shipment

#fowc #shipment Photo by Martin Damboldt on Pexels.com Something is on its way across the sea held in giant containers it’s items created on one side of the water ported to the other side by some very big ships might be chairs or perhaps pears each container contains something different note that – despite being …

Imagination

#WDYS Image c/o Tumisu @ Pixabay In response to the What do you see? prompt Its like the words flew off the page as they drew a picture of a pirate and his crew searching a far off island on the search for buried treasure and as i tell the tale two little heads, play …

Engine

Salford, 6th April 2020 #fowc #engine Engine, outside the power hall at Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester Every mechanic knows – it’s Not the wheels , but the engine that Get’s a driver from A to B It’s truly – the heart of any transport Naval, bus, car or motor bike Exception – if …

Swimming Lessons

Salford Quays, 14th July 2018 a tale of the first time in the canal…from one of the goslings….Interpreted by Inky 🙂 It’s a bit hard stepping out from the little nursery pool to the great big vast waterway but at least my family are nearby mum and dad watching proudly on no water wings required …

Navy Blue

    Navy ? A Nautical colour Very respected as the colour of the senior service Yachts to Dreadnoughts – are adorned in it   North to South – Compass bearings Are used to navigate Vessels through dangerous waters – Yomping through ice and hiding from the enemy   Naval Company Colours Anchored off the …

Silent Cargoes

Silent Cargoes : Art Installation/Memorial to the old docks on Trafford Wharf. Image by Inky. Silent Cargoes By Brian F Kirkham Sat by the waters edge Awaiting the cargo ship The goods sit and wait Pallets of goods Await the arrival of the dock – bound ship Boxes neatly stacked for Destination – Supermarket Tea …

Memories of Holidays Past

Memories of Holidays Past (alternate title : A Salford lads venture in the Southwest of England) The English Riviera… Torquay, Paignton, Brixham – the English County of Devon One heck of a place to get to by Car, even more by rail. Heading south, through mystical places – on an intercity train. A great adventure …

Intercity Canal Life

They called it “The Big Ditch” It’s filled with water, flowing up from two rivers making their collective way toward the west meeting up with its Liverpool Cousin.   A long time ago – It Carried large ships taking cargo to places far and wide But new lines lift the strain – With Cargo moved …