Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Winter quarters


This is where Saltaire's ice-cream boat spends a few weeks in the winter. Under the terms of its licence, it has to move from its habitual berth by the Victoria Road bridge for so many weeks a year. Anyway, I suppose it is safer from vandalism moored here, when it isn't being regularly used. I guess the demand for ice-creams has fallen sharply since the temperature dropped (though they do also serve hot drinks). I wonder where the ice-cream man overwinters? Chile, perhaps?

The buildings it is moored beside were once warehouses and are known as Shipley Wharf. Nowadays they hold a restaurant, gym and offices.

7 comments:

  1. Ice cream man seems an excellent occupation for someone who prefers to work for just part of the time. I can never hear about them without thinking of one of my work colleagues who persuaded her children that when he rang his bell it meant that he had no ice creams left!

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  2. I am quite serious. Can one still buy tripe and cow-heels in Shipley?

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  3. No not Chile, he has been doing Joinery.

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  4. Here the ice cream's either in trucks or carts. Some canal boats spend the winters dry docked in locks.

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  5. Over here he would have gone to Florida!

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  6. The ice cream boat is very colorful! What a pretty scene.

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  7. What a beautiful composition, jennyfreckles!

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