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Author Topic: Best viewpoints for Bristol docks, please?  (Read 1027 times)
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« on: March 31, 2018, 07:04:32 am »

Off for a trip to Bristol soon - could local experts advise on the best viewpoints for Royal Portbury and Avonmouth dock entrances, please?

I've been up on Battery Point at Portishead previously, but wondered if there were places close to the dock entrances to get a better view.

Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2018, 07:11:15 am »

I am sure I have read from other shipspotters that Portishead is the best vantage point.

Regards, Brian; AKA The Pier Master.
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2018, 08:16:25 pm »

To see ships passing Portishead google Bristol Port Co - Forwards movements and see the PO time - picking up pilot -- ships would pass Portishead approx 1/2 hours later - or ships in dock and see Po time fpr ships leaving.
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2018, 11:29:36 am »

I live in Portishead, the best place to go to is the Portishead Marina. You get a good view of both Portbury and Avonmouth Docks
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2018, 08:21:47 am »

Thank you kindly.

Possett, can you get out along the finger pier at the marina, please? It that where you mean?
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2018, 06:01:46 pm »

The gate is locked by a code number, but you can still get a good view from the gate. some fishermen do have the code, so you might be lucky if there's anybody there when you arrive 
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2018, 08:50:52 pm »

Chris,

If you go to my Flickr sight: https://www.flickr.com/photos/portishead_point/ you can see some photographs that I took of Cape Manila leaving Royal Portbury Dock, taken from the gate.
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2018, 07:55:41 pm »

Nice shots! I'll take a look on Wednesday or Thursday and see what I can find.
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