Mainly For Brummies But All Are Welcome To Join In The Birmingham Fun & Chat


Wild Seas In Wales

#1 by astoness , Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:41 pm

took these in wales today...very wild and rough sea..


PROUD BRUMMIE

 
astoness

Granny
Founder Member
Posts: 14.795
Date registered 02.24.2010

Last edited 03.14.2017 | Top

RE: WILD SEAS IN WALES

#2 by Sheldonboy , Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:20 pm

Bet you would have got some good ones yesterday. I was in Cornwall years ago in a Gale force 8, it was lethal.


The email of the species is more deadly than the mail.
http://brummiestalking.org.uk/

 
Sheldonboy

Founder Member
Forum Administrator
Posts: 43.160
Date registered 12.22.2009


RE: WILD SEAS IN WALES

#3 by Slow Jo , Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:25 pm

Crossed the irish sea in a force 8 gale ,many years ago ,I was never so pleased to see dry land,again


Slow Jo  
Slow Jo

Active Member
Posts: 12.723
Date registered 07.31.2013


RE: WILD SEAS IN WALES

#4 by astwood , Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:00 pm

Sections of the Colwyn Bay Pier have fallen into the sea due to Storm Doris


astwood  
astwood

Active Member
Posts: 16.941
Date registered 02.28.2012


RE: WILD SEAS IN WALES

#5 by Sheldonboy , Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:31 pm

Quote: astwood wrote in post #4
Sections of the Colwyn Bay Pier have fallen into the sea due to Storm Doris


That's a shame these piers are disappearing too fast.


The email of the species is more deadly than the mail.
http://brummiestalking.org.uk/

 
Sheldonboy

Founder Member
Forum Administrator
Posts: 43.160
Date registered 12.22.2009

Last edited 02.27.2017 | Top

RE: WILD SEAS IN WALES

#6 by Voltman , Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:07 am

Personally, although I have been to Colwyn Bay a couple of times, forty years apart, I have no feelings for Colwyn Dead Beat Bay or their rotting pier.
On my last visit the "Fun Fair " was rusting into its concrete surroundings.

I find it sad to see an old pier disintegrate and be demolished, when it could so easily have been saved, but I don't expect the British Isles will be much affected by its deterioration, or its deliberate destruction by an over willing local council.

For me it is just one less reason to go to Colwyn, where the hell are we, Bay, leaving the count at about -9, so perhaps their council should re-consider their future income from tourism. Even a closed and collapsing pier is a sight to behold that exceeds anything else they have to offer, with the possible exception of the railway.
Just for fun one can always go on to Llandudno and die of depression, even though their pier is a fully functional tourist attraction. It beats doing the same at Colwyn, where it is infinitely easier and probably expected.

In this instance don't blame everything on the weather, Colwyn Bay Pier has a troubled history with very little chance of survival.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-38830339

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-38841948

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-39085142

http://www.colwynpier.co.uk

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wa...-under-12646358

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wa...yn-bay-12670336

https://www.piers.org.uk/pier/colwyn-bay-victoria/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Pier

http://www.victoriapier.co.uk


The David Hey's Collection of Railway Photographs
Calendars for all years
British Movietone

 
Voltman

Founder Member
Technical Administrator
Posts: 17.747
Date registered 02.24.2010

Last edited 03.01.2017 | Top

   

A Nasty Night To Come It Seems.
Snow On The Way

Thank you for visiting our humble forum, make this your forum by joining us and posting your own thoughts and questions.
Xobor Create your own Forum with Xobor