HU4841 : Costa Mediterranea visiting Lerwick

taken 3 years ago, near to Grindiscol, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Costa Mediterranea visiting Lerwick
Costa Mediterranea visiting Lerwick
At 293m long, the Costa Mediterranea is a big subject, even for a six figure grid reference, and takes up more than half of the width of Bressay Sound, leaving just enough room for the scheduled ferry to Aberdeen (via Kirkwall) to squeeze past. The ship had arrived from Reykyavik in the morning, and would be departing for Invergordon within a couple of hours of this photo being taken. Small service boats are rushing to return inmates to the ship from their brief day-release in Lerwick where they will have had little chance to see beyond the dockyards and industrial estates to the wild coast and country which make any visit to Shetland so worthwhile. I was particularly impressed by the pair of little sentry boxes either side of the ship, giving the warders a clear view of any potential escape attempts...

Beyond the bows of the ship lies the small landing stage for the Bressay ferry, which was crossing just behind us.
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Date Taken
Friday, 29 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Sunday, 8 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Business, Retail, Services  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
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Prison Hulk  Cruise Ship 
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OSGB36: geotagged! HU 485 415 [100m precision]
WGS84: 60:9.3066N 1:7.6919W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HU 481 415
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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