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Search: Posts Made By: Adrian Walker
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th May 2015, 20:15
Replies: 19
Views: 3,993
Posted By Adrian Walker
Thanks for the update Steve and the pictures,...

Thanks for the update Steve and the pictures, that's good news on the generators but a shame about the brass plaques, one or two of them were illustrated online in the local press recently, perhaps...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th May 2015, 22:07
Replies: 19
Views: 3,993
Posted By Adrian Walker
Many thanks for that Steve, much appreciated, and...

Many thanks for that Steve, much appreciated, and yes you are right about the charity's quoted scrapping figure.
Must take a trip to the area sometime.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 20th May 2015, 15:39
Replies: 14
Views: 2,612
Posted By Adrian Walker
I've been having a look at some of your pictures...

I've been having a look at some of your pictures and have downloaded a few to examine more closely.
According to the data you are using a Pentax K-5 DSLR camera, there shouldn't be any problems with...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 20th May 2015, 11:55
Replies: 14
Views: 2,612
Posted By Adrian Walker
There's no really easy way of demonstrating...

There's no really easy way of demonstrating picture downsizing on a site such as this and I do wish I could be of more help. It's easy for me to say or do as I have been using Adobe Photoshop for...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th May 2015, 07:46
Replies: 19
Views: 3,993
Posted By Adrian Walker
"Here in Queensland there is an 'on the spot'...

"Here in Queensland there is an 'on the spot' fine of $227 for littering on shore"

Thanks for that Taff, sounds like good strategy, but as for the Greenies here, well I have no idea who they are!...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th May 2015, 12:40
Replies: 19
Views: 3,993
Posted By Adrian Walker
Well well, that's interesting and contradicts...

Well well, that's interesting and contradicts anything that has been reported so far, just hope she's not going to be left to rot there. Anyone in your "network" able to get any pictures?
Thanks for...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th May 2015, 11:09
Replies: 19
Views: 3,993
Posted By Adrian Walker
Thanks for that Steve and glad you enjoyed the...

Thanks for that Steve and glad you enjoyed the video, there's many in the Cardiff area that would like to hear of any developments, the local press isn't always "well informed". Have just followed up...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th May 2015, 08:46
Replies: 19
Views: 3,993
Posted By Adrian Walker
Thanks John. According to one resident of...

Thanks John.

According to one resident of the area she was temporarily grounded on the Cardiff sandbanks, although I don't know where she got that information from.
As we waited for her to leave...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th May 2015, 22:33
Replies: 19
Views: 3,993
Posted By Adrian Walker
You're too kind Taff, diolch yn fawr! Was up at...

You're too kind Taff, diolch yn fawr!
Was up at 4am this morning and down at the barrage just before 5am, Helwick didn't move until 7:30ish, not amused. Myself and friend/cameraman got soaked to the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th May 2015, 22:25
Replies: 19
Views: 3,993
Posted By Adrian Walker
Thanks for that Steve, I heard from a friend who...

Thanks for that Steve, I heard from a friend who was with me earlier this morning taking pictures in the cold wind and rain at Cardiff Barrage that she had stopped near Chepstow, and is awaiting the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th May 2015, 18:36
Replies: 19
Views: 3,993
Posted By Adrian Walker
Thanks Taff, there will be a short video on...

Thanks Taff, there will be a short video on Youtube by later this evening UK time.
She was supposed to leave at 5am here but didn't make any way until 7;30am. Two and a half hours standing on...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th May 2015, 13:20
Replies: 19
Views: 3,993
Posted By Adrian Walker
Further news on Helwick, she has been bought by a...

Further news on Helwick, she has been bought by a private buyer and it is intended to convert her into a floating museum. I'm guessing that a hull inspection and any necessary work will take place at...
Forum: Other International Navies 16th May 2015, 09:01
Replies: 3
Views: 1,754
Posted By Adrian Walker
Thanks for your appreciation of the short video...

