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Doc Vernon
24th November 2015, 07:31 PM
Well Today ay 5am there are five large Cruise Ships sitting alongside each other just outside the Heads waiitng to come through to Sydney Harbour!
This is an amazing site here and as said a one off ,don't know when last five Liners have been docked in Sydney!
Will see if I can at a later time get some footage .
Pity it was so early,and a bit far to go,would have been great to see this!
Cheers

https://au.news.yahoo.com/video/watch/30185461/5-p-o-cruise-ships-will-arrive-in-sydney-harbour-for-a-day-of-celebrations/#page1

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/theres-a-huge-gathering-of-cruise-ships-in-sydney-harbour-tomorrow-2015-11

Richard Quartermaine
24th November 2015, 08:10 PM
On Channel 9 right now and really spectacular. http://www.9jumpin.com.au/show/today/
Richard

Captain Kong
24th November 2015, 08:27 PM
Fantastic live views of the harbour. Thanks Richard.
Brian

Keith Moody
24th November 2015, 09:36 PM
a great sight to see, wish i was there to see it.
sometime ago (couple of years) someone on here mentioned Fairfield, a suburb of Sydney, if they are still on here could they tell me if "Downs Shoes" are still in the high st. Downs also had a couple of other shoe shops in the other towns around there, i am just curiose since it has been 60years since i was last there.
keith moody
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Richard Quartermaine
24th November 2015, 10:14 PM
http://www.fairfieldchampion.com.au/
Try this Keith. The change would be mind boggling. Would prefer it as I knew it as a kid going to School at Liverpool NSW.
Richard

Captain Kong
24th November 2015, 11:09 PM
I have been watching SYDNEY all evening
Thanks again
Cheers
Brian

Des Taff Jenkins
25th November 2015, 12:50 AM
Hi Vernon.
On TV tonight program about QE2 and another liner looks as if it will be OK.
Cheers Des

j.sabourn
25th November 2015, 01:03 AM
One of those passenger liners berths is where I used to tie up when working out of Sydney on a survey for a cable to NZ. Said in another post was coppers for us to use think about 40 dollars per 24 hours. Somehow don't think these big liners will be paying the same. Anyone know what the total passenger capacity is, if say 5000 per ship that would be 25000, quite a money earner for the shops and pubs etc. in Sydney. Cheers JS

happy daze john in oz
25th November 2015, 04:57 AM
We had four in Melbourne in early November, largest number ever in one day. Sydney harbor is much larger and can accommodate far more.
QE3 due here in Febuary Sydney is one of the best looking harbours to sail from with the opera house and the coat hanger in the back ground.

j.sabourn
25th November 2015, 09:06 AM
Do they park their Zimmers at the bottom of the Gangway John. A friend of mine who is disabled had a stroke years ago swears by the cruises this is however because once he"s there he stays put, is due home in a couple of days as flying back, so no doubt will get all the yarns of his seafaring adventures next week plus all the bumf put out by the owners. Have a good excuse for not going with him as the wife gets sea sick as I keep telling her. Cheers JS

Keith Moody
25th November 2015, 06:31 PM
reply to Richard#5. looked up the directory but nothing there, I remember the place as a small town with only a small high st. it seems to have grown a bit since i was last there in the 50`s. The "Downs " younger son was just getting married, ( she was a good looking sheila) and if i remember rightly he had trained in some other type of busines, so they might have sold the busines and moved on to other things, but thanks anyway Richard.
keith moody
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Doc Vernon
25th November 2015, 07:02 PM
From Ships to Shoes
Oh well that's the old M Navy Lads for you LOL!:D

Keith M There is still the Downs Shoes in Fortitude Valley Queensland they deal in top of the Market Shoes,the Shoe shop that was in Fairfield was as far as I can gather a shoe repair and sales shop!
But yes now long gone!

Cheers

happy daze john in oz
26th November 2015, 02:33 AM
Do they park their Zimmers at the bottom of the Gangway John.--as I keep telling her. Cheers JS

Did one out of Freeo, must have gone around all the nursing homes for passengers. Never saw so many Zimmers and wheel chairs in one place. But they were a very happy crowd. Not so many begin from Freeo and as most cannot fly this I s the only time they can cruise

Doc Vernon
26th November 2015, 03:38 AM
A Video of Yesterdays one off in Sydney harbour!
Just a pity there is no sound to this .would have been great to hear all those massive Ship Horns!
Cheers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j8vv5mLGYU

Keith Moody
26th November 2015, 06:06 AM
Re #12,
thanks Doc. will check it out, you never know.
keith