Ferry, Down the Ship Canal  by Barrie Woodward

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Not what you would usually associate with a canal
This is ‘Royal Iris of The Mersey’ one of two Mersey Ferries making the return journey from Salford Quays, down the Manchester Ship Canal. Picture taken at the point where the canal joins the River Mersey entering in to the Mersey Estuary.
Royal Iris was built in 1959 and is owned by Merseytravel and operated by Mersey Ferries.


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My pictures are taken with a Sony DSC-HX1. What you see is pretty much what comes from the memory card, with maybe a touch of rotation and or cropping.
I probably wouldn’t be taking so many pictures if it weren’t for the camera. It has been worth every penny as it has captured some great memories since I got it in 2009.
Feel free to comment on any of the pictures. I’m all for learning how to improve.

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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago

    Great scene and capture
    Would you like to add to A Love of Boats group

  • Thanks and done

    – Barrie Woodward

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 2 years ago

    1 minute ago
    Congratulations your excellent capture has been featured in The Beautiful North of England Group

  • Thank you

    – Barrie Woodward

  • WILT
    WILTover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture.
    Great to see a " Birkenhead " Ferry still doing good service .I used to go there in my youth ship spotting at the eastham ferry .It was great there because the ships are so close to the land .I still love the ships of my youth especially the BLU FLU fleet. see my website for examples of my marine paintings :-

  • There were two ferries on the day, I was on the one behind this … but can’t for life of me remember the name of it

    – Barrie Woodward

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