakin gin?  £29 at Waitrose.  Booze sure is expensive down under

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 05, 2018, 09:45:20 AM
NZ Day 32 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/UMDFN0JTU2LR5AhT2)

Today is the day!

Early breakfast in town and then off to the Nevis Swing ride! Organisation was (as we have found at all the events here) superb and the ride sensational…

Then, filled with adrenaline back to Queenstown a few beers by the harbour then dinner out – an exhausting and memorable day!
:thumbsup:

How strange that you found a gin palace

Very odd...  rubschin:
That NZ$134 bottle of Dakin gin?  £29 at Waitrose.  Booze sure is expensive down under

It bleddy is!  eeek:

And the Ardbeg - 'bout €15 in Cyprus...  Shocked:

Good job we live in Cyprus...  redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on May 05, 2018, 10:42:35 AM
NZ Day 32 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/UMDFN0JTU2LR5AhT2)

Today is the day!

Early breakfast in town and then off to the Nevis Swing ride! Organisation was (as we have found at all the events here) superb and the ride sensational…

Then, filled with adrenaline back to Queenstown a few beers by the harbour then dinner out – an exhausting and memorable day!
:thumbsup:

How strange that you found a gin palace

Very odd...  rubschin:
That NZ$134 bottle of Dakin gin?  £29 at Waitrose.  Booze sure is expensive down under

It bleddy is!  eeek:

And the Ardbeg - 'bout €15 in Cyprus...  Shocked:

Good job we live in Cyprus...  redface:

Buy cheap in Cyprus and export to NZ you say....  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 05, 2018, 08:35:34 PM
How did a country that adopted so much English stuff (drive on the left, the language, etc.) manage to develop such a wanky upside-down electrical plug socket arrangement...? Shrugs:

See also: Stralia....  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on May 05, 2018, 08:37:22 PM
Maybe you are pissed! noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 05, 2018, 08:38:50 PM
How did a country that adopted so much English stuff (drive on the left, the language, etc.) manage to develop such a wanky upside-down electrical plug socket arrangement...? Shrugs:

See also: Stralia....  noooo:
Because they could

Unique plug designs are a way of protecting local industry form imports.  The Oz/NZ one is fine per se just awkwardly different.  The USA one however is just plain stupid
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on May 05, 2018, 08:39:56 PM
The Greeks just leave live wires hanging out of the wall. Often in the shower  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 05, 2018, 08:41:18 PM
The Greeks just leave live wires hanging out of the wall. Often in the shower  noooo:
facepalm:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on May 05, 2018, 08:42:16 PM
Or direct the shower into a light fitting  noooo:

There is a thread  whistle:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 05, 2018, 09:24:20 PM
How did a country that adopted so much English stuff (drive on the left, the language, etc.) manage to develop such a wanky upside-down electrical plug socket arrangement...? Shrugs:

See also: Stralia....  noooo:
Because they could

Unique plug designs are a way of protecting local industry form imports.  The Oz/NZ one is fine per se just awkwardly different.  The USA one however is just plain stupid

Given that they run everything on 220V @ 50Hz then moulding a different plug on the cable is hardly an impenetrable barrier to competition...  noooo:

A quick check of the room reveals two Samsung tellyboxes, Philips DVD player and stereo,  hairdryer made in China, etc.  lol:

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on May 05, 2018, 09:27:29 PM
WHy do you need a hairdryer?  rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 05, 2018, 09:32:23 PM
WHy do you need a hairdryer?  rubschin:

For LL... ::)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on May 05, 2018, 09:39:54 PM
 shutup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 05, 2018, 09:46:41 PM
shutup:

 Spank2: Spank2: Spank2:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on May 05, 2018, 09:48:42 PM
 Shrugs:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 06, 2018, 07:58:13 AM
How did a country that adopted so much English stuff (drive on the left, the language, etc.) manage to develop such a wanky upside-down electrical plug socket arrangement...? Shrugs:

See also: Stralia....  noooo:
Because they could

Unique plug designs are a way of protecting local industry form imports.  The Oz/NZ one is fine per se just awkwardly different.  The USA one however is just plain stupid

Given that they run everything on 220V @ 50Hz then moulding a different plug on the cable is hardly an impenetrable barrier to competition...  noooo:

