I resisted the temptation to call this post "Wherry Interesting But Stupid." My grownup is looking after me.
Pretty sure this one in Ramsgate Maritime Museum is a wherry.
Michael Cates says Michael, the wherry you photographed in the Maritime Museum is "Queen Mab" built c.1882 for Tom Cooper, with reward money from the Indian Chief rescue. It was later owned by his son Tom who was at one time coxswain of Prudential, and finally by Dennis Cooper. It is believed to be the last surviving Ramsgate wherry. Most were lost at Dunkirk but - acording to the legend that was handed down - "Queen Mab" was a very special boat built from the highest quality materials and was carvel built rather than the more usual clinker construction. She was hidden from the Naval parties commandeering boats - so the story goes
I looked out of the window this morning, retreated under the covers with my smartphone and watched the news, decided the day was cancelled, due to lack of interest. My understanding was that having reached a significant age I would need less sleep, January however seems to bring out the teenager in me when it comes to getting up.
Eventually decided to go to Herne Bay and buy some books, then went onto Quex Barn for a bacon sarni because the news had said bacon is now considered to be bad for you and I needed to check this information out.
to this, preferred the old barn with the wonky roof , surprised they were allowed to knock it down and build the new one with the corrugated
Bit of a mixture went out on the shelves in the bookshop yesterday
Here is the link to the photos
Bombs to broomsticks?
Sad to hear the news of Simon Moores death. Well known blogger for a while.
Here is the link to his blog
More recently active on Twitter
Here is the link to his tweets
Report Isle of Thanet News
Here is the link to the article
Basque Police of rescuers attending the scene of a small aircraft crash on the Hernio mountain in northern Spain
Link to EFA article
A bit more info auto translated from Spanish sites
Errezil (Gipuzkoa), Jan 10 (EFE) .- The two people killed yesterday when the plane crashed in which they were traveling against Mount Ernio (Gipuzkoa) are two men, apparently of British nationality, an end that has not yet been It is completely confirmed by those responsible for the investigation of this accident.
This was indicated by Iñaki López Etxezarreta, the emergency technician of the Basque Government who has coordinated the work of recovery of both bodies, who has appeared this afternoon at the press at the foot of Mount Ernio, 1,075 meters above sea level.
As he recalled, the incident took place at 1:10 pm when the aircraft, model Piper, hit a slope located about 975 meters from the summit, a place where yesterday there was a thick fog that during this morning has also made difficult the work of rescue.
The technician explained that the crash of the plane against the ground took place in a stone area with a drop of about 50 degrees, which has been an "impact zone" in which the two bodies have been located, the first of them in the afternoon of yesterday and the second today in the morning.
"It is a complex area, almost at the first point of the cordal, which is quite complicated," Lopez Etxezarreta has described, who has revealed that his orographic "difficulty" has even prevented "many technicians" from climbing to the scene of the accident.
The plane had left yesterday morning from the Portuguese airport of Cascais to Hondarribia (Gipuzkoa) and when the incident took place it was flying over Errezil, a small town in the interior of the territory located about 40 kilometers from San Sebastián.
After having knowledge of the incident, the Ertzaintza, the Firemen and the Basque Institute of Legal Medicine went to the site, a device that found the mortal remains of the first crewmember before nightfall.
The lack of light forced to suspend the search tasks of the second, which, due to the rugged terrain and the lack of visibility, could not be found until this morning, about two hours after the restart of the search, despite the fact that He was in the same area as the impact of the accident.
At this moment, the investigation work of the event continues in this area, in which, in the videos broadcasted by the Basque Department of Security, different parts of the plane scattered around the place are appreciated, some of them burned
López Etxezarreta has insisted that the reasons for the accident are still unknown and that it has been advanced that clarifying these circumstances will correspond to the Civil Aviation Accident Investigation Commission, under the Ministry of Public Works.
However, he pointed out that, before deciding what to do with the remains of the plane, it will be necessary to "strengthen" it because it is located in an "unstable" area.
At the same time, members of the Legal Medicine Institute of the Basque Country and the Ertzaintza Scientific Police are still investigating the place to make an attestation, after which the bodies will be lifted when deemed appropriate by the corresponding judicial authority. EFE