A Walk along the Waterfront on a grey March day

As there was a Border Force boat in the Wet Dock, I thought I might go and have a chat. Maybe I could find out if the HMC Protector is coming our way?

First off, I got a shot of HMC Seeker, tied up along Gasworks Quay.

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I managed to hav e a word with one of the crew who told me that HMC protector was currently in The Thames but should be appearing here in Ipswich in a few months time. Best that I keep my eyes open then!

As I was around, I took a nice shot of HMS Trumpeter, moored in her usual berth.

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She comes and goes quite regularly and is often down in Portsmouth. As I understand it, HMS Trumpeter is the training vessel for Cambridge University Royal Naval Unit (Cambridge URNU). She was built by Vosper Thornycroft and commissioned in 1988 and is a P2000 Fast Patrol Boat. (information supplied by The Royal Navy. See their page on Trumpeter HERE)

I then pointed the lens across at the Fairline facility. Their little array of expensive yachts is always good to look at and dream.

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Lastly, I thought I would show you how the new building works on the other side of New Cut were getting on.

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Maybe our resident engineer on the site might give us a technical update?

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