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Ships,lifeboats and lighthouses

Rob Lester | Mersey Ferries.Snowdrop and Royal Iris.

Mersey Ferries.Snowdrop and Royal Iris.

Two of the famous `Ferry across the Mersey` stalwarts, lying at rest between duties , in the Birkenhead docks, Wirral, awaiting their next shifts.
Rob Lester | RNLI 13-06 Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood

RNLI 13-06 Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood

Hoylake's Shannon class lifeboat 13-06 RNLB 'Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood' went operational on 9th December 2014. This was taken at it`s first run immediately following it`s official naming ceremony 22/03/2115
Rob Lester |  STS Kapitan Borchardt

STS Kapitan Borchardt

A Polish sail training three-masted gaff schooner put in service in 2011, the Kapitan Borchardt, is named after Karol Olgierd Borchardt.
Rob Lester | RFA. Fort Austin _Facing the storm

RFA. Fort Austin _Facing the storm

This is a composite image of 2 of my own images. Depicting the RFA Fort Austin in a storm
Rob Lester | Tobacco Sunset

Tobacco Sunset

A tall ship slowly begins it`s voyage, setting off into a tobacco sunset
Rob Lester | Tallship  Stavros S.Niarchos

Tallship Stavros S.Niarchos

Stavros S Niarchos is a British brig-rigged tall ship owned and operated by the Tall Ships Youth Trust (TSYT). She is primarily designed to provide young people with the opportunity to undertake voyages as character-building exercises, rather than pure sail-training. She is also used for adult voyages and holidays, which help subsidise the operation of the ship.
Rob Lester | Rescue at Sea

Rescue at Sea

Royal National Lifeboat Institution, RNLI Lady of Hilbre arrives in time to save the crew of a foundering fishing boat
Rob Lester | Two ships went a sailing

Two ships went a sailing

An image of two sailing vessels gently cruising across the water
Rob Lester | New Brighton Lighthouse

New Brighton Lighthouse

New Brighton Lighthouse, defiance against the storm
Rob Lester |  Tobacco Sunset

Tobacco Sunset

A tall ship slowly begins it`s voyage, setting off into a tobacco sunset
Rob Lester | Tallship  Stavros S.Niarchos

Tallship Stavros S.Niarchos

Stavros S Niarchos is a British brig-rigged tall ship owned and operated by the Tall Ships Youth Trust (TSYT). She is primarily designed to provide young people with the opportunity to undertake voyages as character-building exercises, rather than pure sail-training. She is also used for adult voyages and holidays, which help subsidise the operation of the ship.
Rob Lester |  STS Kapitan Borchardt

STS Kapitan Borchardt

A Polish sail training three-masted gaff schooner put in service in 2011, the Kapitan Borchardt, is named after Karol Olgierd Borchardt. This is a composite and I cut out every line and rigging manually... took many hours ! :)
Rob Lester |  Sunset Sails

Sunset Sails

Fully rigged tall ship setting sail into the sunset
Rob Lester | The Royal Iris, Mersey Ferry

The Royal Iris, Mersey Ferry

The ferry coming in to Seacombe landing stage on the Wirral, with Liverpool in the Background with the famous Liver Building. The cruise liner `Silver Whisper` is tied alongside at the Liverpool cruise terminal, while on a visit to the city.
Rob Lester | New Brighton lighthouse Facing the fury

New Brighton lighthouse Facing the fury

This is the lighthouse at Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton on the River Mersey, Wirral
Rob Lester | Lifeboat_Lady of Hilbre_ into the Maelstrom

Lifeboat_Lady of Hilbre_ into the Maelstrom

The Royal national lifeboat institution RNLI lifeboat Lady of Hilbre, A Mersey class lifeboat based at Hoylake/Meols on the Wirral. U.K.
Rob Lester | Defiance

Defiance

An image of New Brighton Lighthouse, facing the storm and incoming fog
Rob Lester | Ride the Wild Horses__Hoylake Lifeboat_Lady of Hilbre

Ride the Wild Horses__Hoylake Lifeboat_Lady of Hilbre

RNLI, Lady of Hilbre , out of Hoylake, Lifeboat riding the huge waves of the Irish Sea.
Rob Lester | Queen Elizabeth in the Mersey

Queen Elizabeth in the Mersey

MS Queen Elizabeth ,at 92,000 tons, is a cruise ship operated by the Cunard Line. Seen here when it visited Liverpool along with it`s sister ships, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Mary
Rob Lester | RMS Queen Mary 2 Visits Liverpool

