Tag Archives: Workington

Where ships meet …

Goldilocks would have liked the tanker Zapadnyy’s cargo: molasses, at just the right temperature, not too hot and not too cold. Transporting molasses is tricky – it must be kept fairly fluid, so heating coils warm it to 24oC in … Continue reading

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The ‘Sir John Fisher’: a trip in a lifeboat from Workington to Whitehaven

  “Ann? Come and stand here.” You don’t argue with John Stobbart, Coxwain of the Sir John Fisher. He’s a tall, imposing man with a gruff voice, and he’s standing at the wheel of Workington’s lifeboat – which is currently … Continue reading

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The volcanoes of Workington

The colours of pebbles on the shore range from grey and ochre through green to blue, and the eroded cliff is banded orange and purple and red, like a section through an old volcano. Pebbles are bubbled with cavities, though … Continue reading

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