Condor Ferries

08-07-2012

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  Condor Ferries operate fast craft between Poole and Weymouth on the UK mainland and the Channel Islands, St. Malo and Cherbourg (jointly with Brittany Ferries) in France.  I haven't yet travelled on their services, my only trip to the Channel Islands was back in the days of British Rail's Sealink but we are planning to do so soon, and they are the ferries I see most often as we go to Weymouth frequently.  Hence their place on this site !!

  Their web site is at http://www.condorferries.co.uk. for fares and timetable info or to make a booking.

Condor VitesseThe first photo is of Condor Vitesse in Weymouth just having received her "dual branding" with Brittany Ferries prior to the start of the Poole - Cherbourg service.

Condor VitesseThe next is again of the Condor Vitesse, this time arriving at Weymouth from the Channel Islands on a hazy day over Easter 2002.

 

Condor ExpressA head on view of Condor Express tied up undergoing maintenance at Weymouth.  I often think that the bridge looks so wide that you would need a bike to go from one side to the other !!

Condor Express and VitesseCondor Express and Vitesse lined up at Weymouth Quay later the same day as the last two photos, this view gives a good idea of how the ferries fit into the scene at Weymouth.

 

Condor Express and VitesseA last view of the pair at Weymouth as the sun was setting.

 

 

Condor Vitesse

A new, April 2004, shot of Condor Vitesse alongside the cargo quay at Weymouth.

 

Condor Vitesse

A view of Vitesse's stern.

 

 

Elanora

A new arrival, the Elanora, was moored ahead of the link span berth.  In this photo you can see the difference in her stern to that of the Vitesse.

 

Elanora

Another view of the newcomer, not sure why she is here, could be an extra vessel for the coming summer season.

 

Elanora

A bow view of the Elanora.

 

Condor Vitesse at speedAn action shot of Condor Vitesse off Poole taken from the Solent Scene, they often have close encounters with her.  Their site Blue Line Cruises MV Solent Scene has some nice views of the Poole Harbour area.

Condor Vitesse in harbour in Guernsey

Across to Guernsey for this photo of Condor Vitesse in port at St. Peter Port.  Photo by Harvey Brookes

 

Condor Vitesse of the coast of Guernsey

Condor Vitesse at sea off Guernsey passing Castle Cornet.  Photo by Harvey Brookes

 

 

 

 

 

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Photos not otherwise credited are 2001-2005 S G J Huddy.  Other photos are included with permission of the copyright holders.