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Syed
07-27-2012, 12:58 PM
a few pictures and some details to follow by Sunday.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
07-27-2012, 01:21 PM
Y>!|:)!

BrianW
07-27-2012, 01:27 PM
Long flight! I bet she'll appreciate a couple days to recover before you start taking pictures. ;)

Ted Hoppe
07-27-2012, 01:45 PM
Hope for your sake she flew at least business class. Y>

LeeG
07-27-2012, 02:59 PM
Oh boy!

Mrleft8
07-27-2012, 03:03 PM
GF?.... Wow.... I can't wait to see pictures of you and him examining the bee hive...
Do you have a convertible car by any chance?..... GFs always love convertibles.... :D

Mrleft8
07-27-2012, 03:05 PM
Her..... I meant to say "her"..... But the forum won't let me edit today for some reason.....

Syed
07-27-2012, 05:54 PM
Her..... I meant to say "her"..... But the forum won't let me edit today for some reason.....

Whatever ... but don't expect me to compete and beat Joe on pictures.

B_B
07-27-2012, 06:16 PM
Y>!|:)!
+1! Best to you both.

Lew Barrett
07-27-2012, 06:29 PM
Ditto!

Chris Coose
07-27-2012, 07:14 PM
a few pictures and some details to follow by Sunday.

Right, cause otherwise it didn't happen.

Glen Longino
07-27-2012, 07:47 PM
Looking forward to pics, Syed!
Thanks and best wishes!

Robbie 2
07-27-2012, 09:11 PM
Best wishes to you both.

purri
07-27-2012, 09:19 PM
Nice stuff Syed! Mango and icecream for dessert tonight?

2MeterTroll
07-28-2012, 03:16 PM
have a nice weekend.....Congrats.

hmm...... when is sunday in Lahore?

BrianW
07-28-2012, 03:38 PM
Well, it's now.

Look around, if you see a huge bizarre going on, it's probably Sunday.

2MeterTroll
07-28-2012, 03:41 PM
All i see is flowers, horses, cats, dogs and trees. nothing bizarre.

MiddleAgesMan
07-28-2012, 05:10 PM
All i see is flowers, horses, cats, dogs and trees. nothing bizarre.

+1 :) :)

Tom Montgomery
07-28-2012, 06:55 PM
Well, it's now.

Look around, if you see a huge bizarre going on, it's probably Sunday.

I think the word you are searching for is "bazaar." No doubt a bazaar could be bizarre.

Mrleft8
07-28-2012, 07:51 PM
Well, it's now.

Look around, if you see a huge brassiere going on, it's probably Sunday.


They may look different in Lahore...http://media.boreme.com/post_media/2005/huge-bra.jpg

Maybe this is what he really meant... :D

Syed
07-29-2012, 12:40 AM
They may look different in Lahore...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/BrianW/Afghanistan%20Pic%202011/bizarre1.jpg

Thank you Brian for your imaginations, Lahore looks much worse.
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/jzakariya/sets/72157622485170581/detail/)

bamamick
07-29-2012, 06:12 AM
I hope you have a truly splendid time with your friend, Syed.

Mickey Lake

ccmanuals
07-29-2012, 10:05 AM
I think we need a pic of your GF. :)

Syed
07-29-2012, 10:13 AM
Thanks!

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s184/pinstco/100_1782.jpg

G F Hugh is the name and here we go;

(Great Flat Hugh)

GF arrived here by post from Guilford CT early this week on world tour. Let us see where does he surface next.

Syed
07-29-2012, 10:17 AM
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s184/pinstco/100_1776.jpg

BrianW
07-29-2012, 12:47 PM
Now that is bizarre! :)

John B
07-29-2012, 02:18 PM
hahahah.:D:D

Thats the funniest damn thing....send him here next.