RMS Queen Mary 2 Visits Liverpool

RMS Queen Mary 2 (148,528 Tons) Is a Cunard Liner seen here visiting Livepool
Rob Lester | MS Queen Victoria visits Liverpool

MS Queen Victoria visits Liverpool

MS Queen Victorta ,at 90,049 tons, is a cruise ship operated by the Cunard Line.
Rob Lester | South Stack, Anglesey

South Stack, Anglesey

The lighthouse acts as a waymark for coastal traffic and a landmark and orientation light for vessels crossing the Irish Sea to and from the ports of Holyhead and Dun Laoghaire.
Rob Lester | South Stack lighthouse Anglesey  Wales

South Stack lighthouse Anglesey Wales

The lighthouse acts as a waymark for coastal traffic and a landmark and orientation light for vessels crossing the Irish Sea to and from the ports of Holyhead and Dun Laoghaire.
Rob Lester | Anglesey South Stack lighthouse

Anglesey South Stack lighthouse

The lighthouse acts as a waymark for coastal traffic and a landmark and orientation light for vessels crossing the Irish Sea to and from the ports of Holyhead and Dun Laoghaire.
Rob Lester | Sunset Sails

Sunset Sails

Fully rigged tall ship setting sail into the sunset
Rob Lester | RFA Black Rover in the Storm

RFA Black Rover in the Storm

RFA Black Rover is a small fleet tanker of the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary. She is designed to replenish ships underway at sea with fuel, fresh water, and stores in all weather conditions. She has a helicopter deck served by a stores lift and is capable of conducting helicopter replenishment. Displacing 11,500 tonnes, she is powered by twin diesels and has a ship's company of 56.
Rob Lester | New Brighton Lighthouse

New Brighton Lighthouse

Situated at the tip of the Wirral peninsular, New Brighton lighthouse, also known as Perch rock lighthouse, was begun in 1827 and spent many years guarding the approaches to the river Mersey until 1973
Rob Lester | Hoylake Lifeboat Launch

Hoylake Lifeboat Launch

Hoylake Lifeboat Launch. Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood, is a water jet powered all weather lifeboat based at Hoylake RNLI station in Hoylake on the Wirral
Rob Lester | RNLB  Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood RNLI 13-06

RNLB Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood RNLI 13-06

Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood, is a water jet powered all weather lifeboat based at Hoylake RNLI station in Hoylake on the Wirral. It has a top speed of 25 knots
Rob Lester | Hoylake Lifeboat High speed pass_mono

Hoylake Lifeboat High speed pass_mono

Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood, is a water jet powered all weather lifeboat based at Hoylake RNLI station in Hoylake on the Wirral
Rob Lester | Hoylake Lifeboat High speed pass

Hoylake Lifeboat High speed pass

Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood, is a water jet powered all weather lifeboat based at Hoylake RNLI station in Hoylake on the Wirral
Rob Lester | Hoylake Lifeboat _ On its Way

Hoylake Lifeboat _ On its Way

Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood, is a water jet powered all weather lifeboat based at Hoylake RNLI station in Hoylake on the Wirral
Rob Lester | Hoylake Lifeboat at speed

Hoylake Lifeboat at speed

Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood, is a water jet powered all weather lifeboat based at Hoylake RNLI station in Hoylake on the Wirral
Rob Lester | Hoylake Lifeboat at speed_mono

Hoylake Lifeboat at speed_mono

Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood, is a water jet powered all weather lifeboat based at Hoylake RNLI station in Hoylake on the Wirral
Rob Lester | South Stack Lighthouse on  Anglesey  N Wales

South Stack Lighthouse on Anglesey N Wales

The lighthouse acts as a waymark for coastal traffic and a landmark and orientation light for vessels crossing the Irish Sea to and from the ports of Holyhead and Dun Laoghaire.
Rob Lester | The Three Queens of Cunard

The Three Queens of Cunard

Cunards Three Queens Mary2,Elizabeth and victoria on the occasion of their momentous and historic visit , all together , to Liverpool on 25-May 2015, to mark the 175th anniversary of the Cunard Line
Rob Lester | Portree Lifeboat_Trent Class 14-05

Portree Lifeboat_Trent Class 14-05

The Stanley Watson Barker is an all-weather Trent class lifeboat capable of 25 knots and based at Portree on the Isle of Skye