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|Friday, 1st February||HMS Grimsby|
|Saturday, 2nd February||HMS Grimsby
|Sunday, 3rd February||HMS Grimsby|
|Thursday, 7th February||Ships|
|Friday, 8th February||Ships|
|Sunday, 10th February||Tenace|
|Monday, 11th February||Ships|
|Tuesday, 12th February||Ships|
|Thursday, 14th February||HMS Illustrious|
|Friday, 15th February||HMS Illustrious
|Saturday, 16th February||HMS Illustrious
|Sunday, 17th February||HMS Illustrious|
|Tuesday, 19th February||Greenwich
|Friday, 22nd February||UKD Sealion|
|Saturday, 23rd February||Ships|
|Sunday, 24th February||Polar Prince|
|Monday, 25th February||Ships|
|Wednesday, 27th February||Manchester Airport
Ships in Kiel
Royal Navy minesweeper HMS Grimsby slipped in while I wasn't looking.
Seen from my flat and from the Mersey ferry.
The French naval tug Tenace is visiting the Cruise Terminal.
HMS Illustrious was open to the public. I had to queue for an hour to get on board, which is far longer than any of the other ships that have been here, even HMS Liverpool. And then there were more queues to get down from the flight deck and to get off the ship.
HMS Illustrious at sunset.
I'm in London for what's supposed to be a one-day conference. However, train tickets to London arriving before 11am are insanely expensive, to the extent that it's cheaper to come down the day before and spend the night in a hotel. I took the opportunity to visit the Ansel Adams exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, which was fantastic.
Polar Prince will soon be laying cables at Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm.
A Bombardier CL415 firefighting plane on her delivery flight to Morocco.
The Kiel Canal connects the Baltic Sea at Kiel with the North Sea at Brunsbüttel and is the busiest man-made waterway in the world.