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Red Sands Radio - Part 6

24th February 2008

A service visit to Red Sands Fort

Leaving Queenborough All Tide Landing

Leaving Queenborough on the Isle of Sheppey The Tug Meeching with Grain Power Station & the Nore Commodore

Tug Meeching

Meeching is a Murray Tug, registered & for some years worked out of Newhaven

Newhaven registered & working tug

Meeching's now in moth balls with coaster Torch behind

The coaster Torch

The attractive small coaster The Torch awaits it's fate

Red Sands Fort 1st view of bent antenna

Our 'spotters' had warned us our medium wave radio antenna had fallen this was the first view

Red Sands Radio bent antenna 2 Red Sands Radio bent antenna 3

Recent fierce winds had caused havoc on the North Kent Coast

Red Sands Radio bent antenna 4

A pity but we had expected the loss

Red Sands Radio press release #1 of 2008

Press Release #1 of 2008 PDF File

Red Sands Radio bent antenna 5

Capacitance hat hang over the side

Red Sands Radio bent antenna 6

All stays intact

Red Sands Radio damaged deck insulator

The 'shear' being at the base deck insulator, during the gales the base had physically moved the mast now off centre toppled

Sue & Chris Fenn by antenna

Sue with husband Chris Fenn a submarine cable engineer with us on the visit

Red Sands Radio bent antenna 7

The remnants were brought aboard with the stays & egg insulators stored for our new antenna

15.18 hours 27th February 2008

Norwegian & American Students Visting

We welcomed a group of Norwegian & American Architectural Student aboard

Norwegian & American Students Visting Signatures

This feature continues in Red Sands Radio - Part 7

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