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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #20 on: Dec 05, 2017, 01:43 PM »
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You do have them all on an external back up as well, I trust?

Yes, I have the contents of both machine's My Documents (not very large lol) copied onto my portable hard drive and the contents of one on my One Drive. I am definitely one for making copies of backups etc. partially from having (albeit briefly) worked in IT. Both the machines still work fine for their age too, thank goodness (I am using one to capture and initially render my Dad's video footage from our last QE2 trip due to FireWire which is a can of worms lol).
« Last Edit: Dec 05, 2017, 02:06 PM by Thomas Hypher »
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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #21 on: Dec 05, 2017, 03:32 PM »
Thomas,

As i was Chief Security Officer on QE2 in 2003 i checked in my Seaman's Discharge Book and i was onboard when your family made their initial QE2 voyage. I'd joined on 1st July in S'ton and signed off on 15th Sept in Palma. Being august it 'should' have been a fairly routine Trannie, was it?


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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #22 on: Dec 05, 2017, 05:01 PM »
Thomas,

As i was Chief Security Officer on QE2 in 2003 i checked in my Seaman's Discharge Book and i was onboard when your family made their initial QE2 voyage. I'd joined on 1st July in S'ton and signed off on 15th Sept in Palma. Being august it 'should' have been a fairly routine Trannie, was it?

Hi Andy, what a small world yet again!  :)

The weather on that trip (Westbound TA - 6 nights by then) was excellent most of the way across - the North Atlantic was very Mediterranean like (glistening as my parents photos below show), sunny, warm most of the time, but was quite windy! However when we approached New York they were having a major thunderstorm that we may have witnessed from the ship (not the last time for us), the consequences of which ended up as a story in itself!


Dad's QE2 August 2003 digital photos by Thomas Hypher, on Flickr

Our Porthole (Cabin 5054 as my Dad named the photo file - the number is familiar too!)



Dad's QE2 August 2003 digital photos by Thomas Hypher, on Flickr

Taken by a kind crew member or fellow passenger on my Dad's camera at the time.



Mum's digital photos from August 2003 QE2 trip by Thomas Hypher, on Flickr

To show the wind (mostly her headwind I suspect, as was normal). One of my Mum's photos from a happier and better time  :(



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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #23 on: Dec 05, 2017, 08:31 PM »
You had 5054?

Almost next door to ours a year earlier - 5050...
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« Reply #24 on: Dec 06, 2017, 03:43 AM »
Wow, another case of a small world! Just a couple of doors difference but on the same side of her I think (Portside) given the odd and even cabins being on different sides from memory (they are on QM2 for example). I'll consult a deckplan to confirm!
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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #25 on: Dec 06, 2017, 09:21 AM »
Somewhere on this forum we have a thread where everyone listed which cabin(s) they had occupied and when...  can't remember what it's called, but it's probably worth finding and bumping for the newer members to update with their own cabin details...
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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #26 on: Dec 06, 2017, 10:11 AM »
Somewhere on this forum we have a thread where everyone listed which cabin(s) they had occupied and when...  can't remember what it's called, but it's probably worth finding and bumping for the newer members to update with their own cabin details...

I will look for that topic. My Dad has kept the booking details etc. for each of our and his trips (two extra, one on QE2 and one on QM2) where the cabin numbers will be mentioned. I do remember that we were mostly on Five Deck but were on Four Deck at least once (most likely on our last QE2 trip in July 2008). I will see about recording the dates, trip itineraries, and cabin numbers etc. when I next visit home. I worked out our total number of nights onboard, yesterday, and does such a thread exist for that?

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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #27 on: Dec 06, 2017, 03:32 PM »
I'm not sure of a specific thread - there has been a discussion of total time on board; it might even be in the same thread.
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« Reply #28 on: Dec 06, 2017, 09:06 PM »
I'm not sure of a specific thread - there has been a discussion of total time on board; it might even be in the same thread.

We could continue this discussion in the earlier topic, here :

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,1312.0.html

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« Reply #29 on: Dec 06, 2017, 11:19 PM »
Thank you Isabelle - goodness, was it really seven years ago we last looked at this sort of thing?!
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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #30 on: Jun 24, 2018, 03:13 PM »
Just scanned (and more importantly digitised and archived) the rest of my disposable film camera photos from this voyage...my Dad took some of the photos such as these two of me and my Mum playing table tennis in better times, just outside the Grand Lounge on Upper Deck.

QE2 Transatlantic, August 2003 followed by short stay in Manhattan and flying back to the UK by Thomas Hypher, on Flickr

QE2 Transatlantic, August 2003 followed by short stay in Manhattan and flying back to the UK by Thomas Hypher, on Flickr
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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #31 on: Jun 25, 2018, 01:28 AM »
Nice, Thomas, really nice !  :)
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« Reply #32 on: Jun 25, 2018, 10:33 AM »
Just scanned (and more importantly digitised and archived) the rest of my disposable film camera photos from this voyage...my Dad took some of the photos such as these two of me and my Mum playing table tennis in better times, just outside the Grand Lounge on Upper Deck.

QE2 Transatlantic, August 2003 followed by short stay in Manhattan and flying back to the UK by Thomas Hypher, on Flickr

QE2 Transatlantic, August 2003 followed by short stay in Manhattan and flying back to the UK by Thomas Hypher, on Flickr

Great memories Thomas - hoping more to come from your archive!!

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« Reply #33 on: Jun 25, 2018, 07:41 PM »
Fantastic to think you took this picture when you were so young and the memory survives through the photo. 
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