Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Garvel Bend

The Stornoway-Ullapool ferry ISLE OF LEWIS is seen on the left as she lay off the entrance to the Garvel drydock on Wednesday evening, waiting for the tide to rise a little further before she could enter the dock. A fresh north-westerly wind however, coupled with a lower high tide than predicted, meant that the 6,534 gross ton ferry was destined to spend the night in the adjacent James Watt Dock. Heading past ISLE OF LEWIS is the German coaster AB DUBLIN, heading downriver from Shieldhall with a cargo of scrap metal for Pasajes in Spain.