Losing sight of the shore

“One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”

André Gide (1869 – 1951)
Queen Mary 2 at Liverpool Cruise Terminal, 16 July 2019

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Copyright Debbie Smyth,  17 July 2019

14 thoughts on “Losing sight of the shore

      1. Yes. I was actually sitting on the (100 passenger capavity) RMS St Helena waiting for clearance to leave for St Helena. As you may know the QM is also a RMS ( Royal Mail Ship) and it is a tradition that when RMS ships pass they acknowledge each other by blowing their horns. It was so funny when the the sound of the QM horn reverberated though Cape Town Harbour and our little toot in comparison was probably inaudible even a few hundred feet away on the decks of the QM. We were delayed exit by a few hours as the QM and another big cruise ship, the Amsterdam, were given priority.. Not that I minded given the glorious views back to Table Mountain and of the harbour and the other ships from our ship which we enjoyed with a nice drink, or two, on the deck.

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        1. Deb that whole trip, from Cape Town to Brize Norton, was the experience of a lifetime. They have also stopped civilians taking the flight from Ascension Island to Brize Norton now. Whatever travel arrangements are currently in place, if they are functioning at all will never replace to RMS St Helena.

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