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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2021, 02:46:00 am »

Cheerful youtube video, recommended viewing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vuq7iA-qRZw
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A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2021, 09:49:21 pm »

Cheerful youtube video, recommended viewing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vuq7iA-qRZw

Will take a look when I get back ... bandwidth for such things here non-existent.

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Anyone place it?   Should be able to see enough behind the crowds

Updating my earlier post - three extra covid things
* Restaurant menus are single use - thrown away after you select
* Public look door open automatically by waving a hand at what looks like a light switch
* At the end of a theatre show, we stay in our seats before being let out row by row.
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« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2021, 10:03:49 am »


Anyone place it?   Should be able to see enough behind the crowds


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« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2021, 11:45:26 am »


Anyone place it?   Should be able to see enough behind the crowds


Duart Castle. Damn.  Not Taunton then!

First shot complete with a good ole Caledonian MacBrayne ferry in the background.
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« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2021, 01:24:13 pm »


First shot complete with a good ole Caledonian MacBrayne ferry in the background.


Aye !  Just for you ...........

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« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2021, 04:56:24 pm »


We've just come back from four nights on P&O's Britannia, cruise B117N, 22/8 - 26/8, basically the long way to sail round Lundy island, (from Southampton!)

Travel by car to Gate 20 now, for COVID testing, arriving 1310, then to gate 4, by which time the test results (negative) were through with a short wait for CPS to take the car, then on board in 10 minutes including security (priority boarding), then complimentary (Caribbean Tier) lunch and drinks, via Muster Station.

In cabin with luggage by 1500hrs. Masks obligatory in public spaces.

Always fancied P&O to run InterCity - lovely white coaches with rising sun decals and perfect customer service!

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« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2021, 06:49:15 pm »

Saw you pass along the Jurassic Coast at West Bay on the outward voyage, not often we see large ships that close.
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« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2021, 07:03:21 pm »


Travel by car to Gate 20 now, for COVID testing, arriving 1310, then to gate 4, by which time the test results (negative) were through with a short wait for CPS to take the car...

Let's hope they give it back after the court case  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2021, 09:38:03 pm »

Saw you pass along the Jurassic Coast at West Bay on the outward voyage, not often we see large ships that close.

I did wave, (middle cabin on deck 11) but you kept your hands in your pockets.

Was it something I've said?

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« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2021, 09:39:42 pm »


Travel by car to Gate 20 now, for COVID testing, arriving 1310, then to gate 4, by which time the test results (negative) were through with a short wait for CPS to take the car...

Let's hope they give it back after the court case  Grin

Back in the day, my boss would sometimes take an interest in what I was doing, and ask what I had planned for the day. "New Bridewell police HQ (Headquarters) first to pick some paperwork up, then Bristol Magistrates, then the Crown Court clerks office and meeting a junior in chambers, then I'm going to the CPS." He seemed fine with that.

I haven't been to the Cotham Porter Stores in quite a few years since then.
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« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2021, 03:58:40 pm »

I haven't been posting every day from Iona (well - not about the trip anyway!) - where we are on board at present - headed back up across the Bay of Biscay and turning into the English Channel.

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GALE WARNING
Issued: 09:57 (UTC) on Fri 26 Nov 2021
Northwesterly gale force 8 imminent, increasing storm force 10 later
WIND
Northwest veering north 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 at times.
SEA STATE
Rough or very rough becoming very rough or high.
WEATHER
Rain or squally showers.
VISIBILITY
Good, occasionally poor.

Our return into Southampton has been delayed from 06:00 Saturday to 06:00 Sunday.

How does "delay-repay" work?  Grin
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« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2021, 04:14:35 pm »

I haven't been posting every day from Iona (well - not about the trip anyway!) - where we are on board at present - headed back up across the Bay of Biscay and turning into the English Channel.

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GALE WARNING
Issued: 09:57 (UTC) on Fri 26 Nov 2021
Northwesterly gale force 8 imminent, increasing storm force 10 later
WIND
Northwest veering north 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 at times.
SEA STATE
Rough or very rough becoming very rough or high.
WEATHER
Rain or squally showers.
VISIBILITY
Good, occasionally poor.

Our return into Southampton has been delayed from 06:00 Saturday to 06:00 Sunday.

How does "delay-repay" work?  Grin

Blimey. Batten down the hatches and hold tight!
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« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2021, 12:14:29 pm »

I haven't been posting every day from Iona (well - not about the trip anyway!) - where we are on board at present - headed back up across the Bay of Biscay and turning into the English Channel.

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GALE WARNING
Issued: 09:57 (UTC) on Fri 26 Nov 2021
Northwesterly gale force 8 imminent, increasing storm force 10 later
WIND
Northwest veering north 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 at times.
SEA STATE
Rough or very rough becoming very rough or high.
WEATHER
Rain or squally showers.
VISIBILITY
Good, occasionally poor.

Our return into Southampton has been delayed from 06:00 Saturday to 06:00 Sunday.

How does "delay-repay" work?  Grin

Blimey. Batten down the hatches and hold tight!

We're now 13 or 30 miles south of Plymouth (didn't quite catch the wording) with winds gusting up to hurricane (force 12). All open decks are closed.  Corridors on ship and restaurants very quiet indeed / staff waiting around to clean cabins of those few who do venture around.   Please excuse any wobbly lines in my typing as we sway around.
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« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2021, 01:42:44 pm »

We're now 13 or 30 miles south of Plymouth (didn't quite catch the wording) with winds gusting up to hurricane (force 12). All open decks are closed.  Corridors on ship and restaurants very quiet indeed / staff waiting around to clean cabins of those few who do venture around.   Please excuse any wobbly lines in my typing as we sway around.

It's windy back at base in Melksham too. Happily though the house isn't swaying. The worst I can report is the recycling bin falling over!

The dogs are oblivious to it all. They've been out for a run and are now gathered around me, snoozing in the TV room.
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« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2021, 02:48:24 pm »

Has been very windy here, internet and electricity was off for some hours.
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It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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