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v8-powered wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 11:55 am Make use of our recently acquired yacht skipper tickets - probably charter a few times before looking at purchasing a floaty money pit. Ideally I'd like to take a chunk of time off work and sail to somewhere pleasant and warm.

Wife has her PADI scuba ticket so keeps nagging on about a dive holiday, but means I'd have to qualify in the cold murky UK waters before we go.....
Perfect opportunity to fly somewhere warm to learn :obscene-birdiedoublered:
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gremlin wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:01 pm
v8-powered wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 11:55 am

Wife has her PADI scuba ticket so keeps nagging on about a dive holiday, but means I'd have to qualify in the cold murky UK waters before we go.....
I qualified in the murky depths of a man-made lake some years ago. I figured I would get the PADI Open Water here, rather than take up holiday time (when I say holiday time, I mean splitting my time between my two loves: Mrs. G and beer, of course) when we got there.
I hindsight, learning in the clear, warm waters of the Indian Ocean would have been the wiser choice.
Yeah, that's my view - don't want to spend a week of my holibobs learning at a dive school (even though just done 10 days intensive at a sail school!)
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Perform a HALO jump, would mean shaving though
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MrLongbeard wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:58 pm Perform a HALO jump, would mean shaving though
That's probably harder to arrange than going to space would be.
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Mussels wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:06 pm
MrLongbeard wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:58 pm Perform a HALO jump, would mean shaving though
That's probably harder to arrange than going to space would be.
Apparently not, go the America, pick a jump school that offers it, pay your money, take your chances, not a million miles different from paying for a low orbit flight with Branson or whoever, just cheaper
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gremlin wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:01 pm
v8-powered wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 11:55 am

Wife has her PADI scuba ticket so keeps nagging on about a dive holiday, but means I'd have to qualify in the cold murky UK waters before we go.....
I qualified in the murky depths of a man-made lake some years ago. I figured I would get the PADI Open Water here, rather than take up holiday time (when I say holiday time, I mean splitting my time between my two loves: Mrs. G and beer, of course) when we got there.
I hindsight, learning in the clear, warm waters of the Indian Ocean would have been the wiser choice.
Or, do the best of both worlds as I did.... do all your training in a warm pool here, and then just knock out the 4 quick dives when you get somewhere tropical :)
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KungFooBob wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:19 am We've no had a bucket list thread for a while.

I've just watched a video of the Ariane-6 launch and thought I'd really like to experience that in person.

How much are tickets to French Guiana?

What you got?
To watch or sit on?

One of my mates (worked for Safran designing landing gear for airbus) was backpacking around S America with his fiancée, FG was on their list. Had a looksee at the rocket launch site, his fiancée explained to security in her best Spanish who he worked for, next minute, armed guards and a landie rocked up, they were put in the back and imagined the fate that awaited them.
Ended up in mission control watching a live launch!
1 million man points there and then!
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MrLongbeard wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:27 pm
Mussels wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:06 pm
MrLongbeard wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:58 pm Perform a HALO jump, would mean shaving though
That's probably harder to arrange than going to space would be.
Apparently not, go the America, pick a jump school that offers it, pay your money, take your chances, not a million miles different from paying for a low orbit flight with Branson or whoever, just cheaper
I'm not sure he was referring to the difficulty of the jump aspect :D
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Mr. Dazzle wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 2:10 pm
MrLongbeard wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:27 pm
Mussels wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:06 pm
That's probably harder to arrange than going to space would be.
Apparently not, go the America, pick a jump school that offers it, pay your money, take your chances, not a million miles different from paying for a low orbit flight with Branson or whoever, just cheaper
I'm not sure he was referring to the difficulty of the jump aspect :D
Well yes, shaving after 20 + years of not would be a bind.
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Slenver wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:40 pm
gremlin wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:01 pm
v8-powered wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 11:55 am

Wife has her PADI scuba ticket so keeps nagging on about a dive holiday, but means I'd have to qualify in the cold murky UK waters before we go.....
I qualified in the murky depths of a man-made lake some years ago. I figured I would get the PADI Open Water here, rather than take up holiday time (when I say holiday time, I mean splitting my time between my two loves: Mrs. G and beer, of course) when we got there.
I hindsight, learning in the clear, warm waters of the Indian Ocean would have been the wiser choice.
Or, do the best of both worlds as I did.... do all your training in a warm pool here, and then just knock out the 4 quick dives when you get somewhere tropical :)

Is that why they say PADI stands for Pay And Dive Immediately?
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Yambo wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 2:45 pm
Slenver wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:40 pm
gremlin wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:01 pm

