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Sideshoots - associated subjects => The Lighter Side => Topic started by: grahame on August 16, 2019, 06:59:11 pm



Title: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: grahame on August 16, 2019, 06:59:11 pm
After yesterday's dozen ... here are a dozen more for you to see it you recognise.   Please post one guess only; if I come back and tell you that your guess was incorrect, you can have another go.

1.  Hythe Pier - Bradshaw
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea016.png)

2. Blackpool South - rogerw
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea019.png)

3. Holyhead - bignosemac
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea021.png)

4. Kinghorn - Froome
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea022.png)

5. Torquay - PhilWakely
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea023.png)

6. Penhelig - Rob on the hill
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea025.png)

7. Kyle Of Lochalsh. - Martyjon
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea026.png)

8. Harwich International - Red Squirrel
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea027.png)

9. Abergele & Pensarn - RA
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea032.png)

10. Golspie - PhilWakely
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea033.png)

11. Weymouth - MVR S&T
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea034.png)

12. Borh - Stuving
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea036.png)


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: Red Squirrel on August 16, 2019, 07:05:53 pm
I'm going to take a wild, crazy guess that No.8 is Harwich International...


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: bradshaw on August 16, 2019, 07:10:25 pm
1 Hythe Pier


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: martyjon on August 16, 2019, 07:11:38 pm
7. Kyle Of Lochalsh.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: bignosemac on August 16, 2019, 07:12:28 pm
I'm going to take a wild, crazy guess that No.8 is Harwich International...

Aww. I wanted to guess that really difficult one!

I'll go for 3 instead. Holyhead.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: stuving on August 16, 2019, 07:24:18 pm
12. Borth.   A little harder than 8...


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: PhilWakely on August 16, 2019, 07:38:37 pm
5. Torquay


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: froome on August 16, 2019, 08:01:06 pm
12. Borth.   A little harder than 8...

Yes definitely. I was there last Sunday, and the station building currently has a swallow's nest on a ledge inside it, facing the main (only) entrance. The swallows fly in through the entrance every minute to feed their chicks (about three from what we could see), then head off and return a minute later. The nest is directly in front of you as you walk in, and quite obvious both visibly and from the noise of the chicks.

We were told that changes in the management of the marshes by the rails have meant more flies around this year, so the swallows have nested there for the first time for many years.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: RA on August 16, 2019, 08:16:15 pm
9. Abergele & Pensarn.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: grahame on August 16, 2019, 09:28:03 pm
Everyone doing very well this evening

1. Hythe Pier - Bradshaw
3. Holyhead - bignosemac
5. Torquay - PhilWakely
7. Kyle Of Lochalsh. - Martyjon
8. Harwich International - Red Squirrel
9. Abergele & Pensarn - RA
12. Borh - Stuving


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: Rob on the hill on August 16, 2019, 11:24:52 pm
6. Penhelig.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: froome on August 17, 2019, 08:33:09 am
I think 4 might be Kinghorn in Fife, approaching the town from Burntisland, looking over the harbour at Petticur and over the Firth of Forth to the island of Inchkeith and in the distance the coast of Berwickshire. But I might easily be wrong.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: grahame on August 17, 2019, 08:35:01 am
I think 4 might be Kinghorn in Fife, approaching the town from Burntisland, looking over the harbour at Petticur and over the Firth of Forth to the island of Inchkeith and in the distance the coast of Berwickshire. But I might easily be wrong.

You are ...  CORRECT  ;D.  and that was not an easy one!!


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: stuving on August 17, 2019, 10:08:16 am
I think 4 might be Kinghorn in Fife, approaching the town from Burntisland, looking over the harbour at Petticur and over the Firth of Forth to the island of Inchkeith and in the distance the coast of Berwickshire. But I might easily be wrong.

Berwickshire? With all that East Lothian (and a bit of Midlothian) in the way?


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: PhilWakely on August 17, 2019, 07:02:13 pm
As 24 hours have now passed, I would like to suggest that number 10 is Golspie on the Far North line ??

grahame's photo bears a remarkable similarity to one I took on my own travels last year of a station 'somewhere between Lairg and Helmsdale', hence my 'guess'.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: grahame on August 17, 2019, 07:04:01 pm
As 24 hours have now passed, I would like to suggest that number 10 is Golspie on the Far North line ??

It is indeed.  And they have.



Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: grahame on August 17, 2019, 07:09:06 pm
Just 2 left ... and 11 ... 

... anyone?

2.
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea019.png)

11.
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea034.png)


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: Western Pathfinder on August 17, 2019, 07:40:11 pm
No2 Wigan Pier ?....


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: rogerw on August 17, 2019, 07:48:16 pm
2 Blackpool South by night?


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: grahame on August 17, 2019, 08:03:15 pm
No2 Wigan Pier ?....

But it was a road and not a railway to Wigan Pier

2 Blackpool South by night?

Yes, it is ... and just no. 11 to go ..


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: bignosemac on August 17, 2019, 08:31:26 pm
Is 11 Scarborough?


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: eightonedee on August 17, 2019, 08:50:18 pm
..or Falmouth, as a Google search reveals the local council has had a campaign to encourage the use of such bags? My guess would be Docks rather than Town station 


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: grahame on August 17, 2019, 09:16:24 pm
Number 11 is ... none of the above.  Sorry.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: MVR S&T on August 17, 2019, 11:44:49 pm
No. 11 Weymouth? Wild gues know you have been there, and should crop up at some point.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on August 18, 2019, 01:12:01 am
11.  Taunton. 

Worth a shout.  ::)


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: grahame on August 18, 2019, 05:41:11 am
No. 11 Weymouth? Wild gues know you have been there, and should crop up at some point.

A correct guess ... This is on the wall that separates platform 1 from Ranelagh Road.  Less seen than it deserves as it's on the road not the rail side of the wall, and in a direction that few visitors walk when they arrive by train.

11.  Taunton. 

Worth a shout.  ::)

Indeed - but not a seaside, so not included in this quiz.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 2 of 3 )
Post by: grahame on August 18, 2019, 05:53:04 am
So this quiz (2 of 3) completed.  Third and final quiz in the series at http://www.passenger.chat/22098



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