It's Dylan testing both his new long camera lens and the motorised duck punt.
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30-04-12, 14:34 #11
30-04-12, 15:07 #12
Looks like the forerunners to the Portsmouth Harbour patrol chasing a boat over into the Small Boat Channel!Hic dracones.
30-04-12, 15:09 #13
Protecting the flying boats based at White Cross Bay ?Mark
30-04-12, 16:59 #14
Their other boat 'Merlin' (with mounting for Bren gun) may be found here. (part way across in a straight line from the end of Belle isle to Miller Ground)
Edited to add: And before anyone says anything-I was in the 10 MPH (knot) zone!
Last edited by IRC Kevin; 30-04-12 at 17:02.Bayliner 2855 'Teachers' Pet'
30-04-12, 17:08 #15
30-04-12, 17:11 #16
When a boat location is given via sonar it's always a bad sign...
Looks like a Vickers gun in the photo.
Anything to do with T.E.Lawrence ( of Arabia ) ? he was a fan of high speed patrol boats...
Could also be a prototype of Bucklers Hards' answer to complaints about food and overnight fees.
I thought there were rumours of Sunderland flying boats and possibly other aircraft down there, apart from the recovered Wellington ?
This also applies to Poole Bay, some Sunderlands were apparently towed out & scuttled, my father ( an aircraft engineer ) came across a main undercarriage wheel which had washed up in Studland Bay...
Last edited by Seajet; 30-04-12 at 17:17.
30-04-12, 17:18 #17
30-04-12, 17:35 #18Bayliner 2855 'Teachers' Pet'
30-04-12, 18:58 #19
Just south of High Wray Bay you should find :-
1 Lancaster bomber
1 Bristol Beaufighter
1 Chance Vought Crusader
1 'Grenville' sutcliffe destroyer
2 sutcliffe submarines
1 vosper 'Mercury'
several small yachts
All the product of a happy (& destructive) childhood
Fascinaating sonar pics - any old steamboats from the early 1900's ?
30-04-12, 18:59 #20