Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth Leaving Wellington Harbour
Wellington, New Zealand was founded for its fine port, and to this day is a busy one. Its not often that you see quite such a large cruise ship as the new Queen Elizabeth though! In fact the previous week we’d seen her sister ship the Queen Mary come through I took this shot from Breaker Bay on the south coast and just opposite the harbour mouth. I’ve never seen quite as many people on the road looking for a parking spot! Lucky for me I have a friend who owns a home with a roof terrace just in the right location.
Normally it takes around 20 minutes for a boat to leave the city wharf and get to this location. But the cruise liner took the scenic route doing a loop around the inner harbour before finally heading out to sea. At this point its not far from where an inter-island ferry, the Wahine, sunk in 1968 with a number of lives lost. Fortunately for the Queen Elizabeth’s passengers they had much better weather!