This transporter bridge is one of only six operating in the world. The reason for this type of bridge was because Newport has a huge tidal range and so the ships could still make their way into the docks even at high tide.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
As I said in the previous post the roads are very narrow and judging from the age of these signs its an old problem. You can imagine the holdups caused by the size of todays vehicles. We saw one builders lorry take ages to negotiate a narrow and steep incline with cars having to reverse and park up. So dont expect the local bus service to stick to the timetable. !!!
Friday, August 23, 2013
A few days away in Somerset and Devon, and brilliant weather, which always adds to the fantastic countryside.
Some lovely lanes to walk down, very narrow and often difficult for cars, so no caravans or motorhomes here.
This is Verity by Damien Hirst. It was controversial when first erected but has drawn loads of people into Ilfracoombe to view it.