Sunday, February 25, 2007

Quads

Lots of activity on Margate beach this afternoon but sadly I forgot my camera, never expecting to get up in the air in the first place, after all the rain that fell this morning.

In the end, I found myself sitting beneath an Oasis 747 as it did circuits around Manston and we did circuits between the Quad-biking on Margate beach and Ramsgate harbour.

On the way back I noticed motorcycles racing on the beach too. Margate had a very washed-out look about it but still seemed to have a reasonable number of spectators watching the motor racing activity along the beachfront.

While some people may be against the noise, Margate has not got a huge amount going for it as a winter tourist attraction,so perhaps we should just put up with the disruption for one wet weekend in February?

Many thanks to Dick Osborne for sending in some photos!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeh, what IS that 747 doing every weekend?

DrMoores said...

Crew training out of Gatwick. I had it closing on my rear end twice yesterday afternoon, coming and going from the Manston runway.

worm said...

Yes, what a pain they are. Round and round. They came directly over my flat about a dozen times on Sunday, showering pollution all over the Island.
How high do you think they are? On the other hand,your lovely little plane is a pleasure to see.
I don't mind sniffing your exhaust at all!