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photoblog image Waiting for the tide

Waiting for the tide

There I was, a plan for a weeks posting in my head, starting of with a view of the end of last year's Clipper Round the World Yacht and running throughout the week with views of the start of this years race, then I loose my internet connection for six days. Then it starts working again! So better late than never.

The ten clippers moor in Canning Half Tide dock waiting of the right moment ot sail out into the River Mersey, They presented a colourful sight as the weather fortunately held up for the start.

Ten boats, 400 crew from around the world with only ten professsional seamen amongst them, seventeen per yacht at any one time. Seven legs with 14 ports of call and 35,000 miles to return to Liverpool in 2008. Quite a race.

Waiting for the tide

There I was, a plan for a weeks posting in my head, starting of with a view of the end of last year's Clipper Round the World Yacht and running throughout the week with views of the start of this years race, then I loose my internet connection for six days. Then it starts working again! So better late than never.

The ten clippers moor in Canning Half Tide dock waiting of the right moment ot sail out into the River Mersey, They presented a colourful sight as the weather fortunately held up for the start.

Ten boats, 400 crew from around the world with only ten professsional seamen amongst them, seventeen per yacht at any one time. Seven legs with 14 ports of call and 35,000 miles to return to Liverpool in 2008. Quite a race.

comments (6)

  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Sep 2007, 13:23
Lots going on in this shot. Ginnie would love the cranes in this shot. Its a long race dont think it would suit me. Nice shot.
Les Auld: Thanks Tracy, maybe just one leg of the race would do, a great opportunity for some I think.
  • Max Black
  • sitting even more badly(?)
  • 21 Sep 2007, 13:33
QE2 and fireworks tonight by any chance???????
Les Auld: Thanks Max, QEII definately tomorrow but the fireworks are a bit too late for me as I need to prepare for the Southport airshow on Saturday.
Hmmmm !
I like the opposition of the boat design and the factory building behind !
Les Auld: Thanks Zeb, the building behind is the Liverpool Maritime Museum, one of thebest on Merseyside.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 21 Sep 2007, 16:55
Those boats look out of place in front of all that brick. Well spotted.
Les Auld: Thanks Martin, the building used to be a dock warehouse, more suited to working boats I suppose.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Sep 2007, 18:03
Bad luck with the internet connection - did you try turning the power off to the modem for a couple of minutes and then back again? Sometimes they freeze like a computer and need resetting.

Good fresh start to the series.
Les Auld: Appreciate the comment, the problem was down to the telephone line itself with the ADSL connection dropping out evry few seconds, perhaps the BT engineers waved the magic wands but it is all ok for now.
Another fab nautical image. All the best, Dave.
Les Auld: Thanks dave, just love taking photos around the docks and on the river.

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