Monday, 8 May 2017

Steam on the dock

What an excellent weekend with Steam at the Dock. There were toot toots and honk honks echoing around the buildings all weekend from all the steam engines. With quite a range engines from a small steam powered row type boat, narrow boats ‘Whistle down the Wind’ and ‘Emily Ann’, 2 launches and 2 tugs ‘Daniel Adamson’ and ‘Kern’. 

The smaller vessels that could get under the bridge from Albert to Salthouse Dock did several trips in front of our boat. Both of the narrow boats however, had to lower their funnels to get under the bridge. On the dock side there was a train from the Snowdonian Railway, traction engines full side and tiny ride on ones, steam lorries and a little milk float. In addition two shire horses and street performers.


It was dismal and very chilly, but dry on Saturday, I in fact had to light the fire. Sunday was gloriously warm and sunny. Heather, Jason and the children came down from Southport on the train as we anticipated parking to be a nightmare with the steam event and Liverpool playing Southampton. 


We had a ride on ‘Palmerston’ the steam train, then we had a look around the ‘Daniel Adamson’ which has been fully restored to it’s original d├ęcor. 


Nikita and Magnus were totally fascinated by the jelly fish swimming by. Plus, they got really excited when a shrimp or fish swam by too.
Lunch time John and I nipped to get us all KFC.
Friday evening we put up our bunting and fairy lights in quite strong wind and it stayed up. I was shocked that none of the other narrow boats here didn’t decorate their boats too. 

1 comment:

  1. the other narrowboats: Yes, I wonder if they knew it was happening? It would be a bit like turning up at a fancy dress party in civvies. YOU are the one that looks wrong.