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Title: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Steven Collingwood on January 14, 2017, 04:07:50 pm
I will use this topic to list my Ship Spotting Trips.  If you don't want me to do this, please say so.  I will not always post pictures of all the ships I see due to the quality not always be up to standards.  Thanks.
 ;D


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Steven Collingwood on January 14, 2017, 04:09:07 pm
Jan 11th, 12th, and 13th-
Spent Time in Hampton Virginia at Fort Monroe.  Took pictures of ships going in and out of the Hampton Roads/Norfolk area.
Ships Seen include-
ASC 300, Atlantic Cartier, Bayou Dawn, Blue Western, Bunny C, Capt Dale, CMA CGM Musset, Diamond Coast, Columbia Houston, COSCO Beijing, Hampton Police, Heroic Ace, Hyundai Pluto, Island Express, Island Pilot, Ivory Coast, Karen Moran, Maersk Kinloss, Maersk Sydney, Merrimac, Milton W., MOL Marix, MSC Alessia, MSC Esthi, Nagoya Express, Nikki Jo C, NYK Romulus, Paradise Creek, Petalon, Seajoy, Schuylkill, Southern Star, Stadion II, USNS Gilliland, USNS Joshua Humphreys, and USNS Medgar Evers


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Steven Collingwood on January 16, 2017, 03:19:32 pm
Jan 15th 2016-
Went to Morehead City NC today.  Ships seen include-
Eye of the Storm, Grace Moran, IVS Shikra, Miss Makenzie, PAC Shaula, Peter G. Turecamo, Rough Point, Royal Engineer, and USCG 29208


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Steven Collingwood on January 27, 2017, 02:09:38 pm
January 21st 2017

Went to Fort Monroe Hampton VA in attempt to watch the deployment of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) battle group on a planned 6 to 7 month deployment.  Unfortunately extreme fog conditions prevented this.

 :-\


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Steven Collingwood on January 27, 2017, 02:15:37 pm
January 25th 2017-

Spent the day at Fort Monroe Hampton VA from 9:30am or so till dusk.  Took pictures of the Bunny C, Caroline Oldendorff, Columbia Freedom, Double Skin 507, Evelyn Doris, H.A. Sklenar, Houston Bridge, Ivory Coast, Long Island, Serenity Ace, Southern Belle, USACOE Harrell, USCGC Harriett Lane, USCGC Frank Drew, USCGC James Rankin, USCGC Sea Horse, USNS Medgar Evers, Welfine, Wendy Moran, ZIM Qingdao and ZIM San Francisco.

It was then that I to fight off an invasion of the evil Space Overload Chickens!!!  Just Kidding, just seeing if anyone reads my post!!!

 ;D


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: peter j. fitzpatrick on January 27, 2017, 04:21:11 pm
hi steven
yes we do , keep them coming
peter  8)


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: PietB on January 28, 2017, 01:52:28 pm
We certainly do and much appreciate them. Thanks.


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Steven Collingwood on January 28, 2017, 03:47:49 pm
Thanks All!!!


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Red Dog on January 28, 2017, 08:49:17 pm
Now for the most important question.....did you win? 8)


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Steven Collingwood on January 28, 2017, 09:44:23 pm
The chickens are our friends..
They are telling me to say that


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Red Dog on January 28, 2017, 10:53:40 pm
Awsome...lol


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Clyde Dickens on January 29, 2017, 05:48:24 am
Steven. Thanks for telling us about your travels

Could you tell us how to do the same by uploading one or more sets of directions to the Shipspotting Locations category - at the end of the Category listing?  Please!

See the FAQ from the Support tab on the Home page >>>    Category Site Standards and Guidance >>> Shipspotting Locations.  The description can be as simple as told to a friend or with extra features.

Clyde


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Steven Collingwood on January 30, 2017, 09:13:11 pm
Spent the day at Fort Monroe Hampton VA on January 29th 2017, ships seen include-

Atlantic (dredging barge towed by Miss Gill), Balsa 92, Century Melody, Island Lookout, Maersk Memphis, Miss Gill (towing dredging barge Atlantic), MSC Erminia, Paradise Creek (tug), Pontovermon, Rays, Robusto, Tonsberg, US Navy Police Boat 3, USAF Police Boat, and ZIM Ontario

Thankfully, there were no chicken attacks today.


