Following on from the previous Older Digital page, now moving on to photos taken with my first Panasonic – the FZ50 – with a big increase to 10.1MP. This page is up to the end of 2008.
As before, I am re-editing the photos from the originals for better quality results.
First ship photo on the new camera, Swire’s TIKEIBANK sailing from King George dock on an evening tide.
Another evening view, PRIDE OF BRUGES starts another trip to Zeebrugge.
The Hull built PIPIT inward bound passing North Ferriby on a evening tide.
Passing King George dock outward from New Holland, the Hugo Peters built IRINA TRADER.
GEESTSTROOM makes an evening departure from King George dock.
ADSTEAM ELLERBY heads in to King George dock.
PRIDE OF YORK heads out into a foggy Humber.
TRUEMAN in action on the bow of…
… the outward bound ALTERSHIP.
PRIDE OF ROTTERDAM slips away from River Terminal 1.
RIX HAWK approaches Alexandra dock.
RIVER BLYTH stems the tide waiting to enter King George dock.
The Hull built FALCON passes North Ferriby inward on an evening tide.
SCOT TRADER inward.
North Ferriby was a great spot for evening tides in summer, here UNION TOPAZ passes inward bound.
RYSUM inward bound. Sadly it has been many years since the main channel was moved back to the South side of the river.
ARKLOW REBEL inwards for Goole…
… followed by TRANS ODIN also for Goole.
Moving upriver, ARKLOW REBEL passes Blacktoft inward to Goole.
An early ebb away on the Ouse, BRAVERY passes Blacktoft.
A regular visitor to the Humber, MARIA H inward off Victoria dock.
LASS NEPTUN inward on the evening tide.
PRIDE OF BRAILA inward to Goole, she was too long for Ocean lock so had to use Victoria lock.
As the light drops, the Sietas built LARCH passes inward.
KOMET also inward off Victoria dock.
WARBER was also a regular on the Humber.
The bunkering tanker RIX HARRIER passes inward, probably for Albert dock.
Returning to King George dock, the WEST STREAM stemming the tide off the car park.
A couple of late floods, first the ACTION…
… and the WINDENA passing King George dock.
The smart tug CUMBRAE arriving for King George dock with a barge in tow. Built by Dunston’s at Hessle as ALSATIAN for the RMAS.
Another fine evening at North Ferriby as AURORA heads inward…
… followed by PAPER MOON…
… and BUKANIER.
The South Gare at the mouth of the River Tees is a good spot for photos – here MAERSK ASSISTER is outward bound.
NORSTREAM arrives for Tees dock.
The UKD SEAHORSE is seen here entering Victoria dock basin undertaking plough dredging.
HT SWORD off Victoria dock with a water salute.
Fleet mate HT CUTLASS also escorting…
… the replica HMS BOUNTY, inward for Albert dock.
ENGLISHMAN also saluting.
Taking a tour of Goole docks, the Dutch coaster ELSTAR berthed at Timm’s in the South dock.
Two PAL line sisters in port together.
FAST FILIP approaches Goole docks.
Cobelfret’s URSINE passes Paull outward on P&O charter.
FAST FILIP passes Burton upon Stather outward on a breezy day…
… followed by RMS SCANLARK…
… and SHOVETTE which had been assisting…
… MEKHANIK KOTTSOV outward.
A ‘2 for 1’ trip to the continent sees OCEAN CAMELOT at the ECCV terminal on the way in.
The Panamanian bulker GOLDEN SEA moored at the entrance to Beneluxhaven.
MARIDA PATNOS on the moorings at Beneluxhaven…
…with fleet mate MARIDA PRINCE berthed close by.
Two sisters at the Felixstowe berth, STENA TRANSPORTER…
… and STENA TRANSFER.
As usual I had an early start on the way back, HELLESPONT PROGRESS berthed at the IOT.
LATANA berthed on the East jetty.
CAPE TRIUMPH berthed at the former BSC jetty.
On HIT 2 the IVS CABERNET.
PAULINE berthed at HST.
BASTIAAN BROERE berthed at Saltend.
The Russian coaster PILGRIM-3 passes North Ferriby inward.
PRIDE OF BRAILA inwards for Goole.
The Peters built THUNDER also inward…
… followed by the Latvian flagged EST.
KADRI inward also.
Next inward the Faversham Shppings VISCOUNT.
Scot Lines SCOT TRADER next inward…
… followed by the Hull built PIPIT.
LENA catches the fading sunlight inward bound.
Moving to Hessle foreshore, HENNY inward to Goole with mainmast lowered to pass the Humber bridge.
And last for the tide, BIRKA TRANSPORTER stemming off King George dock.
A rare visit to the Humber bridge, CURLEW inward very early on the tide already approaching as I headed out.
The Russian flagged KENTO inward with a full load of timber on deck…
… as had FAST FILIP.
The Goole built SEA EAGLE next inward…
… followed by RMS RATINGEN…
… and last on the tide the Russian LITTLE STAR.
The Hull built PIPIT berthed at Timms in South dock, Goole.
OPUS sailing from Goole on an evening tide.
EMSRIFF approaching Goole.
SCOT CARRIER swinging in the Ouse to dock at Goole.
FLINTERBIRKA sails from Goole in ballast.
PRIDE OF BRAILA passes inward to Victoria lock, Goole – she is too long for Ocean lock.
The Hull built SCOT RANGER swinging early for Goole dock.
A day out with the YSE for the annual Mersey docks and River tour – a grey day sees the American training ship EMPIRE STATE berthed on the Liverpool waterfront.
