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|Wednesday, 1st June||Ships|
|Thursday, 2nd June||Ships|
|Saturday, 4th June||HMS Severn
|Sunday, 5th June||A pigeon on my balcony|
|Monday, 6th June||Ships|
|Wednesday, 8th –
Saturday, 25th June
|In the USA — see separate page|
|Monday, 27th June||An oil tanker|
|Tuesday, 28th June||Ships|
|Wednesday, 29th June||The cruise liner Astor and other ships|
|Thursday, 30th June||A ferry|
The Isle of Man Steam Packet own two fast ferries but they took the smaller and older one, Snaefell, out of service a while go and she's been laid up at Cammell Laird. However, they have a big surge in traffic while the Isle of Man TT is on so they've brought her back into service to run extra sailings.
Sister ship to HMS Mersey, who was here in April.
OK so Alexandra Tower isn't actually a ship. They don't normally bring container ships this far downriver but it seems that this was Independent Voyager's maiden voyage so, if I'd waited a little longer, I'd have seen the tugs turn on their fire hoses to welcome her into port.
I found this pigeon perched on my balcony. He didn't seem to mind when I took photos of HMS Severn so I took some of him, too. He didn't even mind when I fired my flash at him.
HMS Severn slipped away this morning. One time I looked out of my window, she was there; the next, she wasn't. Pidge had gone before I woke, leaving only a neat little pile of pidgeon poo in the corner.
In the USA — see separate page.