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#41
Kent, England
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Originally posted by Jakanne1
Kruzseeka...you have done it again.
It would work most of the time except in the case of solo travellers as Dave has pointed out.
Not sure if it would work when large groups of people travel together and make a circle of sunbeds.....I wouldn't feel brave enough to break into that.
You need a few people to successfully break into a circle of sun beds. Attacking at multiple points is the best tactic as this stops the defence concentrating on the critical sectors. If a successful break in is achieved you need reserves to pour through the gap and exploit the inevitable confusion amongst the defenders when they find they are outflanked. It is also a good idea for someone to assume an overview position and video the proceedings. this may prove useful in the court case
#42
Co. Durham
2,643 Posts
Joined Mar 2012
Originally posted by davecttr
You should see the trouble solos have. no toilet break with someone saving your place for you

I don' t travel solo but I sunbathe solo so appreciate what you are saying.


beds should be hi tek with slots for your cruise card. Any bed without a card in the slot is free even if someone is occupying it. cards in unoccupied beds can be removed and disposed of. A charge of £20 is applied to get a new card. people with balconies will find the beds reject their cards, go sit on your balcony

LOL

the only way to stop this nonsense is for a more proactive response from everyone. If people just moved stuff and sat down the perpetrators would soon get the message. The agro would be fun to watch as well

I have seen that happen, but I am not brave enough to move the stuff and face the consequences without the back-up of a few friends.

On majesty port days they could open the focsle deck, no safety issues there.
Now that seems to be a very good idea, I think.
A proactive response is definitely needed, but from Thomsons. I wonder what they come up with and when.

It is not only people wanting to sunbathe that are affected, there are plenty of people who want to lounge in the shade and enjoy a nap, listen to their iPod or read a book in the fresh air rather than lie in their cabin
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#43
Co. Durham
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Joined Mar 2012
Originally posted by davecttr
You need a few people to successfully break into a circle of sun beds. Attacking at multiple points is the best tactic as this stops the defence concentrating on the critical sectors. If a successful break in is achieved you need reserves to pour through the gap and exploit the inevitable confusion amongst the defenders when they find they are outflanked. It is also a good idea for someone to assume an overview position and video the proceedings. this may prove useful in the court case
Brilliant! Really got me laughing. . Just got to show DH this. He will be amused as he had to resort to reading his book in the cabin because he would not fight for a seat outside.

Now going to put my walking boots on and go for a walk while the sun is shining...too blinking cold to lie in the sun.
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#44
Dorset, UK
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Joined Feb 2008
Thanks Jakanne - I know it seems a bit extreme but I have a feeling that's the only thing which will get through - so often these days it's a case of the rules applying to everyone else but me - so I think it needs something like this to break the cycle.

I take the point about solo cruisers which is why I suggested a partner/neighbouring cruiser to tell the 'warden' (like that idea - something obvious and official!!) that you'd just nipped off to the loo. (Much like on the beach when we look for Thomson towels(!) then appraoch the people, confirm they are off our ship and ask them to just keep an eye on our bags whilst we take a dip. Never found a problem finding some kind folk to comply - and we've returned the favour. I think as a solo if you were to ask the person on the next bed to just tell a warden you'd be back in a few minutes that would cover it - after all the one thing we do know about Thomson cruisers they are generally very friendly and I'm sure would help out in that situation.)

It certainly needs something fairly radical as relying on goodwill hasn't done the trick so far.
#45
Figheldean
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Joined Sep 2010
Originally posted by Jakanne1
Now going to put my walking boots on and go for a walk while the sun is shining..
Sun Shining!....What can this be?:....How can this be?..... I've forgotten what this elusive phenomena is????.....we are on flood alert
#46
Gloucestershire
511 Posts
Joined Jun 2011
Thinking hard on this one,


I could restore my superhuman powers that suddenly appeared prior to my last trip on the Dream dig out the trusty post it notes and don my disguise...liberating lonely towels and books (there must be a save the towel charity somewhere we can report this abuse to)....


Or I remove offending articles (kindly depositing at reception as lost property ) and the when the offenders return my act begins.....the nervous tick, talking to my imaginary friend,asking if any one has seen my camel......this also works well on most Trains (unless the watercress conspiracy man on the Baisingstoke/Salisbury line has got there first) as well as Easyjet and RyanAir flights as somehow no one wants to sit with you, talk to you or make eye contact.

Now off to blow up the childrens inflatable crocodile as the river has broke its banks (again) and is only 10 meters from my door, so need suitable excape vessel. Good job i paid attention at life boat drill
#47
Figheldean
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Originally posted by topsey130
Now off to blow up the childrens inflatable crocodile as the river has broke its banks (again) and is only 10 meters from my door, so need suitable excape vessel. Good job i paid attention at life boat drill
Hopes you OK up there?? topsey

Oh how I wish I had an inflatable crocodile....justlike Geoff off Moneysupermarket

Trouble is, they've hatched down Salisbury so that the shops don’t flood (well and the historic cathedral close as well, I suppose) but now the water is backing up towards the (historic) outlying villages....water is currently in the river where it should be....hope it just keeps on rolling, rolling down……
#48
Gloucestershire
511 Posts
Joined Jun 2011
Originally posted by geomagot
Hopes you OK up there?? topsey

Oh how I wish I had an inflatable crocodile....justlike Geoff off Moneysupermarket

Trouble is, they've hatched down Salisbury so that the shops don’t flood (well and the historic cathedral close as well, I suppose) but now the water is backing up towards the (historic) outlying villages....water is currently in the river where it should be....hope it just keeps on rolling, rolling down……
Oh i remember it well, used to live just outside of, but work in Salisbury, used to be a mare to get out of at the best of times but great fun when the river was high (amphibious craft required).

We will be OK, unless idiot Chelsea farmer up the road opens his sluice (he dammed the river to make a nice pond !) have now inflated a lilo for the dogs.........No there's an idea, take inflatable lilo's with you on board, strategically place around empty loungers blocking all access
#49
Figheldean
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Originally posted by topsey130
Oh i remember it well, used to live just outside of
I thinks.....I can probably make a half decent guess as to where that might probably be somewhere eitherside of the plain maybe?? know it well...know it well....too well

btw...still a mare....still no bypass