Mrleft8
07-29-2012, 02:27 PM
:D
Special thanks to Canoez for providing not only the original GFHs (Great Flat Hughs), but also this smaller, more portable GFH (PGFH?)!!!....
I do think that it would be lots of fun for GFH to make the complete rounds....
A weekend on the beach with Bernadette...(Weekend with Bernie) Dinner and dancing with someone in London..... A sail off the coast of Brazil with another.... Canal cruising Germany... Etc.....

Kevin T
07-29-2012, 02:36 PM
:D
Special thanks to Canoez for providing not only the original GFHs (Great Flat Hughs), but also this smaller, more portable GFH (PGFH?)!!!....
I do think that it would be lots of fun for GFH to make the complete rounds....
A weekend on the beach with Bernadette...(Weekend with Bernie) Dinner and dancing with someone in London..... A sail off the coast of Brazil with another.... Canal cruising Germany... Etc.....

Cool idea, but perhaps to state the obvious, GFH needs to photographed in front of place specific and iconic backdrops from various locations.

Generic greenery and open water could theoretically be done in one locale without ever leaving one's own backyard.

George Jung
07-29-2012, 03:38 PM
Long flight! I bet she'll appreciate a couple days to recover before you start taking pictures. ;)



Saw the pics

Needs 'more recovery'.....

Paul Pless
07-29-2012, 03:41 PM
I do think that it would be lots of fun for GFH to make the complete rounds....
A weekend on the beach with Bernadette...(Weekend with Bernie) Dinner and dancing with someone in London..... A sail off the coast of Brazil with another.... Canal cruising Germany... Etc.....A ride on the back of Ian's motorbike. . .

C. Ross
07-29-2012, 04:17 PM
This is going to be epic.
Congrats Syed. I hope the image of GFH in the garden doesn't frighten her off.

Concordia...41
07-29-2012, 07:02 PM
ROTF!

From the WBS to a mango tree in Lahore :D




http://youtu.be/zMpc0Zng2X8

Glen Longino
07-29-2012, 07:05 PM
Is it Sunday yet?
When does Syed's GF show up anyhow?
I'm tired of looking at that gray-haired little clone of mine!

Canoez
07-29-2012, 09:20 PM
Cool idea, but perhaps to state the obvious, GFH needs to photographed in front of place specific and iconic backdrops from various locations.

Generic greenery and open water could theoretically be done in one locale without ever leaving one's own backyard.

+1. :D

Oh, and you should personalize the back of GFH with a signature if (when) he visits!

Mrleft8
07-30-2012, 11:23 AM
I wonder if Gingersnap is aware of just exactly what her husband is up to these days....... :D
(Come to think of it.... I wonder if Hugh is aware of what he's up to these days! :D)

George Jung
07-30-2012, 05:11 PM
I'm thinking I should do this - I've always wanted to travel....

BrianW
07-30-2012, 08:36 PM
I wonder if Gingersnap is aware of just exactly what her husband is up to these days....... :D
(Come to think of it.... I wonder if Hugh is aware of what he's up to these days! :D)

If it's sent to France, will it create a time & space worm hole?

Canoez
07-30-2012, 09:12 PM
If it's sent to France, will it create a time & space worm hole?

They should detect the disturbance at CERN before it becomes a severe issue. :D

Canoez
07-30-2012, 09:14 PM
I'm thinking I should do this - I've always wanted to travel....

Send me a photo and we could have you seeing the world 13x9 inches at a time! :d

Mrleft8
08-01-2012, 07:53 AM
I gotta say....... I'm surprised that neither Hugh, nor Ginger have commented here......

Syed
08-01-2012, 08:17 AM
I gotta say....... I'm surprised that neither Hugh, nor Ginger have commented here......

Guilt? |:)

Mrleft8
08-01-2012, 08:34 AM
Guilt? |:)

Moi? :D
I think not! :D

MiddleAgesMan
08-01-2012, 08:22 PM
So you guys want to do some traveling?

