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Old 21 September 2007, 12:02   #1
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QE2 Pics. Last Trip from Clyde

We made it out last night....one of the best boating experiences we've had!
Never seen so many boats out on the Clyde....

Can't help thinking it's a bit sad that the boat has been sold off to the highest bidder. If it's such a national treasure, and managed to bring out so many people during it's final tour of the country, what, if anything, was done to try and keep it in the UK?

It was v rough, plenty of Ribs out, most of which followed her out to the main channel.

We got as far as the Little Cumbrae, but had to chuck it cause of the dark, and rising wind.
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Old 21 September 2007, 12:08   #2
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Here's some more pics from QE2 leaving the Clyde.....

The 4th pic is a RIB caught in the camera flash, highlighting the reflective stuff on it. It was a battle just to keep the camera pointed in the right direction.

The weather forecast was right, but it was worth it!

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Old 21 September 2007, 13:06   #3
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Excellent pics Eric, thanks for those, I'm sorry I missed this one
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Truly a sad day. The last of the great liners - they are all cruise ships now.

Britain is great at treating it's heritage with such contempt. The Queen Mary is only still around because the Yanks are looking after it. The Queen Elizabeth ended up at the bottom of Hong Kong harbour. And what they did to Warspite was criminal after it's amazing history.
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Amber were you in Largs marina? if so we were the Humber behind you.

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good pics

waiting on our 2 photographers to send me photos

defo got sum of you.
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Thanks for piccies; nice to see her in detail.

Reason for her lateness: many wee boats all over the place. Who could they have been, I wonder?

All we saw was a wall of light heading towards Ailsa Craig afterwe'd got home

And there's now 200 people on Arran who were stood near the measured mile who are convinced that the QE2 is orange and 6.3m long...
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She was late coming down your way, cause somebody heard you'd closed up for the day, so they had to stop the ship at Gourock to get the provisions in for the trip.

No self service aisle on the Ailsa Craig!
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still more to come, including the pics of the clydeport boat chasing us.....RUN AWAY!









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nice pics of the great QE2, will resize mine asap and get them on.
Was up in the morning when she berthed, amazing ship and got some great pics due to all the other boats heading away, I was off work so I could stay that little bit later in the morning

Seen you Craig whilst on my mates boat heading down past skermorlie, went down to take the rib out to see her leave and well after I got in the kip in the morning i'd left the VHF on, went back down tho and turned it off about 20mins later, so when I went to start the beast up to head out it wouldnt go gutted man, but luckily a mate of mine headed back in so I got to see the mighty QE2 head doon the watter. I'll have a word in the pilots ear at work for chasing you down, in fact I may not as I want to get onboard when hes heading ouyt to pick up a ship to bring into my work

Amber were you both wearing helmets??

Cheers Dave

ps, i heard shes back in greenock next year? any idea when??
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