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A blast from the past.

By moiral
Morning all. Two boats docked at Inverary pier. For all of you who used to watch the Scottish TV show 'Para Handy', the red boat is the puffer 'The Vital Spark of Glasgow'. The puffer was originally built in Hull in 1944, and was originally registered as Eilean Eisdeal, but reregistered the Vital Spark of Glasgow in 2006 after the the stories of the skipper, Para Handy written by Inverary writer, Neil Munro.
The blue boat in the rear is The Artic Penguin, which was built in Dublin in 1910. She has served many uses, but originally a lightship from 1910-1966. Then became a training ship, a cruise boat and finally a maritime museum. Information obtained from the Inverary Maritime Website.
I know that the pier is in a state of disrepair and closed to the public. Local knowledge says that the boats are being allowed to go the same way. Such a shame.
Thanks for C&Cs on yesterday's upload and a big thanks to Andylea for his UA. Catch up later.

Tags: Transport Boats Reflections Inverary pier

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CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
2 Nov 2013 9:55AM
Beautiful reflections on the calm water, Moira, well captured. Carol
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2013 10:02AM
Super image Moira, with beautiful composition. GrinGrin Peter.
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
2 Nov 2013 10:31AM
A Lovely image with great colours and reflectionsSmile
Philip_H 9 1.5k United Kingdom
2 Nov 2013 11:37AM
Lovely sweeping lead-in.

Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2013 11:47AM
So lovely in the calm water Moira
a lovely shot
and no...never saw the program
BarbaraR 15 1.1k 1 England
2 Nov 2013 12:58PM
Lovely harbour scene.
Great colours and reflections.

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
2 Nov 2013 1:37PM
A lovely composed scene.
2 Nov 2013 1:59PM
beautiful composition
12 10 10 England
2 Nov 2013 3:05PM
Like the smooth sweeping curve in this shot Moira.
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
2 Nov 2013 3:05PM
Yes,I do remember Para Handy Moira.
I suppose it would be only shown is Scotland though !!
Good shot.
SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2013 3:39PM
Lovely image.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
2 Nov 2013 5:19PM
Thought I recognised this location! Smile Shame the way it's gone - I do recall on a previous visit here that the boat nearest the pier was a museum.
A fine capture though, Moira, and if I get as good as shot as this next week I'll be very happy! Smile
Trev Smile
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2013 5:39PM
I would like to see it cropped at that black post
The lead in doesn't do anything for me with this image...
ColleenA Plus
9 489 7 Australia
2 Nov 2013 6:39PM
Beautiful colours and reflections pretty
3 Nov 2013 12:09AM
A nicely composed image with lovely colour and reflections.
NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
3 Nov 2013 12:52AM
hiya Moira, I do keep jumping in and out, told you a long time back I struggled with retirement so went back to work ,enjoying it but I get tired these days,glad to see you are enjoying your free time and getting some great shots.
accipiter 11 61 England
5 Nov 2013 8:30AM
Beautifully composed and captured Moira, with stunning reflections. It would be a sad loss if these decayed away. A

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