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Bill Mangus

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Re: Observations
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2015, 12:54:07 PM »

I think this begs for a picture; Andrew in the hammock surrounded by crabs.  This needs to be well documented for TIGHAR posterity! :D
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Monty Fowler

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Re: Observations
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2015, 01:27:57 PM »

So I guess a tent is out of the question? A hammock sounds lovely but the idea of circling crabs gives me the heebie jeebies.

Krystal "Not-so-Crabby" McGinty

I have a story about tents being able to keep critters out ... but I shudder at the possible nicknames telling it would generate for me.

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Re: Observations
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2015, 01:30:07 PM »

I think this begs for a picture; Andrew in the hammock surrounded by crabs.  This needs to be well documented for TIGHAR posterity! :D

...he'd best be careful or it may be a photo with Andrew's snorkel sticking up out of a swarm of crabs...  :P
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Krystal McGinty-Carter

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Re: Observations
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2015, 01:48:29 PM »

So I guess a tent is out of the question? A hammock sounds lovely but the idea of circling crabs gives me the heebie jeebies.

Krystal "Not-so-Crabby" McGinty

I have a story about tents being able to keep critters out ... but I shudder at the possible nicknames telling it would generate for me.

LTM,
Monty Fowler, TIGHAR No. 2189 ECSP

Cant be anything nearly as bad as my "Killer Bunny in the Forest" story.
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Re: Observations
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2015, 02:16:49 PM »

I dunno... they don't call him "'Skunky" Fowler for nothin'...  ;D
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Re: Observations
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2015, 05:03:39 PM »

I see there's a new picture in Google Earth of Gardner Island. Better hurry back.. looks like somebody's fishing in our spot!!
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Andrew M McKenna

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Re: Observations
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2015, 09:40:52 PM »

Here's a photo of me in 2001 during Niku IIII getting ready to sleep in a makeshift "hammock" at the 7 site made by Jim Morrissey out of fishing net and tree limbs, complete with a few crabs a-gathering - see the little orange monsters.

Was a restless night, but I wouldn't trade it for anything given the sunrise the next morning - photo also attached.

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Jeff Lange

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Re: Observations
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2015, 05:52:43 AM »

Clickity clickity clickity is crab speak  for "Fresh meat!"
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Re: Observations
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2015, 09:17:17 AM »

I see there's a new picture in Google Earth of Gardner Island. Better hurry back.. looks like somebody's fishing in our spot!!

Oh? Links are a beautiful thing.

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Bill Mangus

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Re: Observations
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2015, 09:57:23 AM »

Great pictures, Andrew!

I think we need a Niku Calendar.

Which month would you like, Andrew? :D
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Krystal McGinty-Carter

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Re: Observations
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2015, 03:09:17 PM »

Oh Andrew, how I envy you! Im an experienced back country camper who has been in an emergency survival situation (After a flash flood) I could survive Niku! Take me with you! Although the boat thing could be difficult. Im a bloody coward when it comes to boats!

Krystal "Bushwoman Betty" McGinty
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Bob Smith

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Re: Observations
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2015, 04:07:52 PM »

Monty: sorry I took awhile to figure out how to move a frame out of google, but this is what I was refering to as a new google update. It looks new to me, anyway. The clouds have moved away from the wreck area making it a little clearer.
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ

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Re: Observations
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2015, 04:57:08 PM »

Oh? Links are a beautiful thing.

Agreed, but Google Earth is an application that needs to be downloaded and installed on your own computer.

After you have done that, just search for Nikumaroro Island, Phoenix Islands, Kiribati.

Then you can zoom around the island.  The details on the shipwreck are pretty amazing--and I'm sure they are not the highest resolution available.  That's reserved for customers.
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Bob Smith

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Re: Observations
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2015, 05:21:19 PM »

Yes, and they keep getting better resolution. Pretty soon we'll be able to see Andrew in his hammock with his pack of crabs!
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Re: Observations
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2015, 05:41:44 PM »

One other short note about Google Earth if you're thinking of downloading it make sure you have the real, "one and only" Google Earth, and maybe Marty knows some more about this. There are so many subjects now having Google or Googlearth or something similar in the name that its difficult to get the right one without a third party grabbing you and making you pay a fee for their service. Google Earth is supposed to be free I think, or was when I downloaded it years ago. Don't use Google Maps, it's not the same..
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