Thanks for your appreciation of the short video DavidJM.
The viewing platform controversy: Costing 75,000 or more and several weeks overdue of its original completion date, it has been described as...
Forum: Other International Navies 15th May 2015, 22:06
Replies: 3
Views: 1,754
Posted By Adrian Walker
Belgian mine hunter at Cardiff - video.

Have just uploaded 4 minute video of Belgian mine hunter BNS CROCUS approaching Cardiff this afternoon.
Filmed from the controversial and recently installed Penarth Head viewing platform. Almost a...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th May 2015, 14:48
Replies: 19
Views: 3,993
Posted By Adrian Walker
"Helwick" leaves Cardiff.

Those familiar with Cardiff Bay will be familiar with the sight of the old Helwick lightship that has been moored in Roath Basin for many years. I have just learned that it will be towed away to...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 5th May 2015, 12:01
Replies: 8
Views: 2,661
Posted By Adrian Walker
Just had a reply from the pictures owner on...

Just had a reply from the pictures owner on Flickr, he took the picture early 80's but doesn't know anything else. Based on that the wreck should be long gone you might think.
Thanks E.Martin for...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 4th May 2015, 07:36
Replies: 8
Views: 2,661
Posted By Adrian Walker
I don't remember it being there in 2011 when I...

I don't remember it being there in 2011 when I left the area and the upload date of the photo is Feb 2015.
Have left a message on the Flickr page asking for info, perhaps something will be passed on.
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 30th April 2015, 12:36
Replies: 0
Views: 3,664
Posted By Adrian Walker
MV Balmoral provisional timetable for 2015

I hope I'm not repeating anything that has already been said, (I did have a search and found nothing), but it looks like MV Balmoral will be back in service soon. Last seen in the Bristol Channel in...
Forum: Royal Navy 12th April 2015, 18:47
Replies: 17
Views: 2,447
Posted By Adrian Walker
Hope you're still watching down under Taff, I've...

Hope you're still watching down under Taff, I've knocked together some stills pictures of Cardiff Bay into a sort of video slide show, hope you can recognise parts of it despite the massive changes...
Forum: Royal Navy 10th April 2015, 17:12
Replies: 17
Views: 2,447
Posted By Adrian Walker
You certainly have some history there Rab and...

You certainly have some history there Rab and something to be proud of I think.
Further on the subject ashes my father's father (Capt. William Walker DSO (MN) of PQ17 fame) was supposed to have been...
Forum: Royal Navy 10th April 2015, 12:00
Replies: 17
Views: 2,447
Posted By Adrian Walker
Hello Rab, good to hear you are in good health in...

Hello Rab, good to hear you are in good health in the land of my father's father. Yes dad was Hon Sec at Penarth RNLI many years ago and was greatly involved with the new station which was built in...
Forum: Royal Navy 9th April 2015, 20:03
Replies: 17
Views: 2,447
Posted By Adrian Walker
Thanks for that story King Ratt (RT), hope life...

Thanks for that story King Ratt (RT), hope life is treating you well up there in the land of my father's father.
Down here in occasionally sunny Penarth we have HMS Express assigned to URNU Cardiff,...
Forum: Royal Navy 9th April 2015, 12:53
Replies: 17
Views: 2,447
Posted By Adrian Walker
Thanks LouisB, I remember you posting about your...

Thanks LouisB, I remember you posting about your involvement with the P2000 boats and banana skins down the toilets!
On Charger's FB page there is a photo of six students as posted yesterday and I...
Forum: Royal Navy 9th April 2015, 11:36
Replies: 17
Views: 2,447
Posted By Adrian Walker
Quote: "There looks to be more crew on board than...

Quote: "There looks to be more crew on board than on a modern 16000-TEU container ship!"
Fair point Ron, she has five full-time RN crew, and sails with an RNR training officer and a maximum...
Forum: Royal Navy 8th April 2015, 14:04
Replies: 17
Views: 2,447
Posted By Adrian Walker
HMS Charger at Cardiff April 2015

Just happened to arrive at Cardiff Barrage yesterday to catch HMS Charger entering Cardiff Bay via number three lock.
According to her official Facebook page she is here for a two day visit.
...
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