A quick check of the room reveals two Samsung tellyboxes, Philips DVD player and stereo,  hairdryer made in China, etc.  lol:
Ah but that plug design for them has been around for decades.  It was protectionist when they dreamt it up probably before you or I or even Samsung was a glint in anyone's eye

But once you've got a whole country wired like that you try changing it and getting re-elected
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 06, 2018, 08:00:10 AM
Looks like Day 34 was the day BM dropped the camera in the water
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 06, 2018, 08:01:20 AM
 shocked003

 sad24:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 06, 2018, 08:19:04 AM
Looks like Day 34 was the day BM dropped the camera in the water

I've got Day 34 ready but the interwebz were shite earlier and it would have taken forever to upload... might have another go now...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 06, 2018, 08:28:23 AM
Looks like Day 34 was the day BM dropped the camera in the water

I've got Day 34 ready but the interwebz were shite earlier and it would have taken forever to upload... might have another go now...
So the camera lives despite it all  happ096
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 06, 2018, 09:34:39 AM
Looks like Day 34 was the day BM dropped the camera in the water

I've got Day 34 ready but the interwebz were shite earlier and it would have taken forever to upload... might have another go now...
So the camera lives despite it all  happ096

Slow as a slow thing... ::)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 06, 2018, 09:46:14 AM
Looks like Day 34 was the day BM dropped the camera in the water

I've got Day 34 ready but the interwebz were shite earlier and it would have taken forever to upload... might have another go now...
So the camera lives despite it all  happ096

Slow as a slow thing... ::)

So NZ South Island can be summed up as: Stunning scenery, crap interweb, expensive booze, amazing swings
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 06, 2018, 09:54:17 AM
Looks like Day 34 was the day BM dropped the camera in the water

I've got Day 34 ready but the interwebz were shite earlier and it would have taken forever to upload... might have another go now...
So the camera lives despite it all  happ096

Slow as a slow thing... ::)

So NZ South Island can be summed up as: Stunning scenery, crap interweb, expensive booze, amazing swings

Not entirely...

The last place had 90M down and 90M up... this place is about 5M down and 1M up but the up isn't consistent and Google images keeps giving up and moving on to the next one...  evil:

...and we got some great Merlot in the supermarket earlier for $12.99...  uc9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 06, 2018, 10:10:33 AM
Looks like Day 34 was the day BM dropped the camera in the water

I've got Day 34 ready but the interwebz were shite earlier and it would have taken forever to upload... might have another go now...
So the camera lives despite it all  happ096

Slow as a slow thing... ::)

So NZ South Island can be summed up as: Stunning scenery, crap interweb, expensive booze, amazing swings

Not entirely...

The last place had 90M down and 90M up... this place is about 5M down and 1M up but the up isn't consistent and Google images keeps giving up and moving on to the next one...  evil:

...and we got some great Merlot in the supermarket earlier for $12.99...  uc9:
Still £6.50 in real money

1M up ain't bad at all, 90M up just amazering
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 06, 2018, 10:16:55 AM
Looks like Day 34 was the day BM dropped the camera in the water

I've got Day 34 ready but the interwebz were shite earlier and it would have taken forever to upload... might have another go now...
So the camera lives despite it all  happ096

Slow as a slow thing... ::)

So NZ South Island can be summed up as: Stunning scenery, crap interweb, expensive booze, amazing swings

Not entirely...

The last place had 90M down and 90M up... this place is about 5M down and 1M up but the up isn't consistent and Google images keeps giving up and moving on to the next one...  evil:

...and we got some great Merlot in the supermarket earlier for $12.99...  uc9:
Still £6.50 in real money

1M up ain't bad at all, 90M up just amazering

We've had free 90M/90M almost everywhere (hence all the pics)...

The place at Franz Josef had a dodgy wireless link to the town and LL's Sister's partner has fibre but is as tight as a duck's underwater parts so only pays for something like 10/10 but even restaurants and bars have super high speed...

I think we pay €50 for 50/4 at home...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 06, 2018, 11:43:07 AM
NZ Day 34 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/7S8rPKAUXANvqO312)

Arrowtown to Dunedin

Beautiful crisp sunrise at Arrowtown and off to Dunedin stopping off at Cromwell and a few other historic places on the way…

Checked into hotel and then headed off to the beautiful Carey’s Bay Historic Hotel for dinner...

