Simmer Dim

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Simmer Dim

Post by Miz » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:02 pm

Am hoping to be the most northerly Raptor in the UK for mid-summer this year, will find out in the next few days if we have tickets for the Simmer Dim Rally on the Shetland Islands.. will be chuffed if we get them :D
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Re: Simmer Dim

Post by Crap Tartan » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:13 pm

go, you will love it, went many years ago but then agin i already knew the islands.

DONT drink the local hhoch if offered............................................... ; )


hope you get the tickets, everyone should do it once!
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Post by dizzyblonde » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:55 am

OOO great stuff! Good luck with the tickets.

I say every year we should go up to see my sons godfather, who left Todmorden to live in the Shetlands Unst I think.... :happyhappy:

Never get round to it though :rant:
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Re: Simmer Dim

Post by Miz » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:57 pm

Crap Tartan wrote:go, you will love it, went many years ago but then agin i already knew the islands.

DONT drink the local hhoch if offered............................................... ; )


hope you get the tickets, everyone should do it once!
Have got my 10 year badge for the Dim back in the early 90's, what year did you go? Went to my first fire festival in January last year. It is well worth the effort to go.
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Re: Simmer Dim

Post by Miz » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:55 pm

Tickets are here, just got to book the ferry, then wait for the RBR info to arrive and plan the route there and back....
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Re: Simmer Dim

Post by snapdragon » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:59 pm

Miz wrote:Tickets are here, just got to book the ferry, then wait for the RBR info to arrive and plan the route there and back....
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Post by Miz » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:40 pm

We have 2 weeks and then we head off to The Simmer Dim, have been doing some planning and our route (by LM )is:-

Conisborough
Lissett
Overnight at The New Inn & Cropton Brewery, Nr Pickering (could be messy) :drunk:
Rosedale Abbey
Carlton Miniott
Eggleston
North Shields
Ovingham
Overnight in Hexham
Elsdon
Greenlaw
Prestonpans
Overnight in Drumshademuir
Kirriemuir
Hirn
Into Aberdeen to catch the ferry to The Simmer Dim :sick:

We are then in rally mode until Monday morning when the RBR tour continues..

Keith
Carrbridge
Find somewhere to sleep near Dunbeath..
Westerdale
Durness
Melvaig
Staying overnight in a lighthouse Nr Melvaig :toocool:
Oban
Largs
Port Logan
Laurieston
Glenbuck
Glenbreck
Ireby
Kirkby Lonsdale
Malham
Burnley
Home

Have not booked any stopovers after the lighthouse as we will camp when we feel like it and don't want to be tied to a time table, not counting the miles on The Shetlands we should clock up about 2000 miles :pilot:

We are hoping for plenty of :sun: :sun: :sun:

Am in the process of changing oil and filter, and have a new back tyre to fit as there is not 2000+ miles in the one fitted, but will save that for later in the year.

When we get back home we will only have the Welsh LM's to visit to complete all LM's for this year :thumbsup:
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Re: Simmer Dim

Post by Red Mist » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:33 pm

Two weeks and 2,000 miles, and you end up in..... Burnley!!??? :blink:

In the words of John Cooper Clarke...

I tell you now and I tell you firmly,
I don't ever want to go to Burnley.
What they do there doesn't concern me.
Why would anyone make that journey?


Presume that you have relatives there or summat. It will be a bit of a come down after Bonnie Scotland, even if the sun is shining.

Which it never does in Burnley. 8)

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Re: Simmer Dim

Post by Miz » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:38 pm

Red Mist wrote:Two weeks and 2,000 miles, and you end up in..... Burnley!!??? :blink:

In the words of John Cooper Clarke...

I tell you now and I tell you firmly,
I don't ever want to go to Burnley.
What they do there doesn't concern me.
Why would anyone make that journey?


Presume that you have relatives there or summat. It will be a bit of a come down after Bonnie Scotland, even if the sun is shining.

Which it never does in Burnley. 8)
No relatives, just a LandMark, if I have done my research correctly I will stop in Burnley long enough to take a picture of the Xtra at that LandMark and then we will be heading home.

Once we get home we will have 1 LandMark near Liverpool and 16 in Wales to complete all 90 for this year.
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Re: Simmer Dim

Post by Red Mist » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:46 pm

No relatives, just a LandMark, if I have done my research correctly I will stop in Burnley long enough to take a picture of the Xtra at that LandMark and then we will be heading home.

Once we get home we will have 1 LandMark near Liverpool and 16 in Wales to complete all 90 for this year.[/quote]

Sorry, it should have been obvious that you were looking for a landmark. I didn't realise there were any in Burnley. I don't really know how this works. Are you looking for a particular landmark or do you just park up outside Turf Moor and take a photo to prove you've been there?

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Re: Simmer Dim

Post by Miz » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:15 pm

When you sign up for the RBR they send you a list of 90 landmarks around the country, they try to get at least one in every county, you get a basic clue and a general location, in 2009 the clue for the Lancashire LandMark was "Arte et labore" and the location was Darwen, this led me to this:-

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The landmarks can be as big as that, or as small as this memorial

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Be warned though, it is very addictive, and this year for a birthday treat I'm hoping to find every landmark on the list.. :revrev:

There is more info here http://www.roundbritainrally.co.uk/index1.htm
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Re: Simmer Dim

Post by Red Mist » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:20 pm

Do you know the clue for the Burnley LM?

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Re: Simmer Dim

Post by snapdragon » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:30 pm

hey Miz, an old bird of Shebee and my aquaint is off to Simmer Dim on a trike, so if you see a triker with red hair (known all over as Bikergran) give her a 'hello' :D ta
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Re: Simmer Dim

Post by Miz » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:44 pm

snapdragon wrote:hey Miz, an old bird of Shebee and my aquaint is off to Simmer Dim on a trike, so if you see a triker with red hair (known all over as Bikergran) give her a 'hello' :D ta
I know Bobbi through UKBiker and The RBR, will be meeting up with her in Aberdeen at the ferry...
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Re: Simmer Dim

Post by Miz » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:48 pm

Red Mist wrote:Do you know the clue for the Burnley LM?
Yes I do, but one of the rules of the rally is not to publicly disclose/publish the locations of the LM's or the LM list. I will pm you the details, but it is not a difficult one.
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