The weather over the course of the week has also worsened with the temperature dropping from about 25 Deg to 16 Deg today, the blue skies with just a few high level clouds have also gone to be replaced with low cloud and light rain which has swept in from the Atlantic and crossed Ireland before arriving over my house sometime in the night.
Last Friday on my way into work in Salford I saw the Maltese registered General Cargo Ship Alsterdiep (IMO 9472000, GT 2984, 2008) berthed at Trafford Wharf on the Manchester Ship Canal. Shortly after I saw her she headed back down the Ship Canal and out into the Mersey before setting course for Stade which is a City in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Tuesday 29 July 2012 found me in Liverpool until early afternoon. Work kept me away from the river but I did manage to see the Bulk Carrier Eleanor D ( IMO 9287974, GT 32474, 2005) in the docks on my way to my next appointment, she has since left port bound for Turkey.
Wednesday I spent the whole day in Liverpool, on my way into work I saw and photographed Grona Marsum (IMO 9552070, GT3500, 2012) and later in the day during my lunch break I walked down to the river and saw the Bulk Carrier Androusa (IMO 9586356, 44615, 2012) manouvering in the river with the help of a couple of local tugs to gain access into the dock system. Grona Marsum left Liverpool 31 July 2014 for Algeciras which is a port on the South coast of Spain. Androusa however at trhe time of writing is still in the Seaforth basin.