The long slope in the photograph is the old "horse wash" where working horses would be taken at the end of the day, for a bit of a splash.
On the other side, downstream of the River Hull on Sammy's Point is The Deep, quite remarkable architecture and still attracting the crowds, which is a huge relief to the city. Further on, the ferries which depart for Zeebrugge and Rotterdam are berthed in the Humber now they are too large to go through the lock gates into King George Dock as they used to do.
Tied to the fence are some sad reminders of the close seafaring connections here, for this is about the closest place to those cold, muddy waters.This amazing sculpture "Voyage" and a sister sculpture in Vik, Iceland, symbolise the bonds between the two countries and those who have lost their lives in the North Atlantic.
Time for a pint and some further reflection in the Minerva pub then. Cheers, Edward! Happy Birthday!