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it's not looking like much of a day to be out, 40mph + winds etc. sad.png

 

 

the calm before the storm !

wind currently 0.8mph with a gust of 2.5mph !

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Edited by Tempus Fugit

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I'm supposed to be on the boat tomorrow :-(

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I think the Steampacket have been really lucky so far - let's face it, relying on a vessel that can't cope with winds over force 6 in April seems pretty foolhardy!! I was extremely unimpressed to have to travel on Mannanan last week as I prefer the Ben every time, but I had two great sailings that both took less than the scheduled sailing time. It was luck of the draw though - April weather can be pretty hairy!

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guess whose website is down - the Racket's site is reporting

Server Error in '/' Application.

Runtime Error

Description: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error from being viewed remotely (for security reasons). It could, however, be viewed by browsers running on the local server machine.

 

Finger trouble ? or a local force 8 in the office ?

 

ETA the phone line was finally updated just before 7am just in time to avoid a wasted journey as my bus is about 7:05am

Edited by Frances

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http://www.xcweather...orecast/Douglas is a useful site for weather - better detail than most, especially wind, which is likely to be of interest to us islanders!

Heysham sailing cancelled this morning (Wednesday) - looking at webcams I'm not surprised....

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I have traveled on the Manannan when the Captain has warned about winds and it could be choppy, but

never as bad as some of the old steamers!

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Irish Sea forecast:

 

Shipping Forecast - Issued: 1030 UTC Wed 13 Nov

 

Wind: Southwest veering northwest 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.

 

Sea State: Moderate or rough.

 

Weather: Rain then showers.

 

Visibility: Good, occasionally poor.

 

 

 

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and BMC going to Birkenhead tomorrow !

 

 

thinking outside the box :-)

 

Due to the forecasted adverse weather in Heysham Port and to avoid the risk of cancellation, this service will now sail to Birkenhead. A coach transfer for foot passengers will be provided to Heysham.

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And typically the racket show it going to Birkenhead but still list the Hesham timings

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And typically the racket show it going to Birkenhead but still list the Hesham timings

And the radio announced exactly that. Does anyone ever employ any common sense? On the other hand maybe they turned on the afterburners.

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