Even the Queen shows her stern to the public..........! by Roy  Massicks

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Last week on the 17th March, the Queen Mary II dropped anchor in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand at the start of a New Zealand wide tour. Unfortunately wind and tide were holding her sideways at the usual sites for close-up photography.
Above the mast can be seen the ‘Eagles Nest ’ a very exclusive retreat for the rich ( very) and famous. The finale of the American TV programme ’ The Bachelor ’ was filmed here. I have had my name down to stay there for quite some time and am still waiting for a reply while I’m saving up to pay for it !

Panasonic LUMIX GH 2 at 140mm, 14 × 140 lens, 1/500, f/8, iso160, manual.
From a single RAW image.


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

    Even the Queen can be rude and show her stern to the public……!
    The Queen Mary II anchored in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 1 year ago

    Haha love title, nice shot xx

  • Many thanks Lynn – we always rush to viewing spots when we know one of the big ships is due in !

    – Roy Massicks

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 1 year ago

    What a very interesting narrative you’ve included Roy so interesting well taken

  • Thank you Malcolm – pleased you enjoyed the narrative. Paihia is quite a small place but when one of these big cruise ships or even two on the same day arrive the place hums and we try to keep away from the village. We always know when one is in as the tour buses come past our place to a wonderful bay viewing spot just up the road from us.

    – Roy Massicks

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 1 year ago

    Now that’s a big bugger! Well caught, Roy!

  • Thank you very much David – the QM II is the biggest to come to the Bay of Islands so far.

    – Roy Massicks

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 1 year ago

  • Thank you very much Graham – lovely to have a feature from your group !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 1 year ago


  • Many thanks Guendalyn – another favourite from you, so pleased you like it ! I would love to be able to afford a cruise on this beautiful ship but it is very expensive.

    – Roy Massicks

  • mikebov
    mikebovover 1 year ago

    And I fine stern she has too

  • Cheers and thanks Mike – we have seen so many cruise ships in this summer but QM II is a first to come here.

    – Roy Massicks

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    And an excellent Stern it is!!

  • Thank you kindly Gena – it was the first time she had been to the Bay of Islands. Each year we are having more & more cruise ships visit us !

    – Roy Massicks

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