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QE2 tackling a stormy Atlantic
« on: Feb 21, 2009, 06:22 PM »
*AWESOME* Videos of QE2 tackling a stormy Atlantic

Absolutely STUNNING from Andreas Busecke

http://andreas-drbusecke.magix.net/

To watch that BEAUTIFUL perfectly designed hull cut smooth and gracefully through the swells is a joy to behold.

(there's 2 videos).

OK I admit, that just brought tears to my eyes...
« Last Edit: Nov 16, 2009, 08:57 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »
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Re: *AWESOME* Videos of QE2 taclking a stormy Atlantic
« Reply #1 on: Feb 21, 2009, 06:34 PM »
What a stunning video!

Brought memories back so vividly... thank you!

As Ian McNaught said on our last day on the Atlantic, in September lat year... she had been (and we with her)...

"... on the Atlantic, where she belongs..."

Offline hollihedge

Re: *AWESOME* Videos of QE2 taclking a stormy Atlantic
« Reply #2 on: Feb 22, 2009, 10:39 AM »
Wow - thanks for posting Rob.  She slices through the swells with graceful ease and no trouble whatsoever.  She should be out there, doing what she does best.  Brought back many memories.
Gill

Offline Chris

Re: *AWESOME* Videos of QE2 taclking a stormy Atlantic
« Reply #3 on: Feb 22, 2009, 12:50 PM »
She is magnificent... absolutely magnificent!

I think we can surely say that the North Atlantic Ocean will never, ever, see a ship the likes of QE2 again.

Thank you for sharing!
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Offline Twynkle

Re: *AWESOME* Videos of QE2 taclking a stormy Atlantic
« Reply #4 on: Feb 22, 2009, 05:00 PM »
Truly AWSOME!
And the camera person was also pitching etc too!
Thanks for sharing, Rob

Offline R80OOP

Re: *AWESOME* Videos of QE2 taclking a stormy Atlantic
« Reply #5 on: Feb 23, 2009, 04:00 PM »
and she looks so graceful as the angry sea throws its mighty wrath at her - as you say, on the Atlantic and loving it !!every moment - bet she was like a puppy once more!!

Offline Andy F

Re: *AWESOME* Videos of QE2 taclking a stormy Atlantic
« Reply #6 on: Feb 23, 2009, 04:58 PM »
Truly amazing film and still shots of her doing exactly what she was built to do!  Thanks Rob and a great find!
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Offline Hamburger

Re: *AWESOME* Videos of QE2 taclking a stormy Atlantic
« Reply #7 on: Feb 23, 2009, 10:12 PM »
To follow the QE2 and see her going up and down on her way through the waves - that was quite a tremendous experience for me.
In the Moment I heard about the last Tandem-Crossing, I was shure, to take part in this event - but onboard QE2 or QM2...? I decided to take the last opportunity to watch the QE2 crossing the atlantic... it was the right choice! It's such a beautiful ship.

Andreas Busecke

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Re: *AWESOME* Videos of QE2 taclking a stormy Atlantic
« Reply #8 on: Feb 23, 2009, 10:21 PM »
Have i read this correctly Hamburger, that you are indeed Andreas?  If so, then your photographs/video are absolutely stunning!
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Re: *AWESOME* Videos of QE2 taclking a stormy Atlantic
« Reply #9 on: Feb 24, 2009, 03:52 PM »
Those of us on QE2 all at some stage agreed that those on QM2 did have the better view, And surprisingly we all wished ,only for a moment mindyou, that we were onboard QM2 to be able to see QE2 in all her glory, the only annoying thing was the weather, it was just so calm.
 I was on my knees most nights praying for a bit of rough action....
 We suffered more on the Round UK, namely when we turned the corner to head for Ireland, and even that l felt was very tame.
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Re: *AWESOME* Videos of QE2 taclking a stormy Atlantic
« Reply #10 on: Feb 24, 2009, 05:54 PM »
To follow the QE2 and see her going up and down on her way through the waves - that was quite a tremendous experience for me.
In the Moment I heard about the last Tandem-Crossing, I was shure, to take part in this event - but onboard QE2 or QM2...? I decided to take the last opportunity to watch the QE2 crossing the atlantic... it was the right choice! It's such a beautiful ship.

Andreas Busecke

Willkommen, Andreas! What a pleasure to have you among us! I am really looking forward to hearing more about how you followed QE2 over the years to get those stunning photos...

Hope you'll enjoy our company -- we're having a lot of fun here  :D

Offline Twynkle

Re: *AWESOME* Videos of QE2 taclking a stormy Atlantic
« Reply #11 on: Feb 24, 2009, 10:34 PM »

Andreas - thank you!

It's great that you managed to get amazing shots as it looks as if QM2 was pretty rocky too!

Looking forward to hearing more!

Offline Andy F

Re: *AWESOME* Videos of QE2 taclking a stormy Atlantic
« Reply #12 on: Feb 27, 2009, 08:05 PM »
I was on my knees most nights praying for a bit of rough action....

Easy Tiger!  Know what you mean though Myles about being on QM2, albeit for a fleeting moment, just to watch QE2 doing just what she was designed to do.
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Offline caledonia

Re: Thinking about rough seas....?
« Reply #13 on: Apr 07, 2009, 05:26 AM »
I can relate to the story from Kev re the rough seas - on my first trip across the Atlantic on the QE2 we had the pleasure ( for me anyway!) of sailing into a force 9/10 gale for 24 hours - never seen waves as big in my life. I remember Capt McNaught making a similar announcement about the QE2 being the finest and best ship a float to cope with such conditions. My one abiding memory of this voyage is getting dressed fo the evening dinner with my wife - we went to the Chart room for a pre dinner cocktail ( as was our usual practice) when my wife started to feel unwell - i escorted her back to the cabin and stayed with her for a while ( i kept my self amused watching the waves come past our port holes) before she settled down - she claimed the motion when she layed down rocked her to sleep - one miniute you felt like you were floating on air, the next you were pinned to the bed - wonderful.
I then went back to eat in the restuarant and found myself in the company of very few other passengers - you certainly had very good service that night on the ship - there were very few people around in any of the bars - i dont think Cunard made much money that night!
Having said that it was a wondeful experience to appreciate what a superb ship the QE2 was in such conditions - i suppose i am lucky that the motion of a ship pitching and rolling doesn't affect me - as has been noted it will be interesting to see how the new QE copes in bad weather - i might find out next November when she sails twice across the bay of Biscay!

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Re: Thinking about rough seas....?
« Reply #14 on: Apr 07, 2009, 01:28 PM »
yes the Bay of Biscay seems to be a challenge for a lot of vessels and it will be interesting to see how the Cunard fleet compares to others, thoughb I'm given to understand that QM2 has less roll and pitch than most.
I remember the Plymouth Santander Brittany service across Biscay in the early 80s being one hell of a crossing with vehicles breaking their chains in an 11-12 onboard the old Armorique but she got us there. I hear the maiden voyage in Feb09 of the new Armorique was cancelled to passengers due to the weather-that's progress!

meanwhile-don't watch this unless you really want to---don't fancy this particular cruise.
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