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Old 11 November 2008, 18:09   #11
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Wow, what a spectacular departure from Southampton today.... the fireworks were really good.. not too long...loud, noisy and just right.. I'm so glad the rain held off, and it wasn't blowing a gale.

Lots of boats out on the water... all following her back to Mayflower Park, when she slipped her mooring, then the fireworks began, then she set sail, and then of course everyone followed her down Southampton water.

What a sight it was to see her going down Southampton water, with the water hoses going, and hundreds of boats around her... that sight will live long in my memory...
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Agreed, it was pretty awesome. Great listening to the band on the QEII playing all manner of patriotic songs

Couple of shots, rubbish camera and it was dark, but I did my best:








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Old 12 November 2008, 06:10   #13
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Liked the pictures....

Had to laugh at one of the big passenger paying boats, who when they got within range of the QE2, started playing 'Rule Britania', and all the other traditional British songs out of the loudspeaker. Everyone on board were waving their union jack flags at the QE2.
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Ya those pics were good .. I find it quite hard to catch fireworks.. let alone whilst on water .. I think its got something to do with my bad sense of timing coupled with the usual digi cam shutter delay
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