Maritime Features

October-November 2012 – Photos & Seasons Greetings

With the year rapidly drawing to a close and with things starting to get really busy for me in the run up to Christmas (for those who don’t know, I work in retail operations for a well known high street retailer) this will probably be my last photographic update to the website until after Christmas. It will also be the last time my trusty Panasonic Lumix FZ100 gets used in anger before it’s semi-retirement. Having used the camera for the last 2 years she will be relegated to a standby camera on Christmas day when replaced with a Canon EOS 550D.

It’s been a momentous year for not only the ferry industry but also for this website and it’s complete rebuild. I would like to thank all site our visitors, forum members, Facebook members and all the people I have had the pleasure of meeting in the last 12 months. A lot of the crew members I have had the pleasure of meeting have made a great impression on me and I would like to thank them for there hospitality and there service. I do not run this website for fame or notoriety, it’s something I enjoy doing but it is nice when people who are comparable strangers come up to you and say they like the website and what we do, it kind of makes everything worthwhile.

As well as thanking the crews I would like to thank the ferry operators P&O Ferries, DFDS Seaways and My Ferry Link for there assistance and support of the web site. Be it helping to arrange trips to allowing us access to areas/ships which are not usually accessible to the general public, it’s greatly appreciated by the whole team. I would also like to take this opportunity of also thanking the Port of Dover for our recent port control visit and access to the Eastern arm. I could have quiet happily spent the whole day out there snapping away 🙂

In regards to ferry trips, it has been a very busy year for me this year and contrary to one persons ill informed opinion, I have completed 32 crossings of the Channel this year, 18 of those crossings having taken place in the last two months with four different ferry operators, not bad for somebody who apparently just sits behind a computer screen and never actually travels by ferry!!!

During the last two months I have amassed quiet a few photographs which haven’t been posted to the website in the usual manner so I am sharing them all with you today in this message.

It just leaves me to wish you all a Merry Christmas (I know it’s early for some but hey ho).

Best Wishes

Ray Goodfellow

All photographs were taken with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

All Photographs on this page are the © Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos) 2012, 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.

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