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Last stops around Victoria, before the Long Trek
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post Sep 27 2008, 10:41 AM
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Let's use this topic for the last stops (Cabo Frio, perhaps?) before Opportunity leave the vicinity of Victoria for good.
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post Sep 27 2008, 10:48 AM
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This is a guess, but I'm pretty sure we'll stop at Cabo Frio before leaving. Paolo?
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post Sep 27 2008, 07:04 PM
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QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Sep 27 2008, 02:48 AM) *
This is a guess, but I'm pretty sure we'll stop at Cabo Frio before leaving. Paolo?



I hope not. Today's plan is somewhat more ambitious. I don't want to jinx it, I have a few more hours to wait. I will keep you posted.

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post Sep 27 2008, 07:36 PM
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Well that's intriguing smile.gif

Seems like a long time since we've seen drive-direction mosaics like this:



Looking south, even... it brings a smile to my face.


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post Sep 27 2008, 07:38 PM
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Here is a Sol 1661 QTVR (2.1MB), just because the scene is so beautiful.
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QUOTE (RoverDriver @ Sep 27 2008, 03:04 PM) *
Today's plan is somewhat more ambitious.

I wonder if "Last stops around Victoria, before the Long Trek" is destined to be a very short thread.
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post Sep 27 2008, 08:41 PM
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QUOTE (mhoward @ Sep 27 2008, 08:38 PM) *
the scene is so beautiful.


It sure is - and thanks very much for making it so real for us. An emotional moment, it reminds me of our first glimpse in.
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post Sep 27 2008, 08:53 PM
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Enjoy the scenery while it lasts, kids, we're about to start driving across Kansas!


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post Sep 27 2008, 09:10 PM
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QUOTE (centsworth_II @ Sep 27 2008, 09:41 PM) *
I wonder if "Last stops around Victoria, before the Long Trek" is destined to be a very short thread.

This idea crossed my mind at the right moment I opened the thread. laugh.gif Then I said "no way, Cabo Frio is a mandatory stop!", but now after Paolo's comments I'm not sure of anything. Will we see one of those 100m drives today?
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post Sep 27 2008, 09:23 PM
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That is indeed beautiful, and thank you for the gift, MH. smile.gif

Inspiring as well, and for those who don't care for poetry, my apologies in advance:

Leaving Victoria

The horizon has never been featureless
and now we must leave the layers
of the mysterious past, for our limitations stop us now
but only now
for all life is short, and we must leave.

This alien place, this new home
must be seen, must be touched as much as possible
and the distant cliffs beckon, there is no resistance
Victoria gives us up willingly, for we are strangers still

Onward, for as long as we can
Onward, through dunes and cold and penetrating frosty dust
Onward, past cobbles and meteorites
Onward, till the power is gone, and our vision grows dim...

Someday we will stand static and alone, but not forever
and never now
we go onward, and see what must be seen
we go
now


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post Sep 27 2008, 09:30 PM
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Whose aiming once got a bit sloppy.
Things got rather gory
Inside Purgatory,
But now she is driving non-stoppy.



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post Sep 27 2008, 09:37 PM
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laugh.gif ...LOVE it!!!!

(BTW, Phil, still waiting on that damn mascot job to open up for your school...I've switched to even cheaper cigars!!!)


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4,245,000 bottles of beer on the wall...4,245,000 bottles of beer...


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post Sep 28 2008, 12:40 AM
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QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Sep 27 2008, 01:10 PM) *
This idea crossed my mind at the right moment I opened the thread. laugh.gif Then I said "no way, Cabo Frio is a mandatory stop!", but now after Paolo's comments I'm not sure of anything. Will we see one of those 100m drives today?


Not really. Almost 153 meters straight south. Don't be alarmed, there will be no imaging today, we'll have to wait one more day to get them. One of the tricks we will probably use during this adventure.

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post Sep 28 2008, 04:27 AM
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there once was a rover, quite clever
who was in Victoria forever
then one day she popped out
and aligned to the south
for Squires had said...Endeavour!


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