Tuesday, 10 August 2010

ABC Wednesday - Dock

Looks nice enough to be a swimming pool, down the ladder, splash, so cooling on a hot day. Not wishing to dampen any enthusiasm but it is a darkling dock.  This is the old entrance to the Victorian graving dock or dry dock which is now a museum.  If I had pointed my camera the other way and not been mesmerised by all the blue then I could have shown you the building.  I also discovered when I was about to post this that I have never taken any pictures of it, inside or out, a dearth of images, I must declare I'm discombobulated..  So lets not dally here and walk further on round the corner to the home of
a handful of fishing vessels who tie up at this dockside on the Walney Channel.  The letters BW on the side indicate that Barrow is its Port of Registration.
The only other vessel docked on this day, the houses of Walney Island in the distance.  What else denotes a fishing dock, well perhaps
nets and of course
 seagulls, no coastal town is without its Herring Gulls, which despite its name has a catholic diet with some regional variations but essentially an opportunist eater.  Wonder what its got its eye on here.

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18 comments:

Jingle said...

beautiful images about dock and related D words...
what a collective D post.

Eldritch the Dragon said...

That's a lot of Ds.

photowannabe said...

A lot of D's to describe the Darkling dock. Very nice pictures and it does look like a great swimming hole.

Carver said...

Great post for the letter D. I enjoyed all of your shots at the dock and love the still as a statue herring gull.

Leslie: said...

Delicious images of the dock. I don't think I could live anywhere away from some sort of water, salty preferred. :D

Gramma Ann said...

Delightful pictures of the Dry Dock. I've never seen one before. Great choice for D Day.

Roger Owen Green said...

not only good pics, but great D narrative.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Carol said...

Great D post, and beautiful photos to go with it. I love the first shot, the perspective, and the beautiful blue water and sky.

Tumblewords: said...

Great information and photos. The water in the first picture does indeed appear to be waiting for swimmers and fun in the sun.

Paula Scott said...

Me thinks the gull is watching YOU! Wondering if you have any morsels for him.
Really beautiful shots and what a gorgeous day at the dock!

Gayle said...

That gull looks like he means serious business!

jabblog said...

Beautiful blue water in Darkling Dock. I like the fishing vessels - any working ship is attractive, my particular favourites being tugs!

Reader Wil said...

Hi Joy! What a delightful display of D's and very informative!

mrsnesbitt said...

Oh Joy what an informative post! Loved the dock!

Thanks
Denise ABC Team

Leo said...

what lovely photos.. the water reflects the blue sky nicely :) good ones!

Serline said...

Quaint little place, reminds me of many small seaside towns we passed during our drive along the Great Ocean Road in southern Australia.

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Jay said...

What does that gull have its eye on? The main chance, if I know gulls! LOL!

Great post - now I'm off to look up the meaning of 'darkling dock', which is a term I've never heard before!