Thursday, 21 May 2015

Queen Mary 2 Departs Greenock with Fireworks

The Cunard cruise ship 'Queen Mary 2' departed Greenock last night with a send off from the local townsfolk - and a few fireworks.

Her visit was part of Cunard's 175 Anniversary Cruise and she's now bound for Oban.

It was good to see so many packing the Greenock Esplanade - more so with the forecast of rain.

Very fortunate that the rain stayed away on the night.

A moving vessel proves a tricky situation with long exposures to capture the fireworks, so not ideal for photographers.

If I'm candid it wasn't the most spectacular display I've attended, but I've attempted to make the most of what was available.

 Preparing to Depart

 Night Sky Lights Up

 Townsfolk Take in the Spectacle

 Moving off the Berth

 Sky Lights Up


 Well on Her Way

Oban Bound

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