A Year in Review – October 2015

This post is the 5th installment of my series ‘A Year in Review‘ and features a selection of my own photography from October 2015


October

Ah October, the start of Autumn, the so called season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…. and from experience some really cracking sunsets. October saw a lot of travel, mainly centered on crossing the North Sea with Stena Line, P&O Ferries and DFDS Seaways. As in previous years it was envisaged to do a full voyage report on our return but unfortunately after being taken ill on the second day I was out of the picture for a couple of days and I just haven’t found the time in to complete a full report. However Paul managed to get a lot of internal photographs of the ship’s we travelled on and we intend to publish a number of ship reviews this year.

Upon return to Dover it was time for a few Channel trips with P&O Ferries, taking in all five of the Dover-Calais fleet over a 3 day period. Thanks to the change in the seasons we were to witness a number of sunsets at sea, something in my mind which can’t be beaten.


The Selandia Seaways seen on her berth at Felixstowe

Departing Harwich on the Stena Britannica with the Selandia Seaways astern on her berth at Felixstowe

Looking astern from the Port bridge wing of the Stena Britannica on our way to the Hoek Van Holland

The Maersk Niagara seen outbound in the New Waterway close to the Hoek Van Holland

The Maersk Niagara seen outbound in the New Waterway close to the Hoek Van Holland

The Anglia Seaways seen in the New Waterway heading from Rotterdam to Felixstowe

The Anglia Seaways seen in the New Waterway heading from Rotterdam to Felixstowe

The EstradenStena Scotia and Pride of Rotterdam berthed at Europoort (Rotterdam)

The Stena Scotia seen berthed at Europoort (Rotterdam). Astern of her is the Bore Ltd owned Estraden, currently on charter to P&O Ferries servicing the Rotterdam to Teesport route. Top right the Stena Britannica and Stena Transit can be seen pending their evening departures to the UK

The Stena Scotia seen berthed at Europoort. Astern of her is the Bore Ltd owned Estraden, currently on charter to P&O Ferries servicing the Rotterdam to Teesport route

The Cobelfret (CLdN) owned Capucine is currently on charter to Stena Line BV and operates from Europoort (Rotterdam) to Harwich. She is seen here loading at the Dutch port at dusk pending her overnight passage to the UK

P&O Ferries Pride of Bruges is seen here in the River Humber preparing to ‘lock in’ at Hull at the conclusion of her overnight sailing from Zeebrugge

Sunrise over IJmuiden viewed from the forward deck of the King Seaways

Heading up the Northumbrian coast to Newcastle on the King Seaways

© Ray Goodfellow

The European Seaway pictured outbound from Calais heading to Dover

© Ray Goodfellow

The Boskalis owned and operated trailing suction hopper dredger Freeway (fact sheet available here) working in the Calais approach channel

© Ray Goodfellow

The Boskalis owned and operated trailing suction hopper dredger Freeway (fact sheet available here) working in the Calais approach channel

© Ray Goodfellow

Looking rather weather worn the Pride of Burgundy is seen here in the shadow of the White Cliffs of Dover inbound from Calais

© Ray Goodfellow

Land Ahoy… The French coast as seen from the Spirit of France

© Ray Goodfellow

The Malo Seaways departs Calais for Dover with the Spirit of Britain in the distance

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I think someone was hoping I would share my lunch with them

© Ray Goodfellow

 The Pride of Burgundy is seen entering the Port of Calais

© Ray Goodfellow

The Louis Dreyfus cable vessel Ille De Seine seen in the Port of Calais taking bunkers from the Syros

© Ray Goodfellow

The Calais Seaways seen loading at the Port of Calais

© Ray Goodfellow

The sun sets over the Dover Straits

© Ray Goodfellow

Two unidentified ships head South in the Dover Straits as the sun sets

© Ray Goodfellow

The sun sets over the Dover Straits

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The Seatrade reefer vessel Elsebeth seen heading to Rotterdam at dusk

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The Seatrade reefer vessel Elsebeth seen heading to Rotterdam at dusk

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The Seatrade reefer vessel Elsebeth seen heading to Rotterdam at dusk

© Ray Goodfellow

The Spirit of France comes astern to berth 9 at the Eastern docks

© Ray Goodfellow

The Malo Seaways loading for Calais at dusk

© Ray Goodfellow

The Dunkerque Seaways hurries towards Dover at dusk


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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