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Old 29 January 2005, 16:04   #1
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a trip to a testament of british engineering

after my return from holiday to walt disney world the first weekend back
i wanted to take my rib out again i must be mad. but off i go to herne bay today to meet mr bilge rat for a after noon trip around sheppy and the forts and what a nice day it was two but i hope the following pics capture
the vast world war two fort at red sands that have stood the test of time for so long and i wonder how long they have left we do build things well
have a look at this http://www.radomes.org/museum/documents/TexasTower.html

we stopped at queenborough for hot choc drink provided by richard
don,t leave your flask in the car like i did

then past the richard montgomary yes its still full of bombs

then to red sands forts which to day for sum strange reason look breath taking

then to the new wind farm that being build which was allso vast

then back to herne bay

well pleased now with my rib its going well with 41 nm to one tank of 25 litres
of fuel

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Old 29 January 2005, 16:05   #2
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Old 29 January 2005, 16:18   #3
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Great photo's Dan,did you buy a new camera whilst on holiday?? your picture quality looks even better than previous photos.
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Old 29 January 2005, 16:28   #4
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wayne

to be fair we did by a new sony p120 cybershot for the holiday but i am well band from useing it any were near the boat so it the old samsung with only
2.0 mega pixels its all ways been good i tryed the fine setting as well to day
but most on the water were crap

the pics of the boats are set on fine the rest standard

to day the forts just seemed strange with the light

see you soon dan
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Old 30 January 2005, 07:27   #5
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Great Pictures!

Ide love to get over there to see that myself. my uncle used to sail his little Hillier round them when he was a kid and always used to say how amazing there were.

As for the sunken explosives ship, the would be pretty cool too. we load our exploives ships round there as there are higher berth limits than Southampton and Tilbury!

Early days but i can see a long drive and bank holiday weekend over there this summer!
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Old 30 January 2005, 08:09   #6
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Herne Bay ???

Any news on Mike getting his new rib ? I bought his old one and met him in Herne bay. So thats what the forts look like.
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Old 30 January 2005, 08:10   #7
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your welcome zippy we will be doing some trips this summer

sub five thames
knock john fort which i am yet to see

and back down the medway again

will post details when we go

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Old 30 January 2005, 09:00   #8
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Hi Dan

Will I be able to join you guy's on a Thames cruise?? I want to do it myself this year,but it's always better with a few others.
I am also planning to go to Ribex and go round the Island on the same week-end,thinking of making it a four day break.What do you think.

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Old 30 January 2005, 10:03   #9
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Nice pictures.

Striking-looking structures.

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I have seen a few pics of these before. id love to see them for myself but I also think I'd be far to temted to climb one of them lol
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