Q stands for Quayside.

Quays hold a fascination for me, wherever we go on holiday, particularly in the UK  I always have to find the nearest Quay. There is nothing better than settling in my comfy portable directors chair, in a sheltered spot, and just watch life passing by on the Quayside.



This a scene from The Royal Albert Dock on the Quayside in City of Liverpool UK. The building in the background with cupola's on each turret is The Port of Liverpool Building,  I worked for an Investment  Management and Stockbroking  Company there, many years ago. It was quite an honour to work in such a beautiful building overlooking the River  Mersey and the Quays of Liverpool's wonderful  Albert Dock.
The Colonades in the Albert Dock.



 

Busy little ferryboat  on the River Mersey chugging past The Albert Dock.
 
Scenes from the docklands in days gone by before the rejuvenation.



The Quayside when the docks were flourishing with large ships waiting to unload passengers and cargoes. On the left is a tug boat which would have guided the  ships alongside the Quay.

 

 

Port Isaac in Cornwall.


Quayside scene with fisherman's boat.


One of my favourite places to sit and watch the fishermen bring in their catch. We would sit in front of the wall on the left then when the fish had been cleaned and gutted in the shed on the right, we would tootle across and purchase our supper. The fishmonger was quite a character and was always eager to advise on some recipes for our purchase.

Beautifully fresh Turbot caught in Cornish waters and landed on the Quayside before our very eyes, totally fascinating.

 The chatty fishmonger skinned and gutted this fine specimen and then went on to tell me how to cook it. I listened carefully then thanked him, also I purchased  kilo of juicy plump Cornish Mussels.



Roasted Turbot with mussels, garlic and white wine then finished off with cream and flat leaf parsley.


My thanks to the quintessentially, Yorkshire lass, Denise for devising ABCW and Roger who quietly administers the site, enabling us all, to 'Quote' Roger, 'do what we do' !

Best wishes to all from
Di...ABCW team.

 

Comments

  1. Great choice for Q - all sorts of interesting things happen quayside and I like your account of the fishermen and their catch.

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  2. Wonderful choice, i've enjoyed watching your pictures.

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  3. Wonderful quaysides, Denise! I always enjoy being in Cornwall, for there is always a fishing-harbour not far away. We walked from Penzance to Mousehole and from Mousehole after having lunch there, to Lamorna Cove. The last part was very difficult for us.
    Thanks for your visit. You can try and find some answers by looking in the sidebar for the countries I mentioned. It is not too difficult.
    Wil, ABCW Team

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  4. Me again! I have made the quiz a bit easier, and hope that now people will make an attempt to solve the quiz.
    Wil, ABCW

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  5. Nice choice for the letter Q. We had a great time in Cornwall. We didn't get to Port Isaac but enjoyed watching Doc Martin based in Port Isaac.

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  6. well, that was quite eclectic!

    ROG, ABCW

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  7. My husband lived in Liverpool until 1960, so these are familiar views. The Pierhead certainly looks a lot more beautiful now than it did in those days.

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  8. Hello Hildred,
    You're so right and I think living so near to the waterfront in Liverpool I am always drawn to water.
    When I was a child we used to catch the little ferryboat and have a day trip 'over the water to a seaside resort called new Brighton, which was great fun.
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  9. Hi Melody,
    thanks for stopping by and your kind comments, glad you like my pictures.

    best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  10. Hello Wil,
    Thanks for stopping by and your comments.
    Cornwall is a beautiful part of the UK we've had many lovely holidays there although it's quite a long drive but well worth it when you get there.
    I'll have another look at your puzzle later,
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  11. Hello again Wil,
    I've tried your side bar but I can't get it to scroll down, it may be my PC as it kept jumping, all over the place yesterday.... dratted thing, I may have to buy a new one!

    Best wishes
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  12. Photo Cache:
    Thanks for stopping by and your comment.
    I haven't taken the pictures they are drawn from the internet.

    Best wishes,
    Di
    ABCW team.

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  13. hello Ellen.
    Thanks for stopping by and your comments,
    We visited Port Isaac many years ago well before Doc Martin was recorded.
    I was delighted when I saw the first episode and recognised the harbour and of course the village.
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  14. Hi Roger thanks for dropping by and your comment.
    I do try to make what I write varied and interesting, not always easy with some letters and there isn't even a Q in the Turkish language!!

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  15. Hi Chris,
    Thanks for stopping by and your comments.
    I seem to remember reading somewhere that your husband lived in Liverpool at sometime!
    The Pier Head has totally been rejuvenated, it attracts masses of tourists all year round and particularly The Pier Head.
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  16. I quite agree with this.. Its wonderful to step back and watch life go by

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  17. Such a picturesque area. The lush green is enchanting. What a wonderful activity.
    Ann

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  18. Indeed a very beautiful place to pause and enjoy!

