Where can Bluebird be seen

User avatar
Renegadenemo
Posts: 4712
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:29 pm
Location: N E England
Contact:

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Post by Renegadenemo » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:03 pm

Not Pier Cottage then?
Not a chance! It's a poky little privately owned caravan site that would be totally overrun and you'd never get a close up look. We want to tell you to stow your caps and coffee cups ahead of a static engine run so you don't FOD the engine - just as we did on Bute. That's how close we want you to the action.

It's a bit like all this Coniston - 'spiritual home' nonsense. What? The place where it all went horribly wrong and she was left to rot for three and a half decades? I think if she has a spiritual home it's most definitely North Shields these days where she's had more love, care and attention than at any other time in her life.
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

"As to reward, my profession is its own reward;" Sherlock Holmes.

I have wrought my simple plan
If I give one hour of joy
To the boy who’s half a man,
Or the man who’s half a boy.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

User avatar
Richie
Posts: 1195
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:12 pm

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Post by Richie » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:25 pm

However as it’s recognised that the boat took four world records at Coniston we can see why people would refer to it as her spiritual home.

8-)

Not enough room at Pier cottage IMHO. Plus the slip has to be kept clear or something, so I believe ?

The area infront of the bluebird Cafe would be good, depending on the state of the shore line etc etc
Clarence come out ov zat tank at vonz !

User avatar
midlife
Posts: 226
Joined: Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:59 pm
Location: Colne, Lancashire

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Post by midlife » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:39 pm

Thanks for the insight chaps, I thought it all happened a bit quickly...
Like I said Bill, I think you’ll probably need to define at least a grade 4..
Cheers
Wayne


.

User avatar
Renegadenemo
Posts: 4712
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:29 pm
Location: N E England
Contact:

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Post by Renegadenemo » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:04 pm

If the Type lV exists it will be truly terrifying. Seen some worrying signs around the Murley Moss burrow but no confirmed diagnoses as yet...
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

"As to reward, my profession is its own reward;" Sherlock Holmes.

I have wrought my simple plan
If I give one hour of joy
To the boy who’s half a man,
Or the man who’s half a boy.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

User avatar
Mike Bull
Posts: 4620
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:57 pm

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Post by Mike Bull » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:29 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:04 pm
the Murley Moss burrow
:lol: :lol: :lol:

User avatar
Richie
Posts: 1195
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:12 pm

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Post by Richie » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:43 pm

I have contacted the parks authority today at 1540 hours (from my home number) to seek clarification on their stance for July’s running at Coniston, I have left a message requesting re contact. Standby to standby
Clarence come out ov zat tank at vonz !

Jett
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:45 am

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Post by Jett » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:48 am

Since Bill Smith is now claiming North Shields as Bluebird's spiritual home, maybe he should also offer to move DMC's grave from Coniston to the back yard of his workshop.

User avatar
Renegadenemo
Posts: 4712
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:29 pm
Location: N E England
Contact:

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:29 am

Since Bill Smith is now claiming North Shields as Bluebird's spiritual home, maybe he should also offer to move DMC's grave from Coniston to the back yard of his workshop.
Heaven forbid! Imagine how many committee meetings THAT would take! :o
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

"As to reward, my profession is its own reward;" Sherlock Holmes.

I have wrought my simple plan
If I give one hour of joy
To the boy who’s half a man,
Or the man who’s half a boy.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

User avatar
ThornyBush
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:22 pm

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Post by ThornyBush » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:44 pm

Engineer and Enthusiast
Motorbikes and Craft Ales (but not at the same time)

User avatar
Renegadenemo
Posts: 4712
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:29 pm
Location: N E England
Contact:

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:14 am

Had an interesting day trip yesterday. It began as the remnants of what was supposed to be a proper meeting. The Hooray Hoopla Coming Home Committee assured me via telephone that the bureaucracy was all dealt with and all we had to do was pitch up and run at an event they could put together in time but we soon discovered this was not the case at all and said don't bother dragging us over there until you have this sorted.
But... part of the plan had been to take a look at the beach and the slipway to see what launching would be like while Rich and Sal wanted to go diving so we decided to do that part and have a snack in the BB Cafe for a bit of a jolly.
Next thing, while the divers were splashing about, I got nattering with a couple of the boat centre guys and learned a little more. Seems the bureaucracy is just as it always was so, over lunch, (Thanks to Judith at the cafe for looking after us) we hatched a plot to whizz over to Murley Moss and request an audience and that is exactly what we did.
It was everything I could do not to laugh at the startled guy on reception when a mob of slightly damp but branded-up Bluebirders marched into reception and our John, who'd taken the day off to tag along, requested an audience with Uncle Bulgaria himself especially as by now Novie and Sally had rocked up so we were fairly-mob-handed. Presently, and after some slightly hurried and hushed machinations, we were granted just such an audience. Full credit, thanks and respect for being allowed that, especially as we were described as 'hunting in packs' before extra chairs were dragged into a small meeting room and discussions began.
Long story short - there is just as much bureaucracy as ever there was, it's a huge job involving multiple documents and vast tracts of planning and organisation and to make matters worse, every shred of it except our safety plan for the course itself, which doesn't include the rest of the lake or shoreline, could have been done to death years ago; and even if they went for it in a big and spectacular way nothing would be ready to even be looked at until January, which would then have to go to consultation and then to a committee meeting, etc etc so the very earliest a decision might be reached would be March and you just know that is going to slip and slip and slip.
None of it is done so far as we can ascertain! Even if it had been started in August when we were demonstrating on Bute that we were good for our side of the deal there'd be another two months in the bag but yet again - nothing, it would appear.
We're going to do the small part we need to do in setting out how we secure and make safe our course and throw that into the hat then most likely plan somewhere so you can all come see us run next summer.
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

"As to reward, my profession is its own reward;" Sherlock Holmes.

I have wrought my simple plan
If I give one hour of joy
To the boy who’s half a man,
Or the man who’s half a boy.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Post Reply