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dredger

By aitchbrown
The Medway II on its way to work, dredging Walney Channel.

I expect this big lady is responsible for keeping the channel open for BAE Systems in Barrow in Furness, who are presently putting the finishing touches to HMS Astute. This is probaby the spot to be when Astute eventually sails off to serve with the Royal Navy. (I'm hoping to be standing on this very spot!!)

In the large view, I think there's the silhouette of the 'driver' or should I say 'Captain'.... in the top white bit.... arghhh I know NOTHING about boats.... sorry !!

Thanks for looking and for all your comments and attention. helen x

Tags: General Walney channel Dredger Landscape and travel Aitchbrown Wd medway ii

Voters: looboss, Portknockie, MikeEG and 33 more

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Comments


Portknockie 11 48 Scotland
15 Aug 2007 12:08PM
Like the comp...detail is great..but the lighting is a little flat....Very good shot...

Don

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MikeEG 9 10 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2007 12:09PM
Like this, sharp good colours, and composition,well caught.
MikeEG
15 Aug 2007 12:13PM
Nice composition,
Fred.
AlanBW 10 20 England
15 Aug 2007 1:14PM
Cracking capture Helen, lots to interest the viewer here
Buffalo_Tom Plus
9 2.3k 9 Wales
15 Aug 2007 1:29PM
Agree with Alan,cracking shot.
Tom.
JohnDyer 10 67 2 England
15 Aug 2007 2:49PM
an interesting capture
John
TyChee Plus
11 273 1 United States
15 Aug 2007 3:28PM
A very powerful shot! That ship looks like a real workhorse!
Ty
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
15 Aug 2007 3:35PM
A great closeup of this huge boat-- just crammed with details and colors-- Well done!

jennnn
15 Aug 2007 5:36PM
Crammed with detail and colour... couldn't have said it better. Thanks Jenn! Smile
Interesting assortment of pipes here - just like a labyrinth.
Johanna
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
15 Aug 2007 7:37PM
Great to see a workboat and not a leisure cruiser

Peter
kinfatric 11 550 9 Scotland
15 Aug 2007 9:12PM
a grand shot of this large vessel
imagio 9 12 1 England
16 Aug 2007 8:54AM
Excellent, You mean the bridge!!

Bernie
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
16 Aug 2007 9:02AM
Found the Captain on the white bit Helen LOL . Big file gives lots of interest xx
daringdaphne 12 82 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2007 12:41AM
Good composition: no bits missing, lots of colour created over the years. Nice photography


(*.*)D.
18 Aug 2007 12:08AM
Terrific shot

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