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    What I did on Saturday

    Mrs Dos_Box and I popped up the road to Blackpool to see a large boat on its side Very impressive it is too.
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    Apparently one truck load of digestive biscuits is currently floating around the sea around Blackpool. I didn't get down to the sea though as the tide was coming in and the coastguard and police were clearing the beaches.

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    It's going to be fun watching them refloat it!!

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    What was it doing out in the bad weather anyway? The entire country knew we were in for some bad storms, so why weren't they at the dock? Seems a bit stupid to try and navigate in the Irish sea in extremely poor weather...

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    Here's a link to the local newspaper, has several articles on the wrecking, rescue and salvage operation.

    http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/bl...ams.3737467.jp

    Additionally, the boat is sitting on a sewerage outlet pipe. Leading to some interesting possibilities.

    1) It's broke it and Blackpool beach is going to be more awash with sewerage than usual.
    2) It'll break when they move the boat leading to the same scenario as #1
    3) It's crushed the pipe, meaning the sewerage system in Blackpool is slowly backing up...

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    Came across this interesting site (in a geeky sort of way for me anyway):

    http://www.shipais.com/currentmap.php?map=livbay

    Allows you to see ship activity off the coast which I thought was rather cool.

    Though it appears to be busted or it might just be for me :-(
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    A few members of my family travelled up there yesterday just to see that boat hehe they do things like that.. dnt know why lol.

    But yh they travelled all the way from birmingham to blackpool to see that boat.

    james

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyChimpboy View Post
    A few members of my family travelled up there yesterday just to see that boat hehe they do things like that.. dnt know why lol.

    But yh they travelled all the way from birmingham to blackpool to see that boat.

    james
    Now that's extreme rubbernecking lol.

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    Lol.. i dnt like big words i aint that smart lol..

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    Was gonna say.. some people must be seriously sick in the head to go all the way just to see that

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    i be honest with u fink the 2 people that went in my family to see that are out there minds to go all that way just to see that lol.. especially when they can see images on the net lol.

    Anyhow

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    They're not as good at wrecking up there as they are down here are they? No one ridden off on a nice new BMW yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    They're not as good at wrecking up there as they are down here are they? No one ridden off on a nice new BMW yet...
    Lol, all they got were some soggy hobnobs.

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    I hope it's still there at half term!

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