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2009


Pacific Venus
A very windy day again, but dry

Greenwich
Although fairly small by today's cruise ship standards, Japan Cruise Line's [Venus Cruise] PACIFIC VENUS looked huge moored on the Thames at Greenwich. She sailed away majestically at 17:00, with 2 tugs initially assisting - it was a bit windy [thankfully the forecast rain did not materialise]. She had arrived on Friday 15 May, and stayed overnight
16 May 2009

Pacific Venus' Funnel

PACIFIC VENUS sailing away from Greenwich Ship Tier 17:00 - 16 May 009 [57 Images]

 


Dover - 11 May 2009
Cote d'Albatre
A very windy day, but dry

An attempt to see both Emerald Princess & Princess Daphne make their inaugural calls at Dover. However Emerald Princess went to Zeebrugge instead as the winds were too high for her to attempt Dover & Princess Daphne sheltered along the coast finally berthing just before 16:00 [due 12:00], after I had had to leave. A few photos of the ferries at Dover in the wind - some waited outside port for a while before attempting an entrance with tug Dauntless standing by

European Endeavour

Maersk Dover, SeaFrance Renoir, Côte d'Albâtre, European Endeavour, European Seaway - few others in the distance [20 Images]


GAP Adventure's EXPEDITION
Alongside & Departing Portsmouth
Normandie, Warships inc HMS Daring, Normandie Express
Wightlink, Gosport & Fastcat Ferries
1 May 2009
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A lovely warm sunny day until late afternoon when it became very cold & windy

GAP Adventures' Expedition

Expedition

GAP Adventure's EXPEDITION alongside at Portsmouth & departing - 18:30 [48 Images]

Normandie Express

Portsmouth Harbour Trip 13:45 - Prince William, Normandie, Warships, STAR STATOS, Normandie Express, Wightlink, Fastcat & Gosport Ferries; Hovercraft [60 Images]

D32 HMS Daring

D32 HMS DARING arriving at Portsmouth 14:40 [14 Images]

EXPEDITION departs
Portsmouth Harbour Entrance
1 May 2009 - 48"

St Faith, St Catherine, SD Powerful
Normandie Express, HMS Daring
1 May 2009 - 1' 29"


Independence of the Seas departing Southampton

OCEANA , INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS
& GRAND PRINCESS

  departing Southampton along with a few
Red Funnel Ferries & Clbelfret's UNDINE
25 April 2009
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Oceana

OCEANA departing Southampton 17:20 - 25 April 2009 [26 Images]

Independence of the Seas

INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS departing Southampton 17:35 - 25 April 2009 [27 Images]

Grand Princess

GRAND PRINCESS departing Southampton 17:45 - 25 April 2009 [31 Images]

Undine

Ferries on Southampton Water with Tug Bentley 16:50 - 17:45 - 25 April 2009 [19 Images]

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SAGA ROSE
Alongside & Departing Portsmouth
Commodore Goodwill, Bretagne
Normandie Express
Harbour Tour with Warships
Wightlink, Gosport & Fastcat Ferries
Other Vessels, QM2, ORIANA & QV in the distance
20 April 2009
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A lovely warm mostly sunny day

Saga Rose

Saga Rose

SAGA ROSE alongside at Portsmouth 20 April 2009. Photos from Solent Cat on a harbour trip. Reefer:- TIMOR STREAM 15:50 [60 Images]

Saga Rose

SAGA ROSE departing Portsmouth through the Harbour entrance 20 April 2009 19:00. Photos from the Round Tower [35 Images]

HMS Illustrious

Portsmouth Harbour from aboard Solent Cat; HMS Warrior, part of HSC MANANNAN, HMS ENDURANCE, Aircraft Carriers, Type 42 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, HMS Scott, HMS Bristol [60 Images]

Bretagne

BRETAGNE arriving at Portsmouth, with St Faith & Hovercraft 17:45 [36 Images]

Commodore Goodwill

COMMODORE GOODWILL arriving at Portsmouth, with St Cecilia & St Helen 16:05 & departing, with St Cecilia & St Faith, 19:30 [36 Images]

Normandie Express

NORMANDIE EXPRESS arriving at Portsmouth, with QM2, FastCat Ryde & Hovercraft, at Portsmouth 18:55 [22 Images]

Hovercraft

Vessels & Ferries spotted from the Round Tower:- Wightlink, Gosport & FastCat Ferries, Hovercraft, HMS Ledbury, Split Two, Sospan, QM2, Oriana, QV, MOL Cosmos, NYK Terra [60 Images]

St Helen

Ferries & other vessels from Portsmouth's Waterfront:- Prince William, Alice, St Faith, St Clare, St Helen, FastCat Shanklin, FastCat Ryde, Haslar Marina Lightship [20 Images]

SAGA ROSE blowing her Whistle
as she exits Portsmouth Harbour Entrance
20 April 2009 - 1' 07"

SAGA ROSE departing Portsmouth Harbour
with a Hovercraft passing Astern
20 April 2009 - 30"

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SAGA ROSE visit aboard at Dover - 2 Sep 2008