I'm lost.

gingersnap
08-13-2012, 01:52 AM
I don't think non-flat Hugh knows he is the the great travelling flat Hugh :)

Sent from my Kindle Fire using Tapatalk 2

Duncan Gibbs
08-13-2012, 07:03 AM
Well done! Prolly the funniest internationally oriented forum inspired thing I've seen. :D:D

Hughman
08-13-2012, 12:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMpc0Zng2X8&feature=player_embedded

I wish I had as much fun as my reputation has....

<soo laughing>

Syed
08-13-2012, 12:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMpc0Zng2X8&feature=player_embedded

I wish I had as much fun as my reputation has....

<soo laughing>

Would have been nice sitting there in person.

Hughman
08-13-2012, 01:25 PM
IT'S THE HAT, ISN'T IT??

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2d632b3127ccef08f918c206600000030O00ActWbluzZOG IPbz4K/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2d632b3127ccef08ec2e4c1c300000030O00ActWbluzZOG IPbz4K/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2d632b3127ccef08f8653602a00000030O00ActWbluzZOG IPbz4K/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/



http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2d632b3127ccef08e46bb40ee00000030O00ActWbluzZOG IPbz4K/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2d632b3127ccef08f6bfca15b00000030O00ActWbluzZOG IPbz4K/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2d632b3127ccef08f73fb206000000030O00ActWbluzZOG IPbz4K/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

Canoez
08-13-2012, 01:28 PM
Ahhhh..... MORE MATERIAL!

Mrleft8
08-13-2012, 01:55 PM
Looks like the Great Fat Hugh is having as much fun as the Great Flat Hugh! ;) :D

Hughman
08-13-2012, 03:34 PM
Looks like the Great Fat Hugh is having as much fun as the Great Flat Hugh! ;) :D

Hey! (I lost 15 pounds while in France :P )

B_B
08-13-2012, 08:33 PM
Nice hat Great Flat Hugh; I gots me a Tilley just like that one.

John B
09-23-2012, 04:47 PM
Guess who turned up for a look around Auckland...

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd48/Waione_photos/sailing%2012%20and%2013%20season/2012-09-22113002_1_zps52435ecf.jpg

Mrleft8
09-23-2012, 05:27 PM
That guy gets around, doesn't he?...

http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo23/Mrleft8/morevarious017_zpsc42ade76.jpg

Mrleft8
09-23-2012, 05:30 PM
http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo23/Mrleft8/various013.jpg

Mrleft8
09-23-2012, 05:31 PM
http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo23/Mrleft8/various049.jpg

John B
09-23-2012, 07:16 PM
Sure do. He went sailing for a while yesterday and then insisted on staying on the boat. I think he said ' for summer', but I must have misheard.

Mrleft8
09-23-2012, 08:18 PM
Hmmmm............
Ah! Yes..... That was the other thread!
(Never mind!...... Don't mind me..... I'll just stumble about in the dark!)

Mrleft8
09-23-2012, 08:20 PM
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd48/Waione_photos/sailing%2012%20and%2013%20season/2012-09-23125249_2_zps5ff107c0.jpg

John B
09-23-2012, 08:26 PM
There he is again!

Looks pretty good for someone who's been rummaged over really well by customs. What did they think they'd find, hell, he was just in a brown paper package with a page of stickers and arriving from Pakistan. What could be the problem with that?

Syed
09-24-2012, 11:55 AM
There he is again!

Looks pretty good for someone who's been rummaged over really well by customs. What did they think they'd find, hell, he was just in a brown paper package with a page of stickers and arriving from Pakistan. What could be the problem with that?

I hope they managed to resolve the enveloped mystery.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s184/pinstco/100_1785.jpg

Arfa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arfa_Karim) Software Technology Park, Lahore

John B
10-03-2012, 06:21 PM
Sundays sail was all about crew orientation in preperation for the race in a couple of weeks. GFHugh likes to ask questions , but he's just going to have to get his act together. I mean , " Number 1 kite , port pole, gybe in 30 ", whats clearer than that ?




http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd48/Waione_photos/Riada/IMG_2361_3.jpg

Syed
10-04-2012, 04:27 AM
I can see him cheered up after spending few days in very hot weather. |:)

BTW now it is much better here.

