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Message 1815256 - Posted: 5 Sep 2016, 21:48:10 UTC

Isle of Wight and the Needles!
Makes me want to go sailing again.
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Message 1815260 - Posted: 5 Sep 2016, 22:12:28 UTC - in response to Message 1815236.  

Great pictures, Bernie. Looks like quite a nice place to explore.

20 or so cut off co-ax cables, quite an odd thing to see on a National Trust property.


Reminds me of the tv show, "Lost".
The mind is a weird and mysterious place
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Message 1815850 - Posted: 9 Sep 2016, 5:11:50 UTC - in response to Message 1815260.  

Sometimes it's the places and the memories.



Having a beer and watching the sun set at Muri Beach. We where married on the beach below 2 years before.
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Message 1815942 - Posted: 9 Sep 2016, 16:31:01 UTC

...We where married on the beach below 2 years before.

Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many, many, many more.
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Message 1815947 - Posted: 9 Sep 2016, 16:42:31 UTC - in response to Message 1815942.  

...We where married on the beach below 2 years before.

Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many, many, many more.


+100

I always thought i`m not romantic but i had to realize that i was wrong during my trip in the US.
I think my wife can live with that.


With each crime and every kindness we birth our future.
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Message 1816368 - Posted: 11 Sep 2016, 12:45:10 UTC
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This hung outside a pub in London, where I had a beer :D :D



This is the place where I gave a concert on Thursday:


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Message 1816678 - Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 18:08:49 UTC
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I don't know how you all feel about spiders, so I won't post my photo
here. But I posted photos of an argiope spider in the Bugs thread. I posted
one of her in her web, and later, one of her with an egg sac.

First one here:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=72753&postid=1815812#1815812

Second one here:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=72753&postid=1816154#1816154
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Message 1817234 - Posted: 15 Sep 2016, 0:38:47 UTC

Here's a photo of my argiope spider from the side:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=72753&postid=1817233#1817233
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Message 1817627 - Posted: 16 Sep 2016, 19:36:48 UTC

Did my spider scare everyone away?
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Message 1817996 - Posted: 18 Sep 2016, 11:49:53 UTC
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As I have previously mentioned I am currently living on the Isle Of Wight, just outside the town of Yarmouth.

Everyday I go for a walk along the shore to the town and back again. Today being Sunday there were a few pleasure seekers about.



They certainly don't hang about.

As I got closer to Yarmouth I noticed across the marina an unusual vessel moored at the pier.



It appeared to be a paddle steamer, not a lot of those about.

In fact it was The PS Waverley



The very last ocean going passenger carrying paddle steamer in the world. Fittingly moored at the end of the only operational wooden pier in the British Isles.

As luck would have it she cast off and moved away.



She was on a pleasure trip from Southampton, Yarmouth, Bournemouth, Swanage and Weymouth returning this evening going "round the island"

I like this last picture as the regular Isle of Wight ferry stops to let the Waverley pass.




PS. I would post more pictures but Photobucket is just so slow it is annoying and none of the other picture sites allow me to put all my pictures in folders the same way as PB does.
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Message 1818038 - Posted: 18 Sep 2016, 18:32:47 UTC - in response to Message 1817996.  

Nice, Quick question: When you've settled in, will you still be providing photos on the train thread?

Been missing them.
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Message 1818042 - Posted: 18 Sep 2016, 19:09:19 UTC - in response to Message 1818038.  
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Nice, Quick question: When you've settled in, will you still be providing photos on the train thread?

Been missing them.


Well to be perfectly honest I don't know, looking after my dad is not too stressful but he does have routines and I leave myself free to be able to help out as and when.

Unfortunately because of the distance from where this computer is to the router I am not able to get a good enough connection to watch streaming videos for long periods.

However things might change, too early to tell.
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Message 1818043 - Posted: 18 Sep 2016, 19:12:00 UTC - in response to Message 1818042.  

Thanks. Understood.
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Message 1818046 - Posted: 18 Sep 2016, 19:47:56 UTC - in response to Message 1817996.  

In fact it was The PS Waverley

As some Setizens already know, I have a family connection with the PS Waverley, and in May 2015 I was privileged to join her for her 40th. anniversary cruise, since leaving commercial service with Caledonian MacBrayne and being sold to the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society (famously, for one pound).

I boarded at her home port of Glasgow



and before casting off, checked the last minute preparations for the engines and forward saloon.





Although she was built in 1946, it was a rush job to replace a predecessor lost during the evacuation of Dunkirk, and they just dusted off the old plans and rebuilt her in the style of the 1920s, the heyday of Clyde cruising.

With all respect to the Isle of Wight, I do think she looks her best in the waters of the Firth of Clyde.




(leaving Largs, en route to the Isle of Bute - in background)

By coincidence, my afternoon walk today also had a nautical connection, with another historic vessel of almost exactly the same age. The Kennet was built for the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (which passes within a mile of my house), and is visiting in preparation for the 200th. anniversary of the first complete voyage between those cities, next month.

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Message 1818050 - Posted: 18 Sep 2016, 20:20:26 UTC

Bernie and Richard, thank you. I enjoyed my "armchair traveling" this morning!
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Message 1818054 - Posted: 18 Sep 2016, 20:40:20 UTC - in response to Message 1818046.  


As some Setizens already know, I have a family connection with the PS Waverley, and in May 2015 I was privileged to join her for her 40th. anniversary cruise, since leaving commercial service with Caledonian MacBrayne and being sold to the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society (famously, for one pound).

I boarded at her home port of Glasgow


She's a beautiful boat. (Or is she a ship?)
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Message 1818062 - Posted: 18 Sep 2016, 22:29:40 UTC - in response to Message 1818050.  

Bernie and Richard, thank you. I enjoyed my "armchair traveling" this morning!

Thanks both. I won't bore you with the whole travelogue, but I do agree that she is far more elegant than the modern equivalents we steamed past:





Compared with planes and trains, there is so much more space to move around in - and she's delightfully smooth to travel in, even at speed on the open seas.

Talking of speed, by another coincidence yesterday evening I watched a repeat of a BBC documentary on a predecessor of the Waverley, the Confederate blockade runner the Robert E. Lee. In their day, the Clyde paddlers were the fastest ships available - Waverley has a maximum speed under test of 18 knots at 57 rpm, although her normal service speed 1s 13 knots at 44 rpm. According to the BBC, just two successful runs carrying munitions into Wilmington and Southern cotton back to the UK would make enough profit to completely pay for the construction of the ship and all fuel used: any additional runs before being sunk were pure profit for the owners and (one hopes) crew.
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Message 1818961 - Posted: 22 Sep 2016, 20:21:56 UTC

I had heard that the sunsets at Fort Victoria can be pretty spectacular.

So this evening I took a stroll there.

The sun sets at the moment directly behind Hurst Castle on the mainland.

It was quite cloudy but there were lost of breaks.

This was what it looked like when I arrived.




Slowly the sun dropped below the cloud and I got this.



Finally the sun dropped below the horizon



There were quite a lot of people there and it was quite a spectecal.
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Message 1818982 - Posted: 22 Sep 2016, 22:08:37 UTC

Beautiful, Bernie!
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Message 1818985 - Posted: 22 Sep 2016, 22:14:02 UTC - in response to Message 1818982.  

Beautiful, Bernie!


+1 :)
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