A behemoth visits the Haven Ports

Not so long back I photographed the Globe on her maiden voyage berthed at Felixstowe. By the time she left 2 and a half days later she was no longer the largest container ship in the world. She had been superceded by the Oscar. Oscar made her maiden voyage to Felixstowe today arriving at 1100. Tugs danced and fussed around her and gave her a traditional fire jet welcome.

It was a grim day for lighting and I decided to try my luck from Shotley. There was no one there. I could see many people on the beach at Landguard through my lens. I was a tad disappointed in that she was quite light in the water and not carrying anything like her capacity. I will try again overnight but these vessels have had a huge impact on how the docks of Ipswich, Harwich and Felixstowe operate.

A maiden entry to the port brings out the fire jets

A maiden entry to the port brings out the fire jets

The light was better the closer I was to Walton terminal. Landguard is several cables away.

The light was better the closer I was to Walton terminal. Landguard is several cables away.

Arriving at Felixstowe from Rotterdam

Arriving at Felixstowe from Rotterdam

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Surprise visitor…

Most of you know that I’ve been busy lately, and apologies for no posts. I was sat having a sandwich at lunchtime yesterday the 3rd when I was surprised by an unusual visitor outside – sorry for the quality, it’s from my phone, against the light and through double-glazing….

Peacock

Misty

It was a very misty morning as I dropped Louise off at Manningtree station one day and as I had my Fuji X10 in the car I thought it an ideal opportunity to take an image or two at Mistley. I have always felt that the two towers needed something different…

Mistley 1

I wonder how many people realise what’s missing here, there used to be an Adams designed church in between the the towers, demolished to provide materials for a new church just up the road, before the days when we paid attention to our architectural heritage!

Mistley 2

Mistley 3

Mistley 4