Hughman
10-23-2012, 07:49 PM
where am I?

I'm losing the plot, aren't I?

Mrleft8
10-23-2012, 08:15 PM
Last I heard you were sailing the Amistad from N.S. to New Haven......

Hughman
10-26-2012, 10:26 PM
Last I heard you were sailing the Amistad from N.S. to New Haven......

Amistad never made it to new haven. The 2-3 day trip took 8 days, and ended in Portland

Syed
10-27-2012, 04:33 AM
Amistad never made it to new haven. The 2-3 day trip took 8 days, and ended in Portland

:)

Hughman enjoyed extra sailing for 5-6 days.

John B
10-27-2012, 04:42 AM
He was rounding Cape Brett a week ago.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd48/Waione_photos/Coastal%20Classic%202012/IMG_2495_9.jpg

Mrleft8
10-27-2012, 08:52 AM
The guy's like "Run around Sue".....

Hughman
10-27-2012, 09:29 AM
:)

Hughman enjoyed extra sailing for 5-6 days.

well, actually, it was 6 days of deferred maintenance and 36 hours of sailing :P

Duncan Gibbs
12-04-2012, 11:35 PM
There I was pottering about in the shed, trying to think about getting some work done, when there was a loud banging on the side of the shed. I looked up from my "task" and there he was:

http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL1913/10058894/24202474/404884978.jpg

Enthusiastic to say the least! Within seconds of introductions he went over and raised the saw blade. "Nice machine! Pity the blade's blunt!"

http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL1913/10058894/24202474/404884976.jpg

He had to board Looe for a look at my stalled progress.

http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL1913/10058894/24202474/404884980.jpg

It didn't take long before he complained about the heat, so I suggested a dip in the pool.

http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL1913/10058894/24202474/404884977.jpg

He tells me that John kicked him out of NZ in a fit of pique. I told him I didn't believe him. "Well you can believe what you want Duncs!"

He's going to help me fine tune the jib sheeting arrangement on TMP in a few days.

Meli
12-05-2012, 04:51 AM
so Syed doesn't have a GF.?
Im totally lost:confused:
must be a bloke thing:D

Duncan Gibbs
12-05-2012, 05:17 AM
GF = Great Flat....

Thus: GFH = Great Flat Hugh

Meli
12-05-2012, 05:36 AM
And...? Who the hell is GFH?
a bilge dweller?

Peerie Maa
12-05-2012, 06:41 AM
And...? Who the hell is GFH?
a bilge dweller?

This is Hugh, a close relative of the Great Flat Hugh
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http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/icons/icon1.png Re: GF .... from USA landed at Lahore

http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by Syed http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png (http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?p=3575850#post3575850)
:)

Hughman enjoyed extra sailing for 5-6 days.



well, actually, it was 6 days of deferred maintenance and 36 hours of sailing :P


Hey! It's MY Hughniverse!

Bernadette
12-05-2012, 06:59 AM
well a weekend at bernies is fine but this guy showed up the other day saying he was the GFH's twin brother. so i figured, yeah right. i didnt believe him. anyhow being the consumate host, i took him out to the barrier reef to show him the loch ness monster. i took this picture of him. it got a bit like the grail skit from the monty python movie for a while there...i recall him telling me about how he'd seen the loch ness monster, and i said, "yeah well, we (already) got one, too..."
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh59/yachtgirl_photos/ry4004.jpg

Syed
12-05-2012, 08:57 AM
so Syed doesn't have a GF.?
Im totally lost:confused:
must be a bloke thing:D

As far as I know GF is not standard abbreviation. |:)

Syed
12-05-2012, 09:14 AM
Interesting pictures and narrative Duncs!

