First off, we saw a very strange looking ship coming into the port. It was the Scelveringhe. This is a Dutch owned “trailer hopper suction dredger’.
It pulled up to the Sand and Gravel dock and unwound a huge conveyor belt to unload. It did, eventually, close into the dockside, but that wasn’t as interesting a shot!
A little later, I noticed that they were shifting the walkway from the lock down the Wet Dock.
They normally do this when Suntis is due. As I knew that Suntis was still in Sweden loading up for next week, there must be something else of a decent size coming in. A quick check on FleetMon showed that the Stavros S. Niarchos was on its way down the Orwell.
There were also a few little boats about that were worth a mention.
All in all, it was a good day to be out on the balcony.