QE2's Tyne Arrival - 16 Sep 2007

Our ETA was 16:30, however the weather was very windy [and raining] and the first 2 attempts at entering the Tyne were aborted. We were advised if we didn't make it at the 3rd attempt we would have to spend the night offshore. Thankfully for the soaked through spectators still lining the shores we arrived 2 1/2 hours late just after 19:00. The crowds were waving and cheering like mad; fireworks too.
As by this time we were dining and it was getting dark, I only have a small number of photos - 16 September 2007
RNLB SPIRIT OF NORTHUMBERLAND kept us 'company'. The North Pier Light, High, Low & Old Lights, North Shields.
Movies at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBAuz59frP0
and a shorter quiter version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q928A6dCZn8

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North Pier Light 1903, Tynemouth
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High Light 1807 [left], Old Light 1727, North Shields
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Old Light 1727, North Shields
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Low Light 1807, North Shields
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