Seen at the mouth of the River Avon about to undertake sea trials in the Bristol Channel on 3 February 2009. The vessel is owned and operated by Clyde Cruises but currently being shown available for sale here.
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
A visit to the Island of Flat Holm in the Bristol Channel in 2009. The Island is owned by Cardiff Council but may soon be sold as part of council cut backs. What a great place to live - lottery win please!
Flat Holm Barracks.
Looking towards Penarth and Cardiff.
The former Cholera Hospital.
Looking down channel towards the Welsh Coastline.
The islands Lighthouse.
Lewis Alexandra - the islands passenger and supply boat.
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Another series of a bulk carrier inbound to Port Talbot, this time the 85,848 gross ton Snowdon with a length overall of 292 metres and beam of 46 metres!
In the approach channel.
Svitzer tug Faris surfing in to make fast forward.
Hurricane H, ex Margam
Swung in the harbour . .
. . . and being towed towards the berth by Ryan .
Saturday, 9 February 2013
Looking back in my archive here we see the bulk carrier Berge Arctic departing Port Talbot Tidal Harbour on 5 April 2005. At the time I was AB aboard the tug 'Ryan'.
Lifting off the berth.
Clear of the harbour breakwater and picking up speed . .
. . . then under the bow to let go the tow.
Off to her next port.