SAGA ROSE arrives at Dover 6:00 am - 11 June 2006 [72 Images]

 SAGA ROSE at La Goulette, Tunis - 29 Oct 2003 [15 Images]


Oceana arriving Southampton

Southampton & The Isle of Wight

  Oriana in Southampton, Oceana arriving & departing, Red Falcon to/from the Isle of Wight with Tankers at Fawley, Integrity [Car Carrier]. Around part of the Isle of Wight inc ps Ryde at Binfield; Yarmouth with Wight Light arriving & the South Coast. Wightlink's Cenred, Caedmon & Cenwulf laid up at Marchwood, Stadiongracht, CMA CGM VELA, Liverpool Express, Aida & other vessels on Southampton Water
4 & 5 April 2009
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Oriana at QEII Terminal

ORIANA alongside QEII Terminal, Southampton where she has been since 1 Apr for a brief wet-dock. We pass by aboard Red Falcon at 13:15 on our way to East Cowes - 4 April 2009 [18 Images]

Oriana alongside the QEII Cruise Terminal

ORIANA alongside QEII Terminal as we pass by aboard Red Falcon at 18:20 on our return to Southampton - 4 April 2009 [31 Images]

Oriana at QEII Terminal

ORIANA at QEII Cruise Terminal at Midday from aboard the Hythe Ferry, Great Expectations - 5 April 2009 [26 Images]

Oriana & Tug tender Calshot

ORIANA from Berth 42, with Tug Tender Calshot & LIVERPOOL EXPRESS Passing - 5 April 2009 [14 Images]

Oceana

OCEANA arriving at Southampton 07:45 to 08:15 berthing at 101, City Cruise Terminal - 5 April 2009 [31 Images]

Oceana

OCEANA alongside City Cruise Terminal, berth 101, taken from Town Quay, Hythe Ferry & Marchwood, with Red Eagle & Red Osprey & departing Southampton 17:30 - 5 April 2009 [34 Images]

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Aida vehicles carrier

Red Falcon's 13:00 sailing to East Cowes - 4 April 09 Grande Spagna, Christa Kerstin, Aida, Hellas Symphony, Snowdon, Attilio Ievoli, Fure West, Stolt Skua, Mitera Marigo, USS Theodore Roosevelt [51 Images]

Integrity

INTEGRITY Vehicles Carrier ariving at Southampton 13:30 & later alongside as we return from the Isle of Wight 18:25 - 4 April 2009 [29 Images]

ps Ryde

Paddle Steamer Ryde at Binfield, Isle of Wight - 4 April 2009 [34 Images]

Wight Light

Isle of Wight, Yarmouth - Wight Light arrives from Lymington, Freshwater Bay from a cliff car park - 4 April 2009 [25 Images]

Red Eagle early morning

Southampton Water at 06:35 to 06:45 - 5 April 2009 Awaiting the early morning arrival of OCEANA the other vessels passing Town Quay [20 Images]

Cenwulf

Wightlink's "C" Class Vessels CAEDMON, CENRED & CENWULF laid up at Marchwood - 4/5 April 2009 [22 Images]

Stadiongracht

Stadiongracht & Margaret Hill - we had watched a few small boats sail up the Water to be loaded on Stadiongracht. Maragret Hill the laid up LNG Tanker - 5 April 2009 [16 Images]

Symphorine

SYMPHORINE departing Southampton & other vessels on the Water between 12:00 & 12:30 from the Hythe Ferry, Great Expectations - 5 April 2009 [33 Images]

Also watch a short video clip passing
Oriana berthed at the QEII Terminal
5 April 2009 - 48"


SeaFrance Renoir 13:30 to Calais - SeaFrance Molière 18:25 to Dover
Being another lovely sunny but hazy day with calm seas we took the opportunity for another crossing. A bit chilly on deck & on the jetty in Calais. It turned windy & cold for the return crossing but still calm seas.

Other ferries & vessels spotted:- Pride of Dover, Pride of Burgundy, Pride of Kent, SeaFrance Rodin, SeaFrance Nord Pas de Calais, European Endeavour, Pride of Canterbury, Maersk Dunkerque, Star I & others
21 March 2009
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Pride of Burgundy

Dover's Western Docks

The morning in Dover was very hazy; not many photos from the cliffs. A few as we sailed aboard SeaFrance Renoir. Pride of Kent, Maersk Dunkerque, European Endeavour & Coralwater [36 Images]

Le Parisien

Café Le Parisien - SeaFrance Renoir - above La Brasserie [Deck 8] is usually closed, but the door from the outside deck was open on this trip. For more interior photos see trip on 7 March 2009 [26 Images]

SeaFrance Renoir

Just a few photos taken aboard SeaFrance Renoir. For a more comprehensive selection of pictures please see those taken on 7 March below [29 Images]

SeaFrance Rodin

SeaFrance Rodin departs Calais - 15:40 taken from aboard SeaFrance Renoir as we arrive [11 Images]

Pride of Burgundy

Pride of Burgundy departs Calais; Pride of Kent arrives 16:20 taken from the shore end of the Calais Pier [19 Images]

