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#1104813 - Thu Aug 06 2015 07:15 AM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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What a lovely word Carole! Wish it suited me.
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#1104875 - Thu Aug 06 2015 08:50 PM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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The High Street in Petworth

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#1104910 - Fri Aug 07 2015 04:08 AM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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A detour up to the top of the North Island, luckily it was a reasonable day. The previous day was raining as was the next day. This is Te Werahi Beach and Cape Maria van Diemen, named by Abel Tasman in 1643 after the wife of Anthony van Diemen (Governor General of Batavia). Apparently it is only one of two places in New Zealand still with the original names given by Abel Tasman, the other being the Three Kings Islands about 55km northwest. Cape Maria van Diemen was originally an island before being joined to the mainland by accumulation of drifting sand.


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#1104919 - Fri Aug 07 2015 08:45 AM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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#1104985 - Fri Aug 07 2015 06:16 PM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Hey Flopsy, you could have posted that in the monthly theme thread since it's red (LOL).
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#1104986 - Fri Aug 07 2015 06:33 PM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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A church in the centre of Petworth

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#1104993 - Fri Aug 07 2015 07:16 PM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Originally Posted By: MotherGoose
Hey Flopsy, you could have posted that in the monthly theme thread since it's red (LOL).


Haha, so I could. Wait until another one turns red then maybe I will! smile
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#1105085 - Sat Aug 08 2015 05:36 PM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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A typical country pub in Sussex

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#1105089 - Sat Aug 08 2015 06:55 PM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Whilst in Litchfield National Park, we came across a colony of bats (commonly known as flying foxes).
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#1105223 - Tue Aug 11 2015 04:55 AM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Looking down at the Pacific Ocean swirling among the rocks at the Dashing Rocks area of Timaru.


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#1105326 - Tue Aug 11 2015 09:05 PM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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One of our oldest working signs on Henley Bridge, one each side.

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#1105358 - Wed Aug 12 2015 05:57 AM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Haha, I've seen that sign. I've often wondered how the engine drivers used to manage more than one truck at a time before they put up a sign...
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#1105371 - Wed Aug 12 2015 06:53 AM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Howie, that is a stunning picture!

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#1105414 - Wed Aug 12 2015 12:16 PM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Martin, the shape of the Vulcan and age are very close to my broken bike saddle. I figure it was made in the mid 60s! Mine has been grounded and replaced by a newer version (hardly used from about 1990). The old saddle didn't want to come off easily after 50+ years in place. I had to take my tin knockers hammer to coax it off its mounting post. Then I removed the accessories from the metal column. That metal pipe amazed me. It was a 0.75 inch diameter 2 inch long piece welded to a 1.0 inch diameter 10 inch long pipe (which required a pair of vice grips, some machine oil and a half hour of wiggle/turn pull, wiggle turn twice pull...). Then look over the 'new' saddle and find out it wants to be mounted on a 1.0 inch pipe. I think, "No problem. I'll just turn the pipe over, insert it so the 0.75 inch bit is at the bottom." But Noooo! the weld to join the two dissimilar diameter pipes has a diameter that exceeds the 1.0 inch inside diameter of the frame post so it won't go in that way. I finally figured out that I could swivel the seat mount 90 degrees and insert the mount pipe down essentially from the top and then rotate it back the 90 degrees and Boom!, I now had the 'new' saddle mounted on a nice 1.0 inch pipe. Tighten all the bolts, replace my red LED tail light and security chain, drink a Busch beer and pass out because this all took place in 95F heat indexed at over 100F. Today I took it for a test run of a couple of miles and all was comfortable. I might try sloping the seat front up a notch in a few days once I've rehydrated. Adit: In this angle and light/shadow, the seat shape reminds me of a hound dog had.


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#1105460 - Wed Aug 12 2015 09:29 PM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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The woods near Henley

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#1105547 - Thu Aug 13 2015 01:35 PM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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May I use the image posting allowed here to post a screenshot example of a problem I raised on the "mobile modifications" thread?


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Edit Reason: to remove screenshot
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#1105555 - Thu Aug 13 2015 02:40 PM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Sorry, mehaul - these threads are for photographs not screenshots. You can make a link on the mobile thread if you select the icon next to the smilie face, in the popup window paste in the link to the image on Photobucket, click ok, and in the next popup window type in something like 'here' or whatever you want to call the link (short is best). Meanwhile I'm going to have to take that screenshot down.
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#1105558 - Thu Aug 13 2015 02:43 PM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
I can't say I have had fried green tomatoes, though I've seen the movie. laugh


Did you know a panelist on Match Game in the 70's wrote the novel that the movie is based upon?
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#1105560 - Thu Aug 13 2015 02:46 PM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Er, I don't know what Match Game is, I am an 'umble Brit and we were deprived of such shows. For which I'm always grateful - until they come up in an FT quiz! tongue
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#1105573 - Thu Aug 13 2015 03:34 PM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
Meanwhile I'm going to have to take that screenshot down.


Heck, I go out to do some yard work and miss the good stuff. tongue
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#1105576 - Thu Aug 13 2015 03:45 PM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
Meanwhile I'm going to have to take that screenshot down.


Heck, I go out to do some yard work and miss the good stuff. tongue


I'd have left good stuff for a few hours... a screenshot of mehaul's home page doesn't quite do it for me but whatever turns you on... wink
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#1105581 - Thu Aug 13 2015 04:30 PM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Good thing I finished my yard work. Here's a sun-drenched, or should I say drenched-sun, shot. It's an absolute downpour out there. We don't see this much in the desert, especially this much at once.

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#1105584 - Thu Aug 13 2015 04:50 PM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Two of the larger boulders at Moeraki. The largest are about 2 metres in diameter and weigh a few tons. Now protected as people used to take the smaller ones away or chip away at them.


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#1105585 - Thu Aug 13 2015 05:32 PM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Wow, all that rain... looks a bit like it does here today, CmdrK: wet!

I love those boulders, Howie - I think they look like sea dumplings. smile
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#1105595 - Thu Aug 13 2015 09:45 PM Re: August 2015 - Photo-a-day
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Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
Er, I don't know what Match Game is, I am an 'umble Brit and we were deprived of such shows. For which I'm always grateful - until they come up in an FT quiz! tongue


Have you heard the name Fannie Flagg, flopsy? Did they not have a version of Match Game over there? They do have an equivalent to Family Feud called Family Fortunes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fannie_Flagg
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