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Victoria Dock Promenade

Victoria Dock, Hull. Thur 16 Feb 2017

The slipway was a dry dock. An engine house could winch ships into the slope here and the gates to the Humber closed after the water had left at low tide  

 The Slipway with new housing and in the centre the old engine house with its chimney

 The Outer Basin of Victoria Dock with a view east along the Humber past the Alexandra and King Geoarge V docks

 The entrance lock - at right - to the Half Tide Basin was filled in after it was found too expensive to make the basin into a second Marina for Hull

Victoria DOck Outer Basin 

 Victoira Dock Half Tide Basin. The black area in the distant dock wall was the entrance to Victoria Dock, now completly filled in. There was a swing bridge and a gate

 View across the Humber across the Outer Basin

 In the distance we could see the pier at New Holland. The Hull ferry used to run to the railway station there

 

 Low sunlight and a dark grey sky, though it was perhaps a little more dramatic than this. Although panoramic in format this has less than half the angle of view of the other 16:9 format images here

 Alexandra Dock, King George V Dock and Saltend

Immingham on the south bank of the Humber

 

 The SEA CHALLENGER is a Jack-up vessel for off-shore wind turbine installation

 Earle's Shipbuilding and Enginerring Yard covered roughly a thousand feet of the shore along here

 

 THis was I think the entrance to one of two TIdal Docks at Earle's

 

 

 

 The sky had brightened by hte time we reached the end of the path

 When we got to the end we turned round and came back. Had we gone furthr, away from the Humber we would have come to a viewing platform bu we didn't know

 It was beginning to get dark as we reached the Victira Dock Outer Basin, but the sunset was rather muted

 There were a number of boards to read along the promenade - I think this one is at the end of the rather extravaganlty named 'Ocean Boulevard' which has no ocean and is a rather ordinary street in the new estate and hardly merits the term 'Boulevard'.

 The sun had gone down by the time we reached The Deep and could see both the RIver Hull and the Humber

 It's an elegant footbridge but the blockhouse beside it looks sinister.

 The Deep from a different angle - and the River Hull

 from the footbridge looking down out the Humber

and the view up-river . Holy Trinity at left, and Myton Bridge and the Premier Inn through the Tidal Barrier
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