Thursday, July 14, 2011

Booming Belfast Waterfront

Well it's been a while since my last post. We got back from West Grand Lake on the 9th and I'm still working on a bunch of pictures of our activities. I think we took over 800 photos..that darned "Sports/Activity" setting, I call it the Tommy Gun setting,  on our Canon just keeps firing away on full automatic. So I'm still editing and hope to post a report by the first of the week.

In the meantime...last evening my sister and husband took us out to a lobster and clam feed at Young's Lobster Pound. It's located on the eastern shore of Belfast Bay and has open wharf dining on picnic tables. A very popular spot for the Rt.1 traveler. From their wharf you get a great view of the Belfast waterfront and the new Front Street Shipyard with its 165 ton capacity mobile boat lift. The shipyard is located on the former Stinson Seafood sardine factory property. The bay was flat calm and we enjoyed a fine meal while observing the comings and goings of a bustling waterfront.

This gull was just over my right shoulder and was keeping a very close eye on our meal.
The view of the Belfast waterfront from the Young's Seafood wharf
Here's a look at the work in progress of the Front Street Shipyard taken from the Veterans Memorial Bridge on the Belfast side of the bay.
Looking out of the Belfast harbor..flat calm and a fuzzy shot of the lift.. On the left of the first photo is a red building with a white roof..that is where we had dinner. And in the next fuzzy photo you can see part of downtown Belfast.
Looking out thru the lift. The shipyard still has a lot of work left to be done.

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