Sunday, 8 April 2012

Our Holiday - Fremantle to Hong Kong February/March 2012

Hi there,
I'm Home, much travelled after living in luxury for a few weeks sailing the oceans and seas of the World on Queen Mary II.  Fortunately it wasn't too rough sailing the high seas and QM2 handled it with ease.  We did have a loss of engines on a couple of occasions, drifting at sea but thankfully the Engineers had them running again in no time, very eerie when it happened. 
We sailed from Fremantle in Western Australia across the Great Australian Bight to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and then up to Rabual in New Guinea.  We were to stop off in Guam but the sea was too rough for the Tenders so we travelled on to Osaka in Japan, then to Nagasaki and on to Shanghai in China.  We did a four day land and air tour of China visiting Shanghai, Xian and Beijing and flew to Hong Kong to meet the boat and pack.  We had three flights in three days and spent six days in Hong Kong and then flew home to Perth. 
So here are some of my favourite pictures from our latest adventure.
Fremantle Port, Western Australia Ready to Go.
One of two Sunsets we saw during the whole voyage as we left Fremantle.
Dressed for our first Formal Evening.
Adelaide from Mt. Lofty.
Eucalyptus Blossom
We did a tour of Hahndof in the hills of Adelaide
 We had a rondeavou with the Endeavour which was built at Fremantle and is a replica of the original ship.  It is now used as a training vessel.
The Endeavour gave us a 2 Gun Salute.
St. Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne
 Flinder's Street Train Station Melbourne.
Royal Arcade in Melbourne
 Queen Mary II moored in Melbourne.
 Our Cabin on Board QM2
 View of Melbourne from our Balcony on Board QM2
 Spare propellers for QM2
 Royal Court Theatre on Board.
 City of Sydney from Taronga Zoo
 City of Sydney from Taronga Zoo showing the Sydney Opera House,
QM2 and The Sydney Harbour Bridge.
 QM2 at her mooring at Circular Quay for the first time in it's History.  Picture shows how massive and majestic she is.
 Sydney Opera House at Night
 Queen Victoria Arcade, Sydney
 Queen Victoria Arcade, Sydney
 Sydney Opera House
 Lunar Park, Sydney
 Sydney Harbour Bridge
 The turret through the opening is the Governor's Residence in Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge at night.
I hope you enjoy my photo journey as this only covers from Fremantle to Sydney. I took so many photos with my new camera and I am still trying to find out how to edit them. 
Thanks' for dropping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy