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Fishguard where ferries sail from to Ireland 

Holiday Snaps 9

Fishguard where ferries sail from to Ireland 

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  • Martine
  • France
  • 22 Jun 2016, 01:34
Jolie composition pour cette photo. J'aime les maisons colorés.
Bill Phillips: The coloured houses really make it for me Martine
I don't know anything about boats - but isn't that a little shallow for ferries?
Bill Phillips: Nor do I. The ferries actually sail from the main bit which is a bit farther on.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Jun 2016, 04:59
I think the ferry has to wait a little more. Can they get a few buckets of water to fill up the harbour.
Fabulous picture, one day I like to see such a place for myself. I mean where boats are like that and no water.....
Bill Phillips: There are plenty of places here to see it Lady P. I always assumed it was like this everywhere
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Jun 2016, 06:30
The boats are waiting for the sea.
Bill Phillips: Which always returns Philine
The ferries have a small draught then Bill!
Bill Phillips: The ferries don't sail from this bit Richard, the main harbour is further on
I know this happens all the time in England, Bill, but I still just stare when I see a scene like this, with the tide gone out to sea. I NEVER saw this while in America. NEVER.
Bill Phillips: I never realised that this was in any way unusual Ginnie
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Jun 2016, 07:19
How can anything sail on this mud?
Bill Phillips: I refer you to chad's second comment
  • Lisl
  • Europe
  • 22 Jun 2016, 07:25
Interesting thought that not everyone has ever seen a tide out, Bill
Bill Phillips: Isn't it? It never occurred to me that it doesn't happen everywhere
A pretty little harbour Bill. I think I would like this picture a trifle darker but, hey, who am I?
Bill Phillips: I lightened it up because, often what looks OK on my screen becomes 50 shades darker on nottachance
You should advise Tiff that this is only what it's like at low tide. That the tide comes in twice a day enabling those boats to sail freely on the briney.
Bill Phillips: I am puzzled that he seems not to know this
On what? smile Nice shot Bill.
Bill Phillips: on the sea round the corner. This is the prettier bit of fishguard grin
I have lived on the Bay of Fundy and watched the Tidal Bore. You can look both up. I am on my way to work and do not have the time.
Bill Phillips: Their website doesn't work very well but it looks like the sort of thing we have here. There is a great tidal bore on the River Severn
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Jun 2016, 11:01
I like the old traditional houses around the harbour. I don't think much of the ferries, though.
Bill Phillips: The ryan air of the ferry market perhaps
This is a nice spot Bill, more picturesque than the main harbour no doubt. Ginnie made the same comment to me on Monday about my Wells-next-the-sea low tide and others yesterday about another low tide picture.
Bill Phillips: Much more. The main part of Fishguard is not one of my favourite places
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Jun 2016, 13:16
These little ferries for Ireland?
Don't pay the ferryman!

You have done well with this picture. Don't let yer drinking buddies tell ye otherwise.

In SA, we in general have rough seas. Also the land is probably going down a lot steeper than in places like Fishguard. All-in-all, we don't have places like this, where boats are mud crawling at the seaside. What we do have, are places where lesser rivers run into the sea and the pressure between the sea and river forms a sandbank with a small opening - then a lagoon is formed. In such places, you will have calm waters and a very gradual slope of land into the water - ending up in mud flats that are bared. Still, it seldom happens that people let their boats hog the mud. Must be some reason or habit behind that.

When I visit Euope or the UK I can never understand the large numbers of boats in canals, rivers and seasides, that just rot away and probably is not used. Boats are expensive.
Bill Phillips: This is a common sight here. I know nothing about boats but I suppose the mud hogging is only for a relatively small part of each day for some of the boats.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Jun 2016, 14:24
Waiting for that tide - great picture Bill, it looks very picturesque.
Bill Phillips: A row of painted cottages works every time Anne smile
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 22 Jun 2016, 14:26
I like this, Billiam ....honest.
Bill Phillips: What's not to like comrade?
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Jun 2016, 17:32
I love the colours of the cottages, Bill.
Bill Phillips: I love rows of differently painted cottages Pauline
Very nice. Strange comments regarding tides. Like you, I thought tides ebbed and flowed the world over. I like the Flying Fish sculpture against the yellow gable end.
Bill Phillips: It will feature in its own right in the not too distant future Graeme
Time and tide...
Bill Phillips: indeed Larry

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