Monday, February 17, 2014

QM2 Departs

Lord Sedgwick would expect me to describe it no less. One queen stood on his balcony and watched another queen depart, the Queen Mary 2. She has travelled to Melbourene from Perth and I would guess she is now heading for Sydney. Perhaps another queen might see the queen arrive there.

She certainly made a stately departure, the slowest sailing of a cruise ship I have ever seen as she left Station Pier and began the southerly sailing of Port Phillip Bay to Heads before entering Bass Strait.


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  1. How often is she in Australia Andrew?

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    1. Keith, I think once a year she comes this way. She seems to be circling Australia at the moment. She will be back next month, so maybe a trip to Singapore in the mean time.

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  2. Better slow then too fast ! I wished I was on board !

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    1. Really Gattina? You would like sea cruising? Or maybe you have already.

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  3. They are an incredible sight - but not something I want to do travel on.

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    1. Very majestic EC, pun intended. I don't think I would like a sea cruise much.

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  4. I must look out for her coming back Andrew, I think it'll be early March.. determined not to let her slip past me again :)

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    1. Yes Grace. Get close up and show us some photos.

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  5. I meant to rise at 5am for her Majesty's arrival but sadly, well actually happily, I remained firmly asleep.

    I woke at 6am, Ma'am's official arrival time, to observe that she was already berthed at the Overseas Passenger Terminal.

    I won't see her 'passing by' on her departure tonight either as I will be at Bridge when she does so. Apparently Brisbane is the next port.

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    1. No commitment at all Victor. I wonder if she is doing a full circle of Australia.

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    2. Wonder no more Andrew, it is circumnavigating Australia at the moment returning to Melbourne on 12 March and to Sydney on 14 March.

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    3. First Flinders, and now Queen Mary.

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