QE2s Final Trip Home
Written by Archie Fergusson on 05/11/2008
The QE2 made its final trip up the Clyde today before it becomes a floating hotel in Dubai. After leaving Liverpool in the rain yesterday it was greeted with wonderful sunshine and a large flotilla of ships to escort on its journey. There where over a hundred small motorcrusiers and yachts plus larger vessels including a Navy boat, the Balmoral and a couple of Ferries. As she passed Dunoon she blew her horn in her customary greeting. She was berthed in Greenock during the day with many people going to visit her before departing at 9.45pm to a flurry of fireworks which lit up the whole sky on her way to Edinburgh.
We have had this lovely photograph sent to us by Jean Pearson of Innellan which really shows the size of the QE2 as the Balmoral sails along side her.