Monday, 18 February 2013

Barton & Barrow upon Humber.

We had a day along the coast of the River Humber starting at the Humber Bridge which crosses the Humber from the Lincolnshire coast at Barton on Humber over to Kingston upon Hull in Yorkshire.  A few miles further along the shoreline is Barrow on Humber and we called at a small  anchorage called Barrow Haven.  There are usually a few permanently berthed small craft there plus larger freighters that unload bulk cargoes onto the wharf.  It was low tide for our visits, in my mind the best state of tide for these little creeks, as the mud flats provide a far more attractive photograph then when the water is high.

All pictures taken on Sunday 17th February 2013.

The Humber bridge taken from the south side on the Lincolnshire coast.  
The Humber Bridge, near Kingston upon Hull, England, is a 2,220 m single-span suspension bridge, which opened to traffic on 24 June 1981. It is the sixth-largest of its type in the world.(Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Please click on this picture to see it larger.

Barton creek with the bridge in the background.

An old Humber keelboat beached just out of the navigation channel.

Tied up alongside the boat repair yard at Barton.

Watersedge Visitor Centre at Barton.  The Watersedge Country Park is a large area of  lakes 
and wetlands, an ideal area for many visiting migratory birds. It is on the site of a previous industrial 
site now conserved for nature and has many way-marked walks and areas to view the wildlife.

The curved front of the Visitor Centre.  

Footpath from Barton to Barrow.

River Humber with a view down to the bulk terminal at New Holland.

Barrow Haven.

Barrow Haven Cargo Wharf.

Smaller boats alongside the wharf.

The cargo wharf area can be seen in the background.

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