The Queen Mary 2 Visits Cairns
On Sunday, Roz and I decided to get up early and see if we could get some video and photos of the Queen Mary 2 liner on its one-day visit to Cairns.
Due to the shallow waters around Cairns, the QM2 couldn’t make it into the port and instead had to anchor off Yorkeys Knob, one of Cairns’ northern beaches. The Yorkeys Knob boat ramp was closed to the public to allow the tenders and other boats to ferry passengers to and from the shore. Even though it’s the wet season, the weather stayed fine for them most of the day, but a storm moved in as the ship was almost ready to depart at around 6pm. This created an interesting light around the ship, but we had to leave before she departed as the weather was starting to get too rough for the camera gear, and the light was failing.