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Sunday 19 June 2005

Queen Mary 2 after leaving Cromarty, off Nairn

The liner Queen Mary 2 was on its first visit to Cromarty today, although it arrived far too early this morning for me to contemplate being at the shore to see it arrive. This is the vessel about thirty minutes after it cleared the Sutors at Cromarty, roughly half an hour ago. I estimate Queen Mary 2 would have been about 13 kilometres (8 miles) distant when I took this photograph and as I don't have a very specialised camera lens, I think the enlarged image is not too bad:

Queen Mary 2 - off Nairn - 19 June 2005

Although a massive ship, the Port of Cromarty is one of the fine natural anchorages in the country, and plays host regularly to passenger liners as well as acting as a repair facility for oil/gas rigs from the North Sea, so even such a large vessel seems small, although it remains impressive.

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