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  1. https://www.dorsetbiznews.co.uk/brexit-buster-direct-shipping-link-announced-between-can-do-port-of-poole-and-morocco/ interesting reading. Company called United Seaways to set up a once weekly service from Poole to Tangier with a roll on roll off vessel.
  2. She pulled off the berth then went back alongside. Strong southerlys so pushing her back onto the berth again. Was a nice swell in the bay on pilot boat we got a battering again, roll on spring! 😁
  3. A few of her from the pilot boat this morning.
  4. After the crossing most the track on port land is unusable, having been removed and tarmaced over further along. Few isolated remnants on the dockside themselves.
  5. Laying over to pick up the Tuesday night departures as have affected by the adverse weather of late.
  6. Couple of the Pelican from the Poole pilot boat, with the Allure of the Seas in the first picture and Anthem of the Seas in the 2nd shot in the background. Amazing how dwarfed she is by these two!
  7. Looks a lot better than the render. Compared to a lot of modern things looks quite smart. Looking forward to a sailing on her , eventually!
  8. Pelican is due back on run next week she's to Bilbao now. Her ais just hasn't been entered correctly! (currently states Gabon but wrong way for that!)
  9. Been having some work done on them while in Poole lately seen lots of engineer vans on quayside Think sailing pictured the other day was also a see trial. Lots of weather cancellations so plenty of time to do it! Good excuse for a Berthing trial. Never know a C I to cherbourg run en route back to UK? Who knows. Usual sea trails only around the Dorset coast.
  10. Looks like Pont Aven is sheltering in Poole Bay.
  11. If Green represents the environment, I wonder if they will put the new logo on the funnel of the smoky MN Pelican! More white always looks smart after a overhaul, but it starts to show the rust soonest. Seeing the Barfleur everyday at work, she definitely looks more rusty this season that past seasons, I wonder if paint applied in the low minus temperatures in Gdansk last winter stopped it bonding properly?
  12. I just won a pen and cards and notepad winning the quiz on the Cap Finistre the other day ... 😂 now il have to buy a new set or try another quiz 😂😂. Must say do prefer the old but it’s not too dramatic change . Better than condors circus ribbions anyways ....
  13. I suppose in theory it would take traffic out of the city centre , but on my first visit there a few weeks ago looked like a good central spot , although the roads in looked a tad busy .
  14. Yes . Although looks like a few new buses have been brought . One is still Bournemouth yellow buses yellow !
  15. I know one signed off work until he’s able to go back not sure which one
  16. For Poole a new captain must do at least 40 trips with a pilot before they are able to do a PEC . However not all captains do this if they are only here for short periods or covering other captains on the route , which is happening at the moment .
  17. Yes that fine . Thought I replied ages ago but must have forgotten to submit reply !
  18. https://www.facebook.com/groups/218502134981852/permalink/1069002193265171/ A few photos I took this morning of dolphins playing with the Barfleur ! Put a video on the Poole harbour port and history group on Facebook if anyone wants to see , too large to upload onto here apparently !
  19. Good Morning Few of the Barfleurs morning arrivial at Poole pilot boarding station . Hopefully sun is here to stay !
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