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Ah, that brought back some nice holiday memories. Thanks for that, keefy.

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Hello Maureen…not sure if you noticed but the location imagines change every so often…Trevi fountain and others…

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I watched Mount Etna for a while. Didn't like the look of Mexico City - definitely a pollution problem there. We used to enjoy watching the camera which was focused on the airport runway at Maho Beach on St Martin in the Caribbean. It was great for watching the large planes take off and see the crowds clinging to the perimeter fence as the draught from the plane engines taking off nearly blew the people off their feet.

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Kenmo1 wrote:
21 May 2020, 16:51
I watched Mount Etna for a while. Didn't like the look of Mexico City - definitely a pollution problem there. We used to enjoy watching the camera which was focused on the airport runway at Maho Beach on St Martin in the Caribbean. It was great for watching the large planes take off and see the crowds clinging to the perimeter fence as the draught from the plane engines taking off nearly blew the people off their feet.

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We too enjoyed the web cam for Maho Beach before it was destroyed. I still look at the web cams for St Marteen every day. So sad to see it deserted and how we long to know when we can once again enjoy this our favourite place in the world. I can see the very spot where we have our loungers and imagine our ice bucket of Beer with the waves lapping at the foot of our sun beds!

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21 May 2020, 21:08
We too enjoyed the web cam for Maho Beach before it was destroyed. I still look at the web cams for St Marteen every day. So sad to see it deserted and how we long to know when we can once again enjoy this our favourite place in the world. I can see the very spot where we have our loungers and imagine our ice bucket of Beer with the waves lapping at the foot of our sun beds!
You lucky things. We visited St Martin several times and always said we must do a trip to Maho beach. Unfortunately, on the day we were due to go, my husband was taken ill, so it was not to be. We can't get worldwide insurance for him now so our chance has gone. Hopefully you will be able to go back soon.

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Thanks Maureen. So sorry that you cannot visit this destination again. As it stands at the moment none of us know if we will get there again but we are glad we grabbed our chances whilst they were there.Take care!

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Loads of interesting Webcam locations this morning :thumbup:

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Pam + Neil wrote:
22 May 2020, 09:51
Thanks Maureen. So sorry that you cannot visit this destination again. As it stands at the moment none of us know if we will get there again but we are glad we grabbed our chances whilst they were there.Take care!
Ten weeks ago we were enjoying the sea and sand on St Martin, after which the ports in the Caribbean all started to close down.
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It looks like Blackpool is shrouded in a sea fret

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22 May 2020, 16:03
It looks like Blackpool is shrouded in a sea fret
Had to look that one up.

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Blackpool doesn’t appear to have seen any improvement on yesterday.

David…. not sure if this is possible or allowed but I think this site deserves a permanent place on your website as its nice to drop in and out from time to time without having to bump it up or loose it down the listings …what do you think?

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23 May 2020, 12:47
Blackpool doesn’t appear to have seen any improvement on yesterday.

David…. not sure if this is possible or allowed but I think this site deserves a permanent place on your website as its nice to drop in and out from time to time without having to bump it up or loose it down the listings …what do you think?
It can be done with a ' Sticky Tab ' ... but :think:

' Distant Memories ' this week then it'll be ' Chickens Weekly ' the next and so on ... sounds dodgy to me :thumbdown:
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Onelife wrote:
23 May 2020, 12:47
Blackpool doesn’t appear to have seen any improvement on yesterday.

David…. not sure if this is possible or allowed but I think this site deserves a permanent place on your website as its nice to drop in and out from time to time without having to bump it up or loose it down the listings …what do you think?
I think Blackpool is beyond improvement.

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But, but...David would have the final say…this should go to a members vote…..

all in favour say “Chickens” :thumbup:

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23 May 2020, 13:01
But, but...David would have the final say…this should go to a members vote…..

all in favour say “Chickens” :thumbup:
Such matters are not going to be voted on if I know the BOSS :twisted:

But in your dreams ... and all against say " Headless " :thumbdown:
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Manoverboard wrote:
23 May 2020, 13:04
Onelife wrote:
23 May 2020, 13:01
But, but...David would have the final say…this should go to a members vote…..

all in favour say “Chickens” :thumbup:
Such matters are not going to be voted on if I know the BOSS :twisted:

But in your dreams ... and all against say " Headless " :thumbdown:
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Manoverboard wrote:
23 May 2020, 12:52
Onelife wrote:
23 May 2020, 12:47
Blackpool doesn’t appear to have seen any improvement on yesterday.

David…. not sure if this is possible or allowed but I think this site deserves a permanent place on your website as its nice to drop in and out from time to time without having to bump it up or loose it down the listings …what do you think?
It can be done with a ' Sticky Tab ' ... but :think:

' Distant Memories ' this week then it'll be ' Chickens Weekly ' the next and so on ... sounds dodgy to me :thumbdown:

:lol: Never trust a chicken fu plucker

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Onelife wrote:
23 May 2020, 13:01
But, but...David would have the final say…this should go to a members vote…..

all in favour say “Chickens” :thumbup:

.......with paxo...mmmmm :D

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Stephen wrote:
23 May 2020, 14:41
Manoverboard wrote:
23 May 2020, 12:52
Onelife wrote:
23 May 2020, 12:47
Blackpool doesn’t appear to have seen any improvement on yesterday.

David…. not sure if this is possible or allowed but I think this site deserves a permanent place on your website as its nice to drop in and out from time to time without having to bump it up or loose it down the listings …what do you think?
It can be done with a ' Sticky Tab ' ... but :think:

' Distant Memories ' this week then it'll be ' Chickens Weekly ' the next and so on ... sounds dodgy to me :thumbdown:

:lol: Never trust a chicken fu plucker
If I had my hands on the wishbone guess what I would be wishing for now?... no stop it Keith :lol:

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Perv. .

