Queen Elizabeth 2 & Monarch of the Seas
This review is written by Amy Blume,

On January 22nd, 2007 it was once again time to go see the Queen Elizabeth 2 in San Pedro, Port of Los Angeles.  Since I had to work I couldn't go down to see her arrive, so after work we headed down to see her and get some daylight pictures.  QE2 was parked portside at pier 92 and Monarch of the Seas was in her usual berth 91, all of which meant that the only good photo opportunity for QE2 from land was from the front of the cruise ship viewing area.  With this limited viewing available we decided to take the Port Cruise out of Ports O'Call and get some nice shots of her.  

Once the tour was over we headed over to the original Queen Mary in Long Beach via the Vincent Thomas Bridge and we snapped some pictures of the Monarch and the Queen together while we were on the bridge.
We returned from our adventure on the Queen Mary at ten o'clock to find QE2 getting ready to move.  She didn't blow her whistle, which was disappointing.  I think they are trying to be polite about it, but I wish they would support my need to have my bones rattled by her beautiful whistle at least once a year!

Because of her interesting parking job, she had to be turned before she could head back out to sea.  Instead of taking her all the way into the turning circle, they chose to turn her in the tight corner that is made up by berths 92 and 93.  This was fortuitous as she made a splendid sight for all of her onlookers.

Then it was time to head down to Land's End.  She was already moving pretty fast at that point, so please forgive the blurry night shots.  These were the best of the bunch as she was passing.
It was as always sad to see her leave and I wondered if there would be one more time to watch her leave Los Angeles.  To see a video of this, click here.  
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© Amy Blume 22nd January 2007
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