Dover-Calais-Dover Photography 06/10/13

On Sunday 6th October 2013 myself and Paul Cloke decided to have a few hours in Calais for a spot of photography and some frites on the seafront by Calais pier. Travelling both ways with My Ferry Link on the Rodin and the Berlioz. I am happy to report that the weather was absolutely gorgeous, feeling more like a spring day than a day in early October.

I will be posting a brief voyage report with my comments in regards to My Ferry Link later on but as this is a photographic post I will crack on showing some of the images captured yesterday.

Update: The voyage report is now available on the site – Voyage Report: My Ferry Link 06/10/13

It would appear I have a small area of contamination on my D550 sensor so I apologise if you can see a little mark in the middle right of some of the photographs. I have (hopefully) removed the offending bit of dust so hopefully it wont be an issue going forward (again he says hopefully with his fingers crossed!!!)

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Beautiful Autumn sunshine over the Port of Dover

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The Dunkerque Seaways heads out into the deep blue yonder with the town of Calais on the horizon

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The Spirit of France bathed in glorious Autumn sunshine

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The Spirit of France bathed in glorious Autumn sunshine

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The Pride of Canterbury gets underway for Calais. Both her and her sister have had there superstructures cleaned recently to try and eradicate some of the rust that has built up and both vessels look a lot better for it.

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The Spirit of France coming astern on to berth 9

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The Berlioz heading out of the Calais approaches bound for Dover

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The Berlioz heading out of the Calais approaches bound for Dover

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The Berlioz heading out of the Calais approaches bound for Dover

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 The Spirit of Britain gets underway for Dover

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 The Spirit of Britain gets underway for Dover

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 The Spirit of Britain gets underway for Dover

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After the outward crossing we headed to Calais beach

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The Pride of Canterbury departing Calais

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The Pride of Canterbury departing Calais

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The Pride of Canterbury departing Calais with the Spirit of France inbound

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Spirit of France approaching Calais

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The Spirit of France approaching Calais pier, little and large!

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The Rodin getting underway for Dover

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The Rodin getting underway for Dover

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The Rodin getting underway for Dover

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The Rodin getting underway for Dover

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The Pride of Burgundy arriving in Calais

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The Pride of Burgundy arriving in Calais

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The Dieppe Seaways and the fisherman on Calais pier

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Dieppe Seaways arriving in Calais

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Dieppe Seaways arriving in Calais looking rather weather worn and showing her Seafrance heritage

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Dieppe Seaways arriving in Calais, you can tell it’s a sunny day by the sheer volume of passengers on deck

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Pride of Burgundy departing

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The Dieppe Seaways getting underway for Dover

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The Dieppe Seaways getting underway for Dover

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The Dieppe Seaways getting underway for Dover

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The Pride of Kent inbound to Calais

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The Pride of Kent outbound with the Calais Seaways inbound

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The Calais Seaways inbound

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The Calais Seaways inbound

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The Pride of Canterbury on approach to the Port of Calais

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The Pride of Canterbury on approach to the Port of Calais

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The Pride of Canterbury on approach to the Port of Calais

All in all this was a good day out on the Dover Straits and it was also good to feel a bit of sunshine on the skin once again, the perfect way to spend a Sunday morning and early afternoon. It was also good to travel from Dover again following our recent travels elsewhere and was a good precursor for our next round of voyage reports.

Due to numerous reasons we haven’t travelled with P&O Ferries very much this year but we aim to remedy this in a few weeks time when we travel on there entire Dover-Calais fleet over the course of a weekend and it will be good to catch up with crew members and ships alike. Our itinerary for our P&O weekend is as follows:

Saturday 19th October

  • 11:10 – Pride of Kent – Round Trip
  • 16:40 – Spirit of Britain – Round Trip

Sunday 20th October

  • 09:25 – Spirit of France – Round Trip
  • 14:45 – Pride of Burgundy – Round Trip

Monday 21st October

  • 08:25 – Pride of Canterbury – Round Trip

All photographs were taken with a Canon EOS 550D and a Panasonic Lumix FZ100.

All Photographs on this page are the © Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos) 2013, All rights reserved.

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 water marked copies of any my photos for your own private collection or for publication please free to get in contact via email to discuss your requirements.


7 Comments

  1. Great shots Ray, very well done! I hope you get rid of the camera dust easily, my old D70 has suffered from it for years and I’ve never gotten rid of it completely…

    1. Hi Cedric,

      Nice to hear from you and thank you very much for your kind words. I am hoping the dust has been removed, it appears there was some contamination on the rear of the lens which was easily removed, hopefully it hasn’t infiltrated the camera further. I am always very careful when changing camera lenses but in the environment we take photographs and not having a `clean room’ to hand it will happen from time to time.

      Best Wishes

      Ray

  2. Hi Ray,

    It should be fine if the dust was only on the back of the lens. Mine has dust on the sensor itself due to frequent changing of lenses and that’s more difficult to get rid off aparently. The man in my local camera shop said manufacturers have learned now and newer cameras are better against it. Anyway your pictures are superb!

    Kind regards
    Cedric

    1. Hi Cedric,

      I am keeping my fingers crossed that it was just the dust on the back of the lens. I will probably head out at the weekend if the weather is ok for a few test shots to see if all is well. My camera does have `sensor cleaning’ which flashes up when the camera is switched on/off so hopefully that will help a little.

      Best Wishes
      Ray

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