Posts Tagged ‘ships’

Barque and barquentine


We spotted a couple of sailing ships in Dorset

On our recent trip to the Dorset coast we were lucky enough to see several tall ships – and after a bit of research I think I can now tell the difference between a barque and a barquentine. (more…)

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May 12, 2015 – the Barfleur is the blue arrow heading north from Spain into the Bay of Biscay on this MarineTraffic live ships map

I sometimes think I am the only person in the world who cares about the beautiful Barfleur car ferry, seen so often going in and out of Poole Harbour in Dorset, as she shuttles back and forth to Cherbourg in France. And I am probably the only person who thinks her beautiful!


The Barfleur in Poole, August 2013

The Barfleur has been missing for a couple of months (more…)

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The Queen Galadriel at Poole Quay last night (August 11, 2010)

This is an unusual blog post for me, as I am not a particularly nautical person. Having said that, my brother was in the Royal Navy and I have ancestors who were fishermen.

I have been in Poole, Dorset, on holiday for the past few days, and will (more…)

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