Stranger at Dover 06/03/2008

nevillethorndike
6th March 2008, 15:45
Hi,

Today, at Dover, a stranger paid us a visit for berthing trials. Cote D'Albarte.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z258/Dovert/Dsc_1664.jpg

Once completed she cleared off to Dunkerque for her refit.

Rgds
Nigel T

paul0510
6th March 2008, 16:01
Refit? She hasn't been in service all that long, methinks (?HUH)
Do you hang-out often on the East Cliffs, Nigel, or is it Neville?

nevillethorndike
6th March 2008, 16:39
It's actually Nigel and I usually try and get newsworthy pics for http://www.doverferryphotos.co.uk/

Her sister also went for refit not so long ago and she's newer!

Cheers
NT

nevillethorndike
6th March 2008, 18:22
P.S.

The reported reason for the above event:
".......to carry out berthing trials at approx 1000hrs.She will then depart for Dunkerque for repairs.
The Company are restricted by weather conditions at Newhaven,so Dover is being considered when wind exceeds their limitations."


Rgds
Nigel T

billyboy
7th March 2008, 08:14
I remember back in the 60's when Newhaven would still be open when dover and Folkstone were closed.
We aproached Newhaven in a gale and made a dummy run. circled and came in fast. Once inside the breakwater we were fine. we had bounced all the way across the channel.