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photoblog image The Fleetwood Wrecks...

The Fleetwood Wrecks...


... or a journey with inappropriate footwear

For several years I have wanted to get up close and photograph the wrecks on Fleetwood Marsh by the river Wyre at Fleetwood.  Yesterday I went to Blackpool to take some more pictures of the illuminations and decided to go a bit earlier to try and find the wrecks. Finally managed to see them but the ground underfoot was soft, wet and muddy I suppose the word Marsh should have given me a clue, so I could not get too close. And it rained as well! This definitely calls for a return trip in better weather and with Wellington Boots. But I did decide to post this to show I have been, even though it is not one of the best.

Whilst I was in Blackpool I went along to see Digiphotology's Art Exhibition and is is as good in the flesh, if not a bit better, as the images shown on here. Nice one Alistair.

The Fleetwood Wrecks...


... or a journey with inappropriate footwear

For several years I have wanted to get up close and photograph the wrecks on Fleetwood Marsh by the river Wyre at Fleetwood.  Yesterday I went to Blackpool to take some more pictures of the illuminations and decided to go a bit earlier to try and find the wrecks. Finally managed to see them but the ground underfoot was soft, wet and muddy I suppose the word Marsh should have given me a clue, so I could not get too close. And it rained as well! This definitely calls for a return trip in better weather and with Wellington Boots. But I did decide to post this to show I have been, even though it is not one of the best.

Whilst I was in Blackpool I went along to see Digiphotology's Art Exhibition and is is as good in the flesh, if not a bit better, as the images shown on here. Nice one Alistair.

comments (14)

looks almost like relics from an ancient battle. Good to see a different take on these. Check out the tides too. David Nightingale got caught by the tides and was marooned on the wrecks waiting for the tide to go out so I was told.
Les Auld: I remember hearing about David Nightingale, certainly need to know the tide tables around there. Thanks for the comment Pixelpixie.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Nov 2009, 06:17
The one guy's demise is the photo opportunity of another. A great picture and if there was not a spot on the cloud - it would have been a likey.
Les Auld: Never noticed the spot Louis, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Nov 2009, 07:25
The muted colours add to the forlorn subject matter Les
Les Auld: there was not much detail in the original so muting it down helped a lot, thanks for the comment Chris.
The rotten weather and bit of grain actually works to advantage Les
Les Auld: It does heer Bill, thanks for the comment.
This is fantastic Les, I must go and see for myself.
Les Auld: Worth making the trek Chad, thanks for the comment.
Nice one Les ,i live 5 mins away from these wrecks. Give me a shout next time you are coming through.
Les Auld: I will indeed Michael, just waiting for a finer day but will be in touch. Thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 6 Nov 2009, 11:01
I will have to google these to find out the story
Les Auld: Old fishing boats left to rot after the fishing downturn Vintage, thanks for the comment.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 6 Nov 2009, 12:27
Ah, yes, "marsh" does give a bit of a clue! Glad you got out safely

I like the almost old feel of the way this picture has come out.
Les Auld: It did indeed Ellie, thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 6 Nov 2009, 12:48
It kinda looks unreal, Les, like from a fairy tale book.... Glad you got to see it up close and personal to show the rest of us.
Les Auld: I'll get even closer next time Ginnie, thanks for the comment.
The subtle tones suit this well Les.A fine capture of what was!.
Les Auld: Thanks Ron smile
This would be a lovely spot to visit for a photo shoot. I like the foggy look.
Les Auld: Definitely a place to return to Mary, thanks for the comment.
This almost has a watercolour feel to it Les, you really must go back when time and weather, oh and footwear, allows.
Les Auld: I will indeed Brian, thanks for the comment.
I'm sure that we all do daft things, Les. I did briefly consider detouring to Blackpool today on my way to the Lakes but decided against it; the lure of the mountains was too strong. I assume that these are former fishing boats?
Les Auld: They are old fishing boats Alan, and I'm sure I would have gone straight to the lakes as well. Thanks for the comment.
A fine capture of boats that were probably just as fine themselves once.
Les Auld: They were Linda, thanks for the comment.

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