YO! Liverpool
Results 1 to 22 of 22

Thread: River Mersey Sand Banks

  1. #1
    Creator & Administrator Kev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Under The Stairs >> Under The Mud.
    Posts
    7,489
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Exclamation River Mersey Sand Banks

    Must show you this from yesterday.

    I spotted something strange on the sand banks of the River Mersey yesterday morning and decided to investigate with my god-like zoom (blame Maxy for that phrase). Look what I spotted: (scroll across if the image is too big)




    ADVERTISING








    What is it? It has the Liverpool 08 symbol on it.
    Liverpool in Pictures/ YO! Liverpool has taken me over 10 years to develop and maintain.

    All server & domain costs are covered by myself & kind donations of individuals.

    If you like the website, please donatevia PayPal!




    Thank you


    Kev
    2005 - 2017

  2. #2
    Otterspool Onomatopoeia Max's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Nowhere
    Age
    31
    Posts
    1,908
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Holy crap, Kev found the hippy I killed!

    I wrapped him up In Liverpool 08 towel which I caught him smoking pot on!

    I just thought It was blasphemous that he was besmirching the capital of culture name by smoking pot In It's face through It's merchandise.

    It looks like some Inflatable stress tool you punch.
    Gididi Gididi Goo.

  3. #3
    scouserdave
    Guest scouserdave's Avatar

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    What is it? It has the Liverpool 08 symbol on it.
    Don't know Kev. I'll have to think about it.
    Cracking photos, by the way

  4. #4
    scouserdave
    Guest scouserdave's Avatar

    Default

    Kev, I wonder if it's a marine air bag? Still doesn't explain the logo though. [scratches head]
    http://www.lsur.org/Equipment/Air_Bags.htm

  5. #5
    Creator & Administrator Kev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Under The Stairs >> Under The Mud.
    Posts
    7,489
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    It's weird init? I first though maybe a pleasure cruise or some other kind of celebration aboard a boat may have threw something over-board but it cannot be that otherwise it would be out in the sea by now.

    No doubt the Echo will run a story about it in a week or two.
    Liverpool in Pictures/ YO! Liverpool has taken me over 10 years to develop and maintain.

    All server & domain costs are covered by myself & kind donations of individuals.

    If you like the website, please donatevia PayPal!




    Thank you


    Kev
    2005 - 2017

  6. #6
    Senior Member ChrisGeorge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Posts
    3,592
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by scouserdave View Post
    Kev, I wonder if it's a marine air bag? Still doesn't explain the logo though. [scratches head]
    http://www.lsur.org/Equipment/Air_Bags.htm
    That would be my guess or else one of the things that they have over the side of a vessel to cushion the landing. Like they used to use old tires for on the Mersey ferry boats (maybe they still do).

    Chris
    Christopher T. George
    Editor, Ripperologist
    Editor, Loch Raven Review
    http://christophertgeorge.blogspot.com/
    Chris on Flickr and on MySpace

  7. #7
    Still alive snappel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    620
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Is it not just a buoy??

  8. #8
    Junior Member Howell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    I think it's a buoy to show where the sand bank is on a high tide!

  9. #9
    Re-member Ged's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Here, there & everywhere.
    Posts
    7,198
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    It's deffo not a buoy, I can't see the willy. How far is Roswell?
    www.inacityliving.piczo.com/

    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

  10. #10
    Creator & Administrator Kev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Under The Stairs >> Under The Mud.
    Posts
    7,489
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by snappel View Post
    Is it not just a buoy??
    A buoy but why the 08? A bit odd in the middle of the Mersey....

    Quote Originally Posted by nuttynovas View Post
    I think it's a buoy to show where the sand bank is on a high tide!
    Alreet mate!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    It's deffo not a buoy, I can't see the willy. How far is Roswell?
    It's rainin' men!
    Liverpool in Pictures/ YO! Liverpool has taken me over 10 years to develop and maintain.

    All server & domain costs are covered by myself & kind donations of individuals.

    If you like the website, please donatevia PayPal!




    Thank you


    Kev
    2005 - 2017

  11. #11
    scouserdave
    Guest scouserdave's Avatar

    Default

    Eh Chris, slightly off topic, but how do you pronounce buoy seeing as you've been in the US for quite a while. "Boy" or "Booey?"

