Chat Forum
It is currently Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:30 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 78 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:31 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 7497
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-wales-51993900
The cities are safe, it's the wilderness where you'll catch it. This mainly concerns Snowdonia, but I bet it's been repeated all over the UK


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:39 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:29 pm
Posts: 8357
Did the Snowman triathlon there last year, a lovely part of the world.
The cycle was epic. The death march up that hill was horrific though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:46 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 1408
Gwenno wrote:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-wales-51993900
The cities are safe, it's the wilderness where you'll catch it. This mainly concerns Snowdonia, but I bet it's been repeated all over the UK


It seems this is a common problem with resorts and holiday destinations across the Country. People are treating the disease like its a Bank Holiday and heading to the beaches and resorts.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:48 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 35698
Location: Pigdogistan
Wicklow mountain walks are seemingly very busy too. Only a short drive from Dublin, so easily accessible.
There's a forest walk up the road from my parents, and my mum said that yesterday the carpark was full with cars parked stupidly along the road.

Sure, you can probably keep your distance easily enough once you've left the carpark, but there must be a lot of spreading going on with people so close together.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:51 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 7893
Location: LOL! WISDOM!
Lobby wrote:
Gwenno wrote:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-wales-51993900
The cities are safe, it's the wilderness where you'll catch it. This mainly concerns Snowdonia, but I bet it's been repeated all over the UK


It seems this is a common problem with resorts and holiday destinations across the Country. People are treating the disease like its a Bank Holiday and heading to the beaches and resorts.

I think if grandma has a van, the kids are being sent there. Hopefully they'll stay in the van.

Doesn't stop them f**king up the locals, though.


Last edited by message #2527204 on Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:55 am, edited 2 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:53 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 15577
Burn the Saes out


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:55 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:25 pm
Posts: 9304
Location: Leafy Cheshire (West)
AND-y wrote:
Burn the Saes out


The gog liberation army had it right all the time


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:59 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 15577
Frodder wrote:
AND-y wrote:
Burn the Saes out


The gog liberation army had it right all the time

Phil Bennett knew the score.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:17 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 7497
AND-y wrote:
Frodder wrote:
AND-y wrote:
Burn the Saes out


The gog liberation army had it right all the time

Phil Bennett knew the score.

Yes Covid 19


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:25 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 27678
Location: Chickenrunning...
Jeez who’d rather get pneumonia in a caravan in the mountains than in your own bed at home? :?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:32 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 36664
Lobby wrote:
Gwenno wrote:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-wales-51993900
The cities are safe, it's the wilderness where you'll catch it. This mainly concerns Snowdonia, but I bet it's been repeated all over the UK


It seems this is a common problem with resorts and holiday destinations across the Country. People are treating the disease like its a Bank Holiday and heading to the beaches and resorts.


I just heard from an old friend who lives on an island off Croatia this morning. Overseas home owners poured in over the past week. They've had to stop the ferry.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:53 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:36 pm
Posts: 15302
Location: ウェールズ
Image

Breaking point.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:59 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 27678
Location: Chickenrunning...
Plato'sCave wrote:
Image

Breaking point.

Are there gates/stiles etc you have to touch to get into the park? Public toilets? :?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:11 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:25 pm
Posts: 9304
Location: Leafy Cheshire (West)
Plato'sCave wrote:
Image

Breaking point.


Pay and display will struggle with this


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 7497
I last climbed Cadair Idris in the summer. The only Welsh spoken that we heard apart from our own was one couple. Most of the accents, as you would expect, were Scouse, Brum, Standard. I suspect by and large it is the same situation now. The official infection rate in Wales is low, probably about 2 weeks behind London, but stuff like this is really going to spice up the mix.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 1153
30 campervans tried to park up at the Nevis Range ski centre at Fort William last night, they got turned away.

There’s plenty campervans going across to the Hebrides on the remaining calmac sailings at the moment. You’ve more fingers on your hand than there is ventilators on the islands.

The island of Barra is going to be treating patients on camp beds in the village hall until evacuation can be sorted to the mainland.

