Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 33
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    9,353
    Images
    654

    Southampton Sailaways

    Saturday's High Five in the Solent

    Having spent a pleasant afternoon in the New Forest yesterday we decided to watch the Five ship sailaway from a different vantage point than our cabin balcony.

    On one of the southern tips of the New Forest is the old seaplane base of Calshot, now popularly known as Calshot Spit.

    There was a good turnout of families and friends waiting for the years first big sailaway though many vantage points were available.

    First out of 'the traps' was MSC Opera, recently featured heavily in the news...

    ...followed by Celebrity Eclipse

    Third in line was Grand Princess...

    followed by P&O's Azura...


    and finally, last but not least, P&O's Oceana.

    I hope members and visitors to this Forum enjoy the pictures, maybe even had someone you know onboard.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    12,095
    Images
    29
    Thanks Richard that is the first pic I have seen of the Grand without her shopping handle


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    9,353
    Images
    654

    As a sideline to the sailaway

    While waiting for the 5 cruise ships to approach Calshot Spit the Southampton Harbourmaster's launch pulled into Calshot and disembarked a small camera crew...

    Little did we expect the following display of waterborne manoeuvrability and 'handbrake' turns...


    Great show guys.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    3,146
    Images
    41
    Great Pics.

    PM

    CANBERRA (STUFT) May 1982
    OCEANA 7-21 Aug 2010
    VENTURA 4-19 Nov 2011
    VENTURA Feb 2014

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    6,284
    Images
    2
    Richard, a fantastic set of photo's, much appreciated.


  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    43
    top photos m8, 10 out of 10

    2013
    May, Ventura DONE
    June, Royal Princess DONE
    September, Queen Mary 2
    December, Oceana

  7. #7

    Thumbs up Great !

    Thank you, Richard, very much for sharing these moments.
    Makes us even more looking forward to our tour in 3,5 months
    even though there won't be sooo many shipspotters, I believe
    Happy Count-Down also for you.

    Last edited by Millis Glashaus, Bad Saeckingen/Germany; 5th June 2011 at 04:19 PM.
    Best regards from southwest Germany at the Swiss border

    millis glashaus

    www.millisglashaus.blogspot.com
    (cruise diary - in German language only)

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    579
    Images
    3
    Theres a great web cam on Calshot... thanks for the photos

    Calshot.. is also an adventure centre.. used by Hampshire CC for the children of the county.. In the old hangers are a cycle track.. archery and other sports courts..The old accommodation block as used by the RAF is now dormitories for visiting children.. How do I know this?
    because I was one of them on several occasions... we did orinatering in the New Forest...as well from there.. Happy Days
    I always make sure I see it from the deck as we sail out... fond memories..
    There is also a lifeboat station there... and one of our teachers was called out in the dead of the night to a rescue..
    I was so impressed ... I have been a Shoreline member ever since..
    great place


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    9,353
    Images
    654
    Quote QUOTE: View Post
    Thank you, Richard, very much for sharing these moments.
    Makes us even more looking forward to our tour in 3,5 months
    even though there won't be sooo many shipspotters, I believe
    Happy Count-Down also for you.
    Good afternoon Millis.

    I was only mentioned you earlier this morning on the Cunard/Hamburg thread.

    http://www.cruises.co.uk/109-cruise_...tml#post263201

    Rest assured, when QM2 sails there are treble that amount and the sailaway party will still be in progress considerably further down the coast.


  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    9,353
    Images
    654
    Quote QUOTE: View Post
    Happy Days
    I always make sure I see it from the deck as we sail out... fond memories..
    There is also a lifeboat station there... and one of our teachers was called out in the dead of the night to a rescue..
    I was so impressed ... I have been a Shoreline member ever since..
    great place
    Good afternoon Southwinds

    The Calshot lifeboat is moored in the foreground of the MSC Opera in the OP.

    It's name is RNLB Alexander Coutanche




Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new topics
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •