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|Thursday, 4th April||Ships|
|Friday, 5th April||Warships
|Saturday, 6th April||Ships
|Sunday, 7th April||Bomar Pluto|
|Monday, 8th April||Ships|
|Tuesday, 9th April||Warships
|Wednesday, 10th April||Gig boats
|Friday, 12th April||Clifton
|Saturday, 13th April||Liverpool Docks
|Sunday, 14th April||Ships|
|Wednesday, 17th April||Ships|
|Saturday, 20th April||Ships
|Sunday, 21st April||Ships
|Monday, 22nd April||Ships|
|Thursday, 25th April||Ships|
|Saturday, 27th April||Ships|
|Sunday, 28th April||Ships
|Monday, 29th April||Ships and a rainbow|
The ferry Hoy Head works in Orkney but has been in Cammell Laird for the past couple of months being lengthened. Today, they took her out for a spin on the Mersey.
Seven warships arrived on the Mersey this morning: HMS Echo returned, along with two Polish vessels and one each from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway. They'll be here over the weekend before heading up to Scotland to take part in the annual NATO Joint Warrior exercise.
The foreign warships departed for Glasgow. Unfortunately, conditions were rather hazy.
These little boats are used to move mooring lines around, mostly for the tankers at Tranmere and for ships using the mooring posts at the Cruise Terminal. The ship lowers the rope and somebody in the gig boat grabs it to carry it across to where it'll be tied up; at the Cruise Terminal, they also ferry men to the mooring posts. There happened to be three of them here at the same time, today.
The tiny tug Clifton repairing the ladder on one of the mooring posts at the Cruise Terminal.
The sun reflecting off the surface of Prince's Dock.
The Navy's forward repair ship RFA Diligence has returned to dry dock at Cammell Laird. Tug boat Zeebrugge helped her into the wet basin; Zeebrugge is in Liverpool covering for one of the Smit tugs which is in dry dock.
The first cruise ship of the year. Boudicca arrived in the afternoon to begin a cruise to the Canary Islands. She and next week's caller, Discovery, will each be visiting several times over the year.
Tesco sells duck eggs and they're rather translucent so I wondered what would happen if I took a photo of one with just back-lighting from my flash. I think that, in the end, I used a sheet of paper to reflect some light back onto the front of the egg, too. It's actually white and the white-balance is set corrrectly so the orange colour is from the light being transmitted through the interior.