< March 2011 >

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Contents

Tuesday, 1st March Ships
Wednesday, 2nd March An oil tanker
Thursday, 3rd March HMS Campbeltown
Saturday, 5th March On board HMS Campbeltown
Monday, 7th March HMS Campbeltown leaving
Thursday, 10th March Zollern Colliery museum, Germany
Friday, 11th March Conference dinner and Dortmund by night
Sunday, 13th March Indoor rainbow
Friday, 18th March Dredging the river
Saturday, 19th March A crazy-low tide
Monday, 21st March More dredging
Saturday, 26th March Tate Liverpool
Wednesday, 30th March More ships

Tuesday, 1st March

Ships on the Mersey.

Lagan Seaways City of Cardiff

Wednesday, 2nd March

An oil tanker on its way to Tranmere oil terminal.

Navion Norgegia

Thursday, 3rd March

The navy's back! HMS Campbeltown, this time.

HMS Campbeltown (F86) HMS Biter (P270) HMS Cambeltown (F86) Smit Barbados

Saturday, 5th March

HMS Campbeltown was open to the public for the afternoon.

HMS Campbeltown HMS Campbeltown Alexandra Tower Bow of HMS Campbeltown
Seawolf missile launcher, HMS Campbeltown HMS Campbeltown's crest HMS Campbeltown's nameplate Goalkeeper CIWS, HMS Campbeltown
30mm gun, HMS Campbeltown Ship's bell, HMS Campbeltown Ship's bell, HMS Campbeltown Naval ensign, HMS Campbeltown
Mersey ferry Name plate, HMS Campbeltown Funnel badge, HMS Campbeltown Sailor, HMS Campbeltown
HMS Campbeltown Princes Jetty Princes Jetty
Princes Jetty HMS Campbeltown

Monday, 7th March

HMS Campbeltown leaving, shot from my balcony. After setting off, she wheeled around and went to salute the Cammell Laird shipyard, where she was built. Alas, a rather hazy day, so the photos are very flat and the more distant ones have been heavily contrast-enhanced.

HMS Campbeltown HMS Campbeltown Svitzer Stanlow HMS Campbeltown and tug Oakgarth
Oakgarth Svitzer Bidston Oakgarth Oakgarth and Svitzer Bidston
HMS Campbeltown HMS Campbeltown HMS Campbeltown HMS Campbeltown
HMS Campbeltown HMS Campbeltown HMS Campbeltown HMS Campbeltown
HMS Campbeltown HMS Campbeltown with tugs Svitzer Bidston and Oakgarth HMS Campbeltown and Oakgarth HMS Campbeltown saluting Cammell Laird shipyard
HMS Campbeltown saluting Cammel Laird HMS Campbeltown HMS Campbeltown HMS Campbeltown

Thursday, 11th March

I'm in Dortmund for the STACS conference. These were taken on the excursion to a nearby colliery museum. Unfortunately, we were there in the evening, so there was little scope for photographs.

Zollern Colliery pit head Zollern Colliery pit head

Friday, 11th March

The conference dinner, table football in a bar and Dortmund by night, as I was walking home. By the way, the white balance on the dinner shots is fairly accurate. The lighting was crazy-orange and it seemed wrong not to reflect that.

Bar Table decoration Glasses Dietmar
Wolfgang Glass and candle Candle Table football
Table football City of culture mascot Football thing Reflections
Bronze horses Hire-bikes Ticket stamp Escalator
Ausgang Broken bottle Graffiti door

Sunday, 13th March

Back home. When it's at just the right angle, the sun refracts through the glass cladding of the building and makes little rainbows.

Indoor rainbow

Friday, 18th March

Admiral Day, dredging what will be the new pier for the Mersey Ferry. Except she packed up and left the instant I showed up with my camera.

Admiral Day Admiral Day Admiral Day Mann Island reflections

Saturday, 19th March

Crazy-low tide on the Mersey.

River Mersey low tide

Monday, 21st March

Admiral Day again. Having the devil of a time with a length of steel rope that kept being picked up.

Admiral Day Admiral Day Admiral Day
Admiral Day Admiral Day Admiral Day Admiral Day

Saturday, 26th March

A visit to Tate Liverpool with the 'rents. The weather was really grey so I didn't bother taking any photos outside.

'South Bank Circle' by Richard Long 'Yellow Eight' by Richard Wentworth 'Yellow Eight' by Richard Wentworth

Wednesday, 30th March

More ships.

Sea Luck III and Sinbad at Tranmere Oil Terminal City of Cardiff HMS Archer (P264) Mersey Seaways and Henty Provider


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