Sunday, 20 February 2011


Brittany Ferries' Pont-Aven leaving Portsmouth on Wednesday 16th February 2011. Photo taken with a Canon 7D and 400mm f5.6 lens.

Ship facts: IMO Number: 9268708; built in 2004; flag: France; GT 40700

The weather this winter has been terrible for any form of photography, with very little sunshine since October. In fact, we have had only 41% of the sunlight we should have over the winter. Not conducive to wanting to get out and about with a camera, hence no blog updates for more than 2 months.

'Solent Ships' goes cruising - I am going on Vision of the Seas at the end of April, with my friend Patsy of Liner Lovers. It's a 4-night repositioning trip from Southampton to Copenhagen via Amsterdam. It should be a good trip, especially as I have not been on a cruise before and I can do some shipspotting and birdwatching; I am also hoping to combine the trip with some birdwatching in Copenhagen before we fly back to the UK.