Hover Speed is a speedy craft to which between the Calais, France and Dover, Britain, and it is connected in about 40 minutes. As distance in a straight line, it is 34 km, and a white cliff and Dover Castle can be seen from onboard. When I visited, the ferry was used as a means to cross the only strait, but the Channel Tunnel is opened for traffic between Folkestone and Calais now. I remember having made a day trip to Calais using this.
This photograph is scanned with CanoScan Lide60 and digitized.
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ikeharel (62925) 2014-05-13 8:47
Never saw this amphibic vhicle, though heared and saw photo of this many times, Mikio.
Heard that the cruise on board this craft is more like a small-plane flight than a ship cruise.
Nice old stuff presented.
lousat (82512) 2014-05-13 8:49
Hi Kato,very interesting post 18 years old,the quality is very very good,it looks made today,a part of history of the channel between France and England,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
PiotrF (11264) 2014-05-13 9:22
So it looked 18 years ago.Lovely daily life composition with people,excellent clarity and wonderful natural colors.
A nice composition, lovely presentation
pajaran (55025) 2014-05-13 10:02
Interesantan tekst o Hover Speed, sa opisom.
Dobar rad skeniranjem, lepo pokazan brzi trajekt, lepo secanje na -1996.
Vreme brzo prolazi, ostaju lepe fotografije i secanja.
An interesting article about Hover Speed, with the description.
Good work by scanning, demonstrated good speed ferry, nice memory of -1996.
Time passes quickly, stay beautiful photos and memories.
All the best.
mcmtanyel (16625) 2014-05-13 21:44
This is a splendid historic photo. I wonder if these hovercraft still operate after the Chunnel opened. Thanks for this beauty!
arnie (1803) 2014-05-14 3:20
This one is a blast from the past. I remember them being very noisy and very bouncy. TFS.
danos (90317) 2014-05-14 12:43
nice to see this old in our days hover craft,to waiting anchred in the waterfront,for the passengers.Good view as presentation too.
abmdsudi (46898) 2014-05-15 9:35
Excellent scanned work, you've done well with this photo and excellent contrast and levels to lift the grey and bring out the black and white and the bold colours here. What a beautiful detailed image and a lovely bit of greyish background, i bet it's noisy and uncomfortable journey, though an interesting trip. Excellent capture, TFS