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Offline R.G.Y.

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out of my window
« on: March 23, 2021, 02:11:24 AM »
In Torbay, Devon England I have looked out over the last year, have viewed the cruise liners.  Sometimes as many as eight at time. Carnival, Cunard, P&O, Holland American, & Marella. Not seen N.C.L. or Royal Caribbean They have stayed in Weymouth bay. Quite a sight to see. Just Queen Mary2 Ventura & Marella Explorer here at present.   
G.Y.

Offline derekwarner_decoy

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Re: out of my window
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2021, 11:14:05 AM »
Well, good morning to you RGY  :coffee ...trust you have been keeping as best as can be  :clap.......

I look out at Sydney WEBcam via my PC every morning to the Harbour and had watched one mega vessel per day berth unaided at the International Terninal .....naturally I cannot see the passengers dis-embark or board, but I do see the bunker barges moor side on & complete the bunker within in 20 hours, then the vessel again slipps the ropes & departs without tugs ...literally one new berthing every 24 hours

Naturally, we have had no such vessels berth at any Australian Port for some 12 months........interestingly, a Wollongong based Company is the Providore for all alcohols & drinks to all the Cruise vessel companies & they are experiencing Mega Millions of $ in lost sales.........we don't hear too much of the same for all the other food consumables, but their providers would have obviously based their supply chains in a similar predicament

Today, Sydney Cove looks just a little grey & wet......keep well & best regards

Derek   

   
« Last Edit: March 23, 2021, 11:17:05 AM by derekwarner_decoy »
Derek Warner

Honorary Secretary [Retired]
Illawarra Live Steamers Co-op
Australia
www.ils.org.au

Offline R.G.Y.

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Re: out of my window
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2021, 07:28:58 AM »
Yes Derek I am spending most of my time in my shop.  Made 4 music boxes for grand daughters & great grand daughter. Boys already have there steam engines in mahogany boxes. With book of instructions.. Making one boat, clinker built ships boat at only 5 long.. good to hear from you....
G.Y.

Offline derekwarner_decoy

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Re: out of my window
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2021, 10:02:59 AM »
ahah....those Grandkids have a good Grandpa........or are you a Pop, or a Pa?  :whistle.......

Looked out of my computer window this morning as usual.......& what a difference a day makes  :kewlpics.

Every day in OZ is a  :vacation

Stay well....regards Derek
Derek Warner

Honorary Secretary [Retired]
Illawarra Live Steamers Co-op
Australia
www.ils.org.au

 

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