Welcome back to Sunday Selections!
This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.
The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.
4. hop on over to Elephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.
Andrew often joins in too.
I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week we're having a look at some of the views around the Port Adelaide wharf where Fisherman's Market is.
cormorant sitting on a rail.
random boat coming in from an outing
part of the Birkenhead Bridge. The signal boxes you see here indicate when traffic should stop as the bridge is about to open to allow passage of taller ships or yachts.
the bridge signal.
some of the original wooden pylons that once held up a smaller bridge, long ago, before the concrete bridge we now have.
the Dolphin Explorer ferry coming back in. This boat does regular cruises way out to the river mouth where the possibility of seeing dolphins is pretty good, although some days there isn't a single dolphin to be seen.
here she is a bit closer, so you can see she has three levels.
and here the passengers are disembarking. I've taken one of these cruises, but didn't see any dolphins.
those little white circles and smudges are jellyfish, small, about the size of your palm. some days there are just a few, like here, some days there are hundreds.
looking across the Port River from the north bank to the south bank.
I think this is an original signal power box, but I could be wrong. There wasn't any sign attached saying what it is or was.
a gun off one of our old Navy ships,
and all the gears that made it do what it was supposed to do, turn, lift, lower etc.
the Port Princess, another of our River Cruises boats.
near the market shed, seagulls rushing to grab food thrown by lunching people.
The red strut in the foreground is one of the supports holding up the lighthouse, which I have shown before, long ago.
more seagulls on the tarpaulin sun-shade of the Dolphin Explorer. I took this from the viewing deck of the lighthouse.
one of my favourite photos, an old tugboat (I think), high and dry.
another river boat, the Yelta.
last, an old sailing ship, the Falie. I'm not sure if she is a well repaired and maintained original, or a replica. Probably a replica.
Information is probably available at Wikipedia, but I can't be bothered looking for it right now.
Again, these photos were all taken with my old Canon Powershot 460, no photoshopping, no resizing, no blog name, all are just as I took them.