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Wonderful notes, commentary, and photos, Lynda ! Many thanks ! I do like the look of the library very much. Was there one particular entree at dinner that could qualify as your all time favorite ?

Glad to hear you are still enjoying reading the notes and seeing the photos.  The library in Queen Victoria on two decks is really nice. 

I tended to eat a lot of fish at dinner and was happy with the variety on the menus.  Having a choice or appetisers, soup, salad, entree then a dessert, I was spoilt for choice, but I cannot remember having a particular favourite.
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It was interesting to read the part where she left Auckland and headed down the east coast of North Island as, my wife and I were rounding the NE corner of N Island at the same time but heading towards Auckland after a 6 week trip around NZ. We started in Christchurch went clockwise around S Island, crossed over to North and then went all the way up East Coast and finally flew home from Auckland as Victoria was heading across to Aus.

It was lovely to visit the parts of NZ that you don't see when visiting as crew or passengers on a ship, inland places like Lake Wanaka, Mt Cook and a really interesting town called Twizel.

Sounds like an amazing experience to do a six week trip around New Zealand, which is a country I would have liked to have visited before now and to have seen more of the country. 

Isn't it amazing to think we were both in the same region of the World at the same time.  Just think if we had been in Auckland later, or you there earlier, you may have seen me with my QE2 Story T shirt and said "what a small World"

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It was interesting to read the part where she left Auckland and headed down the east coast of North Island as, my wife and I were rounding the NE corner of N Island at the same time but heading towards Auckland after a 6 week trip around NZ. We started in Christchurch went clockwise around S Island, crossed over to North and then went all the way up East Coast and finally flew home from Auckland as Victoria was heading across to Aus.

It was lovely to visit the parts of NZ that you don't see when visiting as crew or passengers on a ship, inland places like Lake Wanaka, Mt Cook and a really interesting town called Twizel.
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Wonderful notes, commentary, and photos, Lynda ! Many thanks ! I do like the look of the library very much. Was there one particular entree at dinner that could qualify as your all time favorite ?
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Looking forward to having a bumper response to this month's competition with lots more photos.  Should we set a target?  How many photos would you suggest?

22 photos now in the competition album.  Should we set a target for 30 photos for this month or higher?
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Can i vote for myself - hundreds of times!

That photo was taken on Friday Feb 1st 2002 in Moorea, French Polynesia.

After seeing that photo my wife never beleived i worked hard ever again!

My daughter says that this photo should not  be allowed as i'm not at work, just skiving - as usual, cheeky monkey!
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I look forward to seeing some crew at work (in their working attire) "behind the scenes" where we passengers were not normally invited to go -- the laundry team, the cooks and chefs in their galleys, the store managers, the engineers working with their engines, and others.
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Can i vote for myself - hundreds of times!

That photo was taken on Friday Feb 1st 2002 in Moorea, French Polynesia.

After seeing that photo my wife never beleived i worked hard ever again!
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We have 18 photos uploaded to the competition album so far.  This topic is an opportunity to see lots of crew photos of crew in their uniforms. 

Looking forward to having a bumper response to this month's competition with lots more photos.  Should we set a target?  How many photos would you suggest?
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Queen Victoria World Cruise 2024 Navigator Notes (Sector 4)

5 March 2024
Weather: 22 degrees
Queen Victoria let go her lines thrusted off the berth and sailed out of Sydney, passing the opera house on the starboard side before disembarking the local pilot. passing around to a north easterly heading out to sea. Throughout the day queen Victoria will continue a northerly heading, passing 30 nautical miles off Brisbane on the port side. Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland and the third most populous city in Australia and of Oceana with a population of approximately 2.6 million. Brisbane lies at the centre of Southeast Queensland, which includes several other regional centres and cities.

6 March 2024
Today Queen Victoria maintains a northly heading with an alteration of course around wolf rock which we pass 26 nautical miles off on the port side bringing us to a north westly heading. Wolf Rock is a set of four volcanic pinnacles two kilometres north-northeast of Double Island Point in Cooloola, Gympie Region, Queensland, Australia. The location is a popular scuba diving spot. It is said that the rock was named for one of Captain Cook's crew who first saw the rocks on rounding Double Island Point. There was certainly an Archibald Wolfe on Cook's voyage, but Cook doesn't record the rocks, nor anyone in particular seeing them first. Wolf Rock is considered by the Queensland Government to be Queensland's most important habitat area for the critically endangered grey shark.

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