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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Dry out on sand within a day sail of Shotley

    Quote Originally Posted by Daydream believer View Post
    You have raised something in my memory that east coast sailors might comment about here.
    Sorry about the thread drift- perhaps it needs a new thread
    In post #11 & #15 it was described as Thirslet spit- Thirslet was- as far as I recall- the name on the old buoy. That is what we, at Stone, rightly or wrongly, all called it.
    However, when it was replaced a couple of years ago this happened
    Attachment 81012
    Plus you just referred to the Thirstlet Spittoon
    So what should it be because I was certain that the old buoy was Thirslet.
    Are there any charts with the name on it?.......................:
    We chewed this over back in 2015 when putting together the 4th edition of ECP after that buoy was replaced and decided to leave it as Thirslet, as that is what it was (and still is, I think) called on charts.
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    Default Re: Dry out on sand within a day sail of Shotley

    Well, we are in the patch of water where a certain smack built in 1808 had her port of registry carved into her transom as "COUCHESTER", as it is pronounced by the natives, so Thirslet Spit it must be. As a native myself, I can but apologise.

  3. #33
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    Default Re: Dry out on sand within a day sail of Shotley

    Local pronunciation is "thuslut" anyway...
    Larry Botheras

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  4. #34
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    Default Re: Dry out on sand within a day sail of Shotley

    Quote Originally Posted by Gladys View Post
    Local pronunciation is "thuslut" anyway...
    Essex accents change rapidly as one moves north of Chelmsford. There is a marked divide. On my side of the river it is nothing like you suggest. But perhaps we have less "Roman" in us.
    Last edited by Daydream believer; 17-10-19 at 06:36.
    It is all down to the fact that my wife does not understand me !!

  5. #35
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    Default Re: Dry out on sand within a day sail of Shotley

    And west to east, these days, the gulf between Dengie Boy and Billericay Dicky accent would have Professor Higgins stumped. 'Eshtwy' is ethnically cleansing the whole south eastern quadrant of its many local accents, perhaps it was with irony that someone suggested one could open an oyster with it.

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    Default Re: Dry out on sand within a day sail of Shotley

    Quote Originally Posted by Daydream believer View Post
    Sounds like someone forgot to keep an eye on their echo sounder when sailing along the Blackwater. Hope you had some milk, tea bags & water aboard
    Not guilty m'lud - as fin keelers, we have seen too many fellow travellers on their sides having headed straight down the middle of the river! No amount of scrubbing and bustle can disguise the embarrassment if that happens!

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