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 06, 2018, 08:08:10 PM
NZ Day 34 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/7S8rPKAUXANvqO312)

Arrowtown to Dunedin

Beautiful crisp sunrise at Arrowtown and off to Dunedin stopping off at Cromwell and a few other historic places on the way…

Checked into hotel and then headed off to the beautiful Carey’s Bay Historic Hotel for dinner...
:thumbsup:  great scenery again

That DILLIGAF bicycle creation brought back a few 'koff memories

And they're putting far too many growth additives into their apple and pear farming
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Nick on May 06, 2018, 08:21:58 PM
I like a nice pear  cloud9: redface:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 06, 2018, 08:46:08 PM
NZ Day 34 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/7S8rPKAUXANvqO312)

Arrowtown to Dunedin

Beautiful crisp sunrise at Arrowtown and off to Dunedin stopping off at Cromwell and a few other historic places on the way…

Checked into hotel and then headed off to the beautiful Carey’s Bay Historic Hotel for dinner...
:thumbsup:  great scenery again

That DILLIGAF bicycle creation brought back a few 'koff memories

And they're putting far too many growth additives into their apple and pear farming

I had to explain DILLIGAF to everybody... ::)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 07, 2018, 10:17:39 AM
NZ Day 35 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/R2Y0d3URZkwsZtf03)

Dunedin

Beautiful weather again!

Early start and off across the bay to the beautifully restored Larnach Castle.

Then off to explore the middle of Dunedin, St. Paul’s Cathedral and then lunch. After lunch a quick (!) walk up Baldwin Street which is the world’s steepest residential street! Exhausting!

Lastly off to Dunedin Railway station which is surprisingly beautiful – they knew how to build them in those days!

Out to dinner tonight and then fly back to Auckland tomorrow…
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 07, 2018, 10:21:51 AM
Your thighs may  be suffering tomorrow 😁

What is the gradient of the street ? Gotta wonder why people wanna live on it if it is so inhospitable !!
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 07, 2018, 10:27:38 AM
Your thighs may  be suffering tomorrow 😁

What is the gradient of the street ? Gotta wonder why people wanna live on it if it is so inhospitable !!

Quote from: Mr. Google
A short straight street a little under 350 metres (1,150 ft) long, Baldwin Street runs east from the valley of the Lindsay Creek up the side of Signal Hill towards Opoho, rising from 30 m (98 ft) above sea level at its junction with North Road to 100 m (330 ft) above sea level at the top, an average slope of slightly more than 1:5. Its lower reaches are only moderately steep, and the surface is asphalt, but the upper reaches of this cul-de-sac are far steeper and surfaced in concrete (200 m or 660 ft long) for ease of maintenance (bitumen—in either chip seal or asphalt—would flow down the slope on a warm day) and for safety in Dunedin's frosty winters.

The 161.2-metre-long (529 ft) top section climbs 47.2 metres (155 ft) vertically, an average gradient of 1:3.41. At its maximum, about 70 metres (230 ft) from the top, the slope of Baldwin Street is about 1:2.86 (19° or 35%). That is, for every 2.86 metres travelled horizontally, the elevation changes by 1 metre.
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Just One More on May 07, 2018, 12:02:53 PM
Your thighs may  be suffering tomorrow 😁

What is the gradient of the street ? Gotta wonder why people wanna live on it if it is so inhospitable !!

Quote from: Mr. Google
A short straight street a little under 350 metres (1,150 ft) long, Baldwin Street runs east from the valley of the Lindsay Creek up the side of Signal Hill towards Opoho, rising from 30 m (98 ft) above sea level at its junction with North Road to 100 m (330 ft) above sea level at the top, an average slope of slightly more than 1:5. Its lower reaches are only moderately steep, and the surface is asphalt, but the upper reaches of this cul-de-sac are far steeper and surfaced in concrete (200 m or 660 ft long) for ease of maintenance (bitumen—in either chip seal or asphalt  cloud9: —would flow down the slope on a warm day) and for safety in Dunedin's frosty winters.

The 161.2-metre-long (529 ft) top section climbs 47.2 metres (155 ft) vertically, an average gradient of 1:3.41. At its maximum, about 70 metres (230 ft) from the top, the slope of Baldwin Street is about 1:2.86 (19° or 35%). That is, for every 2.86 metres travelled horizontally, the elevation changes by 1 metre.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 07, 2018, 12:17:34 PM
NZ Day 35 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/R2Y0d3URZkwsZtf03)

Dunedin

Beautiful weather again!

