QE2 40th birthday visit

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Postby My Kitten » Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:45 pm

Red Arrows were great. Pity you couldn't actually get to see the ship in Greenock. I was a bit disappointed :(
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Postby AlanM » Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:47 pm

Yeah - I think it was only by invite - saw the L.P.'s car heading back to civilisation whilst sitting in the traffic jam on the way into Greenock.

Might take a run out to Helensburgh this evening to see it leaving, if the weather improves
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Postby McShad » Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:48 pm

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Postby Fossil » Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:16 pm

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Postby MacotheIsles » Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:26 pm

McShad!

A cracking picture! Was that taken from Kidstone? Looks as if the ship's in the Gareloch there.

I remember seeing her comong down to Clyde for the first time during a gegoraphy lesson at school in Helensburgh. Wish she could come back to The Clyde permanently and stay here for evermore.
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Postby AlanM » Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:31 pm

A few more from earlier
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Postby McShad » Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:34 pm

Picture was taken from behind Gourock train station

I would love to see her come home for good wether as a hotel or show peice to the new transport museum.... but on the other hand, look at Glasgows berthed ship history (carrick, stranrar princess etc...)
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Postby Lucky Poet » Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:39 pm

Luvvly stuff, Alan. I'm well pissed off I couldn't go see it myself. Managed to miss it in the Forth early this week too :(

It's a real shame she couldn't have gone back to her place of birth permanently as a wee reminder of what the Clyde used to do (ok, a really really big reminder). Still, steel won't rust quickly in Dubai, so if everybody starts saving up from now :)
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Postby Fossil » Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:46 pm

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Postby glasgowken » Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:08 pm

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Amazing photo. I'm feeling really sad I didn't go along now. Never to be seen again :cry:
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Postby AlanM » Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:52 pm

glasgowken wrote:Amazing photo. I'm feeling really sad I didn't go along now. Never to be seen again :cry:


What, you're not planning a holiday to Dubai?
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Postby Dugald » Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:17 pm

Great pictures of a beautiful ship!
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Postby glasgowken » Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:26 pm

AlanM wrote:
glasgowken wrote:Amazing photo. I'm feeling really sad I didn't go along now. Never to be seen again :cry:


What, you're not planning a holiday to Dubai?


You paying ? ::):
Is the QE2 gone now ? No point to a mad dash along there tomorrow ?
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Postby Lone Groover » Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:32 am

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Taken when the QE2 had returned from the Falklands. Southampton docks.

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Postby MadameZiggy » Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:12 am

Last night,about ten to 7 she went past our house (we live in Rothesay) & my kids were soooo excited.They were hanging out the window waving goodbye.

Felt a bit sad though, as it's another wee bit of our heritage slipping away...
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