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nick hall

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  1. HMS Queen Elizabeth

    Queen Elizabeth x 2. Love this shot, offers a perspective of Portsmouth Harbour I've never seen before.
  2. Interesting discussion regarding sat nav. Recently in San Diego our hire car sat nav packed in, luckily my phone was a great substitute, found restaurants, attractions etc. and all with an English accent!!! Can't really fault the technology. Slightly related, when i was a kid we holidayed in France with my cousins, the hours we spent waiting at a pre-arranged rendezvous point not knowing how long our family would be. No problem now with mobile phones.
  3. Barfleur lenghtening ?

    Can't check now because I've long since binned them, but I'm fairly sure Ships Monthly referred to stability or dead weight issues as the reason for lengthening.
  4. Pont Aven

    Fantastic pics, until you get to the last one.
  5. General Discussions on Brexit

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/24/new-spanish-migrant-route-sees-three-times-many-migrants-caught/ Although Brexit isn't solely about immigration and asylum, there is a link so i'll post this here. Mods please move if you feel it doesn't belong here. ps. this post is not an argument for or against Brexit.
  6. Baie de Seine/Etretat

    In a similar vein, who remembers this posted on here a few years ago.
  7. HMS Queen Elizabeth

    https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/hms-gleaner-returns-to-portsmouth-for-final-survey-ahead-of-carrier-arrival/ HMS Gleaner in Portsmouth to survey harbour entrance.
  8. Hawser has often promoted the theory that the Western Channel is ripe for a competitor, including Stena, to come and muscle in on BF territory. With Stena and BF now beginning cooperate more and more closely it could be that Stena will achieve this in partnership with rather than against BF. Crazy theory or possible outcome?
  9. 2021? Baie de Seine leaves in 2019 doesn't she?
  10. Webcam - Portsmouth Harbour Entrance

    Great lightning show over the Solent right now. http://www.camsecure.co.uk/portsmouth_harbour_webcam.html
  11. Related but not strictly on topic but my question doesn't merit another thread. Was Superfast X modified to the same extent as Superfast 7/8? If she was and Stena place a Chinese new build on Holyhead - Dublin could Superfast X move to Fishguard?
  12. HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    Might be a major problem when the unions blockade Dunkirk.
  13. AFAIK these four ships have been allocated to Stena's Belfast services, could BF have another Stena ship in mind. Stena also have options for 4 more ferries but I can't find any information on whether these have been ordered. Maybe the orders depend on future charter arrangements. So it looks like BF plan the following: Normandie to replace Etretat Unknown Stena ropax to replace Baie de Seine.
  14. HMS Queen Elizabeth

    https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:-3.456/centery:56.022/zoom:16 HMS Queen Elizabeth is now being maneuvered out of Rosyth dockyard.
  15. HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    http://uk.reuters.com/video/2017/06/23/brittany-ferries-investing-despite-brexi?videoId=371950749 Interview with Cristophe Mathieu about the new build, some good aerial shots as well.