All content copyright © David Richerby, 2012
|Wednesday, 3rd October||Ships|
|Saturday, 6th October||Ships|
|Sunday, 7th October||Ships|
|Monday, 8th October||A sun dog|
|Tuesday, 9th October||Ocean Countess|
|Saturday, 13th October||Ships
|Sunday, 14th October||Friedrich Ernestine|
|Monday, 15th October||Friedrich Ernestine|
|Tuesday, 16th October||Ships
|Thursday, 18th October||Ships|
|Saturday, 20th October||Liverpool Docks: ships, architecture and sunset|
|Sunday, 21st October||Fog|
|Wednesday, 24th October||Ships and boats|
|Thursday, 25th October||Ships|
|Saturday, 27th October||Ships|
|Monday, 29th October||Stolt Shearwater|
The cable-laying barge Cable Enterprise was laying the line that will take power ashore from Gwynt y Môr but something went wrong and she's spent the last couple of weeks being repaired at Cammell Laird. Now she's being towed back out to the site by Fairplay-27 (bow) and Smit Sandon (stern), with pilot being dropped off by Skua.
A sun dog (also called a parhelion) over Wallasey. They're caused by flat ice crystals in the atmosphere. If it's windy, the crystals are in random orientations so you see an arc around the sun; if the atmosphere is still, the crystals orient vertically and refract light horizontally to form a sun dog on each side of the sun. Here, only one was visible as conditions weren't right on the other side of the sun. The sun dog was rather brighter while I was walking home but it had dimmed by the time I got home, got my camera and went back outside.
The jack-up crane ship Friedrich Ernestine has been in and out of Cammell Laird in between trials at Gwynt y Môr, where she'll be joining another crane ship installing turbines.
Back in again...
The combination of last night's new moon and strong westerly winds pushing water onto the shore led to the highest tide I've seen on the river. When I set off, I think the waves were coming over the wall at the Canning Dock entrance, though the level had dropped a little by the time I got there. When I was coming back home, the water had dropped far enough to reveal debris left on the old Prince's Landing Stage.
A black-headed gull, so called because their heads are brown in the summer and white in the winter.