Harry Cotterill with Grand Mistral berthed directly beind
On August 27th 2012 our especially assigned drawing of Ibero Cruceros’ Grand Mistral, just one of a number of drawings which we have produced recently, was presented aboard the vessel.
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester and Gavin Pamment, Photographer, Dream Designs Colchester took the opportunity to visit Harwich International Port to see the 47,000 tonne vessel berthed alongside the Cruise Terminal.
Whilst there Gavin took the chance to take a number of photographs of Harry and his newest drawing with the ship berthed directly behind.
Unfortunately we had been unable to arrange a visit aboard Grand Mistral to officially present the drawing. However whilst at Harwich International Port, Harry was lucky enough to meet two crew members outside the Cruise Terminal and asked them if they could possibly present the drawing of Grand Mistral to the Captain on our behalf.
Both the crew members were most helpful and friendly and agreed to take the drawing aboard with them. As our drawing was handed over to the two crew members they both thanked Harry for his kind gift with a firm hand shake and boarded the ship.
Harry and Gavin then decided to watch Grand Mistral depart from the Cruise Terminal at Harwich International Port, which was scheduled at 19:00. Due to a number of passengers who arrived late the ship did not depart from the Cruise Terminal until 20:15.
Unlike many of the other ships which call to Harwich International Port, Grand Mistral berthed bow first, so had to carefully maneuvers 180 degrees. Once the ship had turned Harry and Gavin swiftly made their way to Ha’penny Pier where they watched the ship past.
Harry and Gavin then watched Grand Mistral sailed past the Port of Felixstowe before heading out to sea knowing that our new drawing was aboard steadily sailing in to the distance.
Harry Cotterill, President & Managing Director, Dream Designs Colchester said:
“It was quite an impressive sight to see Grand Mistral alongside the Cruise Terminal at Harwich International Port earlier this week and a pleasure to be joined by the newest member of the Dream Designs Colchester team, Gavin Pamment.”
“I was delighted to meet with the two crew members from Grand Mistral and was most grateful to them for kindly agreeing to take the drawing aboard as I was unable to visit the ship personally on this occasion, I do hope the Captain has indeed received the drawing and anticipate hearing from him shortly.”
Harry Cotterill set up his blog when he was just 16-years old, making him one of the youngest cruise bloggers in the world. In later years he became known across the world for his amazing talent of drawing cruise ships!