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no prophet's flag is set so...

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All the tourists here wear camo and they want to shoot Bambi, Winnie the Pooh, and other creatures so they can cut their heads off and put 'em on their walls.

Just imagine this here little angel icon [Angel] with a hypodermic needle where her absent nose is, and she invites her friends to punch holes in you and first spit into the hole before sucking up some your boiling blood.

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mousethief

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Deer hunting season is in the winter.

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Penny S
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I have recently had reason to revisit memories of the last time I sunbathed, on August 4th, 1972, when I developed an allergy to sunlight. It was somewhat disturbed sunlight, due to the arrival of a fierce proton storm from the Sun just as I went out to my parents' lawn at about ten to one (BST), but I haven't taken any risks since.

And I have great difficulty finding cool spots in my home, since I have a flat roof, and the PV panels don't seem to intercept the heat very well.

And I don't much mind the barbecue fumes, so long as they aren't from burned food. It's the other stuff, that I don't want to inhale.

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Firenze

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He didn't say deer, he said fictional characters. You should see the parties that set off after the Snark.

The only actual fauna are giant mosquitos. Which makes you wonder why anyone goes (or lives) there at all.

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mousethief

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quote:
Originally posted by Firenze:
He didn't say deer, he said fictional characters.

To be precise he didn't say "fictional" it's just that the creatures he mentions are fictional. Bambi is a deer. Granted WtP is a bear. Bear hunting season is generally in the Autumn. Hunting is by and large an autumnal and hibernal sport.

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no prophet's flag is set so...

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It's an autumnal activity for some species, with most seasons being in Sept to Nov somewhere. Though there's open season on Peter Rabbit, Nutkin the Squirrel, and other vermin. The spring Teddy Bear season is quite popular as the just woken up hungry bears can be baited to come into close range. One mustn't shoot Owl, and we should be grateful for the reduction in small rodents.

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cornflower
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What I hate is the far too crowded beaches (well, there are some that aren't but they tend to be small rocky coves, where you can get cut off by the tide if not careful, or have uncertain currents, no lifeguard. Or else they are virtually estuaries, very muddy, with people ignoring the warning signs and having to be rescued from the mud. I was fortunate enough to visit my sister who was living in BC and we went to the beach in Vancouver. I just couldn't believe it, height of summer, school holidays, but whilst there were quite a lot of people, it wasn't crowded...and it was right on the city. Totally amazed I was. If that were somewhere in UK, there'd probably be standing room only.
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Fredegund
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No prophet - you'd be in serious trouble if you shot Squirrel Nutkin over here. Go for the greys, by all means it's positively encouraged in Cumbria.

If anyone is looking for quiet beaches, might I suggest the Llyn peninsula? A bit pebbly, but wonderfully quiet.

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L'organist
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Another tip: try a beach that requires a bit of a walk from the nearest place to park a car or look for one without loos or a cafeteria/shop.

My favourite beach is less than a mile from the end of a much-advertised beach but requires a c500 metre walk from a small car park with no 'facilities'. I've driven past 3 miles of static cars queueing for the 'proper' beach and parked (with only 3 other cars) for free.

Many Brits aren't prepared to walk or seem incapable of organising themselves a picnic.

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Firenze

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Or head for the Pentland Firth/Hebrides/northwest coast of Ireland. Mile upon mile of empty white beaches, their unblemished sands washed by crystalline breakers. God's wee joke.
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Curiosity killed ...

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I nearly mentioned those miles of beaches. I have rain obscured photos demonstrating why they may be underused. What doesn't show is how hard I was working to hold the camera still in the teeth of a howling gale.

(I was in Scotland last week, another of God's little jokes considering the weather this week.)

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cornflower
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quote:
Originally posted by L'organist:
Another tip: try a beach that requires a bit of a walk from the nearest place to park a car or look for one without loos or a cafeteria/shop.

My favourite beach is less than a mile from the end of a much-advertised beach but requires a c500 metre walk from a small car park with no 'facilities'. I've driven past 3 miles of static cars queueing for the 'proper' beach and parked (with only 3 other cars) for free.

Many Brits aren't prepared to walk or seem incapable of organising themselves a picnic.

Yes, that's true, I prefer those sorts of places, but unfortunately my husband can't walk as far as he used, and certainly not on stony or pebbly beaches, not even smallish gravel...kills his feet, even through trainers [Frown]
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Doc Tor
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And speaking of killing...

This thread hasn't got long to live. And depending on what the Torlets get tomorrow in their exams, I'll either joyfully or hatefully execute it. Whichever, summer can go sit on a rusty farm implement.

DT
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Anselmina
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quote:
Originally posted by no prophet's flag is set so...:
I don't think UK weather is especially difficult to deal with, except as special Euro-centric pleading via comparing to the Mediterranean countries you folks like to visit, which I guess you should visit before Brexit makes it resemble Canadian-USA post-Sept 11 travel.

UK - and Irish - weather may not be, to you, especially difficult to deal with. However, for those of us who live here and for the reasons stated it is a pain in the backside. There are plus sides, too, of course but that's not what this thread is about.

I'm not sure what 'Euro-centric pleading' is, let alone has to do with the weather?! I daresay it makes sense to you, so that's nice.

And yep, re: visiting Mediterranean countries; been there, done that, liked it very much, thank you, rather like to go back there. Much like almost everyone else I know in the British Isles. Still has nothing to do with what a pain in the butt UK/Irish weather is.

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Kelly Alves

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I hate to agree with NP when he is being a know it all, but he's right about the peculiar challenges of North American winter-- at least some parts of it. European, Those of your extended family who made the trek over here in the late 1800's and tried to settle in the wide open prairies were disproportionately wiped out by their first couple decades of blizzards, the longest of which lasted from early October to June ( on and off) and cut off all routes of travel and supplies to the middle territories, in the US. The East Coast/ English/Scottish migrants spent September wondering why the long time locals were bugging the fuck out and heading for the southwest, and were completely unprepared for the volume, strength, and endurance of prairie snow. Even after unusually nasty blizzards hit them three winters in a row.

Except the Norwegians. They did OK. They just pickled fish and used the snow to insulate their lean- tos. This is why Da Lutheranz bred like rabbits in Minissota.

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Doc Tor
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Behold my capricious and undemocratic power! The results are in - and this thread is going to join the pile of old A level notes in the furnace. Go chat about your holidays somewhere else, proles.

Thread closed.

DT
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