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The clipper now leaving...

The Liverpool08 Clipper leaving the safety of the Canning Half Tide Dock to prepare for the start of the round the world race watched by some of the thousands of people lining the banks of the River Mersey to give the boats a good send-off.

In the background is the bulk of the warehouses that make up the Albert Dock complex.

The clipper now leaving...

The Liverpool08 Clipper leaving the safety of the Canning Half Tide Dock to prepare for the start of the round the world race watched by some of the thousands of people lining the banks of the River Mersey to give the boats a good send-off.

In the background is the bulk of the warehouses that make up the Albert Dock complex.

comments (10)

  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Sep 2007, 07:23
What great encouragement the crew were getting they must have felt so proud.
Les Auld: Perhaps a bit apprehensive as well with the prospect of a long ocean voyage to South America immediateky before them.
  • shakara
  • Nigeria
  • 24 Sep 2007, 08:11
Good luck to the Clipper ond her crew !!!
Les Auld: Thanks Shakara, appreciate the comment.
  • Aussie
  • Queensland
  • 24 Sep 2007, 11:23
Massive warehouses, highlight how small the clipper is to face the sea.
Les Auld: When they were moored in the dock they looked quite large, strange how they appeared so small when they sailed into the river. Thanks for the comemnt.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Sep 2007, 11:58
Great picture of the boat and event.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis.
Perfect documentary shot. Rather them than me.

You had a good vantage point, I assume you were on the landing stage?
Les Auld: Thanks Alistair, I was actually on the Royal Iris. Mersey Ferries were running a special cruise on the river to give them a send off. Hopefully there will be another one next year for when they arrive back.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Sep 2007, 16:08
Nice series Les - I wonder what's going thro their minds at that point!
Les Auld: Enthusiasm, apprehension, excitement, shear fear, take your pick. Thanks for the comment.
Nicely done and I love this industrial building behind, very impressive contrast !
Les Auld: Thanks Zeb, the warehouses are pretty impressive.
I've always liked Liverpool the secod capital of Ireland smile
Les Auld: many people think it is the first capital, thanks Dave.
The vivid colour of the boat against the red brick is wonderful. All the best, Dave.
Les Auld: Thanks david, t'was a great day for them as well.
Good pic, where the proportions between the boat, the buildings and the people are seen clearly! smile
Les Auld: Thanks Jose, appreciate the comment.

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