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‘Haere Ra’ (Goodbye) to the Queen Elizabeth as she sails from Paihia and the Bay of Islands at 6pm on the 16th of Febuary on her first visit to New Zealand.
Temperatures were 28c so the passengers would have had a taste of the winterless north of NZ.
Cheapest fares were $NZ20,000 and at the top $NZ150,000 complete with hot and cold running cabin staff….lol.

Fuji HS10 at 520mm, 1/160, f/5.6, iso 100, manual, tripod.

Taken from the road I live in.

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queen elizabeth, cruise ship, paihia, bay of islands, new zealand

Comments

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Good one, Roy and you’re right in a comment you made earlier, an accident would make the Titanic look like nothing. To me they look look so high I expect them to blow over in one hard puff of wind.

  • Thanks David for your comment. In my day these things looked like a ship with a decent looking stern on them, this is a floating apartment building.

    – Roy Massicks

  • snapitnc
    snapitncover 3 years ago

    great catch roy,cant you see me waving,cheers mike

  • Oh yes Mike, I can see you waving from that porthole just above the waterline…Lol! At least that’s one better than when I came out to NZ on the ‘Fairsky’ I shared a cabin with five Aussies on F deck ! No porthole because it was below the waterline.

    – Roy Massicks

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Roy and fantastic that you were able to get shots of her arriving and leaving. Great write up too. I will have the $150,000 suite with the hot and cold running cabin staff thanks.

  • Many thanks Andrea – if you can afford it it’s the only way to travel – no jet lag and 3kg bigger when you reach your destination !

    – Roy Massicks

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Thank you Sarnia.

    – Roy Massicks

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerover 3 years ago

    Crikey Roy,no wonder you love it there..Lovely shot

  • Thanks Jamie – it is a pretty nice place to live.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 3 years ago

    Great composition and timing Roy, what a lovely scene!

  • Thank you Shaun – comment appreciated. When the cruise ships are at anchor I can’t see them from this spot, I have to wait until they start to leave beacause they are hidden by that lump of dirt on the left…Lol!

    – Roy Massicks

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladieover 3 years ago

    WOW, I wish I lived near you Roy, what a beautiful view!! Congratulations on your feature!!

  • Thank you Stephanie for your kind comments. Thanks also re the feature.

    – Roy Massicks

  • itsallgoodamanda
    itsallgoodamandaover 3 years ago

    and today she is in Sydney harbor what a sight she is

  • She looks fabulous doesn’t she ? She is on her way back to NZ, was going to Christchurch (Lyttleton) but due to the tragic events there she may come back to the Bay of Islands.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 3 years ago

    Great shot mate..what a boat..

  • Cheers Jason – ship Jason, ship….lol! They certainly get bigger, 90,000 tonne – the biggest I was on was 22,000 tonne so quite a difference.

    – Roy Massicks

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