Monday, 13 May 2013

Plane Art or Plain Art?

These are some of the promised photos of the plane about to be scrapped at Kemble Airfield.  A group of wannabe Banksys have had the opportunity of expressing their art - because they can (from the can!) - the plane will be broken up very shortly.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Should Have Taken My Camera . . . . . . . .

This morning we visited AV8, the cafe next to the control tower, at Kemble Airfield.  There is a company on site that salvages planes and at the moment there are 14 jumbos waiting to be taken apart - it is a very lucrative business.  About a week ago we noticed that one plane had been towed off the usual waiting area and placed on the grass next to the driveway to AV8.  Today we understood why.  A group of Banksy type spray artists had been given the plane to practice their art before the plane is scrapped.  The result is brilliant.  The design is really the inside of the plane painted on the outside including all the mechanisms - landing gear, hydraulics etc. The design colours are just grey, silver and black.  One really has to study the plane to appreciate the intricate art.

We will try and visit AV8 before the plane is scrapped to take some photos.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Star Clipper Holiday

We have just arrived home from a stormy Med.  At Tangier we experienced Storm Force 10.  Both husband and I are good sailors - and we needed to be.  Our cabin was situated on deck level at the stern - we must have risen and dropped 40 feet at each wave!  At Ibetha several holidaymakers from The States actually jumped ship - they could not stand any more seasickness!  Below are a collection of our photos.
 "the Bridge"
 Sea Cloud - another rival yacht.
 This photo does not do justice to the rough seas.
 At Tangiers there was big trouble mooring up to the dock and this little tug was called in to push the ship up to the quay.
 Mast Climbing was a popular sport on calm days.