Photographer's Note

A fantastic orange sunset setting over Ipswich docks.
This light always brings back memories of cocktail hour in Rhodesia when I was a child, I use to think when I saw the grownups sipping their cocktails one day I will partake.

The dock today,
The Waterfront
There are a number of activities around of the dock area including:

The Jerwood Dance Centre (on the ground floor of 'The Mill' - a 23 story 'landmark' building)
The Old Custom House (grade II listed with a new conference centre on the ground floor and the offices of the Ipswich Port Authority above)
Salthouse Harbour Hotel
The University Campus Suffolk
Holy Trinity Church
The 'Orwell Lady' runs excursions within the Orwell Estuary from the waterfront
A variety of restaurants and bars
National Cycle Route 1and National Cycle Route 51 pass along the waterfront. Ipswich Waterfront Action (previously known as the Ipswich Waterfront Community Group) has been working for a friendly, thriving and vibrant community on the Ipswich Waterfront since 2007.

The Port of Ipswich
The dock is owned by Associated British Ports who operate both the 'West Bank' terminal (to the west of the New Cut) and 'Cliff Quay' (to the east of the Orwell). West Bank has two transit sheds totalling 6,377 sq m, plus areas available for open storage and operates a ro-ro service. Cliff Quay handles and stores liquid and dry bulks with 89,000 cu m of petrochemical storage tanks and has 67,583 sq m of covered storage and additional open storage. There is a twice daily freight ferry service linking Ipswich with the Port of Ostend and a regular service from Ipswich to Wilhelmshaven. The container terminal is equipped to handle all types of containers and can also accept out-of-gauge and heavy lift cargoes and is equipped to accommodate short to mid-sea operations.

There is also the Neptune Marine with mooring for 250 private boats, a chandler and two boat builders (Fairline Yachts and Spirit Yachts).

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Iain Richardson (RhodieIke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 1 N: 2666] (11744)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-11-19
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/40 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-12 0:29
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