2017 Weekly photo challenge (week 21) stationary


However you arrive in Gibraltar, be it by air, sea or road you can’t help but see the huge tankers and container ships moored out in the Mediterranean and in the Bay of Gibraltar. 

On our first ever visit to Gib, when we came to look for somewhere to live, I was struck by these huge ships just sitting there going nowhere. I asked the estate agent (who was showing us around) what they were doing there. She explained that they were parked in a kind of stacking system waiting to be called into port to load or unload their cargo.

Whenever I look out of our front windows I can see several of these large ships moored out in the Bay. The ones closest to Gibraltar are bunkering, in other words being resupplied with food, fuel and other things ready for their onward journeys. The only days when the Bay is quiet are Christmas Day and over Easter.

I’m linking with Wild Daffodil and Nana Cathy for this weekly photo challenge throughout 2017.

4 thoughts on “2017 Weekly photo challenge (week 21) stationary

  1. Lovely photos of the ships at sea. I hadn’t heard about this ‘stacking’ of ships either until last year. There were a couple off the coast off a beach where we were holidaying. I wondered what they were doing there rather than just sailing past and hubby explained this is quite a common thing.

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