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 Photo-a-Day      (Sunday, 18th November, 2012) Views: 2,746 
Kittywake
 Kittywake   by Ernest Pyke  (Praktica DCZ 6.2.)
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.

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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