Sunday, October 06, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday: Fleetwood Ferry slipway

This is the slipway at Fleetwood leading down to the ferry that crosses the river Wyre to Knott End on Sea.

When I blogged about Knott End on Sea back in October 2007 I wrote
There are plans to dredge the river to allow even bigger ships to use the Port of Fleetwood.
Ferries had operated from Fleetwood to the Isle of Man from 1876 to 1961, and again periodically from 1971. However, in recent years the service had been restricted to once or twice per year. From 2004, Stena Line provided some passenger accommodation on its thrice daily service to Larne in Northern Ireland. However, Stena Line withdrew the service at the end of 2010.

Now the only ferry is the Wyre Marine service across the river.

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.


  1. Sad to see ferry services like this slipping away. I guess people like the faster alternatives. Great arcing shadow shapes though in these scene.

  2. Love the looping chain shadows, they look like skipping ropes. Fab capture.