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|Saturday, 1st October||Ships|
|Thursday, 6th October||Ships|
|Saturday, 8th October||The tanker Nordstrength|
|Sunday, 9th October||The tanker Hornisse|
|Tuesday, 11th October||Ships|
|Wednesday, 12th October||Ships
Mersey Ferry terminal construction
|Friday, 14th October||Mersey Ferry terminal construction|
|Saturday, 15th October||Mersey Ferry terminal construction|
|Sunday, 16th October||Mersey Ferry terminal construction|
|Monday, 17th October||Ships|
|Tuesday, 18th October||Light on the Mersey
Wind on the Mersey
|Thursday, 20th October||Mersey Ferry terminal construction
|Saturday, 22nd October||Ships|
|Tuesday, 25th October||Ships
|Wednesday, 26th October||Ships|
|Thursday, 27th October||Ships
Building the new Mersey Ferry terminal
|Saturday, 29th October||Ships|
|Sunday, 30th October||CFL Perfect|
|Monday, 31st October||Lydian|
The two Coastal container ships run a frequent shuttle service between Liverpool and Northern Ireland but are rare visitors to this part of the river. Normally, they just go to the container port, which is at the far northern end of the dock system. I don't know why they came down to Birkenhead today but they went up and down a few times and spend a long time waiting in the river.
The arrival of the jack-up barge carrying the piling rig that will drill the foundations for the new Mersey Ferry terminal. The smaller barge's legs are fixed in place but the larger one is floating, with the legs just serving as anchors.
And now the crane barge. The large pipe will be sunk into the river bed, then the clay inside will be removed and the mooring pylon lowered in. The casing will then be removed and resited for the second pylon.
Fixing a casing so they can drill foundations.
Royal Daffodil's doing the black smoke thing again and, today, she executed a very strange manoeuvre, coming in to the wrong end of the Cruise Terminal at the wrong angle, taking ages to straighten up and then reversing to the correct end.