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Offline skilly56

Final call to Port Chalmers, 9 February 2002
« on: Jun 08, 2020, 04:28 PM »
Just posted on a NZ website, after the "final calls" photo competition had closed.
These photos are all between Taiaroa Heads and Port Chalmers, Dunedin, New Zealand, on QE2's final departure from Port Chalmers, 9th February, 2002.

I have complemented the camera man on his superb location and back drop. I have sailed in and out of here many times.

Skilly
« Last Edit: Jun 08, 2020, 07:34 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

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Re: Final call to Port Chalmers, 9 February 2002
« Reply #1 on: Jun 08, 2020, 04:44 PM »
Stunning photos! What a viewpoint to see her from!
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Re: Final call to Port Chalmers, 9 February 2002
« Reply #2 on: Jun 09, 2020, 12:14 AM »
Magnificent photos ! QE2's beauty never ceases to amaze me !  :)
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Re: Final call to Port Chalmers, 9 February 2002
« Reply #3 on: Jun 09, 2020, 11:54 AM »
Brilliant pictures! Thanks Skilly.
I have a watercolour painting of QE2 passing through a place called "the Roads" (in NZ).
Where "The Roads" are I have no clue.
On our first call to NZ a man came up to the Wardy and brought a series of postcards of NZ and Australia and would paint the QE2 as if she were passing through the place shown on the post card. I chose "The Roads"
Cost me $25 way back then, but well worth it. Might show it on a Zoom chat.

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Re: Final call to Port Chalmers, 9 February 2002
« Reply #4 on: Jun 09, 2020, 05:49 PM »
Absolutely stunning photos, Thank you!
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Re: Final call to Port Chalmers, 9 February 2002
« Reply #5 on: Jun 09, 2020, 10:21 PM »
Brilliant pictures! Thanks Skilly.
I have a watercolour painting of QE2 passing through a place called "the Roads" (in NZ).
Where "The Roads" are I have no clue.
On our first call to NZ a man came up to the Wardy and brought a series of postcards of NZ and Australia and would paint the QE2 as if she were passing through the place shown on the post card. I chose "The Roads"
Cost me $25 way back then, but well worth it. Might show it on a Zoom chat.

Might it actually be "The Roads" at Adele Island off the north west coast of Australia?
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Re: Final call to Port Chalmers, 9 February 2002
« Reply #6 on: Jun 09, 2020, 10:48 PM »
Might it actually be "The Roads" at Adele Island off the north west coast of Australia?

Pretty sure it was NZ, but who knows?

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Re: Final call to Port Chalmers, 9 February 2002
« Reply #7 on: Jun 09, 2020, 10:51 PM »
Pretty sure it was NZ, but who knows?

Correct - I reckon this calls for the forum detective work to be activated again...  :)
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Re: Final call to Port Chalmers, 9 February 2002
« Reply #8 on: Jun 10, 2020, 07:08 AM »
Hi Rod,

I have never heard of 'The Roads' in the NZ Marine Scene.

But I have been watching the roads north-west of your area carefully as my daughter-in-law & my 5-year-old grandson drove her 60-ft rig 900 miles from Texas to South Carolina. She arrived without problem, spending nights in RV parks they had already stayed at, so she was familiar with the area & layout. With everything going on in the US we wanted her staying with someone she knew while our son spends his days going up & down the English Channel, with excursions into Weymouth Bay & Soton.
Hope all is good in your area,
Skilly

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Re: Final call to Port Chalmers, 9 February 2002
« Reply #9 on: Jun 11, 2020, 06:20 PM »
These pictures show QE2 at her best. 
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