Canoez
12-05-2012, 09:17 AM
There I was pottering about in the shed, trying to think about getting some work done, when there was a loud banging on the side of the shed. I looked up from my "task" and there he was:

http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL1913/10058894/24202474/404884978.jpg

Enthusiastic to say the least! Within seconds of introductions he went over and raised the saw blade. "Nice machine! Pity the blade's blunt!"

http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL1913/10058894/24202474/404884976.jpg

He had to board Looe for a look at my stalled progress.

http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL1913/10058894/24202474/404884980.jpg

It didn't take long before he complained about the heat, so I suggested a dip in the pool.

http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL1913/10058894/24202474/404884977.jpg

He tells me that John kicked him out of NZ in a fit of pique. I told him I didn't believe him. "Well you can believe what you want Duncs!"

He's going to help me fine tune the jib sheeting arrangement on TMP in a few days.

Man that guy gets around. Duncan - with the good weather down there you might have trouble getting the house guest to go home! I think the subtle hint is a pineapple in the guest room...

Then again, he's a woodworker - maybe you can put him to work on your Dragon?

Syed
12-05-2012, 09:25 AM
Man that guy gets around. Duncan - with the good weather down there you might have trouble getting the house guest to go home! I think the subtle hint is a pineapple in the guest room...

Then again, he's a woodworker - maybe you can put him to work on your Dragon?

If he has not already put him on work, see the mark on GFH's neck.|:)

Mrleft8
12-05-2012, 10:03 AM
well a weekend at bernies is fine but this guy showed up the other day saying he was the GFH's twin brother. so i figured, yeah right. i didnt believe him. anyhow being the consumate host, i took him out to the barrier reef to show him the loch ness monster. i took this picture of him. it got a bit like the grail skit from the monty python movie for a while there...i recall him telling me about how he'd seen the loch ness monster, and i said, "yeah well, we (already) got one, too..."
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh59/yachtgirl_photos/ry4004.jpg
Bernie! :D
That paint job is almost obscene! ;)

Duncan Gibbs
12-05-2012, 05:02 PM
If he has not already put him on work, see the mark on GFH's neck.|:)
I did notice a crease. Old age catching up already?

Canoez, there's lots to do around here and GFH is less liable to sweat in the summer heat than me.

Duncan Gibbs
12-06-2012, 02:53 AM
BTW... Where the HELL are those stickers from and what am I supposed to do with them?

Syed
12-06-2012, 07:44 AM
BTW... Where the HELL are those stickers from and what am I supposed to do with them?

From the originators.

Did John sign on the back of GFH?

Mrleft8
12-06-2012, 08:17 AM
If I'm not mistaken, the stickers are little Margo portraits, as drawn by Chuck "Paladin" Phillips. I think the idea was to stick them on your car windows..... Why?....... You'll have to ask Carter.....

Concordia...41
12-06-2012, 07:06 PM
If I'm not mistaken, the stickers are little Margo portraits, as drawn by Chuck "Paladin" Phillips. I think the idea was to stick them on your car windows..... Why?....... You'll have to ask Carter.....

You gotta be kidding me!!!!!! :o :o

John B
12-06-2012, 07:13 PM
O yes.:D

John B
12-06-2012, 07:13 PM
From the originators.

Did John sign on the back of GFH?

He did.

Concordia...41
12-06-2012, 07:20 PM
It looks like Hugh shrunk! He was taking the whole passenger seat on the trip to Mystic!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKMxinPNiGQ&amp;feature=plcp

Note the cool earrings (mine) courtesy of Frayed Knot Arts and our own Vince Brennon :)

The Bigfella
12-06-2012, 07:42 PM
Drivin' a bit slow there Ma'am

Canoez
12-06-2012, 07:44 PM
It looks like Hugh shrunk! He was taking the whole passenger seat on the trip to Mystic!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKMxinPNiGQ&amp;feature=plcp

Note the cool earrings (mine) courtesy of Frayed Knot Arts and our own Vince Brennon :)

I washed Hugh in hot water before I sent him along so that he'd fit in a standard padded mailer... :d

Concordia...41
12-06-2012, 08:13 PM
Drivin' a bit slow there Ma'am

Geeze - tough audience ;)

For the record, I'm doing at least 70, running the camera, acting, directing, and providing vocals - not to mention hair and makeup...