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Stephen wrote:
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Perv. .
I've corrected your typo ---fect :thumbup:

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MOD I've been interfered with :shock: . Black ball him

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Stephen wrote:
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MOD I've been interfered with :shock: . Black ball him
Fear not, it is I :angel:

We do have ' some ' magic powers but cannot possibly complete your request from such a distance :relaxed:
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I'll lend you my steel toe caps if it helps blacken his b***s

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Stephen wrote:
23 May 2020, 16:39
I'll lend you my steel toe caps if it helps blacken his b***s
:lol:

Ouch! I'll have to ask the wife to rub them better tonight :lol:

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Onelife wrote:
23 May 2020, 21:10
Stephen wrote:
23 May 2020, 16:39
I'll lend you my steel toe caps if it helps blacken his b***s
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Ouch! I'll have to ask the wife to rub them better tonight :lol:
Was she not up to scratch the last time then ? :angel:
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Onelife wrote:
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I think this site deserves a permanent place
The bookmark it

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But,but, l was thinking about our wider membership who won't ever have the experience once it falls off the front page.....you're heartless David even Susie has more compassion than you :sarcasm: .....just saying :lol:

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There is a Cruise ship docked in Dover Dock ( Kent) as well as a P&O ferry this morning. Box of keefy Chocolates if you can name the cruise ship.

Looks like things are improving at Blackpool


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24 May 2020, 11:12
There is a Cruise ship docked in Dover Dock ( Kent) as well as a P&O ferry this morning. Box of keefy Chocolates if you can name the cruise ship.

Looks like things are improving at Blackpool
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Don't worry QB you can't give his choccies away these days.

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Quizzical Bob wrote:
24 May 2020, 12:41
Onelife wrote:
24 May 2020, 11:12
There is a Cruise ship docked in Dover Dock ( Kent) as well as a P&O ferry this morning. Box of keefy Chocolates if you can name the cruise ship.

Looks like things are improving at Blackpool
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I'm still sending you a box of keefy's finest because I've been known to tell a few porky's myself :lol: ...enjoy!


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Onelife wrote:
24 May 2020, 13:08
Quizzical Bob wrote:
24 May 2020, 12:41
Onelife wrote:
24 May 2020, 11:12
There is a Cruise ship docked in Dover Dock ( Kent) as well as a P&O ferry this morning. Box of keefy Chocolates if you can name the cruise ship.

Looks like things are improving at Blackpool
Disney Magic

And yes, I cheated.
I'm still sending you a box of keefy's finest because I've been known to tell a few porky's myself :lol: ...enjoy!
You’re too kind ;)

I am a great fan of the Marine Traffic app and website. In my factory unit at Hamble I can often hear the ships’ whistle warnings as they pass down Southampton Water and in January and on special occasions I can hear the fireworks up in Southampton Docks so it’s useful to identify the culprits. From 1990 for a few years I had a clear view across to Fawley and could see the passing traffic but that stopped when they built a block of units in front of us.

Now here’s another question for the day:

There are seven well-loved cruise ships anchored in Weymouth Bay just waiting to be named.

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24 May 2020, 14:12
Now here’s another question for the day:

There are seven well-loved cruise ships anchored in Weymouth Bay just waiting to be named.
Easy peasy ... just read the ****** **** to find the answer :wave:
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Quizzical Bob wrote:
24 May 2020, 14:12
Onelife wrote:
24 May 2020, 13:08
Quizzical Bob wrote:
24 May 2020, 12:41


Disney Magic

And yes, I cheated.
I'm still sending you a box of keefy's finest because I've been known to tell a few porky's myself :lol: ...enjoy!
You’re too kind ;)

I am a great fan of the Marine Traffic app and website. In my factory unit at Hamble I can often hear the ships’ whistle warnings as they pass down Southampton Water and in January and on special occasions I can hear the fireworks up in Southampton Docks so it’s useful to identify the culprits. From 1990 for a few years I had a clear view across to Fawley and could see the passing traffic but that stopped when they built a block of units in front of us.

Now here’s another question for the day:

There are seven well-loved cruise ships anchored in Weymouth Bay just waiting to be named.
I’ll have to pass on the naming ceremony Barney as my cruising experiences are very limited. I have had a bit of fun with the Towyn webcam…I phoned up my sister and asked her to drop in…unfurtunatly my best mate did a moony :oops:

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Manoverboard wrote:
24 May 2020, 14:28
Quizzical Bob wrote:
24 May 2020, 14:12
Now here’s another question for the day:

There are seven well-loved cruise ships anchored in Weymouth Bay just waiting to be named.
Easy peasy ... just read the ****** **** to find the answer :wave:
I believe they are all P&O except Oceana, and Cunards QE and QM2.
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towny44 wrote:
24 May 2020, 14:36
Manoverboard wrote:
24 May 2020, 14:28
Quizzical Bob wrote:
24 May 2020, 14:12
Now here’s another question for the day:

There are seven well-loved cruise ships anchored in Weymouth Bay just waiting to be named.
Easy peasy ... just read the ****** **** to find the answer :wave:
I believe they are all P&O except Oceana, and Cunards QE and QM2.
Yes indeed. They seem to get left out for an exercise run occasionally, back and forwards to Southampton and the anchorage in Sandown Bay.

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The sun is shinning in Blackpool…it would be even brighter if they were to clean the webcam lens :thumbdown:

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