Wood Slick

This is by far my earliest and largest photographic project.  Most times, its better to show one or two pictures.  I am taking a chance and showing 20 pictures.  The photographs really tell the story and I hope they hold your interest.  I managed to capture these pictures early one morning going along the coast road to work.

The Cargo Ship,  “The Ice Prince” carrying Timber, ran into trouble in rough sea’s near Portland Bill, England in January 2008.  The crew where all rescued by helicopter and lifeboat, before she sank.   Timber, 33ft long planks where washed off the Ship causing a Wood Slick running from West (Portland Bill) to East (Beachy Head and beyond) of the English Channel.  “This is what I saw that morning”.

These shots taken, were on a beach stretch in Worthing a few odd miles West of Brighton & Hove, England.  2000 tonnes, washed up along the coast causing hazards on the beaches and to the shipping lanes.  Anybody lifting timber away were threatened with arrest…

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Rocking Robin

I do like from time to time, to capture in picture, visitors to my garden.     This cheeky busy Robin hasn’t quite mastered landing on this feeder.  This Robin and its mate are frequent visitors, getting a picture is a bit of a job.  Iv’e managed to capture the Robin in flight, as best as I can.  Hope you like…

Cant wait to see this Robins offspring sometime soon!

Meet the new kid on the block

Got in Last Saturday evening, after watching Brighton vs Birmingham at the Amex.  Just started doing a bit of cooking, when I spotted the new kid on the block.  It is said that there is a decline in the population of Sparrows, we appear to have a pretty good local population, well in our local gardens anyway.  Didn’t take this little one to long to locate the feeder and water station.

Parent, with youngster…

Needing a drink…

First of many.  Nice little chap…

 

Lets make Tracks

I like heavy plant, this was begging to be snapped…

Machine used for Groyne repairs and maintenance, Hove seafront, England.

France and Europe on the other side of the water.

 

 

A Clyde view

The River Clyde, heading away from the City centre.  Once the Hub of fine British ship building, a different scene now…

Industry vs Riverside development.

On the Industrial side.  Cranes reaching for the low grey storm clouds.

Opposite Industry, the Riverside development.  Concrete, glass, stainless steel and painted to compliment the Glasgow grey sky.  (It’s not always grey)…