Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Celebrity Solstice (December 2012) - Post 1

Sydney - Dec 23rd - 24th.

At Circular Quay, Sydney on Dec 23rd.

For those who prefer to not use public transport at sea!

My very comfortable and well appointed cabin.

Departure Sydney, December 24th.

A different view of Admiralty House.

The Sydney harbour pilot launch leading the way.

The pilot launch coming alongside off South Head (taken from my dinner table).

A Maersk containership in evening sunlight off Wilson's Promontory on December 25th.
Wilson's Promontory lighthouse.
Melbourne - Dec 26th.
Arrival Melbourne December 26th. The captain (R) and PPSP pilot (C).

All fast at Outer West Station Pier.
Presumably because of the massive sail-area of her superstructure, the ship seems to always tie up with 8 and 2 each end.

The Spot 2 sailing for Devenport.

Captain Sean Liley manoeuvring the bunker ship Zemira away from the Solstice. This is Sean's first command in his meteoric career. Well done and well earned Sean!

Friday, 21 December 2012

Dawn Princess (December 2012) - Post 2

5th December - Tauranga

7th - 8th December - Wellington

 9th December - Port Chalmers

 10th December - Milford Sound

13th. December - Sydney