All content copyright © David Richerby, 2012
|Friday, 1st June||Olympic torch relay
|Sunday, 3rd June||Ships|
|Monday, 4th June||Ships
|Tuesday, 5th June||Ships|
|Wednesday, 6th June||GPS Apollo
|Friday, 8th June||Boats|
|Saturday, 9th June||Railfest at the National Railway Museum
Great Western Railway
London and North Eastern Railway
London, Midland and Scottish Railway
|Sunday, 10th June||Maasen|
|Tuesday, 12th June||Canada geese|
|Wednesday, 13th June||A ship and a sunset|
|Thursday, 14th June||Canada geese
|Saturday, 16th June||AIDAcara
|Tuesday, 19th June||Ships|
|Thursday, 21st June||Brøvig wind|
|Friday, 22nd June||Arcadia
|Saturday, 23rd June||Arcadia
|Sunday, 24th June||Ships|
|Tuesday, 26th June||Gas Cerberus|
|Friday, 29th June||Svitzer Maltby|
|Saturday, 30th June||Ocean Countess|
The Olympic torch crossed the river on a ferry.
There are several families of Canada geese around Prince's Dock.
The dinghy in the last photo got into trouble trying to cross the Mersey and had to be towed to safety by the Fire and Rescue launch. I saw him side-on to the tidal current being pushed downstream without seeming to make any progress across the river and was considering calling the coastguard when one of the pilot boats stopped alongside him to give assistance.
The small tug Audrey took the crane barge GPS Apollo out of Birkenhead docks, intending to tow her to Liverpool docks. However, she was unable to make any progress against the incoming tide so more tugs had to lend a hand.
Railfest at the National Railway Museum, York. I bought my ticket online, printed it out and left it at home so I'd like to thank the nice man on the gate who believed me when I told him that and let me in without making me pay again.
Editing these, it's just occurred to me that there wasn't a single British Railways steam loco at Railfest, which is a major gap. One of the Britannias was due to attend but cancelled, and Evening Star is in the main museum.
The local Canada geese having a social.
By the time I'd got up and gone outside, Arcadia was already drawing level with the Cruise Terminal so I didn't get the shots I'd wanted of her coming up the river and I missed her remarkably quick turn by the terminal. Bah.
A pair of RAF Chinooks came down the river, flew around in loud circles and then flew back the way they came.
Arcadia was supposed to leave last night but stayed in Liverpool, one assumes to avoid bad weather in the Irish Sea.
The latest of Ocean Countess's cruises from Liverpool.