Monday, October 06, 2008

Time and tide wait for no man (1390)

And how true! This Sunday October 6th 2008, was the final time that the beautiful QE2 sailed up the Clyde to her birthplace in Greenock. Launched in 1969 she came back to visit one last time before being sailed away to become a floating hotel. Its testament to the quality of her build and finish that she should become a luxury hotel in the very capital of luxury, Dubai.

All the family went down to Lunderston Bay at 10:00 to see her in past The Point, she's pretty close to shore at this stage and the views of her and the flotilla were fabulous. We were lucky to have one of our few sunny days which gave us fantastic views. Look!

When I see the photos I still have to pinch myself to believe I actually live in such a beautiful place, and am fortunate enough to be able to see such magnificent sights from my own house!
We followed her along the coast road to her berth for the day in Greenock. So many people had turned out to see her including some who had originally worked on her build.

It was equally inspiring to see her depart at 22:00, fully lit and horn blowing as she passed my dining room. The fireworks that accompanied her departure were noisy but lovely. See where she is now here.

The afternoon was spent knitting, I completed one of my Handpaint Highlights socks in the Shelridge Farm, strawberries and cream, I don't think the pattern really accentuates the colouring but they are lovely nonetheless. And so on to the second sock.

In between times I cast on and completed a new hat for my husband who it has to be said does not suit hats of any type as a rule. Trekker by Anni Howard is a loose fitting hood style hat and I think it has turned out very well. It's a little large but it suits him that way. Once it's blocked I'll post a picture. I think I may knit it slightly smaller for my son and daughters.

Last but not least here's Sparreholm, the bane of the last few weeks. I do like it but I think it makes me look quite large (but maybe I just look like that without it too).

1 comment:

  1. You look lovely and not large at all. Wasn't the QE2 amazing. We followed her too but the other side of the clyde and on the way back down in the dark...


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