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  19. Murthy .
    Thanks for stopping and your kind wishes,


    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  21. Pheno Menom,
    Thanks for stopping by and your comments.
    I just love to be near the waterside, My grandfather was a Sea captain so it must be in my blood!

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  22. Ann, hello, good to hear from
    you again.
    I'm always attracted to brightly
    coloured boats, and of course
    the goings on around the Quayside,
    love it !


    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  23. I especially liked the black and white images. There is something magical about docks and the people who inhabit them. ah, I can hear a sea shanty in the background! ABC was a challenge this week, and you answered it well. Amy

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  24. Indrani,
    Thanks for stopping by and your comments..
    Yes indeed a beautiful to stop and pause.

    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  25. Living near water is such a blessing. I loved your pictures. And that fish looks delicious.

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  26. My two favorite shots in this post were the 2 of the "quaint" fisherman sites. Thanks for the beautiful pictorial tour. Blessings!

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  27. I find it interesting to look at old photos, and my what a big differences between then and now, I never visited UK before in person only on the internet.

    Enjoy your post very much.

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  28. I learned a new word -- quay. Thank you very much. I liked your story of watching the fishermen clean their fish that they caught and then buying some for your meal. I could live in a place like that.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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  29. Hi Tulik,

    Thanks for stopping by and your comments.
    I must confess to missing the sea if ever I'm land locked, although, with Britain being an Island there is never far to travel to reach it!
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  30. Hello Ronaldo,
    Good to hear from you again, I always welcome your comments.
    The village is really quaint, it has stood still in time, the only thing that changes is the coming and going of the tide into the harbour.
    When the tide is out you are allowed to park your car on the sand by the fisherman's hut.
    lovely spot to watch the world pass by!
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  31. Response to great white whines:
    Hello and thanks for stopping by and your kind comments.
    I too enjoy looking at 'now and then 'photo's, they tell us so much.
    I agree that Q can be a difficult letter to work with and really have to rattle my brains when it comes around!
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  32. Fritz ant, thanks for stopping by and your comments, most appreciated.
    The internet is wonderful for gleaning information from.
    I think abcw has been a great help in improving our knowledge and giving an insight into other people lives, so I am so grateful to Denise and Roger for helping us do this!
    best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team,

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  33. Hi Su-sieee,
    Good to hear from you again, I'm pleased you've learned a new word,
    we're never too old to learn something new.
    I must sat that the fish we bought from the fishermen was absolutely delicious and so easy to cook.
    Wherever we go on holiday in the UK we always rent a cottage then immerse ourselves in the local community, we buy only local produce then enjoy cooking it!

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  34. Contrasting quaysides but each beautiful. Love the photo of old Liverpool with all the ships lined up, what a sight that must have been. I was in Liverpool last week so enjoyed how they have dazzled up the ferry boat, its quite a sight making its journey across the Mersey. We couldn't get near the graving dock with the Edmund Gardner resplendently striped as it was all locked and barricaded off so had to be contented with the view from the Maritime Museum windows.

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  35. we have a quay street, and people what to maintain the quay fro demolition.

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  36. A spirit of simplicity:
    Thanks for your comment, I quite like mussels too. but they have to be straight out of the sea and on to my plate, not good if they're not fresh!
    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  37. Hello Joy:
    I remember quite clearly the ships in dock and being unloaded, in Liverpool.

    My parents used to take us on the Overhead Railway before it was demolished, to watch the activities on the docks.
    The Snowdrop Ferry Boat looks quite resplendent in her dazzle colours.
    It's a shame you couldn't get nearer or on board the Edmund Gardner such an interesting history to it.
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  38. Ann, Thanks for stopping by and commenting,

    Best wishes,

    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  39. Q for quay, that is so perfect.
    I struggle for Q words, I must remember this for the next episode.

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  40. Hi Diane I have never been to Liverpool but I have been to Port Isaac a few times. My friend has her own cottage there, a few steps from the pub on the beach and on the same street as the Fish hut you are talking about. Isn't just fab to see this still going on. Do you know the group of men "Fishermens Friends the singers" I have met two of them and they are friends of my friend. Love Port Isaac. Great Post and thank you for sharing. I hope you are well xoxo Anne

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  41. quite a contrast between Liverpool and Port Isaac

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  42. I love sitting at a quay too and watching ships !

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  43. Thanks for telling to check with blogger. Many blogging friends say that it is blogger and not us that is causing the problem.

    Next time, you come to New Zealand , have some green lip mussels. They are really plump and delicious.

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