© Ray Goodfellow 2014The Sun and the Moon

Introduction

Having gained an extra day off work this week and with a good weather forecast I decided to get up early to try and capture the arrival of AIDA Cruises ‘AIDAluna’. When the alarm went off at 05:30 it was evident by the light streaming through the curtains that it was indeed a beautiful Spring morning.

A quick check of AIS revealed the AIDAluna was approaching the pilot station so I headed for the Prince of Wales pier here in Dover. Thankfully this time of year the pier is opened to the public relatively early so I managed to get some good shots as she crossed the harbour accompanied by the DHB Doughty. She then swung in the Western entrance before going astern into cruise terminal two.

Now you may be asking why the title “The Sun and the Moon”? Well it’s a play on words, it was sunny and I was photographing the AIDAluna, I am really sorry, I obviously got up way too early for a day off……


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The Spirit of France is seen taking bunkers from the Coralwater on berth 9 before her departure to Calais

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The Dover Worker heading across the bay to Berth 2 at the Eastern Docks which is currently undergoing refurbishment

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The AIDAluna is seen passing through the Eastern entrance

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The pilot launch returning to the port with the cliffs of France clearly visible astern

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The AIDAluna, DHB Doughty and the Pride of Kent

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The AIDAluna approaching the Western entrance ready to commence her turn

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The DHB Doughty stands by ready to assist

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AIDAluna commences her turn in the Western entrance

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AIDAluna

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AIDAluna

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The AIDAluna completing her turn with the DHB Doughty standing by

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The AIDAluna completing her turn with the DHB Doughty standing by

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Coming astern to Cruise Terminal Two

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The DHB Doughty

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Nearly there……

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I get the impression I am being watched……

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The Smit Rother nips out of the Western entrance to start her patrol of the Lydd firing range

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The AIDAluna safely on her berth


All photographs were taken with a Canon EOS 550D.

All Photographs on this page are the © Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos) 2014, 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 to discuss your requirements.

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