Ship Passing Coastguard Radar Tower Liverpool
I can remember as a young boy playing around the rocks near this radar tower, fascinated by the mysterious men who peered out of the windows from their elevated and watchful positions. Nowadays it is all fenced off and boarded up although appears to still be in operation as an unmanned communications tower. As I revisited the location on a sunny but windy day, a ship was leaving Liverpool heading out towards the Irish Sea, passing the coastguard radar tower at Seaforth. I watched, standing on the beach with my dog thinking back to the days gone by when there would have been someone looking out towards the passing ship and probably wishing them a safe journey or "bon voyage" by radio as they left the safety of port for an open ocean voyage potentially to anywhere in the world not knowing what weather or sea conditions they would encounter and potentially never reaching their destination. The dangers of ocean shipping mean every year numerous ships worldwide disappear without trace consumed by the unforgiving seas.
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