Queen Elizabeth 2 & Queen Mary 2 meet in Sydney ! February 15, 2007Posted by theoxymoron in Australia, Travel.
There is an amazing event coming up on Feb. 20th.
The massive 151,400-ton Queen Mary 2 will smash the record as the biggest ship of any type ever to visit Australia when she arrives in Sydney at 6.30am on Tuesday February 20, 2007. She will be led by fireboats shooting fountains of seawater high into the air from their water cannons, and escorted by an entourage of smaller ships, yachts and boats of all types. Larger than 132 Manly ferries and too big to dock at Circular Quay, the A$1 billion Queen Mary 2 will tie dock at Woolloomooloo.
The two great Queens will greet each other for this historic first meeting with a “whistle salute” using their 2,000 pound, 7-foot long signaling horns that can be heard over 10 miles away. The dusk spectacle will be the first time two Cunard Queens have been seen together in Sydney since World War 2 when the original Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth visited the city as troop carriers in 1941.
On 20th February 2007, all eyes will be on Sydney Harbour, as we celebrate the ‘The Royal Rendezvous’ or meeting of the world’s most famous ocean liners – the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth 2. At 8.40pm, a spectacular fireworks display will light up the harbour, accompanied by the exciting sound of cannons firing from Fort Denison. This magical display will be seen from all around the Sydney Harbour Foreshore right through to the Sydney Heads. Plan ahead and use the Key Vantage points map to locate the best position to view the wonderful display. Take heed of any advice given by the relevant council regarding parking or public use.
I hope I will get some nice shots !