The Whittaker’s tanker KEEWHIT seen inward in the Eastham channel.
The Turkish bulk carrier KIRAN PACIFIC seen loading scrap in Gladstone dock.
MUHLENAU berthed in Royal Seaforth dock.
NAVIOS VECTOR at the grain terminal in Royal Seaforth dock.
The Beverley built SCAN SCARAB was formerly RMAS SCARAB.
Steam tug KERNE berthed in Liverpool.
LIVERPOOL VIKING berthed at Birkenhead.
Another YSE trip, this time to Hook of Holland on the Killingholme freight service – LADY SUSAN on the stern of…
… AUTOCARRIER arriving for the HST.
REGENA N pulling away stern first from the Immingham Bulk Terminal.
LADY SUSAN returning to Immingham dock.
As we head to sea, TOR FICARIA passes inward, taken through the bridge windows.
Inward to Hook of Holland we pass BARENT ZANEN bringing sea dredged sand in.
CLEARWATER passes the Maasvlaakte inward.
Berthed at the Maasvlaakte oil terminal the large tanker FRONT CROWN.
Taken over the Landtong, BERGE PACIFIC discharging at the EECV terminal.
As we berth at Hook of Holland, the STENA HOLLANDICA on the berth.
As we berthed, BARENT ZANEN continues her passage inward…
… followed by CEMLUNA…
… MARC MITCHELL…
… and BALTIYSKIY-109.
MARY WONSILD passes outward to sea.
WILSON STAR next inward just before we disembark.
Passing Hook of Holland haven outward next was the SLUISGRACHT.
A short train ride to Maassluis where the preserved tug KRIMPEN was moored in the haven.
Ahead of her was the larger ocean tug ELBE, also under preservation.
Moving on to the riverfront as EPSILONGAS heads outward.
ARKLOW VIKING passes Maassluis inward…
… as CMA CGM UTRILLO heads out.
After taking the ferry across to Rozenburg, the Sietas built NORDSEE passes outward.
TOR HUMBRIA passes outward.
BERONIKE was the next inward, clearly in need of a drydocking.
SMIT DENEMARKEN heads out from Maassluis haven.
The forest products ro/ro ORTVIKEN outward bound.
The small Russian coaster BUGULMA outward – a converted hopper barge.
Down by the head a little, the MOSVIK outward bound.
MAERSK EXPORTER next outward.
AMUR-2528 next inward.
SUSANNE THERESA next outward.
STOLT PONDO passes outward in a brighter spell.
ARKLOW RESOLVE also catches some sunlight as she pushes inward.
WESTEWIND next inward – the apartment block would be a ship-lovers heaven.
ELIZABETH F next inward.
IEVOLI SPEED was next outward.
WILSON RHINE passes inward.
BRO JUNO approaches Rozenburg inward.
HELENA SIBUM outward bound.
SANTA CARLOTTA next outward, looks like a Maersk charter.
ARISTIDIS outward bound.
JEPPESEN MAERSK outward as the light fades slightly.
Returning to the ferry, EWL CANADA outward as we board via the stern ramp obviously fresh from drydock.
Back on board as we prepare for the evening sailing, BIRCH passing inward.
BARENT ZANEN outward for another load of sand.
ANTISANA SAFI outward next.
Rotterdam Port Authority RPA 15 passes Hook of Holland.
KISTRAUM outward to sea.
The bulk carrier SHAAFI next inward.
JO ACER inward to Rotterdam.
JRS CAPELLA passes outward bound.
As the evening light shows again, PETROHUE inward to Rotterdam.
The ALCEDO next outward.
The Sietas built ALCOA CHEMIST inward bound.
The DANIO outward was the last vessel taken before we sailed.
Another rare visit to the Humber bridge, a fine day as ELBIA makes her way inward.
WANI POINT the next flood.
She was followed by the NATHALIE.
Highlight of the morning, the cement carrier CEMENTINA inward.
Last flood inward, the MARLIN.
A quick visit to the Tees, UNION NEPTUNE passes the South Gare inward.
NORKING enters the river at a fair speed.
EUROPEAN TRADER makes a late morning departure.
GLEN the last vessel inward before we left.
Whittaker’s bunker tanker WILBERFORCE off King George dock.
In September 2008 we had a holiday on the Caledonian canal – WILSON HOOK seen here approaching Corpach.
LOYAL MEDIATOR berthed in Corpach basin…
… with DUNSTER just ahead of her.
Our holiday was onboard the VIC 32 – seen here at anchor in Loch Oich.
As we approached the Inverness end of Loch Ness, the JACOBITE QUEEN made a fine sight in the blustery conditions.
When we finished the VIC 32 cruise we headed to Oban for a few days – my first visit – here ISLE OF MULL departs for Craignure.
LORD OF THE ISLES seen arriving.
HEADCORN on the moorings off Oban.
Berthed at the Lighthouse pier, my first well boat RONJA SKYE.
The small tug HERMES berthed at Oban.
HEADCORN catches the sun.
CLANSMAN arrives at Oban.
We took a trip to Mull – RAASAY laid by at the fish market…
… as EIGG arrives through the entrance to Oban bay.
HEADCORN moored off the Esplanade.
On the return home we stopped at Inveraray, the VITAL SPARK is a Hull built puffer.
A rare trip to Eastham on the Mersey sees the ill-fated SWANLAND sailing from the Manchester Ship Canal.
The Mersey ferry SNOWDROP also passes outward from a ship canal cruise.
Eastham is a great spot for close photos – SIGAS DUKE inward to the canal…
… followed by LISTRAUM.