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42 minutes ago, timbrass said:

Anyone have a view on the relative effect of drainage versus evaporation?  I suspect that wind speed is the key factor (and humidity).  I suspect a light shower will mostly evaporate, but heavy rain will mostly drain away (unless ground already sodden). 

At this time of year with the grass actively growing, a lot of moisture is lost through transpiration from the leaves to the atmosphere - warm weather and wind help.

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2 hours ago, Quark said:

Can we all stop mentioning 2016 please? It's bringing me out in hives.

No, they were 2013...ah fuck. So slow.

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5 hours ago, stuie said:

Is the lighthouse thingami a fish and chip stall or has my memory warped over the last 2 years?

Hmmmm. Honestly not too sure. Normally by the time I’ve got myself to that part of the site at the time it’s all lit up I’m not so able to lay down new memories! Though having said that I did bump into Andy from “Andy’s wild adventures” exactly at that point in 2016. He was very tall, had curly hair and yellow wellies. Memory, funny thing innit! 

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7 minutes ago, semmtexx said:

Hmmmm. Honestly not too sure. Normally by the time I’ve got myself to that part of the site at the time it’s all lit up I’m not so able to lay down new memories! Though having said that I did bump into Andy from “Andy’s wold adventures” exactly at that point in 2016. He was very tall, had curly hair and yellow wellies. Memory, funny thing innit! 

Yep. Fish n chips... towards the night times SE entrance init. 

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Christ that video of water pissing out of the ground from 2016 sure makes me feel better about this year 😄 those two side by side videos are a godsend for my mud anxiety.

Still time for damage to be done (including over the festival) but at least we're pretty far out from heading for another muddy slog like 2016.

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Aye, we don't have a mahoosive lake onsite like we did this time in 2016 either.

 

Ground's not going to be perfect, but we are going to be a fair bit better off than 3 years back.  Saying that, we all coped, it was a decent festival, I'd rather that than miss the festival any year.

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Not been onsite for a few days now but daught#2 phoned about half an hour ago.She's there and said that the change in conditions underfoot were extraordinary today. This afternoon it seems that everything has firmed right up.She is extremely optimistic with the prospects.

I'll be back tomorrow or Wednesday dropping stuff off and will report back.

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1 hour ago, elbongo said:

Yep. Fish n chips... towards the night times SE entrance init. 

There's also the big turny fish mobile thingy too? 

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I think we all need to realise that if it was going to be like 2016 we'd know by now. Its going to be fine. Frankly I'll take a slightly drizzly Wednesday over the intense heat of 2017!

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22 minutes ago, lucyginger said:

NFR NFC! 😊

yea yea yea but don't be silly

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58 minutes ago, Gnomicide said:

Don't know about you, but the sound of the ground should be more than adequate proof everything will be alright. :D

 

Haha. I don't know why the video didn't embed!

 

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My mate who’s part of the crew on Silver Hayes tells me the ground was pretty firm and dry last night.

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Taken from the festivals Instagram account... look at the tracks! Dry dry dry! 😍😍

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Just now, MetaKate said:

I genuinely think were not going to even need wellies this year!

❤️ U, my fellow Canuck.

If anyone knows weather, its the Canadians...

(GoRaptors; We The North; hopefully shooting stuff is not too bad...)

Ben
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1 minute ago, MetaKate said:

I genuinely think were not going to even need wellies this year!

now lets not get too carried away! you massive loony!

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3 minutes ago, MetaKate said:

I genuinely think were not going to even need wellies this year!

Steady on!

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4 minutes ago, MetaKate said:

I genuinely think were not going to even need wellies this year!

There we go, you've just gone and bloody jinxed it! 😁

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9 hours ago, Cooter said:

yea yea yea but don't be silly

 

40 minutes ago, MetaKate said:

I genuinely think were not going to even need wellies this year!

This is precisely why we have NFR NFC!  Bring your wellies or there will be trouble! We need to keep the weather gods happy by bringing waterproofs and suncream so we are ready for anything! Then they will grant us the dry weather that we love :)

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4 minutes ago, lucyginger said:

 

This is precisely why we have NFR NFC!  Bring your wellies or there will be trouble! We need to keep the weather gods happy by bringing waterproofs and suncream so we are ready for anything! Then they will grant us the dry weather that we love :)

Oh I've already lugged them over from Canada, I also have a pair of waterproof sneakers 😄

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