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|Friday, 1st April||Ships|
|Saturday, 2nd April||Ships|
|Sunday, 3rd April||Isle of Man ferry|
|Monday, 4th April||Ships|
|Tuesday, 5th April||Another ship|
|Wednesday, 6th April||Boat|
|Thursday, 7th April||Dredging at night|
|Saturday, 9th April||Ships and docks and ships|
|Sunday, 10th April||Ships|
|Monday, 11th April||HMS Mersey leaving|
|Wednesday, 13th April||Ships|
|Friday, 15th April||Ships and HMCS Athabaskan|
|Saturday, 16th April||HMCS Athabaskan|
|Sunday, 17th April||Ships and a skyline|
|Wednesday, 20th April||HMCS Athabaskan's departure|
|Saturday, 23rd April||Leeds–Liverpool Canal|
|Sunday, 24th April||Golden Acre Park|
|Friday, 29th April||Spring on the Waterfront Festival:
Ships and boats
Merchant Navy memorial
|Saturday, 30th April||Sailing ships|
The Isle of Man ferry has started running from its terminal again. I'm not sure if they were running from Birkenhead over the winter or not at all. Possibly the latter, as I don't remember seeing their shiny boat.
A ferry on its way to repairs at Cammell Laird.
The hills on the horizon are Wales.
This little boat has been pottering around, surveying the results of Admiral Day's dredging, I think.
HMS Mersey arrived at the cruise liner terminal this morning.
And, in the afternoon, I took a walk along the road by the docks to see if there were any photographic opportunities.
And, you know, more ships back at home.
HMS Mersey left. I wasn't expecting it, as the sign on the dock said she'd be here until the 17th. But I noticed a tug loitering and then saw that HMS Mersey had already pulled away from the quay.
More ships on the river, including an LPG tanker that headed up the Manchester Ship Canal.
The first boat I've ever seen in Princes Dock!
HMCS Athabaskan arrives at the cruise liner terminal. This didn't surprise me, as such, as I'd noticed a catering truck and a crane on the dock, which means something's on its way imminently. I'd not expected the Canadian navy, though.
Ships on the river.
On board HMCS Athabaskan.
Back on dry land. The memorial wreath was for the first HMCS Athabaskan, which was torpedoed in the English Channel in April 1944.
A busy morning on the river — all of these within twenty minutes. Norbank went in for repair at Cammell Laird earlier in the month and is now looking very shiny.
Liverpool at night. The rainbow-coloured thing is the university engineering department.
HMCS Athabaskan left today. She was supposed to leave at 11am but there was a delay because one of the crew had been hospitalized, so it was 1:15pm before she set sail. A bunch of ships came and went in the mean time... And the last shot shows the first canal boat I've seen using the ever-so-expensive extension to the Leeds–Liverpool Canal to Canning Dock.
The Leeds–Liverpool Canal. Only towards the Leeds end as I'm visiting mum and dad for Easter.
Golden Acre Park at dusk. The on-camera flash is surprisingly effective. Unlike JPEG compression, which has made a total mess of half of the background. *sigh*
The Spring on the Waterfront festival is running for the next ten days. A whole bunch of free events right on my doorstep!
Not, you know, part of the festival. But on the site.
And a pot of nutella, filed under “large”.