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  1. Ah , but then you could always turn up at Lymington, grab a county press , voucher was always on page 2, car + 4 pax day return, £20 ! Before I had kids the wife and I were over there at the least very 3 weeks!
  2. Travelled over on the 10th and back on the 17th, sadly I have to say that’s the last time I will be travelling via Lymington. Ferries are slow, uncomfortable and look awful already.... I was always a massive fan of the c class but these things are just too high and two narrow to cope in high winds, coupled with the fact they break down ( or burst into flames) it looks like a very poor investment and the route is suffering... it either needs new tonnage or it won’t be economically viable for much longer.
  3. would rather have this one... http://www.alanpease.co.uk/boats/chainferry.html
  4. Its the same on the railways..... I cannot go into specifics but a new train class was launched in the Uk and then suffered from a series of internal fires. Manufacturers staff came to see what was happening and found all the heat reflecting lagging had been removed and were found in a skip at the maintenance depot. When questioned about the engineering team said it took them longer to check the trains so they threw it away! It was then all replaced and the train now runs fairly well and reliably, so it's not just ferries, i think the lack of available spare transport type for any company means service time get squeezed and the lack of experienced engineers means that a lot of things get skipped until something major occurs...
  5. Whenever I think about this, the only thing I see in my mind's eye is this...
  6. I went down last week, hoping for a nice latte on the new balcony terrace..... to be greeted by costa express machines on the ground floor and the top floor full of builders! it's open, yes. But nowhere near finished! I did tweet at them about it and got a really bland reply stating that they didnt know what they were doing with the thrid floor yet... so it looks like its machines for now. £45m quid for some vending machines........ SMH!
  7. And today have posted this video... Look who is sat in the background!
  8. It does seem like there are major problems going on behind the scenes... propellor problems on the new craft, same thing that grounded Solent express! It does seem odd that these two have been brought into service with little or next to no testing at all......
  9. Say hello to...... " Victoria of Wight" ....... really?!
  10. Taken this afternoon.... for the record !
  11. Err.... are they going to put any barriers on the sides of that... or is there a prize for being the first to drive off the sides?
  12. Not a million miles away from the Bergen Castle!
  13. Lym-Portsmouth would make more sense....already have 2 ports and roads through the forest are not as good...... maybe even lym-fishbourne - Portsmouth!
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