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Little and large (Waverley with QM2 and QE2)
« on: Feb 21, 2009, 12:19 PM »
Nice little paddle steamer Waverley next to Queen Mary der Grosse

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Re: Litttle and large
« Reply #1 on: Feb 21, 2009, 02:48 PM »
Great photo!  Can't quite tell how close to QM2 waverley was...
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Re: Litttle and large
« Reply #2 on: Feb 21, 2009, 03:37 PM »
Wow, happy hemories, many times sailing on the Waverley past QE2, QM2, Caronia, Canberra, Oriana, Aurora and other lesser ships up Soton water and following them out into the solent....

last time I saw the QE2 sail was from Waverleyes decks, the round the Isle of Wight cruise was cancelled due to rought weather in the channel, so we went up to see the QE" at its berth, went up nice and close and slowly past it twice, and then after we had dropped out Yarmouth IOW passengers off, we went to meet QE" as it came out into the solent and sailed along side exchanging whistles as far as portsmouth, good fun, seem to think Sheilhall rocked up witha  bagpiper on the Focstle as well!

Great photo opertunity, but sadly I didn't have my camera, borrowed my mates for the close ups as we sailed past in Soton, but he tooks the shots as QE2 turned and entered the solent, what could have been a nice foto set ended up with some very wonky horizons! Don't think he was used to taking pics from one moving ship of another, the atmosphere of the occasion came through, and the were a few genuinly good shots in there.... but :-( Maybe this should have gone in the 'Regrets' thread i've seen posted somewhere!

Anyone else here sail Waverley when its around?
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Re: Litttle and large
« Reply #3 on: Mar 15, 2009, 12:27 AM »
The following AMAZING screen shots are all from a SUPERB DVD that Robert "Waverley" sent me of QE2's visit to the Clyde in 1990.

I was there, somewhere, lapping it all up.  Both Waverley and QE2 look SUPERB.

I'll get the videos loaded up online somehow soon... there's a beautiful exchave of whistles between QE2 and Waverley.  Real lump in the throat stuff.

THANK YOU ROBERT!!










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« Reply #6 on: Mar 15, 2009, 12:32 AM »

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Re: Litttle and large
« Reply #7 on: Apr 17, 2009, 01:43 PM »


This one's little too - sort of!

Here's a reference to Planet by Captain Woodall - halfway down the article...
And some ideas about trying to save a little ship with a big history!

http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-life-features/liverpool-special-features/2009/04/17/saved-planet-set-for-new-orbit-92534-23404715/

Photos below

https://www.flickr.com/photos/watch_keeper/3450170852/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/watch_keeper/3429510907/in/set-72157616601116604/




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Re: Litttle and large (Waverley with QM2 and QE2)
« Reply #8 on: Oct 23, 2009, 11:19 PM »
Here's a new one from the Clyde last Monday -- this time it is Waverley with QM2 -- still beautiful!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmktid/4029922476/sizes/l/
« Last Edit: Oct 24, 2009, 01:10 AM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

Offline luzparis

Re: Litttle and large (Waverley with QM2 and QE2)
« Reply #9 on: Oct 24, 2009, 10:13 AM »
waverley she a beautiful ship every time she give me the sentiment to be at Leman lake in Geneva

 

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