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16 years 1 week ago #71212 by Frank Ryan

Chicken legs bitten by mosquitos :P
(photo is from the first day before the bites)


Well,
the body count keeps getting higher and higher.
After the antihistamines wore off yesterday my foot swelled up to
roughly the size of the hind leg of a baby elephant.
Badly infected too. :shock:
I'm jut back from the doctors with a sick note for work until Monday.
(I was gonna post up a pic of it but I thought it might frighten the minors on the site! )

Oh dear,
what shall I do with my time?
Maybe I will process the several hundred photos I took?...Hmmm?
(BTW - Thanks also for commenting on the pics.)

Greek lads,
you need to begin to train one of the group to be the 'Medic'.
What with all the injuries and mishaps us Irish bring on ourselves.

What gives? Dave G
got back home without even a scratch,
(although half of Kineta beach did see the 'Moon'
even though it was during the middle of the day!)

:wink:

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16 years 1 week ago #71214 by michaeloconnell

the body count keeps getting higher and higher.
After the antihistamines wore off yesterday my foot swelled up to
roughly the size of the hind leg of a baby elephant.
Badly infected too. :shock:
I'm jut back from the doctors with a sick note for work until Monday.
(I was gonna post up a pic of it but I thought it might frighten the minors on the site! )

Crikey Frank! You don't do things in halves.
At least the grazing on my leg isn't too bad.

What gives? Dave G
got back home without even a scratch,
(although half of Kineta beach did see the 'Moon'
even though it was during the middle of the day!)

:wink:


LMAO! :)
I wonder did Christina get a photo...

Altogether now...
The pale moon was rising above the green mountain
The sun was declining beneath the blue sea...

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16 years 1 week ago #71222 by DaveGrennan

What gives? Dave G
got back home without even a scratch,
(although half of Kineta beach did see the 'Moon'
even though it was during the middle of the day!)

:wink:


OMG, I tried to forget about that. Alright here's what happened. After we had a swim on the way back to the airport it was time to get out of the swimming trunks and into the dry gear. Well remember how our Greeks hosts couldnt do enough for us well, Vagelis and Yiannis (I think) held a large towel in front of me while I dressed. I (thought) I felt someone take the towel which I had covering my rear and let it go! Unfortunately I was mistaken and half the beach saw the Moon in broad daylight!! In panic mode I had a quick decision to make pick up the towel or continue to put on the underwear which I already had one leg in. Bad decision again, I went for the underwear which I couldnt pull up because my legs were still a bit wet. I'm just glad Christina wasn't behind with the camera (oh God please tell me she wasn't?) Ena-dio-tria!!

Regards and Clear Skies,

Dave.
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16 years 1 week ago #71223 by DaveGrennan

After the antihistamines wore off yesterday my foot swelled up to roughly the size of the hind leg of a baby elephant.
Badly infected too. :shock:


OMG hope it gets better soon Frank. That looked pretty nasty alright. It is indeed gonna be hard to fill those empty days with image processing of more stunning photos! :wink:

BTW many congrats on those stunning photos. That astrotrack is worth its weight in gold! Good job the security at the airport are not into astrophotography eh :wink:

Regards and Clear Skies,

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16 years 1 week ago #71225 by dave_lillis
:lol: :lol: oh god, that's a scene I'll never forget, I remember thinking
"what the .... is he doing" :lol: :lol:

as for out battle injuries, atleast none of you have 8 tiny microscopic (admittedly painless) spikes permanently impaled in your foot, I've been told that they'll work their own way out, nothing short of a Stanley knife is going to get them out. :oops:

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16 years 1 week ago #71227 by michaeloconnell

:lol: :lol: oh god, that's a scene I'll never forget, I remember thinking
"what the .... is he doing" :lol: :lol:

as for out battle injuries, atleast none of you have 8 tiny microscopic (admittedly painless) spikes permanently impaled in your foot, I've been told that they'll work their own way out, nothing short of a Stanley knife is going to get them out. :oops:


I got a couple actually. Managed to poke one out but the other one is still in there.
Nice souvenir though! :)
I look down at it with fond memories. :)

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