Saturday, 16 July 2011

A racer in Øresund

Tonight this high speed racer passed my place, although at fairly low speed. But the resources for really fast sailing certainly are there ....

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Unusual cargo

Last night this interesting cargo was on its way northwards in Øresund.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

A paddler and a trawler in Øresund

Another beautiful summer evening in the Sound.

This paddler clearly was not out on his first evening exercise
The crew on this trawler probably also enjoyed the sight of the Kronborg Castle

The return of the Queen Elizabeth

Last night at 10.37 Cunard´s Queen Elizabeth again passed Helsingborg/Helsingør on its way from Copenhagen to Hamburg.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Queen Elizabeth gets a glimpse of Hamlet´s castle in Elsinore

Earlier this summer Queen Mary 2 visited Hamlet´s Elsinore (Helsingør). Early this morning Cunard´s new ocean liner Queen Elizabeth passed by without stopping on her way to Copenhagen from Helsinki. But she got a glimpse of the famous castle in the morning haze at 07.16 A.M. ...

Queen Elizabeth meets Hamlet in Elsinore

Cormorants greeting the Queen in Øresund

The 294 m long ship takes 2068 passengers and has a crew of 996. Of the more than 1,000 cabins, 71% include balconies. The QE features four spectacular grand suites and two master suites in addition to 25 penthouses.

Queen Elizabeth named her namesake on 11 October 2010 at Southampton:


Sunday, 10 July 2011

Arlo Guthrie and the "City of New Orleans"

"City of New Orleans" is without doubt one of the greatest American popular songs ever. This early version brings back nostalgic memories from a Wolf Trap (Washington DC) concert with Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger in the late seventies. The video probably was recorded at about that time.

MSC Orchestra approaching Helsingør

Early yesterday morning at 06.02 the 293,8 m long MSC Orchestra passed my place on its way to Copenhagen. The ship, launched in 2007, has capacity for 2,550 passengers, who are served by almost one thousand crew members.