Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Sandbanks Chain Ferry

The Bournemouth- Swanage Chain Ferry went off for its biannual service today.  It could be off for up to 4 or 5 weeks and of course this depends on the weather.

So with the ferry off......they have decided to dig up the Upton Bypass as well so motorists found this morning getting to work in the Bournemouth and Poole areas was somewhat troublesome.

See you in 5 weeks.  Photo: Julian Sawyer


Anonymous said...

Is there no relief ferry.

I seem to remember in the past they used to keep a 'spare' for such occasions. I think it was a bit smaller though.

Occasional Blog said...

No, no relief.
I used to live in Cowes which has a similar chain ferry between East and West Cowes. On refits, they used to provide a small launch to get pedestrians across but cars still had to drive round.
There is no such facility between Sandbanks and Shell Bay.