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  • Birthday 11/02/1948

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  1. Happy Birthday Terry πŸŽ‚ I know you will have enjoyed the day 🍷🍷πŸ₯‚
  2. Happy Birthday Alfie. πŸŽ‚ Enjoy the day 🍷 🍻
  3. Cheers for the Birthday wishes guys. Family spoilt me today,thoroughly enjoyed it.
  4. Happy birthday Steve πŸŽ‚ Enjoy the day 🍻
  5. Happy Birthday Guys πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚ πŸŽ‚ Enjoy the day🍻
  6. I think many people are unaware of the technicalities of this countries sewage treatment infrastructure. In this country we have a combined surface water and foul water piping system to the wastewater treatment works.These treatment works are designed to treat a certain flow of influent based on the population of the catchment area and their produced solids . Any influent flow above say 120% of the designed flow weirs over into a storm catchment system which basically is a series of tanks which can contain the overflow until the incoming flows subside and the contained storm flow can be returned to the treatment process. If the incoming flows continue to be of such a level that they fill the storm tanks they will overflow to the watercourse sometimes via a plot of land allocated for capture of the "solids etc". A further complication of this is that CSO's (Combined storm overflows)have been built into the pipeline infrastructure upstream of the treatment works to divert excessive flow directly to an alternative discharge point to reduce the loading on the treatment works .It is these that people generally complain about as they discharge directly into the water course whether it be river or beach. Without the CSO's there is a risk of flooding to upstream properties or areas as the system backs up . The problems can be solved by separating the surface water drainage from the foul drainage but this will involve an enormous investment to the infrastructure to dig up and change EVERYONE'S manhole connection system. Even if this could be achieved there may be further problems with blockages as there may be insufficient flushing of the foul drainage piping.. Privatisation of the Utilities section has had their bean counters sell off the spare land on existing treatment works for instantaneous short term profit which means there is no longer any capture or expansion land available and when the works need expanding to accommodate a increase in population new high tech and power hungry process systems have to be utilised to achieve what was previously done by gravity flow works and massive land area for biological filters etc. How can a price and delivery estimate be calculated changing such a vast infrastructure project which is at least 150 years down the line Pie in the sky I believe is the term.
  7. Happy Birthday Stuie πŸ»πŸ·πŸŽ‚ Enjoy the day
  8. He was probably training for a drive on the Shotover Jet My adrenalin junky boat trip I just need to up my engine power by 600hp to get close. Did this in 2005 Great fun ...bought my boat following year 🀣
  9. Belt and braces on mine 2 chartplottters 2 fishfinders 2 vhfs 2 compasses Still bugger all fish😞
  10. Belated Birthday Wishes Guys πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚
  11. Point taken Neil but how do you manage when all the raggies come out to play☺️
  12. Couldn't agree more Kam. Southampton water would mean a long trip to the Solent and I've never had much luck catching there other than weed and a large stingray which I didn't manage to land. The Hamble Marinas are just Sooooo Expensive Haslar or Gosport Marinas would seem to be the most obvious location . I have only once fished a charter out of Gosport which turned out to be an all day and night affair for no fish. This was before the days of mobile phones and wife was not happy and worried sick as she thought I was due back at 5pm not the following 5am as it turned out. Skipper wanted to catch up on his sleep on board. If still boating I would prefer to stay in the Poole area but it is such a pain to get to sometimes and parking can be a nightmare.
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    My goodness Terry that's a selection are those brown objects stones or shells? He must have been hungry or there is so little food out there his eyesight must have been affectedπŸ˜„
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