Kip Chimney again.

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Kip Chimney again.

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:21 pm

Anyone know what time of day on July 28th is the demolition planned for, or where I would get this info?
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Re: Kip Chimney again.

Postby Aja » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:16 am

C_W

Full details here. I assume you will be going by sea - roads bound to be gridlocked.

http://www.inverclydenow.com/today/9816-power-station-chimney-explosion-date-confirmed

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Re: Kip Chimney again.

Postby ash » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:27 pm

Aja wrote:. I assume you will be going by sea -

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I'm sure that I read somewhere that there will no (sea) access in / out of Kip Marina during the event.

I'm planning to be on holiday on the boat for 3 weeks from this Friday, and it will be strange to come home to Kip without the chimney. Might not be able to find my way!

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Re: Kip Chimney again.

Postby lady_stormrider » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:45 pm

You could throw a line of breadcrumbs over the back of your boat - to find your way back
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Re: Kip Chimney again.

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:21 pm

Thanks Donald.
What an unsociable time of night to blow down a structure, 10pm.
It will probably be too dark to see anything by then.
I pity any elderly people just snugging up in bed to be scared wittless by the big bang and/or vibration.
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Re: Kip Chimney again.

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:23 pm

lady_stormrider wrote:You could throw a line of breadcrumbs over the back of your boat - to find your way back


Better still why not use whiskey cake crumbs :wink: :wink: :lol:
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Re: Kip Chimney again.

Postby aquaplane » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:47 am

We were wondering about spectating but we planned be further West on Sunday.
When I told my crew about the previous demolitions that I had witnessed she summed it up quite well.

"One big bang and it’s all over inside 20 seconds with a lot to clean up afterwards.

Right.

We should go to Port Ellen or Gigha instead."


It's going to be a big event but probably best left to folks who would be there, or don't have far to go to watch.
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Re: Kip Chimney again.

Postby Aja » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:41 am

Clyde_Wanderer wrote:Thanks Donald.
What an unsociable time of night to blow down a structure, 10pm.
It will probably be too dark to see anything by then.
I pity any elderly people just snugging up in bed to be scared wittless by the big bang and/or vibration.
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I think it will still be light enough to see quite a spectacle. You will certainly see the charges detonating more clearly in the dusk!

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Re: Kip Chimney again.

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:20 pm

Can I suggest a wee fote/video computition, the subject been the demolition of the Kip chemny, with a firtule pint for the best entry?
Sadly I wont be there so the rest of you stand a better chance of winning :lol:
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Re: Kip Chimney again.

Postby mm5aho » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:45 pm

I should be about Tiree by then, but passing it on Sunday it looked lonely. The building has almost gone entirely. Looks dog-eared, as if a dog has been chewing it.
No sign of preparation visible from the sea, but then I don't know what to look for.
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Re: Kip Chimney again.

Postby Silkie » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:40 pm

Some interesting pics on the beeb.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-23330157
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Re: Kip Chimney again.

Postby ash » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:10 pm

Silkie wrote:Some interesting pics on the beeb.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-23330157

I like the 'state of the art' computer! Looks like a BBC? - can't remember the full name. My first computer was a Commodore 64 (spelling?)

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Re: Kip Chimney again.

Postby cpedw » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:02 am

It's not a BBC. It looks like, but not the same as, a Commodore PET that I used in the early 1980s.

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