Monthly Archives: June 2013

St Mary’s Southampton

St Mary’s Church in Southampton is more of a mini cathedral in scope, and is the largest church in the City. I lived quite close to the building but could never find an opportunity to go into it. The current … Continue reading

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Things I have learnt as a baggage handler.

Recently I have been working as a baggage handler at the cruise terminals in Southampton, it is really manual muscle work as opposed to brain work. I have also traveled as a passenger on aircraft and ships and may never … Continue reading

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Southampton Shipwatch 33: Nautica.

Another long awaited vessel, I last saw her in Hong Kong in 2008 when she was sailing from Kowloon.   And, I did not really get good pics of her. However, since being in Southampton I have seen two of … Continue reading

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Southampton Shipwatch 32: Explorer.

16 June dawned dark, dreary and wet. And, at City Terminal sat Explorer,  originally built for the Royal Olympic Cruises (formerly Epirotiki/Sun Lines), she is one of two sisters that were built. If my memory serves me correctly they were … Continue reading

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Southampton Shipwatch 31: Crystal Symphony

The second arrival of 15 June was Crystal Symphony, and, like so many other arrivals the time given was not the time she arrived. In fact she was already alongside at QEII when I arrived at 5.30. I had seen … Continue reading

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