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Ports and Harbours

Vessels in Plymouth Sound & Barbican
23/04/15
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The Portuguese Frigate - NRP Vasco De Gama
An excellent weather forecast today, so after researching local shipping movements, planned a visit to Plymouth to take photos in The Sound & Barbican areas.
With the promise of dining out after, my dear wife joined me with her camera too. We drove to Plymouth, parked up and strolled to the Hoe area, with our list of shipping movements and times. True to form a variety of British, Danish & Portuguese naval ships made their appearances inside the breakwater, in The Sound; mixed in with a wide variety of local craft.
Out came my Canon EF 70-300mm lens to suit the task of somehow getting close; and through the bluish tint of heat haze on a sunny Spring afternoon I took approximately 50 photos.
Moving on to the Barbican and inner harbour area - the bright sun lit up the multi coloured range of boats and rigging; and reflections in the still water, all supplied ample photo opportunities.
This drew our photography to a close as we completed our walk and headed to a restaurant for that much promised evening meal.
Wined, dined and photoed out - we headed for home. All in all - a good day for us.
Back at base, the photos were loaded on to our computer and analysed. Some pleasing results - with a couple selected for submission to the Western Morning News for entry into their “Ports and Harbours” competition.