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Thanks, Joe, for those pictures.

This afternoon I was on a SPIRIT Cruises boat, which unofficially escorted the Queen Mary 2, as the ship left for its trek to Honolulu; will have to scan then post some of my digital prints.

Then I was able to see the ship in the Catalina Channel, as it headed northwest for its journey, which will take it due south to Honolulu, where it will probably approach in a southwesterly trek, coming down east of Oahu.
 
That must have been a site to behold John, the QM2 in the Catalina Channel. One year a girlfriend and I took the cruise to Catalina Island from San Pedro...all I saw were groups of flying fish...;-) I understand the largest great white shark caught on record was retrieved from the Catalina Channel.

Michael Cundiff
NV, USA
 
LOVE your music choice, Kyle!
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Kyle Johnstone

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Hi Joe

Thanks, yes, both are from yesterday, Feb. 10th

QM's funnels were painted a couple months ago.
 
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Kyle Johnstone

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Thanks Jason

That is "Harvest" from the "Days of Heaven" soundtrack.

For some reason, my video capture on the computer is not playing the sound from the video, so QM2's horn couldn't be heard, unfortunately.
 
From The Canberra Times:

Hello, sailor: a mighty Queen muscles in on navy
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SYDNEY will wake this morning to see the 151,000-tonne Queen Mary 2 - the largest passenger ship to enter the harbour - docked at the navy's base at Garden Island.


The navy is under pressure to share Garden Island with cruise ships on a regular basis. When Cunard's flagship enters the Heads at 5am its 2450 passengers are expected to begin a $2 million spending frenzy.
More at http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/national/national/general/hello-sailor-a-mighty-queen-muscles-in-on-navy/1444464.aspx
 
From The Chicago Sun-Times:

Queen Mary 2: The world's biggest ocean liner
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ATLANTIC OCEAN -- Some cruises are little more than floating frat parties. Others are more like epic voyages, those once-in-a-lifetime-type trips that have an inherent gravitas you just can't get from a weeklong booze cruise in the Caribbean.

A transatlantic crossing aboard the Queen Mary 2 definitely falls into the epic voyage camp.
More at http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/1454416,TRA-News-mary01.article

Comment: The almost routine media reference to the Titanic is in the third paragraph.
 
From BYM:

UK. James Taylor to present Cunard Command Performances aboard Queen Mary 2
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Cunard Line is proud to announce that Grammy(R) Award-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor and his band will perform during Queen Mary 2's June 19 eastbound Transatlantic Crossing. Sailing from New York to Southampton, England, Taylor will headline two Cunard Command Performances in the ship's Royal Court Theatre during the six-day journey. (Space is still available to book this very special voyage!)
More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=52014
 
From The Daily Mail:

Pictured: Queen Mary 2 dwarfs iconic opera house as she docks in Sydney Harbour
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Squeezed into her berth in Sydney Harbour, the magnificent ocean liner Queen Mary 2 dwarfs everything around her.
Even the Sydney Opera House, one of the world's most iconic structures, seems to shrink into the background - at least from this perspective - as the mighty ship moves in for an overnight stop during a 90-day round-the-world voyage.
More at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1173634/Pictured-Queen-Mary-2-dwarfs-iconic-opera-house-docks-Sydney-Harbour.html
 
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