Early start and off across the bay to the beautifully restored Larnach Castle.

Then off to explore the middle of Dunedin, St. Paul’s Cathedral and then lunch. After lunch a quick (!) walk up Baldwin Street which is the world’s steepest residential street! Exhausting!

Lastly off to Dunedin Railway station which is surprisingly beautiful – they knew how to build them in those days!

Out to dinner tonight and then fly back to Auckland tomorrow…
:thumbsup:

"swell organ"  snigger

Any story behind the guns?

That Burns statue was a bit of a tenuous link to the town.  Maybe I should put up a statue to Burns because I once burnt myself
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 07, 2018, 07:43:49 PM
Your thighs may  be suffering tomorrow 😁

What is the gradient of the street ? Gotta wonder why people wanna live on it if it is so inhospitable !!

Quote from: Mr. Google
A short straight street a little under 350 metres (1,150 ft) long, Baldwin Street runs east from the valley of the Lindsay Creek up the side of Signal Hill towards Opoho, rising from 30 m (98 ft) above sea level at its junction with North Road to 100 m (330 ft) above sea level at the top, an average slope of slightly more than 1:5. Its lower reaches are only moderately steep, and the surface is asphalt, but the upper reaches of this cul-de-sac are far steeper and surfaced in concrete (200 m or 660 ft long) for ease of maintenance (bitumen—in either chip seal or asphalt  cloud9: —would flow down the slope on a warm day) and for safety in Dunedin's frosty winters.

The 161.2-metre-long (529 ft) top section climbs 47.2 metres (155 ft) vertically, an average gradient of 1:3.41. At its maximum, about 70 metres (230 ft) from the top, the slope of Baldwin Street is about 1:2.86 (19° or 35%). That is, for every 2.86 metres travelled horizontally, the elevation changes by 1 metre.

 :thumbsup:

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 07, 2018, 08:38:19 PM
How many days left?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 07, 2018, 08:41:20 PM
NZ Day 35 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/R2Y0d3URZkwsZtf03)

Dunedin

Beautiful weather again!

Early start and off across the bay to the beautifully restored Larnach Castle.

Then off to explore the middle of Dunedin, St. Paul’s Cathedral and then lunch. After lunch a quick (!) walk up Baldwin Street which is the world’s steepest residential street! Exhausting!

Lastly off to Dunedin Railway station which is surprisingly beautiful – they knew how to build them in those days!

Out to dinner tonight and then fly back to Auckland tomorrow…
:thumbsup:

"swell organ"  snigger

Any story behind the guns?

That Burns statue was a bit of a tenuous link to the town.  Maybe I should put up a statue to Burns because I once burnt myself

The guns belonged to W.J.M. Larnach who built the place (using money from his Mrs.). He was a bit of a hunter/shooter/fisher and heavily into cock fighting too (even though it was illegal at the time).  He killed himself.

Well, Dunedin comes from Dùn Èideann, the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh so there is a bit more relevance link than you might think...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 07, 2018, 08:44:54 PM
How many days left?

Not many...  sad24:

We fly Dunedin to Auckland today (although the airport is so far out of the city the wrong way we may as well have driven to Christchirch)...

...then we fly out of Auckland Saturday evening, 17 hours direct to Dubai, two hours layover and fly to Larnaca Sunday.
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 07, 2018, 09:02:56 PM
How many days left?

Not many...  sad24:

We fly Dunedin to Auckland today (although the airport is so far out of the city the wrong way we may as well have driven to Christchirch)...

...then we fly out of Auckland Saturday evening, 17 hours direct to Dubai, two hours layover and fly to Larnaca Sunday.
All good things have to come to an end.  But look on the bright side, you'll miss Eurovision

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 07, 2018, 09:07:52 PM
How many days left?

Not many...  sad24:

We fly Dunedin to Auckland today (although the airport is so far out of the city the wrong way we may as well have driven to Christchirch)...

...then we fly out of Auckland Saturday evening, 17 hours direct to Dubai, two hours layover and fly to Larnaca Sunday.
All good things have to come to an end.  But look on the bright side, you'll miss Eurovision

Oh noes!  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 08, 2018, 07:49:19 AM
NZ Day 36 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/8zYa9aW1ZUANLiCT8)

Dunedin to Auckland

Up early and off to The Otago Settlers Museum. Then a quick trip around the Dunedin Botanical Gardens, off to the (tiny) Dunedin airport and a short flight back to Auckland...

Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 08, 2018, 08:06:21 AM
NZ Day 36 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/8zYa9aW1ZUANLiCT8)

Dunedin to Auckland

Up early and off to The Otago Settlers Museum. Then a quick trip around the Dunedin Botanical Gardens, off to the (tiny) Dunedin airport and a short flight back to Auckland...
:thumbsup:

You and LL going to take on the Tour de France on that bike?   Actually that looks an impressive museum, love that Buick but I bet it was shit to drive
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 08, 2018, 09:47:54 AM
NZ Day 36 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/8zYa9aW1ZUANLiCT8)

Dunedin to Auckland

Up early and off to The Otago Settlers Museum. Then a quick trip around the Dunedin Botanical Gardens, off to the (tiny) Dunedin airport and a short flight back to Auckland...
:thumbsup:

You and LL going to take on the Tour de France on that bike?   Actually that looks an impressive museum, love that Buick but I bet it was shit to drive

It is a sensational museum...

The room with the portraits was divided into different years of arrival in Dunedin...

...they had touch screens with an image of each wall, and you clicked on the photo which allowed you to zoom in on the picture or get the history of the subject...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 10, 2018, 06:07:48 AM
NZ Day 38 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/Wour3rSJhekHpHPL2)

NZ Day 37 was a bit of local sightseeing and Musick Point

NZ Day 38 was a trip to Waiheke…

Up early to thick fog so not sure if we were going to make it (traffic delayed and some flights cancelled from Auckland Airport).

However, the fog cleared on the way to the ferry and we had a lovely crossing to Waiheke island. A quick explore of the lovely beaches, lunch and then the ferry back to Auckland.

Oh, and a bit of personalised number plate spotting on the way!
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 10, 2018, 07:39:39 AM
NZ Day 38 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/Wour3rSJhekHpHPL2)

NZ Day 37 was a bit of local sightseeing and Musick Point

NZ Day 38 was a trip to Waiheke…

Up early to thick fog so not sure if we were going to make it (traffic delayed and some flights cancelled from Auckland Airport).

However, the fog cleared on the way to the ferry and we had a lovely crossing to Waiheke island. A quick explore of the lovely beaches, lunch and then the ferry back to Auckland.

Oh, and a bit of personalised number plate spotting on the way!
A bumper dose  :thumbsup:

Several brilliant ones, that transparent picture on the window is very clever but the Selfie sculpture gets my vote for sight of the day

And I'm betting POSOM girl looks like the back of that ferry. 
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 10, 2018, 09:17:15 AM
NZ Day 38 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/Wour3rSJhekHpHPL2)

NZ Day 37 was a bit of local sightseeing and Musick Point

NZ Day 38 was a trip to Waiheke…

Up early to thick fog so not sure if we were going to make it (traffic delayed and some flights cancelled from Auckland Airport).

However, the fog cleared on the way to the ferry and we had a lovely crossing to Waiheke island. A quick explore of the lovely beaches, lunch and then the ferry back to Auckland.

Oh, and a bit of personalised number plate spotting on the way!
A bumper dose  :thumbsup:

Several brilliant ones, that transparent picture on the window is very clever but the Selfie sculpture gets my vote for sight of the day

And I'm betting POSOM girl looks like the back of that ferry.

She did!  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 10, 2018, 09:45:43 AM
Just checked in for the flight back...  sad24:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 10, 2018, 10:26:34 AM
Just checked in for the flight back...  sad24:
Oh woes, is that one full day left or is that it for adventuring?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 10, 2018, 10:30:18 AM
Just checked in for the flight back...  sad24:
Oh woes, is that one full day left or is that it for adventuring?

Adventuring of course!  lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 10, 2018, 02:34:33 PM
Just checked in for the flight back...  sad24:
Oh woes, is that one full day left or is that it for adventuring?

Adventuring of course!  lol:
:thumbsup:

Please take camera
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 10, 2018, 08:26:46 PM
Just checked in for the flight back...  sad24:
Oh woes, is that one full day left or is that it for adventuring?

