Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by SXH, Aug 21, 2020.
From the side view the paddle wheel is barely in the water, so you could be right.
That was my first thought. The paddles look rather insubstantial. I have just Googled it and it seems that it was a real steam paddle steamer built in 1892.. The paddles are now passive. She is now powered by a diesel engine driving one of those new fangled screw devices.
Comings and goings in Poole Harbour
Ferry from Poole Quay to Brownsea Island, also does round the harbour trips
The dredger takes another load out to sea for disposal, although I believe at times in the winter they dump sand on the Bournemouth shore to replace erosion.
Brittany Ferries Poole to Cherbourg, Condor catamaran "high speed" ferry to Channel islands
Condor dealing with local traffic
Chain ferry across the harbour entrance saves about 18 miles road journey between Bouremouth and Swanage , takes buses as well as cars.
I'm not sure if this is water worthy or not
creek4 by Dan, on Flickr
These are all moored in wivenhoe
Boy Michael by Dan, on Flickr
wivenhoe10 by Dan, on Flickr
wivenhoe plank by Dan, on Flickr
Not seen that one at Alresford before, even though it looks like it's not been touched in years.
I hadn't seen it there before either, it was parked right at the bottom of the hill, it must have been taken there during high tide, but it has been tied up...
Ah, Wivenhoe! Never been, but this is rather lovely...
(as you were...)
Ah yes, Martin Newell has been lurking around here and Colchester for a long time. I played with him for a while and my current guitarist was the other member of Brotherhood of Lizards.
I rather like that.
Things you didn't know you didn't know about people! My Mum is an avid reader of Martin's column in the EADT (which seems to combine grumpy old man with a fair amount of sense, not always the way).
Haha, grumpy old man sounds like him. I've not read his column but he is still around and pops up every now and then in unusual places. Colchester definitely had a thriving music and arts scene once upon a time.
Built in 1892 it was originally a side paddler, but converted more recently to diesel. So yes tourist trap, but not a fake.
This one is a radio-controlled model, maybe 18 inches long.
Ah, R/C = radio controlled. Should have guessed. I can only think I’ve seen them (real ones) in the Solent from the Cowes-Gurnard shoreline in the 1970’s.
In 1945, off Okinawa, the Laffey was attacked by numerous Japanese bombers, taking 4 bomb hits and six kamakazi hits, which killed 31 and wounded 70 more, about a third of the crew. Somehow, it kept afloat and fighting, shooting down numerous Japanese aircraft until U.S. fighters arrived and finished off the remaining attackers. The ship had to be towed to Okinawa for temporary repairs,after which it sailed to Tacoma, where it was pretty much rebuilt. "The destroyer that would not die."
Today's trip into town.
here are a couple from Wivenhoe yesterday morning
WivQuay by Dan, on Flickr
wiv Quay2 by Dan, on Flickr
The homes of some of Gloucester's boat people.
I had this one from Gloucester (2016)
DSCF1078.jpg by Pete, on Flickr
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