Down the Docks

April 28, 2008 at 17:12 | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments


Most activity in the Port of Barrow takes place out of sight of casual prying eyes. One is tempted to suggest that this is because the biggest user of the docks is British Nuclear Fuels.

However, once in a while something goes on right under the High Bridge, where freight moving to and from the shipyard is dealt with. That, apparently, is what the remaining hammerhead crane is there fore – not just a museum piece after all!

Today the Vega, out of Marstal. Denmark, was in the dock. I don’t know whether that big piece of equipment is coming or going. Evidently I caught it while the crane crew were at lunch! Nor do I have much idea what is, although a hint may lie in the Wikipedia entry for Marstal, from which we learn that the small town is home to a major solar power complex.



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  1. Great picture today, I love that crane!

    Today I’m saying a huge big thank you for the support shown by CDP bloggers.

  2. How old is that crane?

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