John B
12-06-2012, 08:27 PM
In a mustang convertible.. sheesh , talk about lifestyles of the rich and famous.:cool:

But yer worth it ,aren't you Margo. .

Duncan Gibbs
12-07-2012, 02:35 AM
So... Has Margo actually seen this... errrm... cartoon by Chuck?

Should I post a picture? Is curiosity killing you Margo?

And you use any stickers JB, Syed, Lefty?

Concordia...41
12-07-2012, 04:07 AM
So... Has Margo actually seen this... errrm... cartoon by Chuck?



I think Chuck drew it one year when I wasn't going to be there :o :o He certainly took some ... er .... artistic license :o :o

I couldn't believe Carter saved it and now we have stickers?????? Good grief.

If nothing else, this should serve as a lesson on what happens if you miss an EBS ;) :D

-M

Syed
12-07-2012, 05:36 AM
So... Has Margo actually seen this... errrm... cartoon by Chuck?

Should I post a picture? Is curiosity killing you Margo?

And you use any stickers JB, Syed, Lefty?

I didn't.

OTH regarding its use, looks like the latest brain wave of 'His Highness'. |:)

Mrleft8
12-07-2012, 08:56 AM
Stickers?...... Me?...... NEVER! :D You think I'd do something like put a Margo sticker on the rear passenger side window of a police car?...... Nooooooo! :D

Hughman
12-08-2012, 07:55 PM
I washed Hugh in hot water before I sent him along so that he'd fit in a standard padded mailer... :d

I'm nearly recovered too...it'd been months since i'd had a bath,,,but ya didn't need to use the pressure washer ....

Hughman
12-08-2012, 07:57 PM
the stickers are little Margo portraits... and it was quite...mmm..cozy, sharing that envelope in the dark with Margo, let me tell you :D

John B
12-12-2012, 03:48 PM
Evidence of the GFH's travelling companions...
Well intercepted and pored over by NZ post/ customs by the looks.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd48/Waione_photos/misc%20boats%20and%20sailing%2012/2012-09-25124230_1.jpg

..

Duncan Gibbs
12-12-2012, 04:31 PM
Ha! You beat me to it, although a close up might be in order...

Mrleft8
12-12-2012, 05:09 PM
Ha! You beat me to it, although a close up might be in order...

http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo23/Mrleft8/aaamargo.jpg

Duncan Gibbs
12-12-2012, 05:18 PM
Be afraid... Be very afraid...

Duncan Gibbs
12-12-2012, 05:26 PM
Well intercepted and pored over by NZ post/ customs by the looks.
I wonder if they found this thread?

Concordia...41
12-12-2012, 09:20 PM
Christ in a Hand Basket! There's going to be a run on eye bleach! :eek::eek::eek:

Seriously, let the fact that Flat Hugh is being mailed around the world and Chuck penned this caricature of me be a lesson to anyone who misses next year's EBS at Lefty & Carters :D

Syed
03-15-2013, 08:23 AM
|:) Please release the traveller.

Mrleft8
03-15-2013, 09:54 AM
FREE Flat Hugh! FREE Flat Hugh! FREE Flat Hugh!

Canoez
03-15-2013, 10:14 AM
Christ in a Hand Basket! There's going to be a run on eye bleach! :eek::eek::eek:

Seriously, let the fact that Flat Hugh is being mailed around the world and Chuck penned this caricature of me be a lesson to anyone who misses next year's EBS at Lefty & Carters :D

So, who isn't going to be there this year? :arg

Curtism
03-15-2013, 10:37 AM
As much as I'd like to go, I probably won't make it. But if someone drew me to look like that, it would be a marked improvement.

Duncan Gibbs
03-16-2013, 12:25 AM
He found his way into my filing system and went to sleep! No joke!

