Monday was a bright sunny day and an early morning drive past the docks on my way into work resulted in me seeing Bulk Carriers Leo Advance (IMO
9442225, GT 31250, 2007) and Thor Infinity ( IMO 9238466, GT 30303, 2002)
opposite the main container terminal at Seaforth. I am not sure where Leo
Advance went after leaving port but I believe Thor Infinity headed for Iskenderun in Turkey soon after I saw her.
Closer to work I saw the General Cargo Ship Nomadic Hjellestad (IMO 9452220, GT 9530, 2010) , she has also since left Liverpool bound for Gdansk.
At the Tranmere Oil Terminal was Minerva Antonia (IMO 9380398, GT 29295, 2008), she is one of a number of Minerva ships I have seen in Liverpool and in other locations around the UK. Having left Liverpool she is at the time of writing heading roughly East through the English Channel on her way to the North Hinder Anchorage at a sedate 4.3knots.
On my way home on Monday I drove past Seaforth and whilst I was in work the Container ship Francop (IMO 9277412, GT 7519, 2003) had arrived in port, she left shortly after I saw her for Dublin.
Tuesday was a day of thunderstorms and very heavy rain showers that flooded the roads and paths.
I spent the whole day in Liverpool and two General Cargo Ships Thea II( IMO 9107394, GT 2889, 1995) and Theseus (IMO 9390159, GT 2450, 2009)
passed me whilst I was in an office close to the river. Theuseus has since
sailed to Dagenham but Thea II is still in Liverpool although she is now in the
Setting off for home during a gap in the weather I saw the newly arrived Portland Bay (IMO 9276200, GT 16960, 2004) in Liverpool Docks, she has since left port and is currently on her way to Ghent in Belgium.
After battling through the storms to get home before heading inside I stood under the canopy over my front door and listened to the continuous growl of thunder whilst watching bands of the very dark menacing clouds laced with horizontal lightning pass overhead followed by rain and hail.