Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Felixstowe Port

My next port of call, if you will excuse the pun, was the container port of Felixstowe. We spent an hour or two in the port observation & visitor centre. This is a great place to wait for the ships to come and go. The port publishes expected arrivals and departure times on its website, it can be seen here. There is also a lot of activity out on the river with the pleasure & privately owned craft so keeping a careful eye out can bring a few unexpected shots. In the meantime you have all the facilities and a warm building to watch the river. I prefer to try and plan my visits at the top of the tide when there seems to be more activity.
This is a vessel departing the port
This is a vessel departing the port









Part of the the crane operator’s stairs 




Tug waiting to pick up the arriving ship

Tug moving to pick up the arriving ship

This is a vessel arriving at the port

This is a vessel arriving at the port
This is a vessel arriving at the port
The tugs go to work
Bringing her in

This is a vessel arriving at the port

© Lionel Callow 2017