< January 2012 >

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Sunday, 1st January New-year fireworks
Monday, 2nd January Birkenhead Docks
Thursday, 5th January Stena Lagan in the wind
Friday, 6th January Ships
Saturday, 7th January Sunrise
Ships
Sunday, 8th January Sunset
Monday, 9th January Ships
Tuesday, 10th January Eships Quest
Thursday, 12th January Ships
Saturday, 14th January Birkenhead Docks
Cunard war memorial
Moonrise
Sunday, 15th January Ships
(Storage) tanks
Saturday, 21st January Royal Iris
Another Place
Monday, 23th January Ships
Tuesday, 24th January Ships
Wednesday, 25th January Ships
Thursday, 26th January Ships
Friday, 27th January Ships
Saturday, 28th January Ships
Sunday, 29th January Pacific Huron
Tuesday, 31st January Ships

Sunday, 1st January

New-year fireworks

Accompanied by the blaring of assorted ships' horns, which is a pretty awesome noise.

New year fireworks New year fireworks New year fireworks
New year fireworks New year fireworks New year fireworks New year fireworks
New year fireworks New year fireworks New year fireworks

Monday, 2nd January

Birkenhead Docks

I went for a wander around Birkenhead Docks as it's possible to get rather closer to the ships there than in Liverpool. In places, you can walk up to the water's edge whereas, in Liverpool, you can't even see half the docks, let alone get to them. Unfortunately, there were hardly any ships there.

Liverpool Cathedral Flats by the East Float Former Clan Line warehouses
Snowdrop and Royal Daffodil Snowdrop and Royal Daffodil Snowdrop and Royal Daffodil
Most Sky HMS Bronington (M1115) Crane

Thursday, 5th January

Stena Lagan assisted by Ashgarth

Friday, 6th January

Stena Lagan Blue Garnet Blue Garnet passing Stena Lagan
Cemvale Cemvale

Saturday, 7th January

Sunrise

Well, the apparent sunrise, anyway, when the sun finally broke through the clouds.

Cloudscape

Ships

Annie PG PV Dunlin Frisian Summer Steersman
Wilson Mosel Encounter Encounter

Sunday, 8th January

This is a series of eight 30-second exposures, merged together to emphasize the movement of the clouds.

Birkenhead sunset

Monday, 9th January

MSC Victory towing Vigour past Stena Lagan Aasheim Sichem Mumbai
Cammell Laird Reggedijk Panary

Tuesday, 10th January

Eships Quest assisted by Smit Donau

Thursday, 12th January

Styrbjoern Wilson Cadiz Skog Skog
Skog Skog Skog

Saturday, 14th January

Birkenhead Docks

MSC Victory, Aestus and Vigour towing Skyline Barge 15 MSC Victory towing Skyline Barge 15 Aestus and Vigour towing Skyline Barge 15
MSC Victory, Aestus and Vigour towing Skyline Barge 15 MSC Victory, Aestus and Vigour towing Skyline Barge 15 Vittoria Dock
Egerton Bridge Egerton Bridge Egerton Bridge Egerton Bridge

Cunard war memorial

The Cunard war memorial, representing Victory on the prow of a ship. To me, he always looks like he's saying, “Er, excuse me! Hello? You forgot your wreath!”

Cunard War Memorial Cunard War Memorial Cunard War Memorial

Moonrise

Beetham West Tower moonrise

Sunday, 15th January

Ships

Isle of Inishmore Brøvig Cierzo Brøvig Cierzo

(Storage) tanks

I think these tanks are from the old Mobil terminal in Birkenhead Docks. They're presumably on their way to Norton's in Liverpool Docks to be cut up for scrap.

MSC Victory MSC Victory towing Skyline barge 15, with Aestus and Vigour pushing MSC Victory towing Skyline barge 15, with Aestus and Vigour pushing

Saturday, 21st January

Royal Iris

Royal Iris

Another Place

Antony Gormley's iron casts of his body on Crosby beach.

Another Place Another Place Another Place Another Place

Monday, 23rd January

Henty Provider Stena Lagan Kaami Kaami
Kaami Henty Pioneer Krückau Sea Lady, assisted by Ashgarth (bow) and Svitzer Stanlow (stern), passing Stena Lagan
Sea Lady, assisted by Ashgarth (bow) and Svitzer Stanlow (stern) Bitland Bitland, Sea Lady, Ashgarth and Svitzer Stanlow Stolt Puffin passing Stena Lagan
HMC Seeker HMC Valiant

Tuesday, 24th January

Hamnavoe Isle of Inishmore CS Cihan Svitzer Bidston
Svitzer Bidston SCL Nicole Gas Arctic CS Cihan
SCL Nicole Seaheritage, assisted by Svitzer Bidston (bow) and Svitzer Stanlow (stern) PV Dunlin PV Dunlin
PV Dunlin and Loach Loach Bomar Mercury

Wednesday, 25th January

Stena Mersey Bomar Mercury

Thursday, 26th January

Stena Mersey PV Skua Panary Sulphur Genesis

Friday, 27th January

Frigga Royal Charter Global Sea Global Sea
Stena Antarctica assisted by Svitzer Maltby, Svitzer Bidston and Svitzer Stanlow Svitzer Maltby assisting Stena Antarctica Svitzer Stanlow assisting Stena Antarctica Bro Anton
Saffier El Zorro

Saturday, 28th January

Irish Ferries seem not to mind having literally half their fleet in dry-dock at once.

Oscar Wilde Jonathan Swift Jonathan Swift
Stena Antarctica Stena Antarctica passing Ben-my-Chree Randzel Princess Naomi

Sunday, 29th January

Ships this large only come into Birkenhead a couple of times a year. I was going to take the train over there to photograph it coming into the docks but they weren't running! Grrrr.

Pacific Huron assisted by Svitzer Bidston (bow) and Ashgarth (stern) Pacific Huron Ashgarth assisting Pacific Huron
Ashgarth turning Pacific Huron Ashgarth and Oakgarth turning Pacific Huron Ashgarth, Oakgarth and Svitzer Bidston turning Pacific Huron

Tuesday, 31st January

Navion Scandia Lady Margaux Nordic Copenhagen


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