Monday, 3 September 2012

Ramsgate Harbour Drive Through and other Monday Morning Thoughts

 It would appear that something, possibly an amphibious vehicle, possibly aliens, has driven out of the water and onto the beach that has formed at the end of Ramsgate’s East Pier.

 You will probably have to click compulsively on the pictures to see the tyre tracks, as the man who spotted Nessie said, I only had my mobile phone with me and the camera isn’t as good as the one I usually use.

Staying with the harbour theme for a moment, some of you may have noticed work in progress on the main slipway, slipway No1, recently which means that this slipway has been out of action for a while.

As you can see from the picture, it is now back in action, with an extra large windfarm boat undergoing maintenance on it.

I will endeavour to ramble on with this post if the day’s work permits.  

I have added this picture of the prime suspect for the tracks.
     

11 comments:

  1. The Kraken Wakes? although the sea tanks in the book had one central track.

    I started reading John Wyndham at school back in the 60's and still a fan.

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    1. I read his books in the 60s too and from a booksellers point of view they still continue to sell, slowly maybe, but faster than most of his contemporaries.

      I do wonder though if it is now possible at low tide to drive a FWD right round the harbour arm and into the harbour.

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  2. The tracks in the sand were probably made by the amphibious vehicle you photographed emerging from the boat ramp during the Bank Holiday weekend

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    1. Readit the tracks were those of a wheeled vehicle as you can see where it turned, the amphibious vehicles are tracked as wheels don’t work too well on the seabed

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    2. Sorry Readit I remember the one now, I will add a photo of the prime suspect to the post.

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  3. It's a vehicle/vessel that is working for the London Array windfarm

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    1. Tony I have found and added the picture to the post.

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    2. Goes by the name of "C-Wind Avenger"

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    1. I should be grateful for your thoughts on this DM article. Is it a solution I wonder?

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2197883/Put-home-schools-high-streets-face-ghost-towns-warns-new-report.html

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    2. John, I would say a walk through pretty much any uk town centre late on a Friday or Saturday night will give you a reasonable indicator as to whether you would want to live there.

      I will do another post about the problem of town centre shops and living in one of our town centres. The problems are manifold and complex, historically uk towns developed around the trading of goods, take that away and the solutions are not easy.

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