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A Year in Review – May 2015

This post is the 1st installment of my series ‘A Year in Review‘ and features a selection of my own photography from May 2015


Firstly I would like to take this opportunity of wishing all our readers a Happy New Year and best wishes for 2016. With the New Year upon us I think we all look back on the previous year and whilst updating the website at Christmas I noticed that I haven’t actually posted a photographic update to the website since April, this is despite the fact that I have still been taking the occasional photograph.

As a consequence I have gone through my own personal archive and selected 160 of my own photographs to bring my own photography up to date on the site.…… Oh and my New Years resolution? Upload my own photos more often


Things in May were relatively quiet, all ferry operators were building up to the peak Summer season and everything was operating normally. DFDS had introduced the Malo Seaways the previous month and she was starting to settle in alongside the Calais Seaways on the Dover to Calais route. Little did we know that this was the quiet before the ‘Channel Storm’ which ensued through the Summer months. At the end of May Groupe Eurotunnel announced that it would end its partnership with MyFerryLink. The lease of the three vessels (Rodin, Berlioz and Nord Pas de Calais) would not be renewed after it expired on 2 July 2015 – unhappy times ahead on the short sea….

The Berlioz goes ‘topline’ as she awaits to depart berth six at Dover Eastern docks

With the Berlioz clear of the Eastern entrance the Pride of Kent arrives from Calais as the Delft Seaways prepares to sail to Dunkerque

The Pride of Burgundy is seen here on berth 8 at Dover preparing to sail for Calais

A small ship she may be by Dover standards but the Malo Seaways in a nice ship to travel on. She is seen here on berth 3 at Dover having just arrived from Calais

The Pride of Canterbury is seen here on her final approach to the Port of Calais

Powering away from Calais on the Malo Seaways – further photographs from this trip are available on the vessels history page

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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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