ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Sunday, 6 October 2013

LIFE IS CRUEL. (06/10/13)

All the images today are from yesterday.

I was just settling down for a quick afternoon nap when I was disturbed by a hell of a whistling, roaring and beating of rotors._V0G7693 An RAF Sea King rescue helicopter. They are a wonderful aircraft but they must be coming to the end of their working lives.

_V0G7695 He was on his final approach to Shepherd Crag.

_V0G7703 If you look carefully you can see the stretcher and the injured climber being winched aboard. Today this service is free and also provides an excellent training opportunity for flight crews. Dithery David is privatising helicopter rescue. I assume he thinks mountaineers and climbers fall off cliffs on purpose and this is a waste of taxpayers money. He should look much closer to home if he’s serious about saving money. Do the honourable thing Dithery sack half your colleagues. They won’t like it but you could set a good example by resigning first.

I’m not ageing very well at all. Yesterday I set the Trail Camera up. It works fine.

Mr Ugly.

I’m sorry for inflicting this on you all it is cruel. I wasn’t sure the camera was working….it was, more is the pity. It caught our comings and goings perfectly. I suspect it needs a beauty light fitting to it.

_V0G7707  I’ll leave you with this picture of the Lowder Falls Hotel.

Enjoy the your week.

34 comments:

  1. The Trail Camera focusses much closer than my Pro Stalk. Seem to have a good robust lens as well ;) No wonder the 'terrible twins' have such short legs the amount of walks they get.

    Every time Dithery sells something off I wonder which of his fat cat friends have directorships or shares in the winning company.

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    1. John, this is a DORR 5MP IR Motion detect camera....I call them all Trail Cameras. I'll set it up a bit closer.
      I have got so sick of these twisted immoral MPs that I can rarely be bothered to think about them. I doubt there is an honest bone anywhere near Westminster.

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  2. Hi there - even I know that the powers that be selling air sea rescue to the private sector is a bad idea. They will have to install very big loud speakers on the choppers to ask "do you have insurance" before they will help you!

    Shepard crag is a great place - but then I never fell off it!


    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne.

    PS: sorry for slow reply - I have been out of phone / Internet range for most of the week - it was strangely pleasant!

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    1. Stewart, I used to prefer North Wales, when we ventured to the Lakes I usually went to Langdale.
      Even thirty years ago Borrowdale was very busy.
      Shepard Crag is handy being right next to the road. I'm surprised they needed a Sea King.
      The UK is getting a ridiculous place to live.

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  3. Hey Adrian ~ the camera is working :) funny. Those squirrels are quite small really, don't know what I was expecting having never seen one IRL. Have a great week too!

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    1. Carol, I too had trouble locating them among the peanuts.

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  4. Yup, the camera works. I even waived back.
    Sadly this country gets worse by the minute. There will be nothing left to sell soon.

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    1. Keith I know it works now so will give it a wide berth.
      It will get a whole lot worse as he must realise he only has a year and a bit to go.

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  5. Adrian, this blog is terrific. You didn't inflict anything on us. It was like watching videos of my family. I can imagine if it were 30 minutes long it would get boring. Not the case here at all.

    All the pictures of the helicopter were just great. I don't have a favorite.

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    1. David, you saw the monster in the woods.
      The helicopter makes a change from mushrooms.

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  6. SASQUATCH ???....do you think it recognised its own reflection in the lens? It was obviously quite amused as it kept coming back for more!!

    I hope that climber is okay and not too badly hurt? (it was for real and not a training exercise?)

    It seems that the Westminster hit squad can't resist meddling with or destroying anything that works or is of value in this country today. As long as they can line their pockets the rest of us can go hang!

    Keep an eye out, you never know what you might meet in the woods!...[;o)

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  7. Trevor I wish, I'd be a millionaire this is a close relative with small feet it's called a POTSQUATCH.
    twenty four year old male broken leg. Keswick MRT report is now posted here. 5TH OCT SHEPHERDS CRAG
    They are all a bloody pain down in Westminster. All they think about are themselves. It must be a great place to work, I'm relieved I'm neither pompous or deviant enough to consider the job.

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  8. The day certainly warmed up as it went along.. heavy jacket to light jacket to no jacket. My kind of weather.

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    1. Hilary, jacket selection is purely random. It's still very warm here.

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  9. geweldig er was je ook geen rust gegund maar een mooi filmpje kunnen we zien wat je zoal doet.

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  10. Never laughed so much when you or your dogs suddenly appear in the frame, I kept saying abracadabra, piff-paff-poof and there you were...amazing. What was the wee bird on the table at the start of the clip? I was wondering if it's set up for hopefully Red's would it be better a little closer?
    Sadly search and rescue has been privatised (Bristow) who just happen to have the UK contract to service Sikorsky's so guess what helicopters are replacing the Sea King? Greasing the hand that feeds you I guess :o(

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    1. Douglas It is a Coal Tit.
      I only posted it because I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
      It has quietened down here after the weekend so I'll set it up closer.
      Bristow have been contracted to the Coastguard for ages. I always thought the Sea King was a Sikorsky built under licence by Westland.
      There will be a kick back somewhere.

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  11. Even from this great distance I have an opinion on privatising helicopter rescue - that is just plain crazy! You do rather a lot of coming and going, don't you? The wardrobe changes added to the variety, I think you look best in red.

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    1. Pauline the red jacket was very wet so I took it out for an airing.
      This government aren't crazy....they are self seeking or ought I to say seaking.

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  12. I think I counted four walks for the dogs? The last photo is a great landscape!

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    1. Red, they aren't all walks some are just going to empty trash, look at a helicopter and so on. The dogs usually want to tag along.

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  13. You're in a very picturesque place; love all this scenery.

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  14. The cam idea is marvellous; I like the quality too.

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    1. It has possibilities. I look a bigger wreck than usual. It is great here.

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  15. I am sure you could make money as a Colonel Sanders lookalike - dropping into KFC children's parties with a bag of surprises.

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    1. I'd frighten the children.

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    2. You wouldn't frighten the children - they are used to much scarier things these days. On the other hand most of the adults would be scared witless.

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  16. Belas fotografias...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos

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  17. I'm not quite sure what privatisation of the rescue services will involve exactly. Given that the Coastguard services (of which Stornoway is one) is already 'privatised' but paid for from the Coastguard (public) purse. The RAF services are required for rescuing downed RAF personnel (in theory) but spend most of their time rescuing people off mountains or yachts and fishing boats. It'll probably all end up being paid for publicly anyway. After all we live in an era when we expect the state to do everything for us (until, that is, it does something we don't want it to do).

    By the way is the 'Lowder Falls Hotel' in Borrowdale and used it to be called the Lodore Falls Hotel?

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    1. Graham. Yes it is the Lodore Falls. I should have checked.

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  18. The first part is important - though I got mesmerized by the second . . . sad there was no sound . . . was waiting for a public address. It would be fascinating to hear your voice.

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  19. Adrian... I have seen the video for the third time !! The first time I tried to comment when it was first posted, another try, and now, and I can say like Keith I waved back "did you see me"??? I just love the face testing, not laughing at you appearance , which is fine, it is just to funny!! Sorry!! : )

    Government spending is not going well here right now!!

    Grace

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