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David Wooley10/10/2014 15:19:33
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Taking my usual afternoon walk along the beach I couldn't help noticing the unusual ship moored just off shore and as they say I had my trusty camera handy . The vessel is the Atalanti laying cables for the new off shore wind farm in Liverpool bay /North Wales coast .

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Paul T10/10/2014 15:56:22
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Dave

You do have an exciting stretch of coastline whenever I get the chance to walk along a beach all I get to see is the sea, even when I was building an office block behind the Sea Terminal on the Isle of Man all I got to see were the manx ferries.

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David Wooley10/10/2014 16:51:32
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Hi Paul yes the Wirral coast line and the Mersey is a busy place, and you really have to go camera in hand even on a casual walk or you'll miss some ship or other. I live only minutes from the shore so it's reasonably handy and a fresh westerly does you the power of good .Mind you working in view of the Manx Ferries would be ship heaven to some.

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Paul T10/10/2014 17:49:38
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Hi Dave

You might think that working so close to the sea terminal would be great but it tends to loose its fascination when the wind and rain are coming in sideways and you are being blown off the scaffold.

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Douglas on a typical summers day

Of course there were fun times.

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Happy days crook

Paul

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David Wooley10/10/2014 21:21:13
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Hi Paul yes the IOM was a fun place to be in the 1950s and as a youngster , crossing from Liverpool to Douglas it was seen as an adventure on a par to crossing the Atlantic, in a great liner and on a rough passage it could be quite unpleasant especially when half of Liverpool seemed to be on the IOM boat and the other half very much clinging to the rails hoping to die until they reached the delights of Douglas and all was well again. As you say happy dayswink

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David Wooley10/10/2014 21:25:07
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Here's another shot from my afternoon beach walk .

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mike farrell10/10/2014 21:58:35
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Nice action picture Dave .As the ships sail up the North Sea they are so far out we just see a profilesadMichael

ashley needham11/10/2014 08:46:03
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I do envy someone who can walk along the beach and see all this action.

If I walk along the Thames here I might see a few nice cabin cruisers if I am lucky.Generally I cycle to the station and see a few skips and idly wonder if they would float.

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David Wooley11/10/2014 10:37:07
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Hi Mike yes there is a lot of sea borne activity in the Irish sea , just looking at AIS and you see the volume of ship movements entering and leaving the Mersey . I love going out into the North sea especially the ship activity into Hull

Ashley I can vouch not all ships these days are pleasing to the eye I look out to sea and there in front of me is a skip opps I mean ship so when your thoughts idly wonder regarding skips they aren't that far from reality .

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David Wooley11/10/2014 15:18:07
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Some what quiet in both weather and traffic but there was this large dredger working the buoy channel into the Mersey . They are preparing the channel for the larger container vessels expected when the new part of the container port at Seaforth becomes operational towards the end of 015 .

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Edited By David Wooley on 11/10/2014 15:24:08

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