As a result he missed out on Hobart. :o

I hear tell he's going on a short trip to Mainz and Singapore to make up for it... Stay tuned. ;)

Duncan Gibbs
03-26-2013, 05:27 PM
As we promised him here he is in Singapore:

http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL1913/10058894/24202474/406109809.jpg

http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL1913/10058894/24202474/406109808.jpg

Next stop Mainz...

Let's hope he doesn't fall asleep somewhere with an ontology of flatness again!

Syed
03-28-2013, 05:29 AM
Duncan, He appears to be enjoying his travel.
No wind at that height?

Duncan Gibbs
03-30-2013, 10:45 PM
Just rain Syed, Singapore being Singapore and all. He didn't quite make it out the hotel room in Mainz. Let's see where he'll end up next! :)

Mrleft8
03-31-2013, 07:16 AM
He does enjoy sleeping in...

http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo23/Mrleft8/various013.jpg

62816inBerlin
10-31-2013, 07:43 AM
Just to make sure that there are no misunderstandings and wrong reports: it was not Hugh you met along the trail at the Zingarro nature park in Sicily last weekend, it was me. Note, we can be distiguished by my not having a beard under the chin.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/548952_653313931376201_2054131737_n.jpg

Looking forward to seeing his travels.

Cheers,
Gernot H.

Syed
10-31-2013, 08:15 AM
Oh, the poor Hug, is detained somewhere. :mad:

Nice picture, Gernot. I hope you will share some more.

S.V. Airlie
10-31-2013, 09:04 AM
Whatever ... but don't expect me to compete and beat Joe on pictures. Sorry, that would be a challenge that you would lose Syed.:)Most of us would!

62816inBerlin
11-08-2013, 10:22 AM
The doorbell rang and I was a bit slow to answer. Looking out of my office window to see who it was, I was very surprised to see our friend Hugh Mann, aka GFH ...

http://mirrordiscussforum.org/pictures/gernots/WBF/gfh_visits.jpg

Over a cup of tea and biscuits, he explained that after his visits to Singapore, Australia and the like there had been some hassle involving MI6, NSA and his personal documents. Apparently somebody had written that he was even suspected of being a Mirrorist, having spent some time down under with a notorious member of that social group. As a result,he was forced to go undercover for a while.

Anyway I offered him asylum at our home for a while. Seeing that Mr. Snowden had found a haven in Putinland and Mr. Assange is safely tucked away at an embassy in London, our guest bedroom is free.

As the problem is being corrected by the powers that be, he says he'd like to continue his travels but is not sure where his next destination will be. I suppose he'll let us all know when he's fed up with Berlin.

Perhaps Martin Schulz will show him around Flensburg.

GFH says to say hello to all and thanks to the hosts who put him up in the past!

Gernot H.

Mrleft8
11-08-2013, 10:31 AM
Poor guy looks cold and hungry.... I bet he'd like some Zwiebel und Kohl-Suppe mit Würstchen und Kartoffeln.

62816inBerlin
11-08-2013, 11:24 AM
Kohlsuppe is out of season. Eisbein mit Erbsenpuree und Sauerkraut with a good draught Schultheiss will probably revive him, though.

;-{) Gernot.

Mrleft8
11-08-2013, 03:28 PM
Mashpee is in Massachusetts..............

Flying Orca
11-08-2013, 03:51 PM
Mashpee is in Massachusetts..............

No wonder Massachusetts doesn't make any good whisky!

Syed
11-09-2013, 06:30 AM
Nice to see GFH after such a long time.

The best of GFH series so far;
http://mirrordiscussforum.org/pictures/gernots/WBF/gfh_visits.jpg

62816inBerlin
11-11-2013, 08:08 AM
Mashpeas (Erbsenpurree) for whiskey ?!

Not in this part of the Globe!

Cheers,
Gernot

Mrleft8
11-11-2013, 08:27 AM
Nein! LOL! Erbsenpüree auf Ihrem Menü ist Mashpee eine Stadt in Massachusetts!

