Longbeach

We had a ferry trip to Longbeach, nice little cruise up the coast. I really like these islands, all done up to look nice but actually an oil producing base. The tower is the drilling derrick carefully disguised. There is also a couple of other derricks. There was three of these plus more normal platforms.

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One of the highlights is the Queen Mary, now a hotel.

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She looked in good shape from a distance but not so good close up. There is a Russian submarine in the same dock.

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As passengers would have seen her.

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As she looked on her maiden voyage. After much discussion we decided not to go on board, mostly as the hotel would have changed her inside. I later read an article on her that confirmed our decision saying she wasn’t that nice inside. Better to remember how she was.

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Longbeach from seaward.

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The hills behind

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And a lighthouse in the middle of the harbour

 

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One thought on “Longbeach

  1. Royce Spencer says:

    That Russian submarine was towed all the way from Sydney. I think it was what NATO called a USSR “Whiskey” class conventional submarine and was based in Vladivostok during the cold war. VERY rudimentary and I have the greatest respect for the poor submariners who sailed her, would not have been a “plumb” posting. Looked over it in Sydney a number of years ago and felt sorry for the crews.
    Safe Journey to Hawaii mate, will be keeping a keen eye on you
    Rgds
    Royce

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