Saturday, 17 November 2012
Gloucester docks is home to T Nielsen & Company, a major player in classic boat restoration and annual refits.
Johanna Lucretia is a common sight around the Bristol Channel and South West.
Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters Alpha and Mascotte.
Alpha close up.
Mactoees, a personal favourite . . .
Dunkirk veteran Angele Aline in dry dock. Her history can be found here.
The former steam bucket which I understand is in operational condition following recent restoration berthed at the National Waterways Museum.
Llantony Bridge with the museum beyond.
Light vessel 14, Sula. For more info see here
Dredging is underway in Gloucester Dock and the nearby canal being carried out by Land and Water and utilising their dredger Serendipity.
A few pictures from Lydney Harbour this afternoon and a surprise visitor in port . . .
Looking across to Sharpness Dock.
The 1892 built Cornish Lugger FY20 Vilona May in Lydney Harbour.
A nice Achilles 24 at rest, I owned one of these for a couple of years previously.
Sunday, 11 November 2012
A few pictures from an afternoon in Cardiff Bay on 'Picaro'.
Daffodil, a local trip boat passes the Norwegian Church . . .
. . . and the Pierhead . . . .
. . . . and finally St Davids Hotel & Spa.
The ' local fishing fleet' returning from a competition in the Bristol Channel today.
Classic Lifeboats waiting to lock out with the River Taff and Castell Coch in the background.
Heading back across the bay under sail.
Saturday, 10 November 2012
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Few pictures taken onboard today as she departed Avonmouth for Bristol City Docks and her annual winter lay up in the heart of the City. My first trip of the season on her!
Departing Avonmouth Lock
Gateway to the South West - the M5 Bridge at Avonmouth!
Approaching the Horseshoe Bend
Going around the Bend.
Passing below Brunel's iconic Bristol Suspension Bridge.
Entering Bristol City Docks
Coming into her lay up berth at M Shed.
Alongside and finished with engines for 2012.