Tellus Aerial Survey over Wicklow bay
DHC-6 Twin Otter survey aircraft (C-GSGF) working over Wicklow bay on Tuesday. The aircraft is operated by the Canadian Sander Geophysics Ltd, who are carrying out the aerial survey on behalf of Geological Survey Ireland.
The survey is a national programme to gather geochemical and geophysical data across Ireland – in other words, to examine the chemical and physical properties of our soil, rocks and water.
The aircraft operates at 60 metres over rural areas and will rise to 240 metres over urban areas. The project commenced in May and will continue up to late Autumn.
The de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter has a top speed of 296km/h, a wingspan of 20 metres and is powered by 2 turbo prop Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 engines.
Along with Wicklow Coast
The ‘Sea Breeze’ hauled by No.85 Merlin seen approaching Newcastle at midday on Sunday, the long zoom and heat haze add to the mirage effect. Its the only time l like refraction in a photo.
A shape image of the ‘Sea Breeze’ as it thunders past Newcastle in glorious summer sunshine.
W.B Yeats passing Wicklow Head on Saturday morning inbound for Dublin from Cherbourg. The photo was taken from Bride’s Head during a walk along the new coastal walkway from the Glen Strand carpark.
The multi-purpose, shallow draft tug AMS Retriever on the strand at Wicklow harbour on Monday evening, while being prepared for a survey project. Work was carried out during low tide and she was refloated on the high tide later the same night. The Damen Shoalbuster 2409 class tug is the latest addition to the Alpha Marine Fleet and for more details about the Wicklow Company visit the website here
The Ceg Cosmos sails from Wicklow port with her second cargo of wood chippings for Workington on Monday evening . In the foreground the beam trawler Lady Lu steams north.
The British yacht Vattfarne went to anchor overnight near the Black Castle on Sunday in the late afternoon. The Baltic 70 footer has a classic look but is very modern in design. For more photos and details visit the website here
Vittfarne left the bay the next morning heading north.
Filming took place on the fishing vessel Fort Aengus on Friday and Saturday alongside the East pier. The trawler had a red dressed figurehead placed on the bow during the filming. it’s likely the production crew are finishing scenes from last September, when filming on Fort Aengus also took place in the harbour. Any further information welcome about the film production.
Ceg Galaxy arrives from Scotland with a cargo of round timber on Saturday morning. She discharged at the Packet pier and sailed at teatime for Pennyghael in Scotland.
The Latvian flagged Ceg Cosmos departs for Workington with a cargo of sawn timber (Woodchippings) on Wednesday evening. The ship had arrived from Scotland with a cargo of round timber. She would return on Sunday to load another cargo of sawn timber.
Scot Trader discharges the last bales of Swedish packaged timber at the Packet pier on Tuesday evening, before departing for Inverness in Scotland.
Members of Greystones Coast Guard Unit carry out a cliff rescue exercise at the Black Castle on Tuesday evening. If you see anyone in trouble on cliffs or in the water dial 999/112 and ask for the Coast Guard.
Irish Ferries W.B Yeats motors past Wicklow harbour on Monday evening on the way to Cherbourg from Dublin port.
Wicklow all-weather RNLI lifeboat Jock & Annie Slater returns to Station on Monday evening after assisting two fishermen on a small fishing vessel with a rope fouled propeller near Brittas Bay. The lifeboat towed the boat into Arklow port and landed the two fishermen safely ashore.
Protest @ Greystones Harbour
Over 200 people gathered at Greystones harbour at midday on Saturday 22 June to support a Protest by three local fishermen, who are asking the harbour operators for facilities and a designated area to land catches. The Protest was covered by an RTE news crew and went out on news bulletins on Saturday evening.
According to press reports a meeting was scheduled for the following week, where it is expected all involved will meet to try and resolve the problem.
Robinson R44 helicopter ( G-OCON) lifts off from Newcastle Airfield on Saturday afternoon. The helicopter is operated by Skywest Aviation and is a regular sight over Wicklow skies.
Coaster arrival @ Wicklow port
Ceg Universe arriving from Scotland on a glorious sunny Saturday afternoon with a cargo of round timber. The cargo was discharged on arrival and the coaster departed the same evening for Birkenhead.
Le Niamh (P52) and CIL tender Granuaile at anchor in Wicklow bay on Saturday night. both vessels departed the following morning for Dun Laoghaire.