Taken just a few yards to the right of my previous upload, these two boats are moored alongside Inveraray's stone pier. The blue boat, 'Arctic Penguin', was built in Dublin in 1910 as a Lightship, but has changed her role three times during her lifetime, becoming the Maritime Heritage Museum in 1995. The red boat alongside is the 'Vital Spark', built in Hull in 1944 and was originally named 'Eilean Eisdeal', the name given to her by the Easdale Shipping Company. She was re-registered in 2006 as the 'Vital Spark of Glasgow', named after the stories written by the Inveraray writer Neil Munro who wrote about 'Para Handy', skipper of the puffer, the 'Vital Spark'.
Sadly, since I was last at Inveraray (back in December 2008), the pier the boats sit alongside has fallen into disrepair and access to both the pier and the Museum is closed to the public
Let's hope the site can be restored before all become beyond repair.
I have reported my logging in / uploading problem to EPZ Contact Support. I've found I can get around the issue by opening my browser via the Google Chrome App Launcher (which seems a bit odd !), but it seems that something in the Google Chrome browser and something in the EPZ site are at loggerheads!
Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 4 and Photoshop Elements 11.
Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.
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