Author Topic: QE2's Final call to Liverpool, October 3rd 2008  (Read 11026 times)

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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Final call to Liverpool
« Reply #40 on: Sep 29, 2012, 08:37 PM »
I am currently organising some of the bridgecam pictures I had not yet uploaded; these are the pictures of the final months of QE2's Cunard life.

The pictures for her final call to Liverpool are here :

https://www.flickr.com/search/?w=55206992%40N00&q=qe2+bridgecam+liverpool&m=tags

If you click on them, you get a slightly larger version with a bit of text. Looks like a wet day!

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Re: Final call to Liverpool
« Reply #41 on: Sep 30, 2012, 03:34 PM »
It definitely wasn`t a wet day! I was on deck video filming the trip from Douglas IOM to Liverpool and it was a glorious sunrise and sunshine all the way to Liverpool!

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Re: Final call to Liverpool
« Reply #42 on: Jun 13, 2014, 06:30 PM »
Alan Brown on Flickr has posted some really wonderful photos of QE2 in Liverpool in October 2008.

I'm sad to say I never saw QE2 in Liverpool, and kick myself for that now, although it was always a day either side of a visit to Greenock, which I always managed!!

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Re: Final call to Liverpool
« Reply #43 on: Jun 13, 2014, 07:10 PM »
They are some lovely photos Rob.

I wonder why on her 2007 visit she was portside to and in these photos she was Stbd to.
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Re: Final call to Liverpool
« Reply #44 on: Jun 13, 2014, 07:38 PM »
Hi Alan - These are beautiful photos of our amazingly beautiful ship !  June   :)
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Re: QE2's Final call to Liverpool, October 3rd 2008
« Reply #45 on: Jun 13, 2014, 10:37 PM »
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  I wonder why on her 2007 visit she was portside to and in these photos she was Stbd to. 

I wonder if its because in 2008 there was some wind blowing which made going along side, interesting. I do remember it being quite windy on the open decks.
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Online Michael Gallagher

Re: QE2's Final call to Liverpool, October 3rd 2008
« Reply #46 on: Jun 14, 2014, 10:13 AM »
It was because in 2007 we wanted the Duke of Kent to see her bow when he approached the Terminal (to open it) but didn't realise that would hinder the views of the fireworks that night as they are always best viewed from the stern decks. In 2008 we made sure the stern would be facing the fireworks and that the main reason we always go starboard side to today!

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Re: QE2's Final call to Liverpool, October 3rd 2008
« Reply #47 on: Jun 16, 2014, 06:23 PM »
Thank you, Michael, very much for the explanation.  June   :)
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