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  1. http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/16182312.Red_Funnel_appoints_new_chief_executive/ Condor’s Captain Fran Collins is the new CEO of Red Funnel. Lovely lady, have met her. She is very pleasant and am sure she will do well, so wishing her the best of luck. Met her on Libby.
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    Cork to Santander Route to Launch in 2018

    Found some pictures of her as Norman Asturius while she was at Poole and postedthem on Facebook this morning, so will share them here as well. Taken from Barfleur.
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    Grumps corner

    As a footie, if I do overnights, I must pack and unpack my holdall about 10 times before I leave home to downsize, and do a β€œdo you really need to take that” job. I used to take everything but the kitchen sink but as I have to lug that lot (as a footie) on port buses, up ramps, stairs, let alone carry it around if I am not been driven anywhere. Adding any shopping I buy, time has taught me a few lessons. I use the towels and toiletries provided in the cabin for one, my toiletry bag contains travel sized deodorant, flannel amd spare undies, even swapped the shower cap for a hairband. I don’t take boxes of medication, I cut the required dosage from the blister packs and put them in a small pill box. One hairbrush not three, magazines and crossword books have been ditched, quite a few little changes really, so manage to fit everything now in a bag half the size.
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    Grumps corner

    French school groups - reminds me of when I travelled on Barfleur when she was at Dover. Several large groups of kids, some French some English. French kids were just noisy, it was the English kids mucking about, trying to climb into the lifeboats. I told my companion guess which are French kids and which are the English...πŸ˜„. Only kids on my list of annoyances is if I am trying to doze somewhere and someone sits with a noisy toddlers.
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    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    I have that book, just dug it out, hopefully allowed to post a photo taken of the first paragraphs of the section on St Clare.
  6. Because she actually DID have that livery - bit of googling will find images of her with that colour scheme. Footage of her on you tube with it as well.
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    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    Caedmon was built for Portsmouth - Fishbourne originally before she moved to join her sisters on the Lymington - Yarmouth route. Cannot remember where I saw it, but remember a comment elsewhere (not on this site) about something to do with her side doors and not fitting at Pompey or something, when she was originally designed for Pompey. Past couple of posts have brought to mind this. Did she nearly lose a door or something - I know she lost a prow, but this was a door mishap or something and it was Pompey. Someone suggested she had not been built for Pompey when she had.
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    Stena Baltica - Cotentin in Gdansk

    Yes, a case of me getting my geography mixed up, maybe if I posted that 2 hours later..πŸ˜‰
  9. Think the ex Cotentin is going for a refit or something, was having a morning check on Nova Star to see where she was/if she had left yet, and happened to spot Stena Baltica on her way in. Thought I’d pass it on.
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    Poole Harbour Developmement

    Will the Deo Volente use that quay now then - she gets quite an audience where she presently loads/offloads, enjoy watching her.
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    Normandie Express - 2018 Season

    Never had a problem with her myself, she is quite comfortable. In flat calm sea she is very easy going, and even in a bit of swell she copes pretty well. Quite fond of her.
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    Normandie Express - 2018 Season

    Summer is here, NEX is back to work..πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚ Has she been painted, she looks rather sparkling!
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    NOVA CRUISES: Nova Star

    She has moved within the past few hours, so hoping all will be revealed soon..πŸ™‚
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    NOVA CRUISES: Nova Star

    She still has her name then...😁. She was called that by the company that operated her in Canada, otherwise she would still be Norman Leader. She has kept the same name through three different companies now.
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    NOVA CRUISES: Nova Star

    One day...πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜›πŸ˜›