posted on May, 11 2015 @ 03:07 PM
We recently had a day in North Wales to see the sea, eat good food and have a couple of beers. On the way back from Conwy, we took a different road
back to England and caught sight of the Duke of Lancaster ship.
featured on the BBC
a couple of years ago after being graffitied by
The owner moored her near Mostyn Docks with plans to use her as a tourist attraction. As it turned out, the local council backed him all the way until
it got there. Since then, he's spent years trying to get permission to use the bloody thing and they always say no. It's a shame really as this part
of Wales is struggling for money and businesses are all centred around the tourist trade. It'd make a fantastic illegal rave site with it being so
out of the way...just joking...cough.
Here's a few pictures that don't do the scale of the thing justice. It was built to carry 1500 passengers and is 380 feet long.
The portrait in this one is of the original captain of the vessel:
The big draw for me was the three monkeys graffiti - it's awesome:
You can see the different artists' styles in these here:
I guess with the news coverage a few years ago, it's now got security guards there 24/7. Before then it was open to urban explorers and I'm a bit
jealous that these guys from the 28dayslater site
chance to climb aboard and check out the plush interior...
It's kinda eerie seeing this rusty old behemoth from the past against the darkening sky and knowing that the interior is all silent and waiting...