For our North East members who may not know and just love getting up early in the morning the QE2 is again due into the Tyne on October 8th at present at 05.00.(may change)
She as last time will be berthing at Northumberland Quay.
Strange thing is low water on the 8th is 01.22 and high water is 07.55
This is most certainly amongst her last UK visits before she goes out to the middle east for good.
I only hope for you photograghers the weather is better than the last time she came.
Oddly enough the Newcastle Evening Chronicle of Thursday had a piece which said the arrival was 'mid morning' and that she will leave a 22.00 with a firework display to say goodbye. That said, when I booked onto the 'breakfast cruise' down the Tyne with River Escapes to see the QE2 berthed they confirmed that their information was for a very early morning arrival, i.e. in the dark and definitely not photographic lighting conditions :-o
Still it has to remembered that the visit is for the passengers and not us spectators, so they will be wanting to be in port for as long as possible.