< May 2012 >

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Contents

Tuesday, 1st May Ships
Thursday, 3rd May MT Theodora
Saturday, 5th May Ships
Gravel dunes
Sunday, 6th May Coots' nest
Ships
Wednesday, 9th May Ships
Thursday, 10th May Stena Lagan
Friday, 11th May Voe Venture
Saturday, 12th May Mick's 60th birthday
Monday, 14th May Ships
Tuesday, 15th May Ships
Wednesday, 16th May Ships
Thursday, 17th May The Queen
Vision of the Seas
Friday, 18th May Ships
Tourist Lobstah
Saturday, 19th May Louise and Pete's wedding
Signing the register
Town Hall steps
The bus
Reception
Brian's speech
Pete's speech
Chris's speech
More reception
First dance
Sunday, 20th May Flowah Lobstah
Monday, 21th May Stena ferries
Thursday, 24th May Cemfjord
Saturday, 26th May Ships
Sunday, 27th May Svitzer Nari
Tuesday, 29th May Ocean Countess
Other ships
Thursday, 31st May Ships

Tuesday, 1st May

Vixen Anglian Earl Angela
Sun Bird Shoreham

Thursday, 3rd May

Theodora

Saturday, 5th May

Ships

Ben-my-Chree Ben-my-Chree
Navion Britannia being turned by Svitzer Bidston and Ashgarth Navion Britannia, Svitzer Bidston and Ashgarth Navion Britannia passing Stena Mersey

Gravel dunes

The unused land outside Alexandra Tower has been turned into a temporary concrete terminal for the new cruise terminal building. It's not problematically noisy but it can get a bit dusty when it's windy.

Pile of gravel Pile of gravel

Sunday, 6th May

Coots' nest

I was looking out over Prince's Half-Tide Dock, heard noises below and discovered this coots' nest on a mat of weeds and litter. Although I was very close to it — the water level is probably five feet below the fence I was leaning over — I'm quite sure the birds were not at all upset by my presence. Coots get very noisy if they think something is threatening their nest and the two adults didn't make a sound.

Coot nest (Fulica atra) Coot (Fulica atra) Coot (Fulica atra) Coot (Fulica atra)
Coot nest (Fulica atra) Coot nest (Fulica atra) Coot nest (Fulica atra) Coot nest (Fulica atra) Coot (Fulica atra)
Coot (Fulica atra) Coot nest (Fulica atra) Coot (Fulica atra) Coot nest (Fulica atra) Coot nest (Fulica atra)
Coot nest (Fulica atra) Coot nest (Fulica atra) Coot nest (Fulica atra) Coot nest (Fulica atra) Baby coot (Fulica atra)

Ships

Steam tug Kerne WD Mersey and Voe Venture Voe Venture PV Kittiwake

Wednesday, 9th May

Chem Leo assisted by Smit Waterloo Bente Bente, Chem Leo and Smit Waterloo Bente, Chem Leo and Smit Waterloo
Bente Line Smit tugs assisting RFA Wave Knight (A389)

Thursday, 10th May

Stena Lagan

Friday, 11th May

Voe Venture

Saturday, 12th May

Mick Birthday banner Mick
Birthday balloon Ruth Ruth

Monday, 14th May

WD Mersey Argyro M Gas Legacy Gas Legacy
Gas Legacy with Svitzer Maltby, passing Gas Pasha; Arklow Raven in the background Gas Pasha Gas Pasha passing Stena Mersey Gas Pasha

Tuesday, 15th May

Shoreway Arklow Rose Svitzer Stanlow Seatransport
Seatransport passing Stena Mersey Svitzer Nari Ronez Ronez
Voe Venture Voe Venture

Wednesday, 16th May

WD Mersey Voe Chief Voe Chief Voe Chief and L. M. Constructor being towed by Smit Waterloo
Gas Legacy Gas Legacy Mersey Guardian Mersey Guardian
Typhoon Smit Waterloo and Smit Sandon towing AMT Challenger Smit Waterloo and Smit Sandon towing AMT Challenger Smit Waterloo and Smit Sandon towing AMT Challenger
Typhoon Typhoon Typhoon, Smit Waterloo, Smit Sandon and AMT Challenger Arklow Raven

Thursday, 17th May

The Queen

(At some distance.)

