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That's a terrible shame, an awful lot of time, work and money has gone into these boats, I would think there was loads of wood, paint, thinners etc. Loads of fire fuel it must have taken some putting out.
Quote: astwood wrote in post #3Is that where they have the regatta SB
Not far Astwood Cowes is split in two. It's connected by the Chain Ferry (Floating Bridge), otherwise you have to drives a few miles round to get to the other side. The Ferry was suspended the fire was right by it, this fire would have caused major chaos all over. The island is only about 25 miles long. It's a wonderful place. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowes_Floating_Bridge
Quote: astwood wrote in post #8It took a lot of time to talk the wife to go on the ferry because she dont like the water so i dont think i will ask again
I can suggest The Lymington to Yarmouth ferry, It's only half an hour and very calm. A nice drive down through Oxfordshire and the New Forest. A lovely trip.
We did it that way, a long time ago, in a 1962 Morris Oxford. We were touring that part of the South coast. Stayed overnight at a horse stables guest house, just outside Lymington, that I used to stay at on work trips. I plan do do it again sometime.
Not sure if it would be a good idea to go down through the New Forest at present as there is flooding today/yesterday which has cut the rail line between Southampton and Bournmouth leaving hundreds stranded, and people are advised to not travel through the New forest by road if possible