Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 29th February, 2020)
Hardly a Blue Fin tuna, Mick, but it does have a flapper, … ever seen a flapping Blue Fin tuna at close quarters?
It might have blown in the river..the wind has been blowing bins all over the place..
Philip G Ive caught a few Bluefin Tunas when I was working offshore Borneo and Indobesia
No no no I dont believe its blown because of the wind, I think its been chucked in,if it had blown in, it would have been empty and it would be floating on its side, but this one is floating upright because its full of something.
The people who do this kind of thing dont realise this damage it will cause to canal boat propellers when the bin eventually sinks, the spoiled canal boat holdays, the expense of having your boat put into drydock to have it repaired.
Wheres your bin?
Just into town.
No, wheres your dust bin?
Just to the shop.
What I mean is where's your wheelie bin?
OK, I've wheelie bin in the pub.
Sorry, an old 'un, but I couldn't stop.
Didn't you think of fishing it out, Mick?
I'm sure a pillar of the community like yourself could have found a way !
Well it needs pulling out before it does any damage.... Who's volunteering?
Thanks for your reply Mick. I see you now, in combat coat, with one week's growth, grappling magnificently with a bolt-hard Bluefin. Splendid!
Veronica I think the closest WW members to that section of the canal will be the residents of Beech Hill
It came by water through the rough,
Some say from Martland way,
And cast by scallys seldom seen -
Let's make the chuckers pay.
So how can we this Blue Bin shift,
By harmless manner say?
Perhaps by Maureen, painting there -
She'll have green waders gay.
is a blue bin for water
As a resident of Martland Mill who had to rescue their wheelie bin from the cut, I can assure Mick they do float vertically as in the picture when they are empty.
They hit the water, the lid opens and they fill with water and the bin tips up and floats vertically.
It's down to something called GRAVITY. Perhaps Mick hasn't heard of it.
It was impossible to lift the flooded bin out of the water as it was, and it took some nifty work by a friend with a landing net. He snagged one of the bin wheels with the hoop of the net and managed to pull it up till it was horizontal. It was fairly easy then to up end it and let the water drain out.
I still say when they are empty they will float cockeyed, Ive seen lots of floating things when I had a proper job, its all to do with the height weight and width
Beautiful Martland ! On the volley as they say Philip !
That's not a Wheely Bin, that's the conning tower of a French Submarine.
He's covering the retreat of Napoleon from Wigan Pier.
If you don't believe me, ask Mike Harding, he'll tell you.
It's all to do with Archimedes principle, the specific gravity of the plastic and if it's positioned in such a way that air is trapped creating bouyancy. I would suggest that because the lid is closed there is air trapped in there preventing it from sinking
That's right, Xpat, and such placement.