I just don’t get it. Where’s the common sense heading all the way to the far reaches of the supply chain, with minimal medical provision, and where there is an ageing population. It’s a time bomb waiting to happen for th relocalise population.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:30 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 286
I suspect Boris's press conference tomorrow will include more stringent measures off the back of this.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:46 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 4990
Location: Eryri
Brilliant, isn’t it? We’re already going to struggle with ITU capacity, and now you have thousands of selfish wankers doing their utmost to spread the virus as widely as they can.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:49 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 4990
Location: Eryri
Gwenno wrote:
I last climbed Cadair Idris in the summer. The only Welsh spoken that we heard apart from our own was one couple. Most of the accents, as you would expect, were Scouse, Brum, Standard. I suspect by and large it is the same situation now. The official infection rate in Wales is low, probably about 2 weeks behind London, but stuff like this is really going to spice up the mix.


Always the way in the summer months and bank holidays. The population here doubles or trebles. Likely to be worse now, given that people seem to think taking a holiday within the UK counts as social distancing.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:02 pm
Posts: 372
I'm 10 minutes from betws but luckily just outside the national park.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 35698
Location: Pigdogistan
Doc Rob wrote:
Brilliant, isn’t it? We’re already going to struggle with ITU capacity, and now you have thousands of selfish wankers doing their utmost to spread the virus as widely as they can.

They're scared as well, which can't be discounted. If there was less ambiguity in the guidelines from the government and more rigid instructions, a lot of this fleeing to rural areas and having days out in national parks would be reduced.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:02 pm
Posts: 372
I'm 10 minutes from betws but luckily just outside the national park.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:59 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:08 am
Posts: 1407
He's 10 minutes from betws but luckily just outside the national park.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:04 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 4990
Location: Eryri
Nolanator wrote:
Doc Rob wrote:
Brilliant, isn’t it? We’re already going to struggle with ITU capacity, and now you have thousands of selfish wankers doing their utmost to spread the virus as widely as they can.

They're scared as well, which can't be discounted. If there was less ambiguity in the guidelines from the government and more rigid instructions, a lot of this fleeing to rural areas and having days out in national parks would be reduced.


Much as this is likely to be true, you’d think the massive queues of cars parked on the Pen-y-Pass road might have suggested going somewhere other than Snowdon might be a good plan.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:05 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 4990
Location: Eryri
Derwyn wrote:
He's 10 minutes from betws but luckily just outside the national park.


When did it go all Gilbert & Sullivan in here?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:49 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 27678
Location: Chickenrunning...
Doc Rob wrote:
Gwenno wrote:
I last climbed Cadair Idris in the summer. The only Welsh spoken that we heard apart from our own was one couple. Most of the accents, as you would expect, were Scouse, Brum, Standard. I suspect by and large it is the same situation now. The official infection rate in Wales is low, probably about 2 weeks behind London, but stuff like this is really going to spice up the mix.


Always the way in the summer months and bank holidays. The population here doubles or trebles. Likely to be worse now, given that people seem to think taking a holiday within the UK counts as social distancing.

Hopefully the local broadband is so stretched that those London cnuts can’t get onto their work VPNs and get sacked.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:54 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:25 pm
Posts: 9304
Location: Leafy Cheshire (West)
Derwyn wrote:
He's 10 minutes from betws but luckily just outside the national park.


I'm not near betws


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 35698
Location: Pigdogistan
Doc Rob wrote:
Nolanator wrote:
Doc Rob wrote:
Brilliant, isn’t it? We’re already going to struggle with ITU capacity, and now you have thousands of selfish wankers doing their utmost to spread the virus as widely as they can.

They're scared as well, which can't be discounted. If there was less ambiguity in the guidelines from the government and more rigid instructions, a lot of this fleeing to rural areas and having days out in national parks would be reduced.


Much as this is likely to be true, you’d think the massive queues of cars parked on the Pen-y-Pass road might have suggested going somewhere other than Snowdon might be a good plan.


True. People are also quite thick and selfish, like you say. Bad combo.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:12 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 36664
Phew closed borders comes at you fast https://twitter.com/KateForbesMSP/statu ... 07305?s=19


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:13 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:36 pm
Posts: 15302
Location: ウェールズ
I don't think the local infrastructure will cope with these numbers of pandemic migrants


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:18 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:10 am
Posts: 1235
Doc Rob wrote:
Nolanator wrote:
Doc Rob wrote:
Brilliant, isn’t it? We’re already going to struggle with ITU capacity, and now you have thousands of selfish wankers doing their utmost to spread the virus as widely as they can.

