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Where I'm going next week has no landline (BT want $50,000 to install one, the home cost a lot less than that) or cellular data signal. Can usually get voice but not always. The nearest place I can get a data signal is 30km away - across a few mountains. The road may, or may not, be passable. My car is dangerously useless in snow so signal hunting is not an option.

So if you don't get a reply, I'm not ignoring you - I just will not have seen the message.

 

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Have a great trip Don! Don't forget to pack a flashlight or ten! Cool

Thanks for letting us know. We'll catch you on the return side.

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Hope you have a nice time and the weather is what ever you think is good Smile

I love snow, but then again I don't drive.

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Travel safe!

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Bring back lots of beam shots! And be safe...

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Have fun!

You can use the snow for heat sinking... Wink

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Have fun and be safe Don. 

Don wrote:

"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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Enjoy the time as best you can. See ya back in 2 weeks. Smile

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Have a great trip Don. I am wondering how wild this place is and what beamshots can be made Smile

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This is the track up to the place.

The track

And here it is - the building is about 300 years old, the walls are over a metre thick.

Ra hoose

 

According to Google Earth the line of sight to the green conifers in the background is 380m. There is a river between the two power poles in the foreground.

view

 

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Wow, it is beautiful! Have a great time Don and take many pictures!

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If the weather permits. It is snowing there just now. Not all that cold though, only -2.

http://www.lecht.co.uk/

Is about 8km from where I will be.

 

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What can be desired by one flashaholic to another:

sb56637 wrote:

Don't forget to pack a flashlight or ten! 

photon1k wrote:

Bring back lots of beam shots! And be safe...

Haggai wrote:

You can use the snow for heat sinking... Wink

ROFL  :bigsmile: Silly Don't forget batts also, Don  :bigsmile: Have a nice trip Wink 
 

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I would also get a box of beer of choice if it is a leisure trip...

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This is right in the middle of where the whisky comes from...

Actually, I prefer English beer to Scottish, the Scottish stuff tends to be of very high original gravity and hence very strong. But there is a lot of residual sugar leading to a sweetish beer which I find unpleasant.

There is a distillery in England that makes whisky. I believe cats are involved.

 

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Nice trip Don! Do you know which flashlights and batteries are you going to carry?

"no le temo a la oscuridad, la oscuridad me teme a mí"

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ezeqdb wrote:
Nice trip Don! Do you know which flashlights and batteries are you going to carry?

All of them that I can find. Smile

At least 100 of them.

And the batteries, chargers, spares and so on. About 60kg in total. Which I'll have to carry for around a kilometre up the track.

Along with the food, clothing, cameras, dog food, dog bed.

It'll be some healthy exercise for me.

 

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Have fun Don.  We will miss your post while your gone

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You will carry 100 lights! I have something between 10 and 15, and I sometimes forget some of them around the house.. I don't know how can you avoid losing them!

"no le temo a la oscuridad, la oscuridad me teme a mí"

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I don't. I've lost two in the last 3 months.

There are something like 130 of them around here - I can usually find 110 or so.

 

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Any access to snowmobiles around that area Don?  Looks like a place where you can have lots of fun snowmobiling. 

Don wrote:

"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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I've not seen a snowmobile round there in years. No idea why...

 

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Good luck, Don.  Have a great trip!

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Don your biggest dilemma will be which torches to take.Cool

Enjoy yourself.Wink

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Great house Don! Have a great holiday!

 

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Now trying to find a real dog sled. I know where to get one in New Zealand - there's a guy there whose living is building them for Antarctic expeditions wood still works better than anything else for this purpose - but it is rather a long way from here to go for a sledge.

 

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Don wrote:

Now trying to find a real dog sled. I know where to get one in New Zealand - there's a guy there whose living is building them for Antarctic expeditions wood still works better than anything else for this purpose - but it is rather a long way from here to go for a sledge.

And your assistant will be pulling you around in this dog sled? Laughing

 

 

Don wrote:

"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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Have a nice vacation Don, and don't forget to bring plenty of spare cells! : )

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fishinfool wrote:
And your assistant will be pulling you around in this dog sled? Laughing

 

Probably just using her (or was it him?) to haul the torches Smile

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Don wrote:

Now trying to find a real dog sled. I know where to get one in New Zealand - there's a guy there whose living is building them for Antarctic expeditions wood still works better than anything else for this purpose - but it is rather a long way from here to go for a sledge.

He might be out of a job now - the last dogs were taken out of Antarctica in 1994, (fear of disease getting into the wildlife etc.) 

Anyway, looks like a great spot you're going (gone?) to - have fun!

Cheers 

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I could see the spot from the throwers' beams at 250m. The camera couldn't. Hit the noise floor of the sensor. Time for thinking. Found a data signal in Tomintoul, about 16km from here across some rather large hills. Time to get back to the assistant.

 

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