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The Last Farewell


This thread completes our Sydney visit and I leave you with a song

THE LAST FAREWELL
by Roger Whittaker

There's a ship lies rigged and ready in the harbour


Tomorrow for old England she sails


Far away from your land of endless sunshine


To my land full of rainy skies and gales


And I shall be aboard that ship tomorrow, though my heart is full of tears at this farewell


For you are beautiful, I have loved you dearly, More dearly than the spoken word can tell



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Re: The Last Farewell

Roger Whittaker amongst others comes to mind.

When you compare the size of the ship to the tanker (presumably a top up ) it is pretty big.

A pleasing series again Mark - Thanks.


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Re: The Last Farewell

Barrie, thanks for correcting my error, Roger Whittaker of course, not Ralph McTell, apropos my, 'Streets of Sydney' thread (one of an increasing number of "senior moments" I'm afraid).
Cruise liners are a daily occurrence at Sydney, seemingly an endless flotilla of them must be standing just off South Head waiting for a berth. I watched them arrive early morning and depart before sundown.
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Amazing how the "ferry" dwarfs the opera house.
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I envy the sense of "togetherness" the passengers must feel being aboard that tub.
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Re: The Last Farewell

Nice selection of farewell images Mark.
Not sure I'd enjoy that "ferry" unless it was half empty! I can't believe that they are able to fill things that size.
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Thanks Phill. They are designed to carry maximum passengers on relatively short cruises for incredibly low prices. Every man and his dog are taking cruise holidays - pokies, dozens of restaurants, movies, wifi, and the whole dang shootin' match!
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Re: The Last Farewell

Excellent set of parting shots Mark.
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Thanks OM, but don't worry, I'll be back!
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Re: The Last Farewell

just to add that I enjoyed the whole series of photos from Sydney...........

Amazing what a bit of sunshine adds to the mood.............
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Re: The Last Farewell

Thanks Mark, and yes, I've heard 'togers call an overcast sky, "The white sky of death" - in those conditions my strategy is to shoot below the horizon and ramp up the saturation!
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Re: The Last Farewell

That wouldn't be Endeavour in shot no 4, would it? Looks rather like it.
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Re: The Last Farewell

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Thanks Phill. They are designed to carry maximum passengers on relatively short cruises for incredibly low prices. Every man and his dog are taking cruise holidays - pokies, dozens of restaurants, movies, wifi, and the whole dang shootin' match!
Apparently the Carnival Spirit holds 2124 passengers and 930 crew. Seems to be a rather alarming lack of lifeboats visible !

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Re: The Last Farewell

The liner seen departing in the last isn't the Carnival Spirit, they were shot on consecutive days - notice the different sterns. But I see what you mean, nevertheless I'm sure the lesson of the Titanic did not escape the designers of either, in the event of a catastrophe lifeboats probably deploy from some cleverly designed Post-Modern compartment - lots of highly visible lifeboats may not be a great marketing tool!

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Re: The Last Farewell

I think those lifeboats on Golden Princess hold around a hundred people each. (Bit cramped, mind!) I counted 10 each side, so that should suffice, methinks, for the passengers. Maybe the crew has its own somewhere, blow-up ones, or something similar.
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