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Early arrival

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QE 2 arrives at South Shields

QE 2 makes final visit

The Cunard luxury cruise ship Queen Elizabeth 2 makes an early morning arrival, passing the Groyne in South Shields just after sunrise. This was the last time that she was to be seen on the River Tyne as she will shortly be retired to serve out her days as a floating hotel in Dubai.

Despite the early arrival many people had waited along the banks of the river from 05:30 am to greet her.

Cropped from a larger image.

Camera details:Pentax K100D, 82mm lens, 1/45 second, f9.5, iso 200, velbon tripod


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Written by curly

October 13, 2008 at 12:01 am

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  1. Curly, It is a beautifully composed photo. I, too, would have gotten up very early to see this historical final journey. Too bad; it looks like a great ship.


    October 13, 2008 at 12:13 am

  2. Beautiful tribute to a great ship. Serene and poignant at the same time — wonderful photo!


    October 13, 2008 at 12:44 am

  3. Another great pic Curly!


    October 13, 2008 at 1:06 am

  4. I would love to spend time in that ship. So majestic!

    My Life in Montreal

    October 13, 2008 at 5:42 am

  5. This is a great picture!!
    Sad to see her go…


    October 13, 2008 at 7:27 am

  6. what a beautiful photo with a lovely color of the sky.


    October 13, 2008 at 8:50 am

  7. A beautiful ship and wonderful photo, I was lucky enough to bid her farewell that same evening (along with the other hundreds and thousand well wishers!). Currently, a sad but proud time for Britain

    S Wilson

    October 13, 2008 at 10:28 pm

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