Walking the Yorkshire coast: the shipwrecks and sea caves of Flamborough and beyond

The coastline between Spurn Head and Teesmouth is scattered with wrecks and rich in marine lore. With a careful eye on the tides, Kevin Rushby explores its secret history

Move over Suez, hello Stad – Norway to build world’s first tunnel for ships

Ambitious project will create 1,700-metre long passageway underneath rocky peninsula for cruise and freight ships by 2023

Kotor Ship Museum

From my book on The Balkans If you are in Kotor and love model galleons, ship paraphernalia, and examples of the material benefits of trade then this is the place for you. Models of galleons, xebecs, tartanes, and container ships such as the MV Pomorac, built in Sunderland by Austin & Pickersgill, fill some rooms.Continue reading “Kotor Ship Museum”

SS Great Britain

Once on board I took a moment to look along the length of the vessel and the first impressions I had were of strength, solidity, and safety. The ship is dressed with flags and is ready for departure. SS Great Britain was originally provided with one square-rigged and five schooner-rigged iron masts. They were fastenedContinue reading “SS Great Britain”

World Tourism Day

September 27th, 2014 has been proclaimed World Tourism Day by the United Nations. The idea behind this designation is that it will raise awareness of the positive impact of tourism and hopefully increase the interest in sustainable tourism. Travel can remove many prejudices – and reinforce some if truth be told – yet three-quarters ofContinue reading “World Tourism Day”

Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas

Today I caught the ferry boat from downtown Nassau to Paradise Island. If you decide to head over there, ensure you have a map as there are few maps on the island and there are restrictions where visitors can wander. On Paradise Island you will find many hotels including the Atlantis Resort, with its 2239Continue reading “Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas”

Nassau, The Bahamas

Nassau is the capital of The Bahamas and is found on the island of New Providence. Today, April 25th 2014 there were five large cruise ships in the harbour and the main shopping thoroughfare, Bay Street, was packed with passengers looking for bargains in the various duty free shops on this street. Once you movedContinue reading “Nassau, The Bahamas”

Falmouth in Trelawny Parish, Jamaica

Falmouth is the capital of Trelawny parish to the east of Montego Bay. Trelawny is the parish where champion sprinter Usain Bolt was born. Recently Falmouth’s stock has risen because Royal Caribbean have built a brand new cruise ship facility by the town. Visitors will find a small town with some charming churches and buildingsContinue reading “Falmouth in Trelawny Parish, Jamaica”