Hughman
11-11-2013, 08:47 PM
I never know where I'm going to wake up next......

62816inBerlin
11-18-2013, 04:55 PM
I never know where I'm going to wake up next......

Enjoy your stay in Berlin while you decide where to travel next!

You can help me tidy up the basement... Some of my tools could use a cleaning / oiling / sharpening !

Mrleft8
11-18-2013, 05:48 PM
Enjoy your stay in Berlin while you decide where to travel next!

You can help me tidy up the basement... Some of my tools could use a cleaning / oiling / sharpening !

Good god! Do not let him near your edge tools!
Picks and shovels, sure...... But..... <<<<<<<<<<<<<<Shudder>>>>>>>>>>> Never plane irons or chisels!

Hughman
11-19-2013, 07:19 PM
....where's my cross peen maul?

elf
11-19-2013, 07:33 PM
Nein! LOL! Erbsenpüree auf Ihrem Menü ist Mashpee eine Stadt in Massachusetts!
Nein, nein. Mashpee ist ein Dorf auf Cape Cod, so genannt nach der Eingeborene.

62816inBerlin
11-25-2013, 03:49 PM
GFH and I visited the show last Friday (22.11.2013) and between all the frozen snot and steel we found this hand-crafted 12-footer:

http://mirrordiscussforum.org/pictures/gernots/WBF/12_foot.jpg

GFH was delighted

http://mirrordiscussforum.org/pictures/gernots/WBF/12w_hugh.jpg

We found more beauties at the Classics and Restoration hall. The Freundeskreis Klassischer Yachten / German Classic Yachts Association (http://fky.org) was there too, it's worth visiting their site.

Gernot H.

Berlin Temperature this morning shortly after sun-up : -1°C Hugh needs some warm clothes. He arrived with tropical gear only !

Mrleft8
11-25-2013, 04:28 PM
GFH creates his own heat wherever he goes.... He's ...... Like a sauna......

Hughman
11-25-2013, 04:30 PM
GFH and I visited the show last Friday (22.11.2013) and between all the frozen snot and steel we found this hand-crafted 12-footer

GFH was delighted

We found more beauties at the Classics and Restoration hall. The Freundeskreis Klassischer Yachten / German Classic Yachts Association (http://fky.org) was there too, it's worth visiting their site.

Gernot H.

Berlin Temperature this morning shortly after sun-up : -1°C Hugh needs some warm clothes. He arrived with tropical gear only !

That looks a bit like 'swallow'! (and yes, it is a bit nipply out of my envelope! :P )

62816inBerlin
11-26-2013, 04:39 PM
I forgot to mention the person Xhibiting the 12er: Teut Juncker (http://www.Ihr-Yachtgutachter.de) , a local yacht surveyor.
When we got to the Classics and restoration hall, GFH had stripped down to a T-shirt as it was warm there, so we went to find a beer and try out the gimbal bottle-holder at the Aero-Verft (http://www.aero-vaerft.com)(Denmark) stand
http://mirrordiscussforum.org/pictures/gernots/WBF/bottleholder.jpg

Cheers!

Gernot H.

Mrleft8
11-26-2013, 05:44 PM
He's so............... Buff!..... (In a flat kinda way.....:D)

62816inBerlin
11-27-2013, 11:08 AM
Re: "buff!" - do you mean the fuzzy picture? I was using SWMBO's smartphone and I'm not used to those things. It must have triggered the shutter before I stopped moving trying to get a perfect angle.
Found a picture of the bottle-holder on the manufacturer's web site:

http://aero-vaerft.com/onewebstatic/660922bc16-68797_421718591232454_232041589_n.jpg

Cheers,

Gernot H.

Mrleft8
11-27-2013, 11:57 AM
"Buff" as in masculine..... That may be an archaic term now....

62816inBerlin
11-27-2013, 06:23 PM
Maybe archaic, but remember that I come from (and have absorbed the Anglo-saxon language) in different cultures than you have :cool: .