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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 18th November, 2012)

Kittywake


Kittywake
Kittywake was making trips at the Powerfest weekend recently. Trips as far as first lock you meet from Trencherfield when going towards Liverpool, ~40 mins. return.

Photo: Ernest Pyke  (Praktica DCZ 6.2.)
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Comment by: Ken R on 18th November 2012 at 00:06

Nice photo Ernest, I think this boat has been around for some time. Any idea how old it might be?? Looks a nice day for a trip.

Comment by: Mick on 18th November 2012 at 00:10

It was for sale I wonder if it sold. Business for sale. Kittywake Canal Cruises – Wigan Pier

A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A UNIQUE THRIVING & PROFITABLE, TOURISM, LEISURE & LIFESTYLE BUSINESS IN A PRIME LOCATION. Based at the world famous Wigan pier & established since 30th September 2007 – Kittywake Canal Cruises have built up an excellent reputation over the past 4 years and enjoys plenty of repeat custom. We operate boat trips and party cruises from our base at Wigan pier, 52 weeks a year. Most of our bookings are generated by word of mouth and via our website and as such our advertising costs are very, very low. Average turnover +£100,000 pa

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 18th November 2012 at 06:37

Lovely photo Ernest, great reflections, and a lovely old boat, cheers!!!

Comment by: peterp on 18th November 2012 at 14:25

Nice to see dennis's boat also a photo by ernest

Comment by: Janice on 18th November 2012 at 15:03

Nice photograph Ernest. Where do the trips start from please?

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh on 18th November 2012 at 16:50

Earnest,following on from Janice's commen, where do thy go to,and how often. Nice photograph. Thank you.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 18th November 2012 at 21:24

Nice picture Ernest.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 18th November 2012 at 22:28

Thanks for your comments.
Ken R, this boat was built by Liverpool Boat Co., has s metal hull, 55ft.long, 10`6" beam, 2`6" draft and power is 999 BHP.
Peterp, who is Dennis? Can you tell us how old this boat is?
Janice and Tom, look at
http://www.kittywake.co.uk/public.html
The building behind is the engine house at Trencherfield Mill.
Mick, came across your P-a-D of 13th July`12. Ref.to my comment at 20:09, Wigan library told me yesterday they haven`t got the book.

Comment by: Mick on 18th November 2012 at 23:07

The boat when it was running used to go as far as Gathurst.

Theres a few videos of it here

http://www.youtube.com/user/singaporemick/videos?query=kittywake

Comment by: peterp on 19th November 2012 at 07:43

Ernest,Dennis is the owner of Kittywake

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 19th November 2012 at 11:41

peterp, I gathered that, but can you help with the age of it?

Comment by: david on 20th November 2012 at 10:24

Just shows what a modest camera can achieve.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 20th November 2012 at 14:00

Hello david. This camera was £125 in Dec.2007, but Serif offer for it was £50. For other photo`s taken by me this year, see P-a-D`s on 2nd & 3rd April, 3rd & 31st May, 1st June, 31st August.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 23rd November 2012 at 19:48

Janice and Tom: On Sunday 2nd Dec.`12 from 10am to 4pm there are canal boat trips at Trencherfield Mill open day. There`s Vintage Market at Wigan Investment Centre nearby with free parking

Comment by: Art on 1st December 2012 at 00:59

Too High key, cobalt coloured water, converging verticals....
This is a constructive comment..;o)

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 1st December 2012 at 12:57

Art, the colour is reflected from the boat to the water.
Can`t do anything about verticals - I just point and `shoot`!!

Comment by: Art on 1st December 2012 at 18:59

Reflections don't affect the whole body of water, just the strips reflected..

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 1st December 2012 at 21:21

Art, the whole body of water isn`t cobalt on my laptop screen.

Comment by: Art on 2nd December 2012 at 01:49

The barge reflects as black, the water reflects as Cobalt....Explain?

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 2nd December 2012 at 11:55

Art, best put your question to a professional photographer. e.g Dave (Oy) Green or Dan Highton.
Have you looked at my P-a-D 3rd May 2012? Was a dull day then but very sunny on this.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 2nd December 2012 at 12:18

Art, the question of colour of water arose on Dan Highton`s P-a-D
2nd November 2012.

Comment by: Art on 3rd December 2012 at 01:12

You have P-a-D on the brain ernie...Can't you stand constructive criticism, unlike the guff you post as choice of system.
ie: mono or polychrome, (wigan)animals in Wigan settings, plus others beyond belief...Time for thought methinks!! ;o)
The colour of water on the other pics was low warm light darkening the blue....Yours was an unearthly Cobalt Blue (not natural)

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