Surfski v Ocean Liner - the day Mary came to town

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The QM2 sets off at the end of her one-day visit to Durban The QM2 sets off at the end of her one-day visit to Durban Credits: Jon Ivins

It's not every day that a 75m tall (23 storeys!), 345m long (54 ski lengths) ship comes to town... So the Durban Underwater Club Geriatskis got up early and went to welcome the Queen Mary 2 as she arrived for a one day visit...

Largest Ocean Liner in the world

When she was launched in 2003, Queen Mary 2 was the largest passenger vessel in the world at 148,528 tons; now she's just the largest ocean liner (she was designed to cross the Atlantic) whereas the largest passenger vessels are now the cruise ships Freedom of the Seas (154,407 tons) and Oasis of the Seas (225,282 tons)...  Cruise ships are to ocean liners as Wedges are to elite long distance skis, apparently!

 

The pics below were taken by Jon Ivins

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Jon Ivins

Catching a wake...

A couple of the DUC A-team went a bit closer to catch a wave near the harbor mouth. This set of pics was taken by Richard "Toastrack" Gaunt.

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