Me-Now-Views; Less Speak More Peek

A couple of weeks back, there came a flotilla - or a convoy - well ... a line of naval vessels anyhoo... I had spotted them on the marine tracker




























Don't be fooled - they look like they are bow to stern in line here... but when they finally started drifting by they were a goodly 15 minutes apart; by the time the got from this position up to my view at Dunoon, another 90 minutes had gone by and the sun was high. So they all got taken through the haar as if in silhouette. Which is fitting for such shipping I suppose! I normally keep all my shipping views over on MY TAKE on Tuesdays, but this was such a remarkable thing I thought to share it here. This was not the whole of the visiting ships from all over the NATO nations - but these were all I managed to photograph.  Apart from the first, they were all minesweepers...and they are all different - look closely!

A516 "Donau", Denmark, Replenishment, 101m, 3586t.

M921 "Lobelia", Belgium, 51m

M1093 "Auerbach", Germany,

M107, HMS "Pembroke", 55m

M1063 "Bad Bevenson", Germany, 55m

 M623 "Mewa", Poland, 55m

M864 "Willemstad", Netherlands, 52m















Duly noted?  Such is the excitement round here... whatchya been doin'?





HEY, YOU OVER THERE, HAVE YOU HEARD???..............








....CREEP! ... It's a 'creep' of tortoises you numbskull....herd, indeed!

29 comments:

  1. The ship shots are all just lovely and stunning! Thanks for sharing.

    That little tortoise and otter (?) are adorable!

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  2. Nothing quite as dramatic as a flotilla in my world. Great photos! Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/at-keyboard.html

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  3. Such a cool view you have. Love how you share it with us bloggers.

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  4. Multi national flotilla out messing about in the water?
    Is that right, a 'creep' of tortoises, well I never!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. Hari OM
      There was a fair bit of 'messing' about what with this lot and then another two of similar dimensions - but they came in the night..... 8~]

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  5. Great shots.... although turtles are amazing creatures they do have kind of weird faces.. love the shots of the ships.... gorgeous!

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  6. Your
    Ship
    Shots are
    Surely
    Spectacular.... thanks fur
    Sharing

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  7. So many ships are you being invaded.
    Merle........

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    1. Hari OM
      hehehehehe - guess it would look a bit like this... no, due to the presence of Faslane (nuclear subs and all) NATO tends to hold joint 'exercises' out of the Clyde... some would say it makes them feel safer............ &*/\

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  8. What a wonderful thing to capture!! Great shots!

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  9. I love visiting your blog to see what you have seen!

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  10. Nice photos and this coming from a former sailor.

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  11. Good photos and interesting topic

    thanks

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  12. That must been a great parade!
    I like the sparkling water photos.
    Have a great week

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  13. really nice to be able to view the parade of ships cruising around.

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  14. Great photos and I love the way the convoy shows up on the map!
    Cheers, Gail.

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  15. Brilliant ship shots (that has a ring to it) ship shots LOL

    Have a shipshottastic week :-)

    Aww! @ the two last pics and quotes heheh!

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  16. I just wonder why the Danish use a different way of labelling their minesweepers. A instead of M. Strange. Love the photos though. I used to go to the Naval days in the Netherlands. Lots of different ships from all over would usually be there!

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    1. Hari Om
      Yes, well, I did wonder if there was some sort of gala day that might be open to public, as I would definitely have gone along to get close ups... but could find nothing online about it. Pretty sure it was just one of those "we're mates and proving it" kinda deals... Yxx

      PS the Donau is not a minesweeper - replenishment is servicing ships at see with food and fuel etc...

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  17. OOohh i love doing this as well but mine are planes! I usually visit a website called flightradar and its just amazing to see how busy our sky is!

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    1. ...yikes don't tell me that - i'll never have my eye on the land if I go 'flying' as well!!!

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  18. that's great that you saw so much ships... is that marine tracker an app where we can look for ships (sorry I'm a greenhorn on that front LOL)
    easy rider

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    1. Hari OM
      G'day Easy mate.... if you are interested, you can use
      http://www.marinetraffic.com
      though there are others... no app required! Yxx

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  19. Great photos, I would imagine lots of stories can be told about the ships!

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  20. Cool boats. Like you I was surprised they are 15 minutes apart.

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  21. That's not a site you see every day. How cool!

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  22. Great array of vessels but I loved the sparkling water much more.

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