Monday, September 21, 2009

LJ on her mooring

LJ on her mooringAs things progress, and conditions on board Lady Jane improve, I find it harder and harder to leave the old girl and return home.

Warm, calm, evenings only serve to increase the difficulty of leaving.

A few weeks ago, as part of the procrastinating over returning home, I stopped in the middle of the river to take some pictures. Here you see one of the best I took.

The quality of these 'evenings on the river' pictures always varies so wildly due to a mixture of the light and the constant movement on the water.

As it happens, this also answers ValleyP's questions about what size and type vessel Lady Jane is.

12 comments:

  1. What is this location so I can find it on google maps? Id like to see it from a satellite view.
    -m

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  2. She is looking great Tim..

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  3. She looks fabulous, I can understand you not wanting to leave her. Do you intend to live on her permanently? If so when do you hope to move on?

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  4. Hi Mike

    She's on the river Itchen, in Southampton.

    Regards

    Tim

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  5. Hi Rob

    Thanks.

    Hopefully we'll see you on board sometime soon..

    Cheers

    Tim

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  6. Hi Fran

    The current plan is to slowly explore wherever takes our fancy, probably by staying in a place for as long as we feel like it before moving on again.

    For example, there was talk of going down to Cornwall last year, that's still very much on the cards.

    Beyond that, who knows.

    Regards

    Tim

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  7. Hi Tim,
    If you do happen to come to cornwall, you could always drop in and see how I'm getting on!!
    :)
    Simon

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  8. I thought that you put the wind generator on top of the mast.
    I remember you had a problem, but thought you put it back up there.

    Bill

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  9. Hi Simon

    Sounds good to me!

    Regards

    Tim

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  10. Hi Bill

    The issues I had with the generator got a little stalled, due to other projects.

    If you look carefully at it, you will see I have given it a bigger tail, made from cardboard, to see if that helps.

    Once it is restored to it's former glory, I'll put it back up top the mast.

    Regards
    Tim

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  11. Anonymous2:28 PM

    I have had a go at finding LJ from Google maps before and my bet is that her location is about here: 50.903N 1.387W.
    Something that could be LJ is visible from the Google street view looking north from the Itchen bridge.
    You will often see glimpses of the Southampton FC stadium and the cement works there in Tim's pictures, so this is definitely the right area.

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