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Clyde Dickens on January 31, 2017, 12:04:40 am
Thank you Steven for http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2608455

Excellent detailed advice to assist strangers

Clyde


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Red Dog on January 31, 2017, 04:06:33 am
Sounds like a busy and enjoyable January for you. Thank you for sharing and keep an eye out for those darn chickens.


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Steven Collingwood on January 31, 2017, 12:42:39 pm
Thanks for all the comments.

I do spend a lot of time at the Fort, it is very enjoyable, though it is about a 2.5 hour drive from my house.  Luckily I enjoy driving.

Spent the day from about 10am to 5pm o the 29th (Sunday) at the Fort.  Ships seen and photographed include-

Atlantic (Barge dredge towed by Miss Gill), Balsa 92, Century Melody, Island Lookout, Maersk Memphis, Miss Gill, MSC Erminia, Paradise Creek (tug), Pontovremon, Rays, Robusto, Tonsberg, US Navy Police Boat 3, a USAF Police Boat, and ZIM Ontario.

No chickens were seen, but lots of Sea Gulls!!!


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Patalavaca on February 02, 2017, 12:13:32 pm
The S.O. chickens have made contact here too - they have extraordinarily red & angry faces.  :o
They told me to instruct you to add more ship photos - of good quality.

Please don't take offence, I am just repeating their orders.

I know you will understand,
Rick

 ::)


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Steven Collingwood on February 02, 2017, 01:29:14 pm
I understand and will comply


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Steven Collingwood on February 05, 2017, 02:02:32 pm
Spent the Friday (2/3) 10am-5pm and Saturday (2/4) 7:30am-5pm at Fort Monroe Hampton VA.

Ships seen include-
Anatasia, Balsa 92, Capt Jeff, Capt. Johnny, Eva Marie, Ever Learned, Frank & Maria, Ivory Coast with Columbia Freedom, Gold Coast, Gopher State being towed by G.M. McAllister-Patrice McAllister-Steven McAllister, Gram-Me, Island Pilot, Langley Douglas, Monte Tamaro, MSC Lausanne, MSC Michaela, Nikki Jo C, Niledutch Osprey, Paradise Creek, Schuylkill, Stellaprima, Triton Hawk, USCGC Nantucket, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, and USS Vella Gulf.

Will be posting some of these pictures soon.  I hope this pleases the Evil Overlord Space Chickens!!!

 ;)


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Steven Collingwood on February 13, 2017, 03:24:44 pm
Spent Feb 12th in Southport and Wilmington NC.  Southport is near the ocean entrance of the Cape Fear River that leads to Wilmington NC.  I live in Greenville NC, and Norfolk VA is actually just about the same distance as Wilmington NC is from me.

Ships seen include-
6003 (Barge), Cape Fear Pilot II, Cape Hatteras, Elizabeth Ann, Mark Moran, MSC Rochelle, Nordic Ruth, PRT Ace, Rothorn, Star Isfjord, USCGC Diligence, USS North Carolina (BB 55)

I also hope to post another shipspotting.com location.


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Steven Collingwood on February 21, 2017, 03:53:50 pm
To please the Evil Overload Space Chickens I spent part of Sunday 02-19 and Monday 02-20 taking pictures at Fort Monroe Hampton VA.

Ships seen include-
AOM Julia, Atlantic Conveyor, Clover Ace, Corato, COSCO Guangzhou, Delphinus, E.R. Texas, Glen Edwards, Komi, Northern Justic, Tarago, USCGC Escanaba, USCGC Tampa, USNS Comfort, USNS William McLean, USS Bataan, USS Mitscher, USS Nitze, Xin Mei Zhou, and ZIM Tarragona

Hope everyone is good!!!


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Steven Collingwood on March 05, 2017, 01:51:15 pm
Spent a good portion of the day on Saturday, March the 4th at Fort Monroe Hampton VA.

Ships seen include:
Bao Ning Ling, Chem Altamira, CMA CGM Florida, CMA CGM Tancredi, Europe, Maersk Visby, MSC Alessia, Northern Monument, USNS Arctic, USS Detroit, Wise Young, and Yorktown Express.

Hope to spend tomorrow (the 6th) up there then.

After that probably will not be able to do anything until I go on vacation later in the month. (Imagine 3 whole weeks without seeing a patient, I love being a paramedic, but a break is good).

