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A few pictures of the harbours along the Solway Firth, starting with

Whitehaven

Harbour control
Whitehaven based gun range safety vessel Triton pictured on a rare visit to Workington
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The fishing fleet
Fishermans pulley for lifting the fish boxes up from the deck to the harbourside
"The Beacon" visitor information centre in the background overlooking the marina
Charter boat "Riptide"
Sea Cadets training vessel "Sir John Sherwood"
A bit of artwork along one of the quays which is illuminated at night
A relic of bygone days still attached to one of the harbourside flats
A group of "Coast to Coast" cyclists dip their bike tyres in the sea before setting off for the east coast
Finally a general view of the marina

Maryport

A room with a view!...flats overlooking the harbour.
Ullswater Steamers latest aquistion is "Western Belle" seen here awaiting upgrading before being transported overland to Ullswater Lake.
The marina before the dock gate collapsed sending a 6' high wall of water down the dock causing devastation to the moored yachts.
A short while later...the aftermath of the wave.
The Maryport Inshore Rescue crew can only look on at the dreadful result of the wave.


Silloth

A few miles north of Maryport is Silloth, a small Victorian town with cobbled streets, a promenade and a green.
Trawling for shrimps just outside of the port entrance
The ports open day in August 2009 attracted a large crowd and a good variety of vessels to inspect.
Ramsey vessel "Ben Maye"
Lifeboat "Roger and Joy Freeman"
HM Customs launch.
Nith Rescue visiting from the Scottish side of the Solway.
Faversham Ships "Beaumont" seen departing Silloth in February 2011
Valentin Pikul, April 2011
"Alexander Tvardovsky"  March 2012
Kormano entering the outer harbour