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Those yellow boat buses

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by bi0boy, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. likesfish

    likesfish chanelling mike from spaced

    Scousers driving a 70yr old amphib full tilt at a river what could possibly go wrong?
     
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  2. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here

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  3. boohoo

    boohoo Part-time Cat

  4. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here

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  5. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    "John Bigos, managing director of London Duck Tours, said he had no comment to make at present."

    Not even an apology for your wet and smoky-lunged customers John?
     
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  6. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    "There was a lot of smoke inhalation, so we jumped in the water.

    "We're Australian, so we know how to swim"

    Only Australians can swim ^
     
  7. RedDragon

    RedDragon "I am not one of your fans!"

    Are the standing on some kind of ledge or is the Thames really shallow near parliament.

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  8. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    It's like that at low tide - some places nearby even have beaches.

    Obviously deeper towards the middle
     
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  9. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here

    It varies. Don't forget that the Thames in London is tidal.
     
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  10. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here

    Indeed. I went down onto the one on the south side, by Tower Bridge, accessed via Horsleydown Stairs (what a great name) in the evening a few weeks ago. Only a few people and me down there, and a great dramatic view looking up at the bridge.
     
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  11. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

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    London beach boasting shot - yes we got a lot at times. Those yellow ducky buses are just wrong, nearly killed by one when mudlarking so slightly biased opinion.
     
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  12. boohoo

    boohoo Part-time Cat

    Same boats though!
     
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  13. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    fuckaduck they're not having much luck.
     
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  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Funnily enough, I went past the landing site at Vauxhall on Saturday and thought to myself how dodgy those things look.

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  15. RedDragon

    RedDragon "I am not one of your fans!"

    Wow, when did the office block opposite disappear - presumably something equally monstrous will be replacing it.
     
  16. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    I work quite near there, it was demolished last year. Think it's going to be replaced with a residential development.
     
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  17. likesfish

    likesfish chanelling mike from spaced

    Some of the former drivers in the military on another site were of the view these things fine for military use rescue use etc but no fucking way would they take daytrippers on them or put overhead protection on them either.:eek: Because they have a low waterboard and when they sink you want to be able to get free.
     
  18. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

  19. dogmatique

    dogmatique merde alors

    Can't speak about that crash, but in my opinion - on water they are death traps. There is absolutely no way you'd get me on one with my family. They're 70 years old and were rushed into service for beach landings and weren't too fantastic at that at the time... Every time I see them on the Thames I wince. They're a museum piece and shouldn't be allowed for public transport. There, I said it...
     
  20. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

  21. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

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  22. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    One last trip this morning.
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    Also saw Sadiq Khan walking down the road :D
     
  23. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    I spent a good few years watching them beach themselves as they turned right (west) after coming down that gangway. They got quite adept at fishing passengers out of the water.
     
  24. S☼I

    S☼I Cats Bumino

    DUCKMARINE!
     

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