© Ray GoodfellowA Year in Review – November 2015

This post is the 6th installment of my series ‘A Year in Review‘ and features a selection of my own photography from November 2015


November

The month of November was relatively quiet on the news front, things had certainly settled down since the Summer months! The ex MyFerryLink vessels Rodin and Berlioz were moved from their respective berths within the port of Dunkerque to the Damen shipyard at Dunkerque West. Both vessels are undergoing a comprehensive refit and will enter service for DFDS (minus the Seaways as they will in future trade as DFDS only) on the Dover-Calais route in February 2016. The Rodin has been renamed Côte des Dunes and the Berlioz has been renamed Côte des Flandres and both vessels will wear the new DFDS corporate livery.

Another talking point during November was also the frequent adverse weather with many storms rattling across the UK from the west. This resulted in a lot of late running and delays but as ever the ferries got through it, unlike there paintwork! For the first time ever the United Kingdom Meteorological Office (Met Office) decided to name the Autumn/Winter storms, in a similar way that the Americans name their hurricanes. On the 12-13th November storm Abigail hit the UK, this was followed by storm Barney on the 17-18th November. To close the month out storm Clodagh hit on the 29th November.


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Between the storms we did occasionally see the sun! The sunrise over the Dover Straits on the 25th November 2015, rather breath taking if I do say so myself

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The Malo Seaways seen berthing at Dover Eastern Docks following her arrival from Calais

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The Spirit of Britain is seen passing through the Western entrance of the Port of Dover and passing the now closed Prince of Wales pier

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The Spirit of Britain is seen passing through the Western entrance of the Port of Dover and passing the now closed Prince of Wales pier

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The Dunkerque Seaways seen passing through the Eastern entrance of the Port of Dover at the conclusion of yet another crossing from Dunkerque.

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The Calais Seaways ploughing the seas off Dover on route from Calais

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Having entered the harbour the Calais Seaways is seen swinging for berth 2 at the Eastern Docks

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Having entered the harbour the Calais Seaways is seen swinging for berth 2 at the Eastern Docks as the Dunkerque Seaways loads for Dunkerque at berth 3

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The Calais Seaways is seen going astern to berth 2 at the Eastern Docks – I think she is my most photographed ship this year!

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The Pride of Kent gets underway for the Port of Calais via the Western entrance at Dover

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The Pride of Kent gets underway for the Port of Calais via the Western entrance at Dover

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The Pride of Kent gets underway for the Port of Calais via the Western entrance as the Spirit of France arrives through the Eastern entrance

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The Pride of Kent gets underway for the Port of Calais via the Western entrance at Dover

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The Spirit of France swinging off the berth before going astern to berth 9 at the Eastern Docks

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The Pride of Kent gets underway for the Port of Calais via the Western entrance at Dover

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The Pride of Kent gets underway for the Port of Calais via the Western entrance at Dover

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The Pride of Kent heads to Calais via the Western entrance, photograph taken from the now closed Prince of Wales pier, I am going to miss this spot but that’s progress for you

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The Port of Dover’s dredger David Church rounds the end of the Prince of Wales pier heading to work in the bay

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One for the history books now, the Prince of Wales pier lighthouse


All photographs on this page were taken with either a Canon EOS 550D, Canon EOS 700D or a Panasonic Lumix FZ72.

I would like to remind you that the photos on this page may not be used without prior permission. If you require high-resolution non watermarked copies of any of my photos for your own private collection or for publication please free to get in contact to discuss your requirements.

All photographs unless otherwise stated are the © copyright of Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos) 2016, All rights reserved.

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