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Sorry Alan - there is going to be a 24 hour delay in departure; two urgent things have cropped up relating to my wife's care agency ( monthly invoice on one hand and quarterly financial reconciliation report for the council's Adult Services on the other hand ) which I'll have to deal with during lunch time tomorrow...  :(

Just bad timing, but I won't be able to fit in a visit to the Post Office as well...

Peter there are always priorities in life and your wife's care is a top priority. Jigsaws are about the relaxation and the enjoyment of being part of the forum, which fits in with the other priorities of life.  :)

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True, although this is only the bloomin' paperwork part so it is a bit annoying...
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Sorry Alan - there is going to be a 24 hour delay in departure; two urgent things have cropped up relating to my wife's care agency ( monthly invoice on one hand and quarterly financial reconciliation report for the council's Adult Services on the other hand ) which I'll have to deal with during lunch time tomorrow...  :(

Just bad timing, but I won't be able to fit in a visit to the Post Office as well...

Take all the time you need Peter, as Lynda has already said 'some things are more important'
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*three blasts on the whistle*

PAAARRRPPPPPPP!!!

PAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!

PAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!

QE2 is today sailing on the short voyage from Epsom to Cornwall; this will be a quick journey and docking should be tomorrow morning.  In accordance with forum tradition, the previous delivery details have been preserved and the dates of travel noted in the log.

Alan - have fun finding the stowaway piece...  :)

Meanwhile, before I forget, here are the pictures including a close up of the space for the errant double spade-footed piece of the hull!  ( Lighting deliberately kept subdued until the completion image ).

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Great work, Peter !  Congratulations !   :)
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Just been thinking... Epsom to Bude via the somewhat indirect way the Royal Mail take.... it's about 300 miles.  From the time of posting until the probable time of delivery tomorrow is roughly 10 hours.

What's the average speed....?  ;D
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26.07 knots
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In other words, pretty much her normal in-service cruising speed.  Now have a look at how long it took the other one to reach me from yours, June.  Pretty much the same as an in-service Atlantic crossing took!

Isn't this just starting to get a little bit spooky?

Speed matching.
Grounding damage.
Hull side repairs.
A stowaway.
« Last Edit: Feb 10, 2015, 09:03 PM by Peter Mugridge »
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Yes, Peter, it is !  QE2 living vicariously through the jigsaws ?
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Great to see QE2 perfectly refitted once more, and the hull damage expertly repaired. Thank you for the photos, Peter!

And now she is sailing safely to her next port, first leg on a Round Britain Voyage perhaps :) .

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Interestingly, "Liverpool Calling" is the only one of the four jigsaws which is an actual photo of QE2.
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I think I should add, I'm measuring the journey time from when the post departs the local collections office, not the time I'm actually handing it over!
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What is the current itinerary (ports of call) for QE2 Jigsaw 'Liverpool Calling' ?  Alan, is your docking crew at ready ?   ;D
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She has arrived in Cornwall but unfortunately the pilot was engaged on other duties. QE2 has anchored off and will have to wait until Saturday when the crew will be available to bring her in.
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Hmmm.... not the first time QE2 has festered in the Cornish area for a few days is it...?
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Glad to hear that she has arrived in Cornwall.  May she have a pleasant few days awaiting the arrival of the pilot !   :)
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Alan - a thought; have you contacted the Royal Mail to arrange collection or delivery on Saturday?  Special Delivery post is only held for a very few days before being returned to sender; far fewer than Recorded items are.
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Hi Peter,

According to the card left by post office they keep parcels for 18 days so hopefully should be bringing her in tomorrow.
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Hi Alan - That sounds awesome !  The best of luck with her next refit and I am sure our QE2 (Jigsaw) is enjoying the attention !  June   :)
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Manoeuvring is completed and she is safely in harbour, next refit will commence very soon.
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