terça-feira, 1 de julho de 2014

Log of the Cruise – Southampton 23rd May 2014




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 (The following log features extracts from the Ship’s Official Log Book, with the entries recorded by the Officer of the Watch on the Navigational Bridge - British Isles with Ruby Princess May 23 to June 4, 2013)

 It was a typical British spring day, cloudy, windy and cold, ordered especially in advance for all those that joined the Ruby Princess to commence their British Isles cruise. Once all passengers and crew were onboard Ruby Princess landed her last gangway and slipped her last mooring line at 17:43. Once all the lines were recovered, we thrust laterally on the berth and maneuvered towards the outer harbor. After clearing Dock Head we proceeded along the Southampton waters, navigating the Solent River passing Calshot and Bramble turns before disembarking the pilot at 20:06 at the Nab Tower. Ruby Princess then set various southwesterly courses, joining the busy English Channel towards her first port of call, Le Havre.

Weather experienced during the day:
Sky: Overcast; Wind: South Easterly Beaufort Force 4
Temperature: 14ºC/57ºF; Barometric Pressure: 1003,7 mb
Sunrise: 05:06; Sunset: 20:59
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