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Moorings slipped at lunchtime (UK) quite a solmn occasion, apparently only 1 man & his dog witnessed the departure. ::)

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Hi Pete - Thanks very much for your message and it must have been a very solemn occasion indeed.  So our QE2 (jigsaw) is now feeling the salt breezes and spray as she heads out to sea !  June   ;D
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Pier 352 has been cleared of traffic and is happily awaiting the arrival of our QE2 (jigsaw).  The docking crew is on standby and the refit crew has been notified that work will begin quite soon.  Jim's photos have been set up in the refit basin to assist !   :)
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We're in the window June,I was told a minimum of 5 working days (that takes us to tomorrow), as for the Jim 'bit'  I would recommend constant nudging just to make sure he's awake, & paying attention ::)

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Hi Pete -

Thanks very much for your message and I believe she has been sighted a bit off shore.  She'll be picking up her pilot off of Sandy Hook and heading over to Connecticut probably sometime tomorrow. 

Yes, I did mention to Jim that he needs to be awake when the refit crew starts in and he reassured me that he would check in on our progress periodically.  He said that in between his visits to the refit basin, he would be catching up on sleep (I mean paperwork) !

June   :)
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Hi Pete -

Our QE2 (jigsaw) had already docked and been made fast when I arrived home from work. She was all settled in and looking very pleased with herself regarding the speed of her Westbound Atlantic crossing.

She was originally going to pick up a pilot off of Sandy Hook and cruise around a bit to look at the sights as she used to do.  But her crossing time was so good that she decided to instead pick up her pilot off of Montauk and head across the Sound to New London and then Mystic where she is now moored at Pier 352.

I must say QE2 is looking very good (pictures to follow) so the refit at your yard was very well done !

June.  :)
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Goodmorning June, Phew, pressure off now, glad landfall was successful, the passage across 'the pond 'was indeed rapid, looks like everybody was caught out
 beware of stowaways!.

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Hi Pete -

Thanks very much for your message.  Yes, I will watch out for stowaways !  I think QE2 (jigsaw) wanted to show that she still has it in regard to her crossing speed. 

It's great to have her now at my shipyard !

All the best to you, Mrs. Pete, and to Jim, who will for the next interval be spending his time between your shipyard and mine as he is supervisor for this refit also.

June   ;D
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I trust that QE2 arrived with you, June, after a safe passage.

Your shipyard is busy, I know... are there any photos of QE2's refit so far?

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Hi Isabelle -

Thank you for your message, and yes, QE2 (jigsaw) arrived safely at my yard after a great Transatlantic crossing from Cain International Shipyard.  (no photos yet)  QE2 (jigsaw) is enjoying a leisurely summer basking in safety at her pier and making an occasional jaunt to some of her ports of call on the East Coast here in the US.  She is patiently awaiting the assembly of my refit crew.  Hopefully, work will begin soon.

June   :)
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Ever since QE2 (jigsaw) arrived at Ingram Shipbuilding from Cain International Shipyard, she has been cruising between her different ports of call and having a wonderful time.  With some slight urging, I convinced her to come in for her next refit, and she has now gone into dry dock and will soon undergo her next refit.  Refit crew has been assembled with good wishes being sent from Jim, Jigsaw Supervisor and Mascot.  QE2 (jigsaw) is rather excited to undergo her next refit as is her refit crew (me -  :))
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Good luck June, we all hope you have more success than us, inspite of Jims urging the sky beat us, have yet to look at 'evening at sea', finish bedroom decorating first , then have a feeling that it'll be a long haul on this one, more world cruise than atlantic crossing :-\

 

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