  12. #12
    Help find Madeleine Sloyne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    238
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    They look very much like fenders and are used for keeping the ships/boats sides from contact with the dock.
    Help find Madeleine

  13. #13
    Steven
    Guest Steven's Avatar

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by nuttynovas View Post
    I think it's a buoy to show where the sand bank is on a high tide!
    You have got it correct 'Our Kid' - It should have been painted red > red, returning.

  14. #14
    Steven
    Guest Steven's Avatar

    Default

    We just pronounce it *Boy*

  15. #15
    Senior Member naked lilac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Hawaii, USA
    Posts
    437
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by scouserdave View Post
    Eh Chris, slightly off topic, but how do you pronounce buoy seeing as you've been in the US for quite a while. "Boy" or "Booey?"
    In the states.. Buoy is pronounced Boo-ie......

  16. #16
    Senior Member ChrisGeorge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Posts
    3,592
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by scouserdave View Post
    Eh Chris, slightly off topic, but how do you pronounce buoy seeing as you've been in the US for quite a while. "Boy" or "Booey?"

    I guess I am American influenced on that one, since I do say "Booey." I still though say "Tomarrrrto."

    Chris
    Christopher T. George
    Editor, Ripperologist
    Editor, Loch Raven Review
    http://christophertgeorge.blogspot.com/
    Chris on Flickr and on MySpace

  17. #17
    Senior Member marky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,093
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    I've seen similar shaped buoys to that one when there are powerboat races on the river (to mark out the course).

  18. #18
    Steven
    Guest Steven's Avatar

    Default

    They are marker buoys. There is a sailing club nearby. They signify *Red Right returning* The 08 is simply an 8 mile sign from the Bar at Jordan's bank.

    People race their 'Fireflies' around them. Usually, they are picked up. Maybe the boatman was bevvied ?

  19. #19
    Senior Member lindylou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3,678
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    If anyone said 'booey' to me I wouldn't have a clue what they meant !

    I've never heard buoy pronounced that way.

  20. #20
    Senior Member ChrisGeorge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Posts
    3,592
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    If anyone said 'booey' to me I wouldn't have a clue what they meant !

    I've never heard buoy pronounced that way.
    Hi, Lindy, have you ever heard the expression "Phooey?"

    By the way, when I originally saw that photograph of Kev's the Liverpool 08 logo was quite obvious, and I still think that is what it is. So I wonder if it is a mile 8 marker as Steven says.

    Chris
    Christopher T. George
    Editor, Ripperologist
    Editor, Loch Raven Review
    http://christophertgeorge.blogspot.com/
    Chris on Flickr and on MySpace

  21. #21
    Senior Member phredd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    runcorn
    Posts
    359
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    For all you non-seafarers out there (land lubbers) here is an easy way way to remember Port and Starboard >>>>>

    Red = Port = Left ...... Short words.

    Green = Starboard = Right .......... Long words.

    "note the length of each word.

    Phredd
    In the days when we had nothing we had fun.
    If tomorrow starts without me, remember I was here.

  22. #22
    Senior Member ChrisGeorge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Posts
    3,592
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by phredd View Post
    For all you non-seafarers out there (land lubbers) here is an easy way way to remember Port and Starboard >>>>>

    Red = Port = Left ...... Short words.

    Green = Starboard = Right .......... Long words.

    "note the length of each word.

    Phredd
    Oh sure, that's too complicated for us landlubbers who can't even tell our left from our right.
    Christopher T. George
    Editor, Ripperologist
    Editor, Loch Raven Review
    http://christophertgeorge.blogspot.com/
    Chris on Flickr and on MySpace

Similar Threads

  1. On the Banks of the River Jordan - a Liverpool Ghost Story
    By johnreppion in forum Liverpool Folklore and Oddities
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-06-2010, 11:49 PM
  2. Giant yellow flower will be in place on banks of the Mersey by autumn
    By Kev in forum Liverpool's Environment Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-14-2009, 08:59 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

For daily updates, to support us further or to join in the conversation: Follow us on Twitter @YOLiverpool / Like our Facebook Page: @yoliverpoolpics / Join the Facebook Group: YO! Liverpool Pictures

× Thanks for coming to the web site. Support our future by turning off your Ad-Blocker or consider a donation via PayPal or Credit Card!