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Boat Friday

Albion Dry Dock, Bristol. I read that it is still available for dry docking vessels up to 60 metres in length. A 12.5 tonne gantry crane and mobile cover is on site. Workshops are fully equipped for all new build or repair work.

Boat Friday

Albion Dry Dock, Bristol. I read that it is still available for dry docking vessels up to 60 metres in length. A 12.5 tonne gantry crane and mobile cover is on site. Workshops are fully equipped for all new build or repair work.

comments (22)

I guess canoes are a little to small to take in there smile
Lisl: Perhaps, Michael!! Even the little boat in there now is dwarfed
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Apr 2015, 04:41
I hope that 'BIG' times will return soon here. Love your POV and the silhouettes.
Lisl: This is the first time I have ever seen a boat in the dock. You can imagine what it must have been like in the past with big ships
i love your framing of this wonderful dry dock Lisl...
the boat inside gives scale to it size....petersmile
Lisl: Perhaps one day a large ship will use it again, Peter
Oh it looks so little!
Lisl: Ah - but it was in comparison with this high dock!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Apr 2015, 06:41
Isn't it nice to see this sort of thing still surviving in a very tarted-up area
Lisl: Very refreshing, Chris
This wee boat must be a shrimp compared to the whales that come in, Lisl. What a fun find and a fabulous composition. And I spy those colored houses in the background, so they give me a feel for where this is.
Lisl: Yes - we walked past this Ginnie!
Was that boat the largest they could find Lisl, that is very sad.
Lisl: They must have been scratching the bottom of the barrel, Chad
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Apr 2015, 07:07
We are on the same page today, Lisl - an interesting place in Bristol I should visit one day!
Lisl: This is along from the Harbourside, Philine, not far from where we walked. Lots to see in Bristol next time
Wonderfully framed Lisl! I like the depth of the image.
Lisl: Thank you kindly, Richard
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Apr 2015, 07:23
Great industriscape, Lisl.

If a 60 metre pulls in here it might require more than a 12.5 tonne crane to do the required work...
Lisl: I wouldn't know, but I bow to your knowledge, thank you, Ray
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Apr 2015, 07:24
The little boat looks quite lost there. Good to hear that they can cope with new builds, though; I hope that they get some orders. Southampton has a fabulous dry dock and would take ships such as the Queens (the originals and the newer ones). The gates leaked in recent years, though, and rather than repair them, they gave up and filled it in!
Lisl: What a tragic end, Alan
Clearly it is working at less than full capacity Lisl. Good picture smile
Lisl: Thank you, Bill. It was the first time I had ever seen a boat in there!
I would love to photograph this place...
Lisl: You would, Larry - you would be in your element
This shot is full of interest,lets hope the dock continues to survive the creep of what some call progress.
Lisl: When you see the new Harbourside where the Docks were, I think this may be next to go
A nice shot of Albion Dry Dock with occupant Lisl. That's an impressive canopy
Lisl: Obviouly meant for a much bigger boat, Janet
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Apr 2015, 10:25
Lovely shot, Lisl. Maybe one day the bigger ships will go there again.
Lisl: That would be good, Pauline, thank you
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Apr 2015, 12:02
Some errant butterfly lead you here?
Lisl: It is surprising where butterflies lead me, Louis!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Apr 2015, 16:26
That small boat gives it a real sense of perspective and size
Lisl: It really is huge, Anne
The tiny boat looks out of place in such a huge structure!
Lisl: It does; usually it is empty, Tom
we have these in Rotterdam as well
Lisl: They would be good to see, Chantal
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Apr 2015, 00:41
What a wonderful image smile
Lisl: Many thanks, indeed, Cherie
an interesting post. i like the overhead crane in the shadows. a scene full of potential!
Lisl: Every time I pass this, I take at least one picture, Ayush. It is on my favourite walk in Bristol

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