SeaFrance Renoir

SeaFrance Renoir departs Calais 16:50 taken from the Pier at Calais [35 Images]

Pride of Dover

Pride of Dover arriving at Calais 17:00 taken from the Pier at Calais [21 Images]

SeaFrance Nord Pas de Calais

SeaFrance Nord Pas de Calais arrives; Pride of Kent departs Calais 17:00 - 17:15 taken from the Pier at Calais [34 Images]

European Endeavour

European Endeavour & Pride of Canterbury at Calais, along with Star 1 - 18:30 taken from aboard SeaFrance Renoir as we depart [21 Images]

SeaFrance Molière

Just a few photos taken aboard SeaFrance Molière. For a more comprehensive selection of pictures please see those taken on 17 December 2008 [13 Images]

Calais Pier Lighthouse

Calais Pier [Jetty] & views therefrom [24 Images]

Also watch a short video clip of
the Ferries passing close to Calais Pier
21 March 2009 - 2' 54"

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Departing Dover aboard SeaFrance Renoir

SeaFrance Renoir 11:05 to Calais -SeaFrance Berlioz 16:45 to Dover. It started off as a lovely sunny day with calm seas but turned windy & cold for the return crossing with some of the deck areas closed off; the seas remained calm.

Other ferries & vessels spotted:- Mizar, Pride of Dover, Pride of Calais, Pride of Burgundy, Pride of Kent, SeaFrance Rodin, SeaFrance Nord Pas de Calais, European Seaway, European Endeavour, Ivan, Celtica Hav & more
7 March 2009
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Kids Room SeaFrance Renoir

Aboard SeaFrance Renoir - About decks, masts & funnel and interiors [121 Images in 5 Albums]

SeaFrance Berlioz 'atrium'

Aboard SeaFrance Berlioz for the 16:45 sailing from Calais [30 Images]

Departing Dover

Departing Dover in glorious March sunshine [14 Images]

SeaFrance Renoir

SeaFrance Renoir arriving at Dover 10:30 [38 Images]

Pride of Dover

Pride of Dover departing Dover 10:20 [10 Images]

Maersk Dunkerque

Maersk Dunkerque arriving at Dover 11:05 [17 Images]

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Pride of Kent

Pride of Kent in Dover 11:10 [10 Images]

Mizar

MIZAR 16162gt Container Ship Mar 2005 Liberia alongside at Dover [5 Images]

European Seaway

European Seaway sailing to Dover 11:20 [6 Images]

European Endeavour

European Endeavour passes us by about 10 minutes out of Calais [13 Images]

Harmony II

Other Ferries & Ships passed during both crossings [35Images]

Ivan

IVAN 8191gt Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1996 Portugal alongside at Calais [7 Images]

Celtica Hav

CELTICA HAV1537gt General Cargo Ship 1984 Bahamas alongside at Calais [3 Images]

Also watch a short video clip of
SeaFrance Renoir arriving at Dover
7 March 2009 - 1' 49"


Harmony II at Canary Wharf
tss Queen Mary, Victoria Embankment
14 Feb 2009

 
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A sunny but cold day

Harmony II

Harmony II

Harmony II at Canary Wharf [33 Images]

tss Queen Mary

tss Queen Mary Waterloo Pier, Victoria Embankment, London [14 Images]

Also watch a short video clip of Harmony II
at Canary Wharf
14 February 2009 - 27"

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Red Osprey in IKEA Livery

Red Osprey Departing &
Global Harvest Arriving
at Southampton
1 Feb 2009
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A cloudy and cold day

Red Osprey in IKEA Livery

Red Osprey in IKEA Livery departing Southampton 10:30 [21 Images]

Global Harvest

Global Harvest [Reefer] arriving at Southampton 10:35 [13 Images]


Mont St Michel
St Faith
Arriving at Portsmouth
& Other Portsmouth Ferries
17 Jan 2009
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A lovely day, mainly sunny but very cold

Mont St Michel

Mont St Michel

Mont St Michel arriving at Portsmouth 12:40 [28 Images]

St Faith

St Faith arriving at Portsmouth & then backing up to berth alongside the Spinnaker Tower; supporting Wightlink's new livery on her funnel [32 Images]

Our Lady Pamela

Other Ferries & Vessels at Portsmouth; St Clare, Our Lay Pamela, Fastcat Ryde, Portsmouth Queen, SD Powerful [Tug], Solent Cat [19 Images]

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Norman Voyager

Queen Victoria, Southampton
Norman Voyager
Departs Portsmouth
& Other Portsmouth Ferries
2 Jan 2009
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A lovely day, mainly sunny but very cold

Norrman Voyager

Norman Voyager departing Portsmouth 12:20 [49 Images]

St Clare

Other Portsmouth Ferries Normandie, St Clare, Fastcat-Ryde, St Helen, St Catherine, Spirit of Gosport, Spinnaker Tower, St Faith, Our Lady Pamela & St Cecilia [55 Images]

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria alongside Mayflower Terminal, Southampton [106] & departing 18:30 from Town Quay. Includes laid-up Margaret Hill & Waterford [21 Images]

Queen Victoria

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