"What's brown and steaming and comes out of Cowes?"
The Isle of Wight Ferry
Clearly they've changed the paint scheme since that joke was first told.
The Isle of Wight Ferry is something of an English institution linking the holiday island with points on the mainland. In fact there are several this one is the Lymington-Yarmouth ferry at the western end of the Solent.
To the east Wight Link ferries from Portsmouth land Ryde and Fishbourne, plus there's still a hovercraft service from Southsea to Ryde. In the central Solent Red Funnel connects Southampton and Cowes with a car ferry and a fast cat service
One urban myth suggests that it's the most expensive ferry journey on a mile per mile basis, who knows
Q: What's white and comes out of Cowes in waves?ReplyDelete
A: The Duke of Edinburgh's yacht.
It's the way yer tell'em.
Wrong ferry, that's a White Link, it dosen't go to Cowes. The Red Funnel is the brown & black one which does, from Southampton not Portsmouth.ReplyDelete
I made the point "In fact there are several this one is the Lymington-Yarmouth ferry at the western end of the Solent." in the postReplyDelete