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Homeward bound.

Returning to England after a wonderful day out on the Isle of Man. The feeling was always of slight sadness at leaving such a lovely place but the forth coming journey back to Liverpool was to be enjoyed, chatting with people you knew who seemed always to have greater knowledge of the ferries than y

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An interesting set of photos beaches.
In the 1970's occasionally one of the Isle of Man ferries did special tips from Preston to the Isle of Man, I don't remember which ship it was but did you ever do the trip?
Cheers Frank
 

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This really is an interesting photo of quality. I do like how they have chairs among the mooring lines. If you can't find a chair, then just sit on a rope my dear. I enjoyed my trips to IOM from Belfast on the old steamers, they had lots of character, oh so different to the cats we have to day, where you sit like on a bus, and look out the window.
 

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I agree with Charlie. Many a comfortable coil of rope did my stern enjoy on the old MacBrayne ships. Superbly atmospheric picture. Donald
 

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Great photo-in my case it was probably going away on a day trip to either Liverpool. Belfast. or Dublin. Always enjoyed sat out amongst the ropes, and then watching the 'log' being put over the side. Since the 'cats' came in, I hardly ever think about going by the 'Steam Packet'.-happy days"!
 

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I too recall these ferries doing the odd trip from Preston. They used to navigate up the River Ribble to the lock astern using the bow rudder which was operated from the flying bridge. The day trip from the end of the pier at Llandudno was also an enjoyable day out
 

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