During vacation planning on driving to Savannah GA, Jacksonville FL (briefly), Cape Canaveral FL, Key West FL, Tampa FL, and Pensacola FL.  Any thing readers would suggest I should do/go there?

TTFN


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Steven Collingwood on March 07, 2017, 01:46:09 pm
Spent a good portion of the day, Monday March 6th at Fort Hampton VA.  Will probably be the last time ship spotting for the next few weeks (BOOO...  I really enjoy it) but will be going on vacation towards the end of the month and it very well could provide some interesting opportunities for new ship spotting sites (YAAAAYYYY!!!!)

Ships seen include-
Cape Aster, Colombo Express, MSC Roma, NYK Nebula, OOCL Seoul, Philadelphia Express, USNS Arctic, USNS Leroy Grumman, USS Arlington, and YM Unity

P.S. - Please feel free and encouraged to comment/like/make observations on my photos and forum posts.  I enjoy the feedback and I am constantly trying to improve my picture taking techniques.  If not, that is OK too.  Either way, thanks for looking (if your reading this your looking) and best wishes!!!


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: davidships on March 12, 2017, 12:31:18 pm
Thanks Steven
Looking forward seeing what you find on vacation.

David


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Steven Collingwood on March 12, 2017, 12:49:34 pm
Thanks, I am looking forward to it, just be aware most photos probably will not be posted till after the first week in April


Title: Re: My Trip Reports - Steven Collingwood
Post by: Steven Collingwood on March 19, 2017, 11:47:13 pm
03-19...  Started Vacation today.  Drove to Charleston SC today, stopping briefly in Wilmington NC.  Ships spotted include...  Carnival Ecstasy, USCGC Escanaba, USS Whidbey Island, and USS Yorktown.  Plan for tomorrow is to drive to Savannah GA.

(Just be aware that most/if not all pictures will not be posted until starting in mid to late April 2017)

03-21...  Due to internet failure at the hotel last night, I was unable to update.  Yesterday spent some of the morning in Charleston SC, then drove Savannah GA (with a stop in between to fight some fire ....  seriously, the road shoulder was on fire and had to put it out).  Today drove to Mayport/Jacksonville FL and then drove to Cocoa Beach FL (Port Canaveral).  Will be here for the next couple of days.  Hope to take a harbor tour, go to the space center, and check out some museums.  If you know of anyplace to check out in the Cape Canaveral area, please let me know!!!
Ships seen in the past couple of days include.... Bahama Spirit, Buccoo Reef, Ever Living, Grandeur of the Seas, Hoegh Shanghai, Independence, MOL Motivator, NOAAS Ferdinand R. Hassler, PAC Singus, Resolve, and YM Utmost

Hope everything is doing ok.

03-22-17 Went to Kennedy Space Center today.  Not ship spotting, but still nice.  Did get a couple of pics of small ships/boats going in and out of Cape Canaveral.  Hope to get pics of bigger ships in the next couple of days.  Don't want to offend the Evil Overlord Space Chickens, if you get my drift.

03-23-17 Went to the US Navy SEAL/UDT Museum and then spent time watching Port Canaveral some more.  Was able to get some pictures of - American Endurance, Carnival Liberty, and Disney Wonder among other stuff.  Hope to take a tour of the harbor tomorrow if the weather is ok.

03-24-17 So the harbor tour didn't happen - winds were too high for the boat.  Did spend some time at Jetty Park doing some ship spotting.  Ships seen include Balsa 92, Majesty of the Seas, and Disney Dream.  Plan for tomorrow is to drive down the ocean highway to Key West.

03-25-17 Drove to Key West today.  Did get into town in time to watch the Nieuw Amsterdam and some small ferries leave.  Plan for tomorrow is to go on a day long trip on the Yankee Freedom III to the Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson.

03-26-17 Went on day cruise to Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas aboard the Yankee Freedom III.  Also got some pics of Brilliance of the Seas and Eurodam as well as smaller ships and boats.  Plan for tomorrow is to explore Key West and Fort Z. Taylor.

03-27-17 Spent the day around Fort Taylor in Key West FL.  Saw some small craft.  Plan for tomorrow is to drive to Tampa.  Will spend some time in the next few days at Fort De Soto their and also take a harbor tour.