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Question: What will you be doing on Saturday 18th May 2019  (Voting closed: May 19, 2019, 04:29:46 am)
Attending RailFuture AGM - 2 (5.7%)
Watching the FA Cup Final - 1 (2.9%)
Attending the final scheduled HST runs from Paddington - 6 (17.1%)
Watching Eurovision - 4 (11.4%)
None of the above, nor the below - 21 (60%)
Attending Swindon Panel AGM - 1 (2.9%)
Total Voters: 31

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« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2019, 07:47:12 am »

Intention achieved. Last minute check on Met, E wind, meant that I did it in "reverse formation" so to speak, Havant to Fareham. Weather fine and dry, managed to dodge the showers. Going firm to hard. Tide high. Showed Langstone Harbour almost at its best, despite growing up on Hayling and appreciating the finer points of mud https://youtu.be/Vt6xGqk0F0U.

Only one other person on the Hayling Ferry, so they could do with a bit of support, both Havant and Portsmouth are on PlusBus although no bus goes to the ferry either end. Try and walk (or cycle) the Hayling Billy line. Portsmouth preparing for the 75th anniversary of D-Day, early June when there is a big visitor might not be the best time to go.

On the Gosport side went down to Stokes Bay, and then followed the line of the old branch to to Stokes Bay. Anglesey Terrace looked stunning in the sunshine https://c8.alamy.com/comp/DG07XC/crescent-road-and-the-anglesey-hotel-gosport-hampshire-england-uk-DG07XC.jpg. No progress has been made on extending the Fareham - Gosport busway.

I have done that ride myself, though it was about 15 years ago, and remember there being a particularly good mobile coffee van at Stokes Bay, parked in the car park. Is it still there?

I don't think Hayling Island has ever been linked by ferry on its eastern side, which I find odd, though I assume the tides and distances there have never allowed for an easy crossing.

Have you used the West Itchenor to Bosham ferry? Sadly it wasn't running when I cycled down that way, but I believe it goes under the wonderful name of Itchy Bosom!
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« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2019, 04:07:11 pm »

If you had been on the concourse of Paddington station at 3 o'clock on Sunday morning ( Shocked) you might have met this chap:


and he might even have offered you a marmalade sandwich.  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2019, 07:25:05 am »

Didn't notice any sign of food in the car park next to the lifeboat (non-RNLI) station.

No there has never been a ferry, as far as I know, between Eastoke and Wittering. Not enough population and the currents are strong.

The Itchenor ferry is seasonal, currently daily until September https://www.itchenorferry.co.uk/services. Not sure I'd ask the guy who man who runs the ferry if that was what it was known as!
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« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2019, 05:04:48 pm »

 Embarrassed Watched Eurovision - for the 30th consecutive time - and picked the top 2 correctly. Should have had a flutter....
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