Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and i am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's battery marina in the barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has a YouTube channel of her own. Search "plymouthwelshboy".






Friday, 24 April 2015

The UK shipping forecast

an institution here in the UK......treasured and loved. Gavin sums it up wonderfully

http://intheboatshed.net/2015/04/24/the-shipping-forecast-the-bbc-celebrates-its-own-institution/

Steve

4 comments:

Alden Smith said...

When I was growing up here in New Zealand, before Television it was the "This is the world service of the BBC, here is the news.... " It came with a good dose of crackling, hissing and whistling which made the other side of the world seem very far away.. it was a bit of an institution. How we have changed!

Greetings from NZ -- Alden Smith

steve said...

Hi laden
Love NZ
My brother lives there

Steve

Stuart said...

It's also a great way to get to sleep by reciting the areas - see how far you get through the areas (in the right order) before you doze off!

The Shipping Forecast is unequalled in the world and listening to it conjures up all sorts of images, especially when you hear "South Iceland - Hurricane Force 12" or the like.

I hope it's never abandoned in favour of Tinternet initiatives.

Stuart

steve said...

well said Stuart