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See her sail away... (Bird watching)

By Paul_Iddon  
Morecambe Bay is still a thriving shipping channel as cargo vessels and passenger ferries travels to and from Glasson Dock and Heysham. Heysham ferry port is located on the North-West coast of England, approximately 4 miles South of nearby Morecambe, and 6 miles west of inland Lancaster. Glasson is still a thriving port handling over 150,000 tonnes of cargo annually and is still used today all year around by cargo ships and pleasure craft alike.

Standing proudly is the 8 meter tall 170+ years old Plover Scar lighthouse safely guarding the seafarers routes - though as this was in the afternoon, there's no shining light! Remarkably, the lighthouse off the north Lancashire coast (near Cockersand Abbey) was hit at night time by a large, empty, cargo vessel en route to Glasson Dock and was seriously damaged in the collision, back in 2016.

During my walk on Monday this week, I was lucky enough to see a couple of ships - one leaving, the other arriving.

The Silver River cargo vessel is a general cargo vessel built in 1968. She measure in at over 44 meters long. Here you see her leaving for the open sea, watched on by a cormorant sat on the railings of the lighthouse...

Tags: Cormorant Cockersands Landscape and travel Cargo ship Cockerham Sands Paul Iddon Plover Scar Lighthouse EOS R10 RF 100-400 Silver River

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1 Dec 2022 9:20AM
great image
jeff

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