Port Nelson opened its gates to the public last weekend. The port hold an open day every three years for visitors to see its facilities and operations.
Our house is high on the hill above the port so we strolled down,
to see the cranes and containers up close and personal.
I had thought that the containers were lifted by giant magnets.....wrong. They are attached by strong ( very strong) twisting pins. The crane operators have such a exacting job they work 2 hours on,one hour off.
The port personnel, from stevedores to VPs were on hand....ever so friendly and informative.
PS. we got to clamber over all the boats, including the tugs.