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    Default Purton Hulks - Gloucestershire november 2016


    This was our first proper video with our drone so the camera work is somewhat lacking. Near Sharpness in South Gloucestershire nearly 80 ships and barges where used to create a barrier to stop the bank of the river Severn eroding. the two ships out in the water where left after an accident where they hit the Severn Railway Bridge in fog on 25 October 1960. Two spans of the 22-span steel and cast iron bridge collapsed into the river. Parts of the structure hit the barges, causing the fuel oil and petroleum they were carrying to catch fire; five people died in the incident. not much of the railway bridge remains. during the flight out to the two barges in the water the controller signal for the drone died causing the drone to fly home automatically so we didn't get as close as we wanted to to the barges in the water (it also gave us both a heart attack as this was one of our first flights!)




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    I have a soft spot for the hulks and they look great from a drone perspective, thanks!

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    I am normally not one for videos, but clearly this type of subject cries out for this method of recording the site/remains. If that was your first attempt, I will certainly look out for more - beautiful. As Krela says, hulks always have that undefinable 'something', which makes good images of them so interesting. Again, well done!

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    What a fab little video. Really enjoyed that. Bit different an'all...

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    I love the hulks and the way the locals seem to have adopted them and actually care for them. Last time I was down there I visited Bullo Pill on the other side of the river where was a few boats waiting to be broken up.
    Some days you wake and immediately start to worry. Nothing in particular is wrong, it's just the suspicion that forces are aligning quietly and there will be trouble

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    sounds interesting i may have to go have a nosey. we are about to move from Stroud to pretty near to the hulks so i think i may grow more attached to them as well.

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