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Isle of Wight Fire

#1 by Voltman , Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:22 am

A fire at an industrial estate in Cowes has destroyed many vintage boats.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-35407492

I wonder how many firefighters there are on IOW.


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RE: Isle of Wight Fire

#2 by Sheldonboy , Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:42 pm

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.


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RE: Isle of Wight Fire

#3 by astwood , Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:07 pm

Is that where they have the regatta SB


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#4 by astoness , Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:11 pm

thats very sad


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RE: Isle of Wight Fire

#5 by Sheldonboy , Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:15 pm

Quote: astwood wrote in post #3
Is that where they have the regatta SB
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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


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RE: Isle of Wight Fire

#6 by astwood , Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:20 pm

We were going to go to the isle of white a couple of
years back but the booking fell through


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RE: Isle of Wight Fire

#7 by Sheldonboy , Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:25 pm

I would thoroughly recommend The Isle of Wight any time I absolutely love it. There is so much to see and do or not if you want a good rest.


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RE: Isle of Wight Fire

#8 by astwood , Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:29 pm

It 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
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#9 by Sheldonboy , Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:34 pm

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It 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.


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RE: Isle of Wight Fire

#10 by astwood , Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:48 pm

I expect we will go down wales to the caravan this year


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#11 by Sheldonboy , Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:50 pm

Can't knock it, lovely place


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RE: Isle of Wight Fire

#12 by Voltman , Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:00 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #9
Quote: astwood wrote in post #8
It 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.


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RE: Isle of Wight Fire

#13 by mikejee , Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:31 am

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


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RE: Isle of Wight Fire

#14 by Voltman , Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:57 am

That is also the area that I associate most with a risk of getting Lyme's Disease.
We stopped and got out the car to talk to some ponies last time, probably wouldn't be doing that next time.

I would like to stay at the Beaulieu Arms again though, it was so peaceful there.


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RE: Isle of Wight Fire

#15 by Sheldonboy , Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:15 pm

Well as long as you go when it's not flooded and you don't want a chat with a horse and the wind is in the right direction, The New Forest is lovely.


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