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Baby Tower Crane, Ramsgate - December 2011

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Ramsgatonion

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I had been eyeing this crane for a while - it has been there for roughly a month or two, and recently I decided - why not have a crack at it?!

It is very small as tower cranes go, but this isn't London, so we don't get many down here. This was my first crane and I loved it! After the initial fear had worn off I felt quite relaxed (luckily there was no wind!). Some dodgy moments as I watched the occasional police car drive past down below - or a few random drunks! This was a spur of the moment thing, so I went alone at about midnight. Apologies for some of the pictures, hopefully I can do better if I visit a crane again!

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At this point I contemplated climbing the further 30 odd feet to where the red light is (any crane buffs know what this part is called?) - after finding the ladder was actually quite stable, unlike the various walkways :eek: I ventured up. I felt a lot more exposed up here as I didn't have as much cover, and I was illuminated by the aircraft warning light!

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And a self portrait to conclude the photographs!

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Thanks for viewing! :D

 
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SuZyQue

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Wow your brave no way would I get up there, great pics:)

 

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Awesome stuff there bud. Well done !

 

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I like that! Thanks for sharing! There is a new LIDL being built up the road from myself, I am hoping and praying there is a tower crane there :)

 

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Nice to see an old one pop up ,but as it should have been archived and closed due to age im clsing it now :)

 

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Well done you! I think you've done a great job. thanks for sharing your first crane climb :D

 
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