Big Ship !!!


HMS Queen Elizabeth – Seen exiting Portsmouth Harbour

Earlier this month I became aware that HMS Queen Elizabeth was due to sail from Portsmouth Harbour after a short provisioning visit.

The Queen Elizabeth class is a class of two aircraft carriers in the  Royal Navy. The first, HMS Queen Elizabeth, was commissioned on 7 December 2017. The second, HMS Prince of Wales was commissioned on 10 December 2019.

My wife and I took a wander along Southsea sea front to take a look. As we had been in Australia for the previous seven months and had only just recently returned, this was our first opportunity to view this huge vessel.

We found a seat right by Southsea Castle, providing us with the ideal viewpoint to watch HMS Queen Elizabeth and her escorts head out into the Solent.

Here are just a few of the photos that I took on a lovely, sunny afternoon.

On The Water – Swan River Cruise


Today we drove into Perth, had lunch at the Lucky Shag, strolled around Elizabeth Quay and took a cruise down the river to Fremantle.

James Stirling, Captain Cook Cruises, Perth, WA
James Stirling, Captain Cook Cruises, Perth, WA

The following are just some of the photo’s that I took during the cruise.

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West Australian Rowing Club Boat House – Perth, WA

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Seagull

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Wind Surfer, Swan River – Perth WA

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Wind Surfer, Swan River – Perth WA

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Dolphins, Swan River – Perth WA

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Wind Surfer, Swan River – Perth WA

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Wind Surfers, Swan River – Perth WA

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Wind Surfers, Swan River – Perth WA

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Wind Surfers, Swan River – Perth WA

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Wind Surfer, Swan River – Perth WA

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Wind Surfer, Swan River – Perth WA

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Wind Surfer, Swan River – Perth WA

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Tugs Wambiri, Svitzer Falcon & Svitzer Eagle – Fremantle, WA

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MS Astor – Fremantle, WA

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Bulk Carrier SBI Orion – Fremantle, WA

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Container Ship Maersk Gironde – Fremantle, WA

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Unknown – Fremantle, WA

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Fishing Boat , Narrows Bridge – Perth, WA

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Bridge Arches, Elizabeth Quay – Perth, WA

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“Cube” Boat – Perth, WA

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Flotilla Sailing, Swan River – Perth, WA