Hovercraft Princess Anne owned and operated by Hoverspeed carried passengers and cars back and forth between Dover and Calais until it was withdrawn in September 2000. The hovercraft, first invented by Christopher Cockrell, was finally made obsolete by smoother and quicker high speed ferries.
The hovercraft was a fun and exciting mode of transport, despite - or perhaps because of - its noisy and bumpy ride. I was glad to have made my first and final trip on the hovercraft in August 2000. Not quite Concorde, but still a great British invention now sadly missed.
Dover-Calais Hovercraft Princess Anne
Nikon Coolpix 990 digital camera
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