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Mm Links June 2014 Week 3

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gen2 | 07:45 Sat 21st Jun 2014 | Quizzes & Puzzles
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'King Penguin' is off on his travels once again and this week's game comes to you from Brighton.

Here is episode three of my polar experiences:

After the first winter at South Georgia, holders of some posts were lucky enough to be allowed to apply for a transfer to a different base and broaden their Antarctic experience. I did just that and was granted permission to transfer to Adelaide Island which is down the Antarctic Peninsula close to the Antarctic Circle.

That base was different in many ways. Colder, bleaker and in particular, manned by just eight over-winterers. It was situated on a small rocky outcrop where an ice piedmont met the sea. Up on the piedmont there was a runway marked out for summer use by a couple of De Haviland Twin-Otter aircraft fitted with skis. During winter, the sea froze solid but I was always very wary whenever I walked on it. In summer, we had daily changes in the view as currents moved the calved ice past the base. In winter, these became trapped and so the scenery was more constant.

Behind the base were a number of huskies – the breeding stock of the working dogs used to haul sledges on other bases. Nowadays, huskies have been banished from Antarctica. Their work is more economically undertaken with the help of aircraft and Skidoos.

The base was heated by imported coal. A coal-fired range for cooking, A coal-fired boiler to melt ice and heat water (which was rationed) and two coal stoves for heating the living accommodation. Electricity was provided by one of a pair of diesel generators but disaster struck just a day after the ship left on its return to the UK. The generator in use suffered irreparable breakdown on April 1st 1973 and thereafter, electricity was rationed to be available only from 8:30am to 9:30pm. Tilley lamps provided lighting around the bar after that time.

Wildlife around base was different too. Crabeater seals instead of elephants. Adelie penguins instead of gentoos but quite remarkable were a colony of blue-eyed cormorants. The cormorant eggs hatch into naked chicks, still to grow any feathers, just like their more temperate cousins. I believe this is the only Antarctic nesting bird to do so. The brown skua was also present, as it was on South Georgia constantly harassing all the other birds.

Another set of photographs will be found here:

http://www.kirkcaldyartclub.org.uk/Index.asp?MainID=18374

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I remind you that according to normal practice, for the everyday running of MM, I shall follow this rule on word length, in that each of my pre-selected link words contains at least four letters and at most eight letters. Stray outside this range and you will be wasting one of your attempts!

Each of the selected link words may go in front of, or behind my challenge word to make a new longer word or to make a well-known phrase or saying. The combination will never be a person's name.

The competition will officially close on Sunday Evening at 7.00pm, when my alter-ego, gen2, will declare my pre-selected words and then apply the same rules for awarding points that have been applied during all MM Link Games in the past. My set of four words to have their links predicted should appear below at 9.00am.
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I, 'King Penguin', challenge you to predict my set of four links to go with these challenge words.

BASE
COAL
ICE (Remember: I am allowed 3-letter words, but you are not)
NEST


Good luck.
Good morning, all. I'll try:

BASE Layer
Coking COAL
ICE Station
Bird's NEST

Good luck, everone.
I'll try
base BALL
coal FACE
ice PICK
BIRDS nest
Good morning !

baseball
coalface
icecream
nestling
Base CAMP
coal FIRE
ice CREAM
CROWS nest
Base Metal
Coal Scuttle
Ice Hotel
Hornets nest
Base Camp
Coal Mine
Ice Cream
Eagles Nest
base CAMP
coal FACE
ice CREAM
CROWS nest
Good morning all

Base BALL
Coal BUNKER
Ice BUCKET
BIRDS Nest
home base
coal face
ice lolly
bird nest
Base Camp
Coal Face
Ice Flow
Nest Ling
Good morning

First Base
Coal Shed
Ice Breaker
Ground Nest
Base RATE
Coal SCUTTLE
COCONUT ice
BIRD'S NEST
first base
coal face
ice cube
crows
nest
BASE metal
COAL black
ICE Nine
NESTling
Base less
Coal bunker
Pack ice
Crow's nest
Base CAMP
Coal DUST
Ice PICK
Nest BOXES
Base line
coal miner
black ice
crow's nest
Wow. Once again, fabulous photography, gen! Amazing. My guess is you are third from left :D

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