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Cruising the Manchester Ship Canal


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Cruising the Manchester Ship Canal

26 Jun 2019 8:52AM   Views : 1246 Unique : 767

There is a trip on an old Mersey Ferry, either from Salford to Liverpool or Liverpool to Salford as desired, taking us along the Manchester Ship Canal. The last time I did this was with my Granny, when I was about 10 years old. Well, on Sunday I did it again, and I can tell you that I am now slightly more than 10. This was a cousins trip, keeping in touch now all the Aunties and Uncles are sadly no longer with us. Me, Sue, Lesley and her daughter Lucy, Keith and his daughters Cathy and Martha. Six hours of watching the industrial landscape float by, in warm and pleasant weather, chatting sometimes, grabbing a sandwich....very pleasant. Photographically, most of the trip was the Pentax K-1 with the SMC Pentax-FA J 75-300mm lens. In Liverpool, I did change to the HD Pentax-D FA 28-105mm. Here's some pictures:

The Pilot at Mode Wheel Lock

Canalside Leisure

Fleeing the Ferry

Heron in Flight

Mode Wheel Lock

Sontaran Spacecraft?

Eastham Dock

Snow Bird

The Gang at Liverpool

It was a great day out and it starts at the car park at the NW War Museum. There, coaches take the passengers to the ship as it's a working dock and access is limited. Then off to Liverpool the slow way, about 90 minutes stopover to have a look around and back to the meeting place for a return coach journey. It all works very well and it's definitely something different to do.

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JJGEE 18 8.1k 18 England
11 Jul 2019 7:47AM
Appears to be a great day trip

For those in the area could be a excellent for a camera club, flickr group 'catch-up' day out with refreshments Smile

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