Having worried about what the grey “thingy” was for, I have finally got a shot of it in action. They have been cleaning some of the buoys and use the crane to lift them off the Port work boat.
What better way to spend a Saturday evening than partying on Victor. The beautifully maintained Thames Barge was off out to the Orwell Estuary in the early evening with music playing and a crowd of people enjoying themselves. No doubt, they will return around 10-ish, still having a good time.
Oh,by the way, Suntis is currently moving through the Kiel Canal on its way to Varberg. The turnaround time in the summer seems to be quicker than in the winter – no doubt they sell more structural wood to the building trade.
Trimilea is a Dunkirk Little Ship. She is the old Ramsgate Lifeboat Prudential. The Association web site has the following quote
“”I cannot see who you are. Are you a naval party?”
“No Sir, we are men of the crew of the Ramsgate life-boat”.
“Thank you and thank God for such good men as you have on this night proved to be. There is a party of fifty Highlanders coming next.”
She normally lives opposite us but here she is under way.
She has been very nicely refurbished and is a credit to David and his partner.
This cormorant acts like a sentinel on the waterfront. He sits on the top of the left hand crane (from our perspective) almost every night. My big lens can just about cope with this but, unfortunately, the shot is always going to be against the sun – unless the sun starts to sink in the east for a change!
One day, I might just catch him with his wings extended.