A sight for sore eyes. The photo is taken from Landguard Point., Felixstowe as she sails outward bound & serves as a good reminder to me about complacency - as she was to be seen every day at the Port ,and became part of the scenery, I never took a photo of her.
Suddenly , it was 25+ years ago!
By the way Duncan it's SUFFOLK not SUFFOCK.... (EEK)
passenger, on a return trip
drove from Zeebrugge to Interlaken Switzerland for a week walking down mountains.
One the way back we were 24 hours early but still managed to grab a cabin, and was instructed to park top deck facing stern ramp, ie first car off at Felixstowe the following morning
the accomdation block has been removed now? since they have reverted to freight only
Cockerhoop- it was still in situ according to this photo in August 2007:-
I would have thought it would be tooo expensive to remove at this stage in her life..?
The accommodation block in question was the forward one, that contained the cabins (Hutches), three lounges, galley, cafe, restaurant, cinema, bar, shop & Information office. It was removed in Belfast in 1995 when the Suffolk & the Flanders reverted to Freight mode.
On another note, the Graip, another sister that was converted into passenger mode was also converted back to freight mode.
hawkeye- doh! (MAD) Why didn't I look closely ? You are wholly correct and I am totally wrong for looking at the wrong end of the vessel. I made the daft assumption of only considering that the accomodation you referred to was the converted bit perched over the poop !
Thanks for clarifying. regards,Rick