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Cherbourg 22 October 2009

A wander about the centre of Old Cherbourg on a lovely sunny day. Lord Nelson [Jubilee Sailing Trust] departs. Ferries Oscar Wilde & Barfleur. Victor Hugo on the stocks. Cherbourg's Old Transatlantic Railway Terminal & Cite de La Mer

 
QM's Blade Forest & Fwd Superstructure 22 October 2009
Oct 22, 2009

On Queen Mary 2's foredeck with the spare propeller blades; looking up the fwd superstructure & fire-tug, on arrival at Cherbourg 09:00 22 October 2009

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Cherbourg's Old Transatlantic Railway Terminal 22 October 2009
Oct 22, 2009

Now the Cruise Terminal & Cité de La Mer.
Inside the cruise terminal is a lovely model of MARIETTE PACHA
http://www.es-conseil.fr/pramona/mariet.htm
and the 'concourse' is laid out as in the days of American immigration 22 October 2009

Photos of the entrance hall & Le Redoutable at "La Cité de la Mer is situated on the site of the old Transatlantic Railway Terminal in Cherbourg and is a new and unique tourist centre, of great interest both scientifically and culturally."
http://www.citedelamer.com/uk/

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LORD NELSON & QM2 22 October 2009
Oct 22, 2009

The Jubilee Sailing Trust's Lord Nelson departs Cherbough from Bassin du Commerce under the raised Pont Tourmant into Avant Port with QM2 as a back drop. A lovely sunny day in Cherbourg. Fishing trawlers & Normandie Express hidden away 12:00 22 October 2009
LORD NELSON 368gt Yacht 1986 United Kingdom

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Cherbourg 22 October 2009
Oct 22, 2009

Views of QM2 at Quai de France, Cherbourg [through fences!]
Views of Cherbourg from the shuttle bus, a walk around the centre & Bassin du Commerce 22 October 2009, a lovely sunny warm day
Norient's BALTIC SKY I anchored outside the port

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VICTOR HUGO & NORMANDIE EXPRESS 22 October 2009
Oct 22, 2009

NORMANDIE EXPRESS looking small from QM2 & VICTOR HUGO on the stocks for repairs after running aground off Alderney on 12 Sept 09 - 22 October 2009

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OSCAR WILDE 22 October 2009
Oct 22, 2009

Irish Ferries' OSCAR WILDE arriving at Cherbourg 16:45 & later in the evening 19:00 alongside 22 October 2009
OSCAR WILDE 31914gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1987 Bahamas

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BARFLEUR Departs Cherbourg 22 October 2009
Oct 22, 2009

Brittany Ferries' BARFLEUR departs Cherbourg 19:00 22 October 2009
BARFLEUR 20133gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1992 France

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Port of Cherbourg 22 October 2009
Oct 22, 2009

Vessels in & views of the Port of Cherbourg.
Baynunah (Fighting BR 71) Corvette for the UAE under construction
Tugs, CHAMBON SIROCCO & NOROIT
Russian Trawler MARGINELLA
BALTIC SKY I, VICTOR HUGO [See other album] & other misc vessels

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