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Peter Fitness26/05/2015 23:45:50
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The topic title is a bit misleading as, while all three Queens have visited Australia, they have never been here together. However, I have been fortunate enough to have some of my trips to Sydney coincide with visits by the Cunarders, and have the photos to prove itsmiley

I have added one of the QE2 leaving Sydney for the final time, in February 2008, with my wife and me on board, heading for Southampton!

Peter.

01 Queen Victoria.jpg

02 Queen Elizabeth.jpg

03 Queen Mary 2.jpg

04 QE2.jpg

Bob Abell27/05/2015 09:38:15
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Hello Peter

Nice to see your QE pictures.........So far away from home

I wonder how much fuel is consumed on a 12000 mile voyage?

What`s the story on the red speedboat with the red passengers?

Bob

David Wooley27/05/2015 10:37:18
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Hi Peter Sydney is a truly classic back drop for the Queens certainly one of the best in the world . The light is also perfect.. QM is returning to Liverpool in a few weeks as part of the 175 anniversary of the PS Britannia's maiden voyage.

Thanks for posting

Dave Wooley

Peter Fitness28/05/2015 00:21:32
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Thanks for the comments Bob and Dave. Yes Dave, Sydney harbour really is a beautiful sight, even on a stormy day such as the one in the shot of the Queen Elizabeth. On a sunny day it's absolutely spectacular.

Bob, the red speed boat is a jet drive vessel used to give thrill seeking passengers a high speed run around the harbour. I have not been on it, but those who do need to be prepared to get wet, as it performs some fairly radical manoeurvres in the course of the trip. On this occasion those on board had the added bonus of getting up close and personal with the Queen Victoria, which was making its first (of many) visits to Sydney.

I have no idea of how much fuel would be used on such a voyage, but I do know I would not like to have to pay the billsmiley

Peter.

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