I qualified in the murky depths of a man-made lake some years ago. I figured I would get the PADI Open Water here, rather than take up holiday time (when I say holiday time, I mean splitting my time between my two loves: Mrs. G and beer, of course) when we got there.
I hindsight, learning in the clear, warm waters of the Indian Ocean would have been the wiser choice.
Or, do the best of both worlds as I did.... do all your training in a warm pool here, and then just knock out the 4 quick dives when you get somewhere tropical :)

Is that why they say PADI stands for Pay And Dive Immediately?
I mean, in fairness the pool stuff took several weeks.
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Isn't a 'bucket list' things to do before you kick the bucket? ie the things you might regret not doing when you're on your death bed?

Not sure holidays and stuff like that feature on my list. My main regret is likely to be not living longer. :lol:

(I would have liked to have lived in some other places for a year or so each inc. Istanbul, Tokyo and a few others. Bit late to change career now though :D ).
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Count Steer wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 3:12 pm Isn't a 'bucket list' things to do before you kick the bucket? ie the things you might regret not doing when you're on your death bed?

Not sure holidays and stuff like that feature on my list. My main regret is likely to be not living longer. :lol:

(I would have liked to have lived in some other places for a year or so each inc. Istanbul, Tokyo and a few others. Bit late to change career now though :D ).
Which is a good point.
I've would like to see things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
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MrLongbeard wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:58 pm Perform a HALO jump, would mean shaving though
I thought about doing the AFF recently but decided not too as I'm too much of a breek-paperer.
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KungFooBob wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 11:09 am
Sunny wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 10:48 am My 'things to do' list is mostly about visiting countries. I find new places, food and cultures endlessly interesting, and try to go somewhere new on every holiday.

In each country on my seemingly endless list I have things I'd like to see and do - like cross the Denmark to Sweden bridge, for example.

I used the 'Countries Been' app recently to tot up where I've been so far - 34 countries so far (I find it annoying that places like Madeira aren't considered countries in their own right 🤣).

I'll be adding number 35 later this month, and hopefully number 36 by the end of the year.
Loser, I'm at 36 :
I just checked. I've been to 39. Fuck you all! Fuck you!! :thumbup:

Mr Moofo wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 11:23 am Rough count was 45 for me!

Not you. :(




That said, I've tired somewhat of new countries. I always think, ohhh, this will be really good, perfect beaches, much cheapness. And it turns out to be open sewers, many mosquitos and constant beggars / street grifters. Again.


Maybe Raja Ampat will be better. Although it's not a new country, it's Indonesia again.
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Two things come immediately to mind, a trip on the vomit comet and spending some time in an anechoic chamber.

The former is a question of money, c£10-15K, the latter is finding one who'll let paying punters use it.
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Mr Moofo wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 4:00 pm
Count Steer wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 3:12 pm Isn't a 'bucket list' things to do before you kick the bucket? ie the things you might regret not doing when you're on your death bed?

Not sure holidays and stuff like that feature on my list. My main regret is likely to be not living longer. :lol:

(I would have liked to have lived in some other places for a year or so each inc. Istanbul, Tokyo and a few others. Bit late to change career now though :D ).
Which is a good point.
I've would like to see things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
Aye well, when you've seen a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Held Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour...

....a few more selfies at Angkor Wat doesn't really cut it. :D
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I started making a list when I thought nothing would ever get better!! No I think I might actually to do some of them!! LOL

I want to see the Niagra Falls (or another hugely impressive waterfall!) and some of a rainforest

Learn to windsurf and to scuba dive. I've been told I can't windsurf but a mate teaches in the uk and he is sure he can teach me :D

I'd like to go to Iceland, go inside a volcano, see beaches/sea like the Maldives (soooo white and blue and clear and with 'huts'/rooms out on poles over the water!)

Learn to paraglide (again, the negative people say it's not possible, just need to find a teacher that can help me make adjustments!!)

But mostly, go back on track - REALLY want to go back to Portimao again, I know I'll be slower, but I just want to do it :D :D


I'm sure I could add to the list, but I reckon that's enough for now!! LOL
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Yambo wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 2:45 pm Is that why they say PADI stands for Pay And Dive Immediately?
When I was doing the written multiple choice bit of the Open Water course I watched the other guy who was doing it mark sooo many wrong answers, close to half. His score was higher than mine...
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I plan to make my own guitar, I bought everything I need fourteen years ago and I have it all tucked away in a big box ready for retirement.

I would like to restore an old car, something nice like a Porsche or Aston Martin and become good at every skill needed to make a really nice job of it.