Adventuring of course!  lol:
:thumbsup:

Please take camera

 Thumbs:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 10, 2018, 09:38:27 PM
I have really enjoyed piggy backing on your holiday with you. lol:

Thank you for taking the time to upload and share your pics  cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 10, 2018, 09:42:39 PM
I have really enjoyed piggy backing on your holiday with you. lol:

Thank you for taking the time to upload and share your pics  cloud9:

You're very welcome!  :thumbsup:

Feck knows what I am gonna do with four and a half thousand pictures now tho....  lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 11, 2018, 04:13:02 AM
NZ Day 39 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/nC6VcVZhtjjGlyAw2)

Last full day!

A change in the wind brought P3 Orions from the nearby NZAF Whenuapai airbase training over the house which was excellent…

...but it also brought rain and low cloud.

Undeterred we made a quick trip to the West Coast stopping at the Arataki Visitor Centre and ended up at the amazing Piha Beach.

Weather was really only suitable for the surfers and fish and the potentially sensational views were somewhat muted by the weather - but definite places to include on the next trip!
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 11, 2018, 06:26:00 AM
I have really enjoyed piggy backing on your holiday with you. lol:

Thank you for taking the time to upload and share your pics  cloud9:

You're very welcome!  :thumbsup:

Feck knows what I am gonna do with four and a half thousand pictures now tho....  lol:

 lol: lol: lol:

Well your screensaver is never gonna show the same picture twice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 11, 2018, 06:26:42 AM
I have really enjoyed piggy backing on your holiday with you. lol:

Thank you for taking the time to upload and share your pics  cloud9:

You're very welcome!  :thumbsup:

Feck knows what I am gonna do with four and a half thousand pictures now tho....  lol:

 lol: lol: lol:

Well your screensaver is never gonna show the same picture twice  :thumbsup:

 rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 11, 2018, 07:46:41 AM
NZ Day 39 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/nC6VcVZhtjjGlyAw2)

Last full day!

A change in the wind brought P3 Orions from the nearby NZAF Whenuapai airbase training over the house which was excellent…

...but it also brought rain and low cloud.

Undeterred we made a quick trip to the West Coast stopping at the Arataki Visitor Centre and ended up at the amazing Piha Beach.

Weather was really only suitable for the surfers and fish and the potentially sensational views were somewhat muted by the weather - but definite places to include on the next trip!
:thumbsup:  just love watching aircraft like that and I see your run of supposed fluke good pics with that camera continues.  worthy:


I have really enjoyed piggy backing on your holiday with you. lol:

Thank you for taking the time to upload and share your pics  cloud9:
seconded

It really has been great seeing these each day BM.  And the NZ tourist board should make your their honorary ambassador

 happ096
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 11, 2018, 11:09:09 AM
NZ Day 39 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/nC6VcVZhtjjGlyAw2)

Last full day!

A change in the wind brought P3 Orions from the nearby NZAF Whenuapai airbase training over the house which was excellent…

...but it also brought rain and low cloud.

Undeterred we made a quick trip to the West Coast stopping at the Arataki Visitor Centre and ended up at the amazing Piha Beach.

Weather was really only suitable for the surfers and fish and the potentially sensational views were somewhat muted by the weather - but definite places to include on the next trip!
:thumbsup:  just love watching aircraft like that and I see your run of supposed fluke good pics with that camera continues.  worthy:


I have really enjoyed piggy backing on your holiday with you. lol:

Thank you for taking the time to upload and share your pics  cloud9:
seconded

It really has been great seeing these each day BM.  And the NZ tourist board should make your their honorary ambassador

 happ096

Thanks!

The P3s have all (according to Wikipedia) had wing and emissions upgrades... You wouldn't think so looking at the smoke...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 11, 2018, 11:53:15 AM
NZ Day 39 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/nC6VcVZhtjjGlyAw2)

Last full day!

A change in the wind brought P3 Orions from the nearby NZAF Whenuapai airbase training over the house which was excellent…

...but it also brought rain and low cloud.

Undeterred we made a quick trip to the West Coast stopping at the Arataki Visitor Centre and ended up at the amazing Piha Beach.

Weather was really only suitable for the surfers and fish and the potentially sensational views were somewhat muted by the weather - but definite places to include on the next trip!
:thumbsup:  just love watching aircraft like that and I see your run of supposed fluke good pics with that camera continues.  worthy:


I have really enjoyed piggy backing on your holiday with you. lol:

Thank you for taking the time to upload and share your pics  cloud9:
seconded

It really has been great seeing these each day BM.  And the NZ tourist board should make your their honorary ambassador

 happ096

Thanks!

