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    9C723C38-6C8E-439E-B38C-D62B39109403.jpeg 8F3BBCC7-E09F-45D0-89C0-2781353D589E.jpeg 6D83E723-AA95-4698-BB02-1183F69859C9.jpeg BA207AB8-AB2C-46D2-AC40-9AD54581F2D7.jpeg 9B210BCF-45EE-466A-959E-0BB122567B49.jpeg Just in case you are all missing a few pictures of ships, boats, etc. ( I nearly entitled this a few floating things, then realised how misconstrued this could be!) The pictures were taken on Monday this week at Shotley Point, Suffolk, where the River Stour and the River Orwell meet. One view from the Point is Felixstowe Dock and behind the grassed area is Shotley Marina where the water level, to access the sea, is controlled by a lock. A small ferryboat runs a regular service between Felixstowe, Shotley and Harwich. There is always plenty of shipping, boats and wildlife to watch. On Monday the temperature was 6 degrees cooler than inland, hence our visit.

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    I like Shotley but live the other side of the stour near Harwich, unfortunately we no longer get the number of cruise ships docking at Harwich as we used to.

    A few photos I have taken from Shotley plus a couple of Cruise Ships which used to visit Harwich.

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      #3
      Nice to remember what a cruise ship looks like. Those were the days.............................

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        Hi Del, We sailed out of Harwich one year, remarking to each other how the familiar coastline looked so different from a fresh perspective.

        Two weeks ago we attempted to park at West Mersea - no chance! The world and his wife were there, we carried through to Harwich for fish & chips.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Jenkin, EA View Post
          Hi Del, We sailed out of Harwich one year, remarking to each other how the familiar coastline looked so different from a fresh perspective.

          Two weeks ago we attempted to park at West Mersea - no chance! The world and his wife were there, we carried through to Harwich for fish & chips.




          We like sitting and eating fish and chips whilst watching the container ships at Harwich.

          Have not been to West Mersea since when we lived in Tiptree, used to be a great place to go cockleling, only trouble was making sure you did not get caught out with the tide getting on/off the Island.
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            Thanks for the pics guys, nice to see some ships .....not something you generally see in our neck of the woods!

            Delboy, what is the ship in the 4th picture down? I recall Jewel / Brilliance of the Seas or similar used to cruise out of Harwich? Going back a few years we sailed on the Celebrity Constellation on one of her immersive wine cruises out of Harwich. It was such a nice and easy port and lovely people working there, we would happily have used it again given the opportunity.

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              #7
              We sailed out of Harwich on Celebrity Infinity, going to Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Norway. Wonderful itinerary.

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                Originally posted by All at sea, Yorks View Post
                Thanks for the pics guys, nice to see some ships .....not something you generally see in our neck of the woods!

                Delboy, what is the ship in the 4th picture down? I recall Jewel / Brilliance of the Seas or similar used to cruise out of Harwich? Going back a few years we sailed on the Celebrity Constellation on one of her immersive wine cruises out of Harwich. It was such a nice and easy port and lovely people working there, we would happily have used it again given the opportunity.
                That one is Jewel Of The Seas.

                This Photo is Celebrity Constellation leaving a Harwich July 2009.

                Unfortunately the only cruise ships at a Harwich those days are those visiting. Harwich is classed as the dock for London for our American visitors.

                Cannot remember last time I saw a cruise ship at Harwich.

                2020 is the 400th anniversary of Capt Jones who lived In Harwich, sailed ‘The Mayflower’ to the new world, The light show is on the actual house he lived in.

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                  We sailed out of Harwich on Jewel of the Seas in 2010. We had decided to treat ourselves to a 4 week holiday for our 30th wedding anniversary. We went transatlantic to Boston then stayed on for a further 7 days for a New England and Canada itinerary, returning to Boston where we hired a car and toured New Hampshire and Vermont for another 7 days. It was a fantastic holiday. We loved Jewel of the Seas, one of the best cruise ships we have sailed on. With cruising being on hold at the moment it's very much a case of looking back at past cruises and being able to say that we're glad we did it rather than we wish we'd done it.
                  Logic will get you from A to B.
                  Imagination will take you everywhere.

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                    Originally posted by Delboy, Essex View Post

                    That one is Jewel Of The Seas.

                    This Photo is Celebrity Constellation leaving a Harwich July 2009.

                    Unfortunately the only cruise ships at a Harwich those days are those visiting. Harwich is classed as the dock for London for our American visitors.

                    Cannot remember last time I saw a cruise ship at Harwich.

                    2020 is the 400th anniversary of Capt Jones who lived In Harwich, sailed ‘The Mayflower’ to the new world, The light show is on the actual house he lived in.

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                    We had our first Celebrity cruise on Connie out of Harwich in 2009. I remember when we boarded the open decks were awash with ladybirds. There must have been literally millions of them, and the crew had to sweep them up, probably killing quite a few. Sad, but not much else they could do.

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                      #11
                      We used to go from Harwich when we reguarly cruised on the defunct Discovery. Just took all day to drive there!

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                        Originally posted by Moonraker, Royal Wootton Bassett View Post
                        We sailed out of Harwich on Jewel of the Seas in 2010. We had decided to treat ourselves to a 4 week holiday for our 30th wedding anniversary. We went transatlantic to Boston then stayed on for a further 7 days for a New England and Canada itinerary, returning to Boston where we hired a car and toured New Hampshire and Vermont for another 7 days. It was a fantastic holiday. We loved Jewel of the Seas, one of the best cruise ships we have sailed on. With cruising being on hold at the moment it's very much a case of looking back at past cruises and being able to say that we're glad we did it rather than we wish we'd done it.
                        Totally agree with you - our mantra for the past few years is "we are doing while we can", not thinking it would be a pandemic that stopped us travelling the globe. I am thankful and grateful for the adventures we have had, places have visited and hopefully we will continue when we are able.

                        In September/October last year we did a similar land tour to your Boston trip, taking in the The Fall and the colours did not disappoint. We were touring for 3 and a half weeks and loved the area, finishing the trip in Toronto for a trip to Niagara Falls - all on my wish list!!

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                          I sailed out of Harwich twice in 2015, on Brilliance of the Seas. The first time I stayed in a guest house, and was surprised that there were no restaurants open, so settled for a takeaway pizza. The second time I just got an early train on the morning of the cruise. I remember the change of trains at Manningtree, where hundreds of passengers were carrying luggage through the underpass.
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                            QUOTE=Yogini, Waterlooville;n1335779]I sailed out of Harwich twice in 2015, on Brilliance of the Seas. The first time I stayed in a guest house, and was surprised that there were no restaurants open, so settled for a takeaway pizza. The second time I just got an early train on the morning of the cruise. I remember the change of trains at Manningtree, where hundreds of passengers were carrying luggage through the underpass.[/QUOTE]


                            Probably would have been better to have stayed at the Pier Hotel opposite the Lifeboat Station.



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                              #15
                              Thanks for the photo of the Constellation Delboy, checking back we sailed on her in 2012......can’t believe it was so long ago. Two years later we tried the Infinity on the same itinerary and it was just as good. Here’s a pic of the identical Infinty taken moored up at the port for Bilbao....forgotten the name, BTw we had the same Greek captain on both cruises, very good at interacting with the passengers he was.

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