Sleep in the TWINE submarine

Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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Remember last year's news story about the Bond submarine spotted on the Isle of Wight car ferry?
https://onthewight.com/james-bond-submarine-finds-new-home-on-the-isle-of-wight/

Turns out it was destined for conversion to a holiday rent on a glamping site:
https://www.islandecho.co.uk/the-name-is-hms-bond-the-isle-of-wights-newest-and-quirkest-place-to-stay/

(I may already have made a booking for my birthday in September. Bet it rains.)

Campsite website: https://www.windmillcampersite.com

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  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    Cool ;)
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    That's fantastic! :)
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    I heard it turns in the vertical position once per night...
  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
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    Does Christmas Jones come with the sub?
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Only once a year.
  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
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    Best get the NYE booking in then 😅
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Is that where they put hot rods in something something so that something happens and then something explodes and -- sigh!, is this where they put hot rods in something?
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Is that where they put hot rods in something something so that something happens and then something explodes and -- sigh!, is this where they put hot rods in something?

    I know where you're coming from. It's been a while since I've seen it too. I'm sad to say that's the case for most of the Bond films to be honest. I could do with taking a refresher course on the whole series. I'm bad at making time for the things I love unfortunately.

    This is a great idea though and we finally found out where that sub was headed!
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper What does it matter to you...when you got a job to do
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    It looks kind of small to me. Nothing I'd expect from the Great Russian Federation set on conquering (or else annihilating) the world.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    The submarine out in that field is far away...

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  • mattjoesmattjoes Mitchell
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    Agent_99 wrote:
    (I may already have made a booking for my birthday in September. Bet it rains.)
    Cool, just bring your own food.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    mattjoes wrote: »
    Agent_99 wrote:
    (I may already have made a booking for my birthday in September. Bet it rains.)
    Cool, just bring your own food.

    That's what I was thinking! ;)
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Mallory wrote: »
    Does Christmas Jones come with the sub?

    Now there's a thought to keep me awake at night. I'll set up some mines so she can't get in.
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    I wonder what its worth now since they have converted it? Increased or decreased to a Bond collector? Let alone their initial out lay?
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    RogueAgent wrote: »
    I wonder what its worth now since they have converted it? Increased or decreased to a Bond collector? Let alone their initial out lay?

    I'm surprised Bond in Motion didn't want something like that. Better preserve it and put it to use than have it rusting away somewhere, I suppose.

    It's doing better than this one, which got painted yellow :(

    https://www.insidekentmagazine.co.uk/let-it-be-at-chatham-docks/
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I wonder if that’s not the same one! They say they painted it yellow, but it’s clearly a load of oil drums they’re painting :D
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    The temptation to try and replicate that scene where Bond and Renard give each other a really aggressive hug would be very high.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I always think the rods they're putting into the reactor look suspiciously like scaled-up ballpoint refills, so maybe I'd take some of them.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    mtm wrote: »
    I always think the rods they're putting into the reactor look suspiciously like scaled-up ballpoint refills, so maybe I'd take some of them.

    The thing is do you have a pen that is big enough to hold them?
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    That's the second biggest pen I've ever seen!
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
    edited May 6 Posts: 2,860
    mtm wrote: »
    I wonder if that’s not the same one! They say they painted it yellow, but it’s clearly a load of oil drums they’re painting :D

    I looked up some photos of the Chatham one to get a sense of scale and I think you're probably right!

    https://flic.kr/p/LKGkEE
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    I wonder if that’s not the same one! They say they painted it yellow, but it’s clearly a load of oil drums they’re painting :D

    I looked up some photos of the Chatham one to get a sense of scale and I think you're probably right!

    https://flic.kr/p/LKGkEE

    You'd think they can't have built many of them for the film! :)
    I didn't know there was a police box at Chatham, that's fun!
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    I keep meaning to visit - some of the TWINE boat chase was filmed there, too.
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    Mallory wrote: »
    Does Christmas Jones come with the sub?

    Wherever she comes, she manages to come more than once per year.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Yep, did that one ;)
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    Is the sub-hotel expensive, or -- here it comes -- did you figure, "damn the rates - full speed ahead !"
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    Maybe someone will set up lodging to mimic being in the air bubble device buried in the snow as in TWINE ? Snug, yes, but charming...
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Since62 wrote: »
    Maybe someone will set up lodging to mimic being in the air bubble device buried in the snow as in TWINE ? Snug, yes, but charming...

    I would full-on panic in that thing, just like Elektra!
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    Since62 wrote: »
    Maybe someone will set up lodging to mimic being in the air bubble device buried in the snow as in TWINE ? Snug, yes, but charming...

    I would full-on panic in that thing, just like Elektra!

    Then I suppose adding, as an attraction, an underwater walk in the deep sea hard shell diving suit from FYEO would not be a fun idea ?
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    That, I think I'd like! (I wouldn't be nose to nose with Pierce, for one thing.)
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