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Re: Picture(s) of the day....

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 Sep 2019, 21:36

Nice bit of Photography Bobins re Gold Beach.

Virtually flicking through CarandDriver, came across news of the Car Transporter Golden Ray on its side off the coast of Georgia USA....reminded me of this from the POTD archives....
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It was one of the "Hoegh" fleet. The coast programme showed them parking up the cars in the ship to get the maximum number in. Quite a manual effort, and parked within an inch or two of each other.

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There is another large car transport ship on its side off the coast of Georgia USA right now.
This report is a little behind events, all crew members have been located and one remains to be rescued according to a later report on the BBC website.
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Re: Picture(s) of the day....

Post by mickthemaverick » 10 Sep 2019, 00:51

Personal celebration of reaching the 100 likes on the forum, sticking with cars I have owned, although not actually this one:
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Cheers Chaps!! :o :o :-D

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 10 Sep 2019, 09:40

mickthemaverick wrote:
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Personal celebration of reaching the 100 likes on the forum,
Well done MIck I always enjoy your contributions. Now you have your century you need to do a Steve Smith and head for 200 not out!

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Post by mickthemaverick » 10 Sep 2019, 10:08

Thanks Neil, I'll do my best, anything to prevent my ashes being scattered!! :)

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 10 Sep 2019, 20:54

I know it is not car related, but I saw this little water vole on the River Kennet, somewhere in Berkshire;
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Post by mickthemaverick » 10 Sep 2019, 21:05

Nice picture James, and it is car related because I see your comment as a devious way of telling us that your satnav is pants!! :-D

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 10 Sep 2019, 23:12

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
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I know it is not car related, but I saw this little water vole on the River Kennet, somewhere in Berkshire;
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Excellent Picture James. A very rare sight these days. Big re-introduction project going on at Kielder, but from my youth they were a common sight on all rivers. A small river, aka "the Beck", ran next to my school and water rats as we used to call them were all over it.

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Post by myglaren » 11 Sep 2019, 00:03

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Paaaarp parp.
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There, see, it was car-related after all!

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Post by Gibbo2286 » 11 Sep 2019, 09:45

I took my Australia visitors to the Puzzlewood and on the trails there we saw many so very tiny water voles running in and out of the various springs that are in the woods.

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POTD Natural History Club

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 11 Sep 2019, 20:53

Continuing the natural history theme.

I present a small tortoiseshell on buddlia flowers.
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..and a bit of tortoise related car trivia

"The marque's badge was unusual in featuring a tortoise — a pet tortoise walked into the frame of an inaugural photo-shoot, taken in the grounds of the makers. Because of the irony (the slowness of tortoises) the animal was chosen as the emblem. "

So whats the name of the car maker?

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 11 Sep 2019, 21:34

Gordon Keeble?

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 11 Sep 2019, 21:41

Spot on James, from the archives I gave our Citrojim a taskette to seek out the tortoise badge at the Haynes Motor Museum and he came back with this.....
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The Gordon Keeble from the Haynes Motor Museum this weekend :)

As discussed in this post:

https://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/ ... 83#p548883

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Lots of piccies from Haynes.. I'll publish them in an album later...
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Post by mickthemaverick » 11 Sep 2019, 21:44

Would that be Slough's finest:
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A Gordon Keeble
:?: :?: :?:

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 11 Sep 2019, 21:47

Following on with the irony theme, can anybody tell me what aeroplane was given the nickname "Oxcart"?

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 11 Sep 2019, 21:51

mickthemaverick wrote:
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Would that be Slough's finest:

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A Gordon Keeble
:?: :?: :?:
Yes a Gordon Keeble but Slough's Finest.......probably..... but there were of course the English Citroens churned out of Slough too :-D

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