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« on: June 30, 2007, 11:48:44 am »

Hi ,
Just been looking on the port of Tyne website to see when the Princess of Norway arrived.
Last time she was in sh arrived over 6hours late,and departed over 4 hours late.
Both the king of Scandanavia and the Princess of Norway are in Ijmuiden.

Does any one know why??

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2007, 12:07:06 pm »

I heard the bowdoors were making a little bit of water. (but i'm not sure!) She came yesterday 10 hours to late. I think she had sail slow! Both ships are here in the harbour now! Pics come soon  :-P
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2007, 12:17:06 pm »

Hi Lars

My son, Scott and his friends are on the King, they will be whooping it up in Amsterdam at the moment before heading back across the North Sea tonight  :lol:

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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2007, 01:37:10 pm »

If I remember correctly, I think the Princess of Norway had bow door problems quite often when she was Spirit of Tasmania.

When she was purchased for the Bass Strait route, she did have to have some modifications to the bow in order to make her better commpatible with the shore landing facilies in Melbourne and Devonport.  I think the Ramp was too short, something like that and the doors were modified to open further apart.

Some one did tell me that they did have a tendacy of leaking but the internal door had been also modified to create a better seal.

I am not sure but did she have bow doors as Peter Pan or did she have the lift up nose?
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2007, 02:54:35 pm »

Yes it is very lonley in Newcastle here at the minute...
No Queen no King and now Princess of Norway!
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2007, 03:01:17 pm »

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Yes it is very lonley in Newcastle here at the minute...
No Queen no King and now Princess of Norway!
 :-(


Hi Kevin

Well with the way the weather is, it doesn't make much of a difference - far too wet and dark for photography  :-(

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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2007, 03:04:53 pm »

Haha here it's party time with 2 of them  :-D
Only the Queen not :cry:
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2007, 04:22:21 pm »

Ellwood,
Take a look at the ferry terminal here on the Tyne:-

http://www.interv8.co.uk/webcam/index.htm?cam=westod ,


 8-)
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2007, 04:52:30 pm »

HaHa we have the Queen tomorrow.
But i do still feel for you that you have lost her. :-D
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2007, 05:55:59 pm »

Kevin ,
I have just found this video of a couple of queens;-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bL_wPKb8sI

 :-o  :-o  :-o

oops sorry about the spelling mistake
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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2007, 07:34:38 pm »

Hi Cawkey

Yes, that's something you don't see very day  :lol:

Of course its very dodgy falling into the Tyne at that point, so many edies and currents created by the river flowing past the bridges!!

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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2007, 07:36:28 pm »

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Ellwood,
Take a look at the ferry terminal here on the Tyne:-

http://www.interv8.co.uk/webcam/index.htm?cam=westod ,


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Hi Cawky

I think the web cams could do with a windscreen wiper  :lol:

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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2007, 08:37:53 pm »

Hi gents,

Seems like a tabloid over here. Talking about royalty like this.:lol:
Here's a pic i took today of both highnesses.
http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=447469
As to the why the Princess is still here, i heard a unverified whisper a few weeks ago about some engine trouble.
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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2007, 07:35:12 am »

Hi Cawky, Thanks for the webcam link!!
Now I can see the Queen today :-P
http://www.amsterdamports.nl/smartsite178.dws
The cam on the left you can see the Princess. And everyday about 18:15 dutch time they passed the cam!
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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2007, 12:47:13 pm »

Not if it's rainin the cam goes blury. :-(  :-)
Fingers crossed.
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