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  1. By my count, Hayman Island is our 100th port in the Southern Hemisphere. A good milestone for this half of the world. 40 are West longitude, and 60 are East.
  2. Hayman Island is correct, well done. The beach "chalet" (a rather generous term) looks to have been the best asbestos fibre walled, corrugated iron roofed accommodation available in 1938. Things have improved considerably since then. The wife and I did a daytrip to the adjacent Hamilton Island during our stay in Airlie Beach this past Christmas 2020. Hayman is a rather small island, and these days the Cunard Queens anchor off of Airlie Beach, and offer excursions to the various islands in the Whisunday region.
  3. Inspired by @bluemarble's recent 1930s historical Norway photos, here is a 1938 public domain photo of a popular tourist destination on our unseen ports list. The quality of accommodation has improved over the years, as evidenced by the second photo in more recent times. I've not been to this exact island, but I've been to adjacent ones in the collective name for this area that is used in current Cunard itineraries, and is already on our "seen" list.
  4. I've been trying to "cheat" by doing searches for @bluemarble's two public domain photos. I've tried a bunch of keyword combinations for 1930s norway, 1930s fjord, 1930s scotland, 1930s isle of, and 1930s iceland. No luck, I'm afraid. I might be looking in the wrong part of the world entirely (that has certainly happened before!) or using the wrong keywords for the photo captions.
  5. My feeling was this was somewhere in Norway, but no luck on any searches so far.
  6. Correct on all points, @ExArkie. The Lusitania sank about 11 nautical miles from the Old Head of Kinsale on 7 May 1915. A tragic event for the passengers and crew, Cunard, and world history.
  7. Here are two public domain photos of a cruise-by location I've been to from the land side. This location is not on our unseen list, although there is a Cunard ship located only 11 nautical miles away.
  8. Thanks everyone for the new photos! This one is Flamborough Head, England.
  9. 100% correct, @bluemarble. In June of 2004 we rented a National Trust cottage in the South Cornwall coast village of Lansallos, and had a wonderful fortnight walking parts of the Southwest Coastal path, and stopping in the various towns for pub lunches. Is there anything better than a proper pint in a UK country pub? Well, maybe a pint in one of the three Cunard Golden Lions, but it is a tough comparison.
  10. This might be my last cruise-by photo contribution of places I've been to. In northern hemisphere summer of 2004, the wife and I spent a wonderful fortnight in this area, doing coastal walks and enjoying the countryside. It is a part of the world we'd dearly like to get back to soon. Both photos are public domain from wikimedia commons.
  11. Correct! The nearby port is Port Arthur, Tasmania, and the cruise-by is the Tasman Peninsula. The photo was taken from the Devil's Kitchen cliff observation platform, looking south towards Patterson's Arch. The wife and I were there on a road trip when we visited Port Arthur, only a month or so prior to the tragic shooting on 28 April 1996.
  12. This one should be easy. @Host Hattie identified my previous photo of the nearby Cunard port.
  13. I was looking in all the wrong places! Good find, @bluemarble, and thanks @rafinmdfor an interesting challenge.
  14. Still lost here. I think it is over to you @bluemarble. Look forward to the solution!
  15. I'm afraid I'm still lost. I don't think it is either Alert Bay or Bella Bella. They both have square lighthouses, white with red tops, but the terrain of their locations (Dryad Point for Bella Bella, and Pulteney Point for Alert Bay) doesn't match the photo. I've also tried a general google image search for British Columbia lighthouses, but no liuck. I'm sure I will say "how did I miss that" when finally revealed!
  16. Looks like it could be Iceland, but I'm not getting a quick match to a location. I have to run to work, but I'll come back later today unless someone else finds it first.
  17. Correct! The NZ interisland ferry crosses the Cook Strait between Wellington on the north island and Picton on the south island. To get to Picton, the ferry traverses the Marlborough Sounds, a collective name for four individual sounds. The route to Picton follows the Queen Charlotte Sound route. My first trip on this ferry was way back in the winter of 1989, when doing a work project in Wellington. It was a stormy January day, and the crossing was rather choppy with a brisk icy rain. I loved it!
  18. Only a "photo single" for this contribution, I'm afraid. We've already seen the Cunard port for the unseen cruise-by location pictured below.
  19. Great - I will add all three locations to my "seen" list. Alaska is now up to 19 seen Cunard ports and cruise-bys. An impressive total. If it were a country rather than a US state, Alaska would easily make the "top 10" list, ahead of Canada and Brazil at 13 Cunard locations each.
  20. Homer AK is correct, well done @Chart Room Princess. Looking again on google maps today, I see that Kachemak Bay is also correct, being the body of water immediately off Homer to the east. Actually, though I was originally thinking of one of the other cruise-by loctions on our unseen list that Homer and Kachemak Bay face towards the west, which is Cook Inlet. QE traversed Cook Inlet to get to Anchorage from Kodiak, and then again when departing Anchorage on 16 May 2019. The caption to this photo in wikimedia commons indicates both Homer and Cook Inlet, which originally gave me the idea for for a "photo double". But actually it might be a "photo triple" if we include both Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet. @bluemarble, I think we'll need an official referee's call for how many unseen locations we can attribute to this photo?
  21. I don't think we've ever been able to cover off two unseen locations with a single photo before on this thread, but this photo (public domain from wikimedia commons) might just do the trick. Our QE voyage in 2019 did not go to the unseen port in this photo, but we did pass through the unseen cruise-by location off in the distance, on our way between two other Cunard ports that we have already seen.
  22. I've had a great time too - many thanks to everyone! The photos, games, and discussions have created a bigger bucket list of future voyage desires. Can't wait to be afloat again!
  23. Correct! Wilsons Prom, as it is sometimes abbreviated, is the southernmost point of the Australia mainland. It is a protected nature reserve and has quite attractive scenery. The public domain photo was taken from Mount Bishop. I must have passed by several times on Cunard trips when departing Mebourne for Sydney, but it has always been in the small hours of the night. I might have noticed the lighthouse beacon, but more likely was asleep.
  24. I guess I have done this cruise-by before, although it has always been night time after departing the nearby Cunard port to the west. Photo is public domain from wikimedia commons.
  25. Thanks @bluemarble. Apologies @rafinmd - I hadn't known that @Essiesmomhad also posted Glacier Bay. That photo was unidentified when I suggested reposting your sunrise photo. Our QE trip in 2019 didn't enter Glacier Bay, so I didn't have first-eye knowledge of what the area looked like. @bluemarble, not that it matters a great deal, but I think we're now up to 551 ports. Back in post #3766, you mentioned that Geirangerfjord was 545, which was also the case in my port text analytics data set. Since then we've had: 546 Hjorundfjord 547 Tracy Arm 548 College fjord 549 Aghios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece 550 Yakutat Bay 551 Glacier Bay
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