They're scared as well, which can't be discounted. If there was less ambiguity in the guidelines from the government and more rigid instructions, a lot of this fleeing to rural areas and having days out in national parks would be reduced.


Much as this is likely to be true, you’d think the massive queues of cars parked on the Pen-y-Pass road might have suggested going somewhere other than Snowdon might be a good plan.


I didnt realise you could park on that road, the number of times we've had to climb other mountains because there's no parking. Hordes of people puffing and blowing up the miners track, might not be such a good idea.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:21 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 36664
Plato'sCave wrote:
I don't think the local infrastructure will cope with these numbers of pandemic migrants


Sounds a bit viralphobic bro.

I will be a the train station here when the train comes in from London with my sign saying 'asymptomatic carriers welcome'.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:32 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 7471
Location: Over the hills and far away...
Nolanator wrote:
Doc Rob wrote:
Brilliant, isn’t it? We’re already going to struggle with ITU capacity, and now you have thousands of selfish wankers doing their utmost to spread the virus as widely as they can.

They're scared as well, which can't be discounted. If there was less ambiguity in the guidelines from the government and more rigid instructions, a lot of this fleeing to rural areas and having days out in national parks would be reduced.


+1

Too much room allowing for excuses for people to still act as normal, or holiday normal, which in these cases is even worse.
There is a reason all the tourist attractions have had to close, but people just don't want it to apply to them.

The National Trust offer of free access to gardens and estates backfired as well, as it obviously would, but they're just trying to generate goodwill.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:36 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 7497
I would class driving to a mountain car park or beach as an unnecessary journey. It seems fairly unambiguous to me.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:39 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 36664
Salanya wrote:
Nolanator wrote:
Doc Rob wrote:
Brilliant, isn’t it? We’re already going to struggle with ITU capacity, and now you have thousands of selfish wankers doing their utmost to spread the virus as widely as they can.

They're scared as well, which can't be discounted. If there was less ambiguity in the guidelines from the government and more rigid instructions, a lot of this fleeing to rural areas and having days out in national parks would be reduced.


+1

Too much room allowing for excuses for people to still act as normal, or holiday normal, which in these cases is even worse.
There is a reason all the tourist attractions have had to close, but people just don't want it to apply to them.

The National Trust offer of free access to gardens and estates backfired as well, as it obviously would, but they're just trying to generate goodwill.


Yeah, the wankers turned me away when I pitched up with my campervan stuffed with bog roll at Chatsworth.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:40 pm 
Online

Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:43 pm
Posts: 1370
It's happening in Norfolk too, places are rammed. People seem to be treating this as a chance to have a little holiday, the selfish twats.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:10 am
Posts: 1235
Gwenno wrote:
I would class driving to a mountain car park or beach as an unnecessary journey. It seems fairly unambiguous to me.


Government advice has been its ok to go out into the open and exercise. So you can see why this has happened.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:43 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 5268
Location: 'ertfordshire
Plato'sCave wrote:
Image

Breaking point.

That's f ucking madness. Where are the police to tell them to bugger off back home


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:50 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 11637
Location: Mostly London........Mostly
ChipSpike wrote:
Gwenno wrote:
I would class driving to a mountain car park or beach as an unnecessary journey. It seems fairly unambiguous to me.


Government advice has been its ok to go out into the open and exercise. So you can see why this has happened.


Most people took that advice to include paying attention to 'keeping social distance'. I jogged around Bushy Park yesterday, all the other runners had enough cop on to take a wide berth around each other by leaving the path and keeping several metres distance.

If you rocked up to Snowdon car park and saw the congestion and crowds you would turn the car around, not park your car and get out. They are f*cking retards.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Snowdonia virus
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:55 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 12, 2014 3:50 pm
Posts: 1057
I am watching ITV and on the adverts is one for Haven Holidays. Book now it says!! Ffs. That has to be stopped. Completely irresponsible of Haven and ITV.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 78 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: BillW, Bing [Bot], Boomslang, camroc1, DOB, holbob, Jeff the Bear, Lenny, Mick Mannock, Monk Zombie, my 2 cents, Oxbow, puku, Sefton, shereblue, Snooze, sockwithaticket, Ulsters Red Hand, YOYO and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group