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|Sunday, 1st May||Ferries and a tanker|
|Monday, 2nd May||Ship and shore|
|Thursday, 3rd May||Ships|
|Wednesday, 4th May||Ships|
|Thursday, 5th May||Ships, mostly|
|Friday, 6th May||Traveling to Devon|
|Saturday, 7th May||Andrew and Emma's wedding and reception|
|Sunday, 8th May||Heybrook Bay|
|Monday, 9th May||Wembury|
|Tuesday, 10th May||Around our cottage in Wembury|
|Wednesday, 11th May||Wembury
The Royal Navy
|Thursday, 12th May||The fields around our cottage
Saltram House, Plympton
|Friday, 13th May||Morewellham Quay
|Monday, 16th May||Floating crane|
|Tuesday, 17th May||Ships|
|Wednesday, 18th May||Ships
|Thursday, 19th May||The dredger Shoalway|
|Sunday, 22nd May||Ships and Stanley Dock|
|Monday, 23rd May||Tug assisting a ferry|
|Wednesday, 25th May||A different tug assisting the same ferry|
|Thursday, 26th May||The cruise liner Crown Princess and other shipping|
|Friday, 27th May||Ships|
|Saturday, 28th May||The cruise liner Rotterdam
The obligatory other traffic on the river
Night shots of Rotterdam
|Monday, 30th May||Ships
|Tuesday, 31st May||Turning a tanker|
Ferries and a tanker leaving Tranmere. I've no idea why there's an enormous orange-tip butterfly on the tanker, either.
Some river and canal traffic and more of the festival.
Buildings and memorials on the pierhead.
The cable-layer C.S. Sovereign arriving at Cammell Laird.
More river traffic and more of the Spring on the Waterfront festival. The Chinook helicopter flew along the river and obligingly turned across the front of my building.
Travelling down to Devon. The rooks are at Taunton Deane services in Somerset and the sparrow is one of many nesting in the roof of the cottage we rented for the week.
My counsin Andrew's wedding to Emma in Plymstock, Devon; the reception was at St Mellion, over the Tamar in Cornwall. You might also be interested in the official photos, which should be online by May 28th. In the mean time, there are some shots on the photographer's blog.
We collected Cynthia from her hotel and took her to lunch at the Eddystone Inn in Heybrook Bay and had a walk around the bay.
The beach at Wembury.
The, er, wildlife around our cottage in Wembury.
Mersey Mammoth, the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company's floating crane.
For the first time, I managed to get shots of a tanker being turned at Tranmere.
Shoalway has been quite busy around the various docks for the last few days but this is the first time she's ventured far enough upstream for me to see her.
In the evening, I saw online that the Royal Navy minesweeper HMS Hurworth is in Huskisson Dock so I took a walk up the docks road to see if I could get any photos. That was something of a wasted effort as she's docked out of sight of the road. But I did get some shots of the Stanley Dock warehouses in better light than last time.
Very windy tonight so the tug was giving this ferry a good shove against the quayside to keep her in place.
Still windy so tugs still assisting the ferries.
Up at 5am because the cruise liner Crown Princess was visiting, the first since I got here. (Except for the one over the Easter weekend, when I was out of town.)
It was a busy day on the river generally and I took over 500 photos, in all. Eek.
Another cruise liner. Rotterdam's rather smaller, at only 65,000 tons compared to Crown Princess's 115,000 — you can see that she's not nearly as long. I'd intended to get up around 6am to photograph her arrival but slept through my alarm and only caught a little of her being moored. 65,000 tons of ship arrives almost silently.
It was another generally busy day on the river. Various comings and goings at Cammell Laird, including the dry dock being opened by the gate being floated away! And a new ferry parked at Birkenhead — Hibernia Seaways normally works the Heysham–Belfast route.