Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Norwegian Sun - Cruise Ship at Greenock

Greenock welcomed the last big cruise ship of the year today.

At 78,000-tonne, her last visit to Greenock was in September 2010.
She departed at 18:30 bound for Dublin - a little later than planned - and with the sun setting fast I wondered if I would manage any decent shots.

Although the sun disappeared behind a cloud, it suddenly burst through just as she left her berth to give some dramatic lighting.

A busier than ever schedule is planned for cruise ships to visit our waters next year, so many more photo opportunities will beckon.

Cruise Ship - Norwegian Sun - Off the Berth at Greenock Ocean Terminal

 Cruise Ship - Norwegian Sun - Off Greenock Esplanade

Cruise Ship - Norwegian Sun - Departing Greenock

Norwegian Sun - Dublin Bound

Norwegian Sun and Pilot Cutter Gantock

 Norwegian Sun - Departs in the Last Remnants of the Setting Sun

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Joint Warrior 122 - Early Arrivals

Some of the early arrivals for the 'Joint Warrior' military maritime exercise.

Great weather helped, though needless to say we got cloud at the wrong time for the photos - such is life.

More arrivals schedules for tomorrow and Friday.

USS Gettysburg (CG64) - Off Rhu Spit

USS Gettysburg (CG64) - Passing Rhu Spit

USS Mitscher (DDG-57) - Near Faslane

 USS Mitscher (DDG-57) - Near Faslane

 USS Mitscher (DDG-57) - Approaching Faslane

 HMS St Albans (F83) - Loch Long

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