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*UPDATED* Balmoral Underway in 2013


This post has been migrated from the Branch blog that was in use between 2008 and 2013. Consequently, there may be minor visual irregularities in how this post is displayed.


Underway, but she didn’t travel very far.  Geoff Hale caught her on film moving from her berth on Princes Wharf to a vacant berth further down the dock – the move necessary as her usual berth was required for the Bristol Harbour Festival taking place 26th – 28th July.

The short film footage can be seen by clicking the following link: http://youtu.be/K_FG9Xja9ls.  The sailing ship that appears in the film, is the IRENE, she was the last sailing vessel trading on the Bristol Channel – right up until 1960.  The story of Irene (mainly from 1960 to the present) can be found HERE.

UPDATE: if you want to watch the return trip made on Tuesday 30th July, follow this link: http://youtu.be/Th9fgc-tbgs

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