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Leaving for the Isle of Wight in a short while. I have a couple of meetings after lunch and then I am guest speaker at the Isle of Wight advanced group tonight before catching the 10.30pm Red Jet back to the mainland tonight.


Even 80 miles inland I can feel the wind picking up and the forcast is getting worse. It could make for an interesting if not fun 25 minutes crossing the Solent.


I don't get sea sick but others are not so fortunate.


Hey ho, fun day ahead....

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Leaving for the Isle of Wight in a short while.

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I don't get sea sick but others are not so fortunate.

 

You have to scoff a big greasy smelly bacon sandwich right in front of them and watch them turn green :puke:

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Leaving for the Isle of Wight in a short while.

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I don't get sea sick but others are not so fortunate.

 

You have to scoff a big greasy smelly bacon sandwich right in front of them and watch them turn green :puke:

 

I did that once going across the channel to Calais on the Ferry. It felt like a force 9 (more likely a stiff breeze at worst :wink: ) but I tucked into a full English and thoroughly enjoyed it as I watched many many people dashing for the bathroom.


Coming up through the Bay of Biscay on the Independence of the Seas a few years ago it was a bit shall we say choppy :wink: :) Same again, got stuck into some fantastic grub watching people turn a very distinct shade of green :thumb:

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Its not that windy here yet...


Looking at the forecast:

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/marine-inshore-waters#iw7


Inshore waters and strong winds

Issued at 1200 UTC on Wednesday 22 February 2017


Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast:

Wind

West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time later.

Sea state

Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.

Weather

Occasional rain, showers later.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor until later.


Trying to remember what wind speed the ferry's get cancelled in :?: you should be ok the 9's are later (12 hours after forecast time) so should be after midnight


Live wind speeds:

If your going Lymington Yarmouth


This is the link that gives the best wind speeds:

https://weatherfile.com/?loc_id=GBR00002


Southampton - Cowes:

http://www.bramblemet.co.uk/(S(qgm5gk453xwlbx55cwarus55))/wind.aspx


Portsmouth - Ryde:

http://www.chimet.co.uk/(S(guncuf55zbousy455cgc5x45))/wind.aspx

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I was on a Calais/Dover ferry during the hurricane in 1987!

We left Calais they wouldn't let us back in! We couldn't get into Dover!

We sailed up and down the channel for 13 hours! :shock:

They closed the duty free because all the bottles were flying off the shelves!

All food and drink was free after a while!

I had 2 breakfasts and was fine :lol:


My abiding memory is of a truck driver using a carrier bag as a sick bag and missing! :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:

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I did Newcastle to Bergen in 93 I think.

England qualifier for the world cup.

England fans were supposed to be banned from the ferry but after a few hours the singing etc started (No one had any colours on etc)

Anyway overnight job. Gets to about midnight and the bloody boat all over the place.

Come the morning said England fans who'd been singing and carrying on were in a right state.


All these Norwegian school kids were in hysterics. They hadn't battered an eyelid during the storm.

Island race. My arse :crybaby:

I was still feeling sick on the train to Oslo :D

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It was fine.


Bit bouncy coming back and there were a few looking a bit green around the gills, but otherwise no problems.


Just got in sat down with a nice cup of tea before hitting the sack after a 17 hour working day. I am knackered......

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You have to be careful on the Isle of Wight. It's marked on maps as 'here there be dragons'. There's folk what's gone there and neyver come back. That's bandit county, oi tell ee!

Did he ever check in to say he'd returned??

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Did he ever check in to say he'd returned??

 

He did. Neither the Dragons nor Peter Sutcliffe got him [emoji106]


 

It was fine.


Bit bouncy coming back and there were a few looking a bit green around the gills, but otherwise no problems.


Just got in sat down with a nice cup of tea before hitting the sack after a 17 hour working day. I am knackered......

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