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Old 07 September 2004, 02:14   #1
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Around the UK gallery

I've had an idea for a new thread but wanted to get some input from other members before I start it.

As most of us now have digital cameras and go further along our coastlines than other boaters I was thinking we could have a thread of pictures that would cover the coastline of the UK.
Local landmarks could be brought to attention as well as navigation hazards and harbour entry points. It could then be useful for people going to new areas who don't have the local knowledge.

How or what do the other members think of the idea and how should it be organised ? Do we split areas of the UK into different threads or try and keep it as one big post (Possibly difficult to get the pictures in the right order then)
Or can someone come up with another idea on how to arrange the images ?

I took a few over the weekend starting at Brixham and going clockwise around the bay.

1. Brixham Brakewater
2. Elbery cove
3. Goodrington
4. Torquay

Are these detailed enough ?

Over to you ?
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Old 07 September 2004, 02:25   #2
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Do you mean something like pilotage notes for the uk, good idea but a mammoth task
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Old 07 September 2004, 04:16   #3
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Good Idea, I suppose if had it's own category ie on Ribnet you have Rib Discussion, Ribs for Sale etc etc. SO if you had one for specific to what your idea is such as Coastal Ports/Harbours or whatever. Then everyone can add their images, but have threads relating to certain areas. For Example you have done Brixham then only Brixham images go into that Thread and a New thread is started for another area. Otherwise I agree it could get very confusing. Hope this makes sense.
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Old 07 September 2004, 04:30   #4
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sounds pretty good to me. A new section with thread in it relating to areas. I.e. Western Solent, Eastern Solent etc. Then people can post under each section with a title of where they picture are of.

So if I were to enter my pics of Album bay on the IOW then I would put it under western solent and title my post "Alum Bay" or something like that. Simple!

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Old 07 September 2004, 04:34   #5
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It's does seem a nice idea but the nav hazards landmarks of a strange harbour ar fairly well covered in an almanack (you know what I mean!)

mind you a picture saves a thousandd words doesn't it
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Old 07 September 2004, 05:52   #6
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The South-West Coastal Path Association (8pa-fantastic value!!) have a website on which they have a photographic tour:
It is very good, and I would imagine TQBoater may be talking something similar.
I haven't a clue how you would build/organise it though, but I suspect it may be heavily Web Site Builder dependant.
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Old 07 September 2004, 07:46   #7
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This is exactly the sort of feed back I was after about this idea, thanks

It all starts with small steps before you get big results

Nautie & Slim
I have PM'ed John Kennett about this subject and he said go ahead, I don't know if a change to the forum is covered under that, perhaps it will depend on the popularity it get's

That has always been my thinking, pictures are so much better than words at this sort of thing. Easy to say lookout for the rock at the entrance to harbour but to see the picture gives a much better idea.

Never seen this site before, it's a bit more flash than I was thinking but along the same lines only land based. I can code simple html stuff but this would be beyond me, I do see others here though working in IT maybe someone else could push it this far given time. We would still need a collection of pictures though to make a start.

Has anyone got other ideas/examples of how this could be put together?
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Old 07 September 2004, 08:39   #8
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What happens when you get sued for bad info?
Also are thees photos really any use (nice as they are!)
But apart from that a great idea!
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Old 07 September 2004, 11:45   #9
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We have been looking into this at Boatlaunch

A while ago on Boatlaunch we started a feature called great days out and invited users to send in photographs which we would post on the web site. Lots of folk said that they were interested but very few followed up. We will shortly be introducing some limited pilotage notes for the Anglesey area and I would be interested in having another go at a picture gallery. I was not thinking so much along the lines of navigation but more of spectacular scenery and just generally giving a feel for a place.
If anyone wants to send in a picture with Lat and Long of where it was taken, please do so.
We will link them to the maps on the web site and on the CDs that we produce.

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