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Accidents happen some memories of accidents at sea.
On 28th January 2015, the Hoegh Osaka had a mechanical malfunction causing her to tip and to prevent her rolling over she was steered onto the Bramble bank and beached.
After a salvage operation, she was righted and returned safely to port in Southampton. I took the above photographs from the Isle of Wight ferry.
In 2002 I took some photographs in Portsmouth of HMS Nottingham returning to the UK for repair welded to a transport ship after running aground off Lord Howe Island in September 2002 Australia.
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The Mekhanik Yartsev a Russian freighter got into difficulties off Portsmouth in the early hours of Boxing Day 2017. Some of her cargo of wood was lost overboard. Her crew of 13 have remained on board while a tug towed her into the Port of Southampton.
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I will transfer future posts to a new WordPress having posted 500+ Posts over the last few years due to my posts being heavy in photos my free data for media is almost used up. Originally I posted to create a family travel log, followers over the years have come on board from all over the world. I have enjoyed seeing who follows my posts and where they are watching from. I hope my old followers sign up and continue to see what I am up to, both on my trips and around my home in Hampshire. Please follow the link to my new blog and find the follow link.
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My post will be of places visited such as historical and industrial sites. Also, nature observation will feature highly in postings.
Black-tailed Godwit feeding in South scrape at Titchfield Haven National Nature reserve Hampshire UK also a Redshank getting in on the meal.
(Sound if turned on Black-headed Gulls and Common terns in the background)
Able to get a close view of a few a few Redshank this morning. I have posted pictures of this bird in the past. Some links below.
It is quite interesting how the same species plumage changes at different time of the year.
Common Terns are sleek and elegant in the air they are able to hover and dive down into the sea to catch their food. Common Terns mainly eat small marine fish, but will also eat aquatic insects and crustaceans.
These birds were fishing at Titchfield Haven this morning.
Watching the New Isle of Wight fast jet “Redjet 6” which was named yesterday by The Duchess of Cornwall. While coming past Calshot Castle it forced a group of Canada Geese into the air.
Returning from the New Forest spotted smoke in the distance which quickly became thicker and closer.
Soon we were at a standstill as the fire was so intense the road up front was blocked by smoke and flames.
Very quickly Fire Engines x3 arrived Ambulances, Police and a back up water bowser
We sat unable to move on for an hour while the incident – a lorry on fire which had also caught some of the trees above it was dealt with by the authorities. They even distributed bottled water to people stuck in the incident on this baking hot day. One can only reflect what those poor people in Greece went through when caught up in the fires there.
Quite pleased with the pictures taken from dash camera.
Pine Martens are a rare and elusive animal which is mostly found in the North of Britain. They prefer wooded areas, they climb well and live in holes in trees, such as old squirrel dreys. They feed on small rodents, birds, eggs insects and fruit, they can be encouraged to visit bird tables. Despite looking in Scotish woodlands and forests I have not seen one in the wild. This captive animal is in the New Forest Animal Sanctuary.
Captive animals rather than in the wild but a chance to see these animals.