The extensive, drying sandbank - Middle Sand, recently re-christened 'Island Sand' - that the vacuous Naughty Cal on CWDF was posting advice on how best to get your boat set onto, grounded, and rolled over by the incoming tide, is just out of view on the lefthand side of this photo, which was taken from close to Cliff End Top Light, . . the lower Light (Cliff End) of this pair of leading lights is visible in the bottom lefthand corner of the photo. Beyond that and towards the centre is Flats Light on a white tripod, beyond that Trent Ness Light on a white post. On the far bank (of the Trent) and to the right of Trent Ness Light is North Trent Light, and the bigger black and white structure (on the South bank of the Ouse) and over to the left is Boundary Light. Apex Light is just out of shot to the right.
The Flood (tide) can run in at a fearsome pace hereabouts, and only a few miles from here - low side of Whitton Ness, where the tide runs in at a comparable rate - a tanker loaded with gas oil for Colwick (Nottingham) coming up the Humber on a big Spring Flood was capsized and wrecked on 19 February 1961 after it grounded momentarily on the outer, lower end of a sandbank. The tanker - 'Lapwing C', owned and operated by Cooks of Hull - initially grounded by the head , was swung athwart and rolled over by the speed and force of the tide.
If the tide can do that to a 17' beam, flat bottomed tanker barge loaded with the best part of 200 tons of oil, . . just consider what it could do to a small vessel, such as a pleasure craft, grounded in similar circumstances on the outer end of Middle Sand, . . . and that is precisely where Naughty Cal's idiotic advice, simply to wait for 15 - 20 minutes after Flood before getting underway from the marked anchorage in the Trent, could well take anyone who heeds it.
There's an explanation of a better, safer procedure for getting underway inbound from the Trent anchorage posted near the top of page 2 of this thread, and I would be grateful, once again, if someone would relay the contents of this post and the page 2 post, including JohnV's quoted part, over on to the 'Transiting Trent Falls Ouse to Trent' thread on CWDF.
dogless: Yes thanks John ... no milk or sugar, but a nice biccy
Mar 31, 2020 12:27:19 GMT
loddon: Thanks for the confirmation, I am thinking of changing tablets because of the cough but maybe I wont
Mar 31, 2020 13:07:45 GMT
JohnV: There are other drugs but I haven't found the side effects with Ramipril to be bad, it seems to just make my throat a bit more sensitive so things that might have just tickled my throat and make me want to clear it now make me cough.
Mar 31, 2020 13:58:31 GMT
loddon: The cough is the only one I get from ramipril, although the combinatins of drugs I am on has interesting effects.
Apr 1, 2020 15:56:47 GMT