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    Happy Birthday to you Bill! May you be blessed with good health, peace and happiness, as well. And many more good years to come!

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    Happy birthday, Bill! I hope it was another great trip around the sun.

    The best is yet to come!

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    Default Re: Happy Birthday, Bill Ryan

    Bill's invitation to join him and Mara in 20 minutes, 19, 18, 17 ... @ 2:00 pm ET. See you there.

    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    Wow again, everyone. I don't think I deserve all this. (Other people have birthdays, too! )

    I'm packing up my giant human fly UV goggles, all my stormproof rain gear, a tiny piece of cake, a big juicy bone for Mara, and we're heading for the mountains (which are VERY wet) for a big hike.



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    Happy Birthday, Bill. Just imagine us all there with you.

    If anyone wants to join in virtually, I'll be cutting my tiny cheesecake (or maybe chocolate cake, we'll see!) at 2.00 pm US Eastern Time, wherever we happen to be. At least one photo is guaranteed.


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    All this wibblywobbly ground, wetness, take care you two...., photos please
    The love you withhold is the pain that you carry
    and er..
    "Chariots of the Globs" (apols to Fat Freddy's Cat)

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    Happy birthday Bill, have a great dinner, supper somewhere and may the coming year be of Health, for to keep the best Forum going, best to you !

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    Happy birthday, Bill. Here's to many more.

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    Dear Bill: Thank you for Projects Camelot and Avalon and for the real world education they have given me and many others. My love also to your cute doggie. Happy Birthday.

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    Quote Posted by RunningDeer (here)
    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    If anyone wants to join in virtually, I'll be cutting my tiny cheesecake (or maybe chocolate cake, we'll see!) at 2.00 pm US Eastern Time, wherever we happen to be. At least one photo is guaranteed.

    With you in spirit @ 2:00 p.m. (ET). See you then.
    Wonderful!

    Here's where we were at 2 pm: (the summit of Quitahuayco, 15,000 ft, in thick damp fog without much of a view )


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    Happy birthday Bill! Nice to see you on that photo.

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    Best wishes for your birthday Bill!

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    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    If anyone wants to join in virtually, I'll be cutting my tiny cheesecake (or maybe chocolate cake, we'll see!) at 2.00 pm US Eastern Time, wherever we happen to be. At least one photo is guaranteed.

    With you in spirit @ 2:00 p.m. (ET). See you then.
    Wonderful!

    Here's where we were at 2 pm: (the summit of Quitahuayco, 15,000 ft, in thick damp fog without much of a view )

    At least the UV must not be too bad with such fog. Like a water world isn't it?

    What is that orange thing on your forehead? I cannot resist, I have to tell: I think you look like an orange dolphin - only the beak or long nose missing lolllll

    With this fog it must be so so meditative like.

    Must be quite fun experience altogether.

    Mara is simply beautiful.

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    Quote Posted by Flash (here)

    At least the UV must not be too bad with such fog. Like a water world isn't it?

    What is that orange thing on your forehead? I cannot resist, I have to tell: I think you look like an orange dolphin - only the beak or long nose missing lolllll
    Actually, the UV peaked yesterday at 16 (45% above 'extreme'), and I was 6,000 ft higher than the measuring station. So it must have been super-high up there, at least for a short while. Foggy days don't always make the UV any less intense.



    The 'orange thing' (a dolphin, yes, I love it) is my new wraparound UV-protection goggles, in their first mountain trip. They were just perfect, and my eyes were really comfortable in there.

    Here's another selfie, minus Mara. They look ridiculous, but they really do work!


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    Oops - late to the party ! Held off on day before then forgot to post !

    Happy Birthday Bill

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    Happy belated birthday, Bill!

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    Dear Bill, how about some music for the after birthday party?

    Last edited by Deux Corbeaux; 24th February 2019 at 21:49.

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    That's a really cool picture Bill, so different from the walks I take with my dog in Florida! Looks like the surface of Mars.
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    At least the UV must not be too bad with such fog. Like a water world isn't it?

    What is that orange thing on your forehead? I cannot resist, I have to tell: I think you look like an orange dolphin - only the beak or long nose missing lolllll
    Actually, the UV peaked yesterday at 16 (45% above 'extreme'), and I was 6,000 ft higher than the measuring station. So it must have been super-high up there, at least for a short while. Foggy days don't always make the UV any less intense.



    The 'orange thing' (a dolphin, yes, I love it) is my new wraparound UV-protection goggles, in their first mountain trip. They were just perfect, and my eyes were really comfortable in there.

    Here's another selfie, minus Mara. They look ridiculous, but they really do work!

    thanks for the blown up pic of the glasses. Their function is much more obvious.

    I can easily imagine an Amazone Indian who has never seen civilization or a white men, meeting you with these and being adamant that he met an ET, in this case here literally falling from the sky, out of the fog. lolllll As long as you protect your eyes, it is great. I wish I could see Mara with a pair for dogs, both of your together with those glasses. It would be quite a trip.

    I hope you had a good birthday up there.

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    Happy belated Birthday Bill!

    So what kind of feedback do you get from the locals while wearing these glasses? I have to admit, I spit my coffee across the room when I saw the pics! It is a testament to your ego (or lack There of) wearing those.

    Hoping your birthday was everything you wanted it to be!

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    Quote Posted by AriG (here)
    Happy belated Birthday Bill!

    So what kind of feedback do you get from the locals while wearing these glasses? I have to admit, I spit my coffee across the room when I saw the pics! It is a testament to your ego (or lack There of) wearing those.

    Hoping your birthday was everything you wanted it to be!
    Quick review:

    Snippet post #1:
    Then two days ago — OMG! — it happened again. And I'd barely left the house. Go figure.

    I'd been for a short half-hour local hike with Mara that morning (my normal routine), and spent the rest of the day at my desk. By about 4 pm, my eyes were really hurting, blurry, and tearing up. I couldn't understand it.

    The cornea has a thin protective layer over it, 6 cells thick. Mine had just completely burned off. But before it all evaporated it'd done its heroic job, and my corneas and retinas, all shielded behind it, were 100% undamaged.
    Snippet #2:
    I spent the best part of three days in the dark (during the daytime), emerging at night like some nocturnal creature. And even now, over a week later, I'm wearing dark glasses indoors. Even my computer screen is too bright. It really was a lesson well-learned.

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing. I tell this story against myself... of course, those stories are always the most entertaining. (For others, that is!)

    Just today I learned that the Ecuador Meteorological Service had tweeted out emergency warnings — for that very day — that the UV levels could reach 15. That's ridiculously high for areas where people actually live, a couple of notches higher than 'extreme'. The Education Department was also warning that schoolkids shouldn't be out in the sun without protection for more than 10 minutes, assuming an UV level of 'merely' 11.

    That day I was out for 4 hours, between 4,000—6,000 feet higher. Mad Dogs and Englishmen, as the old song went. The UV level was well over 20 up there. And it was a perfect storm, so to speak, because the crazy-high wind meant I couldn't wear my leather hat, which would have disappeared off towards the Pacific Ocean within seconds.
    Last edited by RunningDeer; 25th February 2019 at 21:22.

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    Thanks Paula- I knew why Bill was wearing the Frog glasses, my question was true curiosity about how an Ecuadorian might have perceived the Gringo in the crazy glasses! Lol.

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