Queen's motorcade

Vision of the Seas

Vision of the Seas Vision of the Seas Vision of the Seas
Vision of the Seas Vision of the Seas Leander G

Friday, 18th May

Ships

RFA Diligence (A132) RFA Diligence (A132) assisted by Smit Waterloo Fure Nord

Tourist Lobstah

Liver Building Lobstah Lambanana Lobstah Lambanana  Lobstah Lambanana  Lobstah Ferry Lobstah

Saturday, 19th May

Louise and Pete's wedding

Signing the register

Signing the register Signing the register Signing the register
Signing the register Signing the register Signing the register

Town Hall steps

Town Hall steps Town Hall steps Town Hall steps Town Hall steps Town Hall steps Town Hall steps Town Hall steps

The bus

Wedding bus Wedding bus Louise and Pete Louise and Pete

Reception

Poppy Poppy Brian and Poppy Buttonhole
Brian Sarah Brian Poppy Mick
Claire Olivia Poppy, Louise, Pete and Ruby Olivia

Brian's speech

Brian's speech Brian's speech Brian's speech
Louise Louise and Pete Pete Pete

Pete's speech

Pete's speech Pete's speech Pete's speech Pete's speech Pete's speech
Pete's speech Pete's speech Pete's speech Pete's speech

Chris's speech

Chris's speech Chris's speech Chris's speech Chris's speech Chris's speech
Chris's speech Chris's speech Pete and Ruby Chris's speech Chris's speech

Reception

Louise and Pete Pete and Ruby Poppy, Anne and Sarah Toast
Pete Barbara Louise and Brian The cake Claire
Jason Lindsey Pete Cynthia Cynthia
Laura Chalkboard Louise and Pete Louise and Pete Sarah
Lindsey Lindsey Jason Jason Eleanor
Lindsey and Eleanor Louise Confetti Confetti
Poppy Phil and Brian Me and Brian Brian, Sarah and me

First dance

First dance First dance First dance First dance First dance First dance

Sunday, 20th May

Flowah Lobstah! (Every wedding should have one.)

Lobstah Lobstah Lobstah

Monday, 21st May

Stena Lagan and Stena Mersey Stena Lagan and Stena Mersey

Thursday, 24th May

Cemfjord

Saturday, 26th May

Gas Ice Thornbury, assisted by Ashgarth (bow) and Svitzer Stanlow (out of shot, stern) Ashgarth Thornbury, assisted by Ashgarth (bow) and Svitzer Stanlow (stern)
Sospan Dau Royal Daffodil PV Dunlin Thornbury

Sunday, 27th May

Svitzer Nari Svitzer Nari

Tuesday, 29th May

Ocean Countess

Since Liverpool Council has agree to pay back the government and European money it was given to build the Cruise Terminal, the conditions imposed for accepting that money no longer apply. Cruises can now start and end at the Cruise Terminal and today saw the first departure.

Ocean Countess assisted by Ashgarth Ocean Countess assisted by Ashgarth Ocean Countess assisted by Ashgarth Ocean Countess assisted by Ashgarth
Ocean Countess assisted by Ashgarth Ashgarth assisting Ocean Countess Ashgarth Ocean Countess
Ocean Countess Ocean Countess Ocean Countess Ocean Countess
Ocean Countess Ocean Countess Ocean Countess Ocean Countess
Ocean Countess Ocean Countess Ocean Countess

Other ships

Venom Merseyside Fire and Rescue launch Merseyside Fire and Rescue launch Eems Dollard
Abis Bremen Bregen Smit Donau

Thursday, 31st May

Admiral Day Monica Cementina Svitzer Stanlow


Copyright © David Richerby, 2012.