In November 1968 I boarded Nevasa here and in November 1969 Uganda also for a Mediteranean cruise and back in each cruise to Southampton.
It was great to see where ships sailed from in those great years before mass cruising was around.
A busy harbour scene at Caorle, a small Italian fishing port on the Adriatic coast north of Venice. By all accounts it's not very busy now.
(Some viewers may like the hunk on the left. Now probably in his sixties.)
The young skipper of the privately-hired excursion boat offers a welcome hand to my (now late) wife at San Pietro in Volta on the island of Pellestrina which forms the eastern side of the southern Venice lagoon. (The skipper had more hair than Hannah and was clearly proud of it.) We were on a day's
My family and three others jointly hired this boat for a private outing to Chioggia and are here boarding it at Punta Sabbioni, on the Cavallino peninsula where we were all holidaying with our caravans. Despite its clumsy appearance the boat was surprisingly fast, as its young skipper liked to demon
My thanks to everybody who has contributed to discovering the details of this ship. Her IMO No was 6270956. She started life as PARTENOPE, completed in 1956 by Navalmeccanica Castellammare di Stabia, Italy, for SPAN (the Neapolitan Society of Navigation). She was one of four sister ships, servin