Black Watch (III) in Cobh
On the 4th May 2008, the enormous Independence of the Seas was on her maiden voyage and taking up the Deepwater Quay in Cobh meaning Black Watch would now have to tender from Ringaskiddy. Just after 10.35am, during a crew drill on Independence below me, the gorgeous Black Watch came into view.
She gave one blast before the turn into the channel to pass us.  As she did she was annoyingly silent!  Couldn't have been due to being a Sunday if she can blast to herself.
She blasted to herself yet again as she neared Ringaskiddy.  How rude ignoring us, even out of courtesy.  I hope that was Cobh's version of the naughty corner because the captain certainly deserved to be in it along with the one on Vision of the Seas out of LA the previous March.
Black Watch stayed until late so we left before her.  To read my review of the Independence of the Seas maiden voyage click here.
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© Patricia Dempsey 4th May 2008
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