Bournemouth Airshow

Yesterday, we  started off our Dorset tour in Poole as we planned to meet some friends, take the boat out and sit off Bournemouth to watch the Airshow. We launched the boat with the campervan and set off out to sea with plenty of other boats, all heading in the same direction. Whilst waiting for the Airshow to start we noticed some rather large jelly fish in the water, we have seen a lot of them this summer washed up on the beach but not seen any live ones in the water up until now. This made us all a little nervous, should we need to take a dip in the sea for any purpose (6 hours on a boat without a loo is a long time!).

The air show was pretty spectacular, helicopters dancing in the air, Chanooks doing all sorts of acrobatics you would not imagine to be possible, the Sea Vixen fast and loud, the Vulcan, MiG 15, the fabulous Red Arrows, there should be 9 but there were only 8, which did leave a bit of a hole in their formation flying. In our opinion the best was saved to last the most amazing Typhoon, by far the most exhilarating and thrilling flying machine to watch, incredible flying skills and such a roar of the engine, we absolutely loved it!

The day started off with brilliant sunshine but as it progressed the clouds built up and we could see the rain heading our way. No sooner had the Typhoon finished its display the clouds burst and the heavens opened (probably caused by the roar of the Typhoon). We headed back to the boatyard with a flotilla of boats, using our sun shade as an umbrella and getting some rather curious looks from other boat users but at least it kept us slightly dry.

We ended the day wild camping in a layby between Wareham and Lulworth Cove.

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5 thoughts on “Bournemouth Airshow

  1. Peter and Nia August 23, 2015 / 10:01 pm

    Great pics…we love airshows.
    Its the Vulcan’s last year flying….
    Cute jellyfish. Not.
    Peter and Nia


  2. John Lockyer August 24, 2015 / 6:50 pm

    Pity about the rain but it is england so not unexpected even in august.jellyfish not nice, stay out of the sea .john and carol


    • Rosie Pike August 25, 2015 / 3:17 pm

      Think we will be staying out of the sea not because of the jellyfish but because of the weather!


  3. liz August 24, 2015 / 7:30 pm

    great pics, thanks for sharing!! we had the same with the rain on the other side of the Channel on Saturday afternoon, got home totally soaked but it was a good day out as well being escorted back to St Malo with dolphins… xoxo


    • Rosie Pike August 25, 2015 / 3:16 pm

      We’ve had the rain for 3 days now Liz but the weather forecast is for drier weather. The scenery today would have been fantastic if we could have seen it through the mist and rain!


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