The P3s have all (according to Wikipedia) had wing and emissions upgrades... You wouldn't think so looking at the smoke...
They are seriously old.  You were essentially looking at a militarised Lockheed Electra built in the mid 60s and as far as I can see they still have Allison engines.  Over the years I worked on proposals for P3 upgrades and got to see a lot of the drawings and much of their insides is very basic - but it works mainly because it can loiter so effectively. 

We even won one contract for the LRAACA (aka P7) new P3 build of the 1980s but the bastards we were fronting it through cut us out and how we laughed when the US Navy cancelled it

The NZ defence strategy can be summed up as "Ozzies will defend us but they and the yanks so need the intel we get them from our area they will never say no".  So those intel sucking up P3s will likely still be flying when you and I are no more


 
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 12, 2018, 06:34:17 AM
In the lounge at Auckland Airport...  cry:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 12, 2018, 07:56:09 AM
In the lounge at Auckland Airport...  cry:
Oh woes

Free booze though?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 12, 2018, 09:33:20 AM
In the lounge at Auckland Airport...  cry:
Oh woes

Free booze though?

Oh yes... In the air now, waiting for me dinner...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: apc2010 on May 12, 2018, 09:18:05 PM
Should I clean his house ............. rubschin:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 13, 2018, 12:28:58 AM
Should I clean his house ............. rubschin:

Clean it out more like!  evil:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 13, 2018, 02:50:07 AM
In the Moet lounge at Dubai...
(https://s31.postimg.cc/8510m9cnb/IMG_20180513_064802.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8510m9cnb/)
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 13, 2018, 08:22:28 AM
In the Moet lounge at Dubai...
(https://s31.postimg.cc/8510m9cnb/IMG_20180513_064802.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8510m9cnb/)
:thumbsup:

Good choice for a final holiday pic
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 13, 2018, 10:17:38 AM
Aaaand home...  cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 13, 2018, 12:04:26 PM
Time to start planning the next adventure then  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 13, 2018, 12:14:07 PM
Time to start planning the next adventure then  :thumbsup:

June 2020!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 13, 2018, 12:28:44 PM
Time to start planning the next adventure then  :thumbsup:

June 2020!  :thumbsup:
and where to?
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 13, 2018, 12:43:05 PM
Time to start planning the next adventure then  :thumbsup:

June 2020!  :thumbsup:
and where to?

Well, niece got engaged in NZ while we were there and probable wedding date is June 2020 so NZ will definitely be on the itinerary...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 13, 2018, 12:45:04 PM
Time to start planning the next adventure then  :thumbsup:

June 2020!  :thumbsup:
and where to?

Well, niece got engaged in NZ while we were there and probable wedding date is June 2020 so NZ will definitely be on the itinerary...
It'll not be over warm then
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 13, 2018, 12:50:46 PM
Time to start planning the next adventure then  :thumbsup:

June 2020!  :thumbsup:
and where to?

Well, niece got engaged in NZ while we were there and probable wedding date is June 2020 so NZ will definitely be on the itinerary...
It'll not be over warm then

I know!  eeek:

She wants a winter wedding....  noooo:

We won't be spending six weeks there that is for sure!  lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 13, 2018, 02:08:50 PM
NZ Day 40 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/xntKbmOjMuiADkV62)

Auckland to Larnaca – the last post!

Left Auckland in the rain, briefly stopped in Dubai where it was 35 with a sandstorm and ended up in Cyprus where the weather is a very pleasant 24 with sunshine.

We didn’t fly until 8:30 so we set out and looked at Crystal Mountain – an amazing collection of crystals and fossils. Somewhat bizarrely, the shop preceded the museum and having spent an hour in it we felt no need to pay extra to see even more!

Then off to ‘Carriages’ for lunch – a restaurant that is built around two old NZ railway carriages…

But then our time was up and we headed off to the airport… Flight left on time and seventeen hours later we were touching down in Dubai. Two hours later we were off again in a sandstorm that seemed to have got much worse! It was literally drifting across the runways and aircraft just disappeared into it! Even the Burj Khalifa could barely be seen through it…

Watched some good movies on the planes – The Post, Journeyman and Alfie!

