Model boats of various sizes in the Sea City museum
Including this 7 metre long model of Queen Mary!
Jean steers Titanic down Southampton Water (the simulator - we're not that old)
We meet our tour guide who explains many fascinating Titanic related points of interest as we walk to the ship
Easy to confuse, but we want the ship on the right!
A proper ship!
We set sail
We head up Southampton Water past the docks.....
......and past the boat show at Mayflower Park
Much whistling was exchanged between ships but....
......Shieldhall has the most impressive steam siren
Shieldhall turns to head seaward
Admiral Barnes carries out his inspection.....
....while Martin is lost in thought
All four cruises were due to leave on the same tide
Everyone had access to the engine room and the (very hot) boiler room
The two triple expansion engines with lots of exposed moving parts
News spreads that one of the cruise ships had to re-berth as soon as it had set off
We couldn't dock until it had finally departed
John seems happy to get an extended trip
Straight from rail to ship - car exports. This one mainly carrying JLR's
Shieldhall turns to await the final cruise ship's departure
We dock after the extended cruise
Time to go home after a very full day