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  1. Khaines

    (Yet) Another Red funnel crash

    That boat that sank was a 1970s one, cannot remember what her name is, the owner is understandably upset as she was his pride and joy. She was named on BBC News, but forgotton what it was.
  2. Khaines

    Brexit effect on BF

    Well, start posting about the other ports and ferries to redress the balance then. As said, I have no intention of stopping mentioning Poole, Cherbourg or Barfleur if they are relevant to the conversation and not off topic. If there is an article in the Echo that is directly to do with BF in Poole, or the constant trouble with the bridges that we all have to cross to get to our ferries, I will post it, because the Echo gwt their stories from BF press releases anyway. Would the Echo stories be so problematic if they were pro Brexit - probably not. Poole is possibly going to be affected by Brexit, so why is it so bad that I post what BF have said about it on a thread about BF and Brexit? Totally on topic.
  3. Khaines

    (Yet) Another Red funnel crash

    Thsnks, Colin, we’ll draw a line under the comments about the Cowes ferries from my angle. I am happy to do that. It is on top of the Poole bashing yet again thst is getting me down. I pick the Echo up, and see something Brexit related which I think is important to share here and then get grief about Poole AGAIN. It does get you down, no need for it if it is in direct connection with the thread and is just exactly what BF have said in a press release anyway. I thought the Poole/Barfleur bashing days were over, obviously not. Then I come here and see a load of derision. Why have people got to be so nasty. As said, forget my comments above about the sizes of ferries, we can move on from that. But I would like to be able to post important information without getting it in the neck because it is Poole.
  4. Khaines

    (Yet) Another Red funnel crash

    Seeing it is a Bash Brigitte day... Getting fed up with it all on here, honestly today, I sm ferling quite picked on at the moment. Sorry that my opinions are that bad.
  5. Khaines

    Brexit effect on BF

    Poole is NOT taking over the thread. The thread is called BF and Brexit, the posts I have provided are about just that. Yes, the bridges are mentioned, and they will carry on being so, as they are an important part of the infrastructure of the port. We discuss Poole ferries of course we do, this is a forum about ferries! The bridges are very important to that subject due to their important positioning, and that is why they get discussed so much, when they are out of action they disrupt the FERRIES. (and a lot of other things besides). Nothing is being taken over at all, nobody is entering a discussion on anything else here, but we talk about Poole. You do not like it and get fed up, fair enough, but we are discussing a legitimate topic on a thread about that subject which is BF AND BREXIT. We had all this a few years ago regarding Barfleur when she was laid up. Poole has just as much right to be discussed as a BF port as any other without derision because some members think we post too much. There are plenty of discussions on here and Poole takes up a small percentage, yet every time one of our issues gets mentioned, we get the above. It is not nice for any of us as members of a forum about BF ferries to not be able to discuss our port and the effect Brexit could have on it on a thread meant for that very purpose without grief or derision. It is denigrating, how do you think Poole members feel reading the insults above? Others are perfectly free to discuss other ports and ferries here. But they do not, that is not Poole or Barfleur’s fault. Please give the derision a rest, it is offensive.
  6. Khaines

    (Yet) Another Red funnel crash

    Ummmmmm, not only just travelled on them, have spent many years discussing them with people in the know, so I consider myself of goid knowledge. I have a large knowledge base. My opinion on the differing size of the ferries is just that, an opinion. Spent many years discussing the Wight ferries, here and a lot of other places. I have travelled on them all, yes, and am in a qualified position to form an OPINION on how I feel their sizes are. Technical details as well...🙄
  7. Khaines

    (Yet) Another Red funnel crash

    I might pop across to Cowes for a day out, I have been meaning to anyway for a while, used to pop over s fair bit. Seeing the news footage has stirred a few memories. Cowes is a very pretty town with some nice pubs.
  8. Khaines

    Brexit effect on BF

    And here is the BF press release if it is that important to some.. https://brittanyferriesnewsroom.com/two-percent-rise-in-passenger-traffic-this-summer-but-brexit-uncertainty-dents-demand-for-2019/
  9. Khaines

    Brexit effect on BF

    Poole is a BF port and we have to use the bridges to get to it for goodness sake, Ed. I will carry on talking about Poole, Barfleur, and the bridges associated with it as long as I see fit. And I will carry on putting Echo reports up if they are to do with Poole, BF and Brexit. Exactly who are you to tell me what I can or cannot post about? Your issue is, that it is a negative story about BF and Brexit. Echo story links are always put on here regarding BF so what is the issue, there have always been links to newspaper stories on here. Tou can choose to ignore it. The press stuff comes directly from BF,. why are you being so unpleasant and sarcastic about us in Poole, it happens very frequently, Ed, it isn’t fair on us Poole folk, and yes we are devoted to our town we LIVE here! Yes we are devoted to Barfleur, she is the BF ship from out port. for goodness sake, Ed. I will carry on as I see fit.
  10. Khaines

    General Discussions on Brexit

    How do Y know - do you have a crystal ball that tells us all will be ok, fed up with leave voters trying to say all will be fine and dandy when they can see no further into the future than those of us who are truly worried. This is the leave vote through and through, any concerns are brushed aside as if they do not matter. They do. A lot, to those who could well be affected. I do not have any children or grandchildren, but I am seriously worried about my future, and how do leavers seem to have a crystal ball saying it will all be fine. How do you know. All our worries are dismissed and even joked about. Does my head in. Already had my worries about Poole joked about because Poole voted to leave anyway.. Not funny.
  11. Khaines

    General Discussions on Brexit

    It is all one huge joke to some...
  12. Khaines

    Brexit effect on BF

    Well, perhaps if those who live in the areas of the other BF ports, or any ports come to think of it, read their local papers or see their pages online, shared what they see, then the subject would be diluted. I take an interest in my local media and any BF related news I share. What exactly is your problem with Poole being mentioned when we are discussing Brexit, Ed. You might find it worth joking about as a town that voted leave or it being mentioned on here, but it is no laughing matter to those who might well be affected. Why does it have to be a joke to you? At least I show interest in my local area and post information up here. Why does Poole have to be joked about AGAIN.
  13. Khaines

    Brexit effect on BF

    They added to the old bridge closure with roadworks nearby as well to add insult to injury. Went on and on. Attention has now shifted to the A338 spur road (again!) but only a matter of time before the old bridge is closed for whatever.
  14. Khaines

    (Yet) Another Red funnel crash

    It most certainly is! The ferries that replaced the C Class are indeed much larger. I would say that the C Class were around the same size as the Falcon, or as she was before she had those modifications. Maybe a bit smaller. I have travelled on the C class, Falcon and her sisters, and also the ships that replaced Caedmon, Cuthred and Cenred on the Lymington - Yarmouth route, so I am qualified to have that opinion. Have you seen the size of Wight Light, Wight Sun and Wight Sky, they tower over Yarmouth. The C’s were a lot easier on the eye.
  15. Khaines

    Brexit effect on BF

    Unless you are travelling by foot - or live on the Hamworthy side and do not drive. Then, if the old bridge is out of use it is a pain in thr Gluteus Maximus.
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