The clouds cleared for some beautiful views of Egypt and then before we knew it Larnaca was in sight...
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 13, 2018, 02:32:03 PM
 :thumbsup:  and  eeek: bet that sand does those engines no good at all

Fair old seats on the plane then
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 13, 2018, 02:50:12 PM
:thumbsup:  and  eeek: bet that sand does those engines no good at all

Fair old seats on the plane then

Yes, given that they grounded everything because 'volcano' it is hard to see how they allow operations in thick sand like that!  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Just One More on May 14, 2018, 06:57:13 AM
NZ Day 40 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/xntKbmOjMuiADkV62)

Auckland to Larnaca – the last post!

Left Auckland in the rain, briefly stopped in Dubai where it was 35 with a sandstorm and ended up in Cyprus where the weather is a very pleasant 24 with sunshine.

We didn’t fly until 8:30 so we set out and looked at Crystal Mountain – an amazing collection of crystals and fossils. Somewhat bizarrely, the shop preceded the museum and having spent an hour in it we felt no need to pay extra to see even more!

Then off to ‘Carriages’ for lunch – a restaurant that is built around two old NZ railway carriages…

But then our time was up and we headed off to the airport… Flight left on time and seventeen hours later we were touching down in Dubai. Two hours later we were off again in a sandstorm that seemed to have got much worse! It was literally drifting across the runways and aircraft just disappeared into it! Even the Burj Khalifa could barely be seen through it…

Watched some good movies on the planes – The Post, Journeyman and Alfie!

The clouds cleared for some beautiful views of Egypt and then before we knew it Larnaca was in sight...

Great stuff with all the pics from your trip Barman. Sod that flying in a sandstorm though  eeek:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 14, 2018, 07:01:29 AM
NZ Day 40 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/xntKbmOjMuiADkV62)

Auckland to Larnaca – the last post!

Left Auckland in the rain, briefly stopped in Dubai where it was 35 with a sandstorm and ended up in Cyprus where the weather is a very pleasant 24 with sunshine.

We didn’t fly until 8:30 so we set out and looked at Crystal Mountain – an amazing collection of crystals and fossils. Somewhat bizarrely, the shop preceded the museum and having spent an hour in it we felt no need to pay extra to see even more!

Then off to ‘Carriages’ for lunch – a restaurant that is built around two old NZ railway carriages…

But then our time was up and we headed off to the airport… Flight left on time and seventeen hours later we were touching down in Dubai. Two hours later we were off again in a sandstorm that seemed to have got much worse! It was literally drifting across the runways and aircraft just disappeared into it! Even the Burj Khalifa could barely be seen through it…

Watched some good movies on the planes – The Post, Journeyman and Alfie!

The clouds cleared for some beautiful views of Egypt and then before we knew it Larnaca was in sight...

Great stuff with all the pics from your trip Barman. Sod that flying in a sandstorm though  eeek:

Thanks JOM!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 15, 2018, 03:35:31 PM
Well, I reckon we have done our bit for Global Warming Climate Change...  whistle:

We flew 34,600Km, drove 3,265Km and travelled about 240Km on the train...  cloud9:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Steve on May 15, 2018, 03:56:33 PM
Well, I reckon we have done our bit for Global Warming Climate Change...  whistle:

We flew 34,600Km, drove 3,265Km and travelled about 240Km on the train...  cloud9:
:thumbsup:  a worthy effort
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 15, 2018, 04:59:14 PM
Well, I reckon we have done our bit for Global Warming Climate Change...  whistle:

We flew 34,600Km, drove 3,265Km and travelled about 240Km on the train...  cloud9:

Karl Pilkington would be proud of you  ;D
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 15, 2018, 05:35:58 PM
Well, I reckon we have done our bit for Global Warming Climate Change...  whistle:

We flew 34,600Km, drove 3,265Km and travelled about 240Km on the train...  cloud9:

Karl Pilkington would be proud of you  ;D

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 16, 2018, 11:15:00 AM
Jet lag is shit...  noooo:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 16, 2018, 12:19:05 PM
Indeed - we are a nation which can't cope with an hour going forwards and backwards every now and then  lol:
Title: Re: The all new BM and LL's catastrophic adventures down under thread
Post by: Barman on May 16, 2018, 12:50:38 PM
Indeed - we are a nation which can't cope with an hour going forwards and backwards every now and then  lol:

 lol: lol: lol:

I know, they put the clocks an hour forward here and an hour back in Oz/NZ too!  cussing: