Tag: Sunrise

Why I take the ferry

Why do I take the ferry to work instead of driving through the tunnel, taking the train or being squished onto a bus? I think this photo says it all. I walk along New Brighton prom discussing photo ideas with my wife and then sail across the Mersey on a ferry.

By the time I get to my studio I’ve done half my 10,000 steps to stay fit. I’ve pondered ideas, discussed random stuff with my wife and listened to a podcast. I’ve been inspired by the view and I’m all set for the day.

Best of all I get to do it all again when heading home.

The shortest day

The shortest day of the year which coincides with a lunar eclipse. I didn’t see the eclipse due to cloud cover but that provided a stunning sunrise instead. Its bitterly cold here with snow and ice everywhere, yet despite that I still saw a girl jogging on the promenade. I’m trying to train for a marathon but I decided it was too dangerous to go running. I didn’t notice any special grips on her shoes. Maybe she was very lucky as I wouldn’t go running on that.

In the distance you can see smoke rising on the left. I’m fairly sure that’s a steam cloud from Fiddlers Ferry power station. Its been there every day for the past few weeks.