Thursday, February 21, 2008
A new Queen
The weather has cooled again and I am pleased. I was able to sleep with my blinds up and window open last night after a few days and nights of air con. The bottle-oh came illegally at 5.50am and woke me earlier than I had to wake with his multiple glass crashing business, but not by much. He isn't supposed to arrive before 6am. But no rush to jump out of bed.
I looked out the window and there was a big ship that looked unfamiliar. I saw a cruise ship in port yesterday and checked what it was as it looked to be a nice boat. It was nice and I hadn't seen the Mercury before.
So it must be leaving now. Hang on, they leave in the evening, not in the morning. No, with lights blazing, it was Cunard's newest ship the Queen Victoria. I believe it was being escorted by an old Sydney Harbour ferry, the Lady Cutler. (Sadly another old Sydney ferry, the Lady Chelmsford sank at Victoria Harbour a couple of days ago) Gee the QV looked to be a fine boat. While it is not the largest of Cunard's cruise ships, it is probably the finest. It will be off to Sydney tonight to cause some road traffic mayhem in that fair city.