Saturday 03/12/05


Brilliantly sunny morning, hardly a cloud in the sky. Not cold either. Better than elsewhere in the UK, where strong winds rule. Found that the cargoship Celtic Spirit, that I mentioned yesterday, has been detained before. On 25th November 2003, she was stopped at Le L├Ęgue Saint Brieuc (Brittany, France) for 3 deficiencies in machinery and safety in general. She measures 2,978 tonnes and is registered in the Bahamas. The boat is operated by the Willie Group, a Cardiff-based shipping company which specialises in transportation of timber, initially as pit-props (coalmines). On the company's website, Celtic Spirit is quoted as being delayed due to bad weather. Aye, that would fit. She was due in at Warren Point, Northern Ireland, on December 1st. After dark, at 5pm, I went into town to photograph the Christmas illuminations. Otherwise not a lot doing tonight. Mrs B's logs are very wet, but she's experienced in lighting fires (in her fireplace) so that poses few problems.

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