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... and the IOW more prosacially this day in 2010

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The Chain Ferry East to West Cowes. River Medina. It has a webcam here which, as I write, is even duller than would normally be expected.

 

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An the evening this day in 2010 ...L1677_20100821_0223s.jpg.8a85107bde6c04d601394c0e08444d32.jpg

 

passing craft, Osborne House IOW foreshore, at a family celebration hosted by a cousin who lives in Ryde.

 

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After purcgasing Secunda, we cruised around a while, first by a roundabout route to Amsterdam, then back more directly to Friesland. Here she is in the lock near Enkhuizen in the intermediate dam across what was once the Zuiderzee.

 

A favourite book is Jan De Hartog's The Lost Sea. Supposedly for children, but recommendable at every level. The days of open water recaptured, and a masterpiece of storytelling.1936052026_ScreenShot2020-08-21at10_58_05.jpg.b085ddefc62d21e271dfa437381831a4.jpg

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1 hour ago, PeterScott said:

Continuing that theme of this day in 2010, thenL1676_20100821_0134s.jpg.b686d339915ecc934f80a8cd8f9cb1f1.jpg

 

Navigating past Osborne House IOW

But thats Norris Castle.

 

As was this:

Norris Castle (3) - Lovrjenac - Red Funnel Ferry Photographs ...

 

And while we're on the subject of the IoW......

 

The hovercraft service gets cancelled when its blowing a hooley, like what it is today.

 

And.......

 

No trains for 3 months from next January while the new (OK, ex LT D78 stock but new to us) is commissioned and other works undertaken.

 

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2 hours ago, PeterScott said:

... and the IOW more prosacially this day in 2010

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The Chain Ferry East to West Cowes. River Medina. It has a webcam here which, as I write, is even duller than would normally be expected.

 

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A bit like the torpoibt ferry.

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On this day in 1990

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Dudley Tunnel, on the tripboat

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1 hour ago, John Liley said:

After purcgasing Secunda, we cruised around a while, first by a roundabout route to Amsterdam, then back more directly to Friesland. Here she is in the lock near Enkhuizen in the intermediate dam across what was once the Zuiderzee.

 

A favourite book is Jan De Hartog's The Lost Sea. Supposedly for children, but recommendable at every level. The days of open water recaptured, and a masterpiece of storytelling.

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The Ijsselmeer, off Enkhuisen, in 1986.

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42 minutes ago, Nightwatch said:

A bit like the torpoibt ferry.

Except we have three. Perhaps you meant the King Harry Ferry which only has the one. 😞

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35 minutes ago, Mike Todd said:

Except we have three. Perhaps you meant the King Harry Ferry which only has the one. 😞

King Harry Ferry:

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Also this day 2015

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Junction with the Coronation Channel Spalding River Welland. And a leaflet showing the route of the watertaxi

 

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6 hours ago, Victor Vectis said:

Oooooh. Another IoW reference!

What's brown and steaming and comes out of Cowes...?

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On 16/07/2020 at 19:27, PeterScott said:

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... a wedding couple have visited the bridge on their way from ceremony to reception, to (I guess) express their commitment to one another by fixing a padlock to the wire and ceremonially casting the key into the waterway.

 

 

 

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It is normally only the watertaxi that is allowed to use the Coronation Channel, and that was a planning requirement for the out-of-town shopping centre which it serves.

 

Because of a stoppage on  the river the dayboat SpaldingBeauty was allowed to use the Channel that day.L2367_20150821-P8217023s.jpg.cffa8d4a1d70f266c2ba9b9b48e50c94.jpg


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There are not a lot of these on the inland waterways. Or very few signs to warn of them.

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More on this day 2015

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Fulney Lock River Welland tidal lock, and not far away, (see map #2991) ...

 

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... the water control structure connecting the Coronation Channel with the tidal River Welland. The locals have it that navigation is possible through this at the correct state of the tide and with the right boat.

 

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On this day in 2015

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River Glen from Surfleet Sluice looking seaward towards river Welland ...

 

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... and inland ...

 

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Tidal moorings and the sluice

 

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8 minutes ago, PeterScott said:

On this day in 2015

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River Glen from Surfleet Sluice looking seaward towards river Welland ...

 

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... and inland ...

 

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Tidal moorings and the sluice

 

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On this day in 2015

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from Swineshead Bridge Black Sluice Navigation

I wonder if plans ever come to fruition to restore the Stamford canal from Deeping St James to Stamford

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47 minutes ago, buccaneer66 said:

I wonder if plans ever come to fruition to restore the Stamford canal from Deeping St James to Stamford

spacer.pngThe current enthusiasm for extended Fenland navigation is Boston To Peterborough Wetland Corridor with the options as the red-dashed lines on the map.  Stamford canal is the blue-dashed line near the end of the River Glen

 

The West Deeping Heritage Group have information on their website including some aerial photos.

 

With a rich donor or a dozen, ...

 

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