Sunday, 21 February 2010

Sunday Rambles {thanks for the title Michael}

Starting at the port more like Sunday Shambles. A dozen or more HGV parked in the layby and on the verge on top of the KCC fibre optic ducting. No signage for the new LD service cars going in the freight gate and having to be turned around, no sign off any work going on in the lorry park in front of the terminal. Talking to a driver in the cafe the other day they are going to stop using the Trans Europa because they aren't allowed to park when they come off the vessel, he also said there used to be a brilliant cafe in the port that did the best truckers breakfast ever and i quote "because of some f**king bean counter in the port office it was closede down" . The showers and toilets had just been done we had a great cafe and now the port gives us nothing not even somewhere to park.Oleander seemed to be slow to turn at low water no doubt the new vessel would have got half way round and stopped due to lack of water.
The new Vatenfall building looks good but security not in hi viz and smoking when letting someone out of the gate looks a bit slack. Pearson Gore are still tring to rent the land that a birdy tells me London array have an option on and had surveyors down last week.
The harbour looked good though quite a bit of litter, and a veritable garden growing out of the harbour walls, hasn't anyone in TDC heard of pointing.
Nice to see many boat owners down tending their moorings in the strong winds, shows that they look after their boats and don't just use them as a weekend cottage.


  1. Any chance of using a different colour font or background to make it possible to read the post? White and dark blue on green background OK, but whatever it is on dark blue just gives a vague idea that there is some text there.

  2. With the wind turning South it was noticable that there was a bit of timber on the west breakwater rocks on Sunday. Are there restictions entering the rocks from the Western Undercliff shoreside.

  3. The rocks are part of the secure zone and apart from that they are pretty dangerous and slippery. i guess anything you can reach from the beach would be ok, otherwise the boys in blue may be after you.