Category Atlantic Ocean

Day 466 — July 5, 1975

(QE2 – Atlantic Ocean) “Today is our fourth and last full day on the Atlantic, and it is a foggy one to be sure.  At midnight we were 154 miles east of Nova Scotia’s Sable Island, the so-called graveyard of the Atlantic, having been the site of more than 200 wrecks over the years.  After […]

Day 465 — July 4, 1975

(QE2 – Atlantic Ocean) “I woke up at 3:30 a.m. with a feeling that we had reduced speed somewhat.  There was quite a pitch to the ship at times, but not too much in the way of a roll, thank goodness.  At 4:00 a.m. we again stopped the clocks for one hour and are currently […]

Day 464 — July 3, 1975

(QE2 – Atlantic Ocean) “At midnight, according to this morning’s Daily Telegraph (QE2 edition), we were 498 miles west of the southern tip of Ireland to start our second full day out on the Atlantic.  At 4:00 a.m. the clocks were put back one hour and are now on Greenland Summer Time.  Breakfast was much […]

Day 463 — July 2, 1975

(QE2 – Atlantic Ocean) “All of us slept soundly last night and were up and ready to face the first full day at sea after setting our clocks back one hour at 4:00 a.m.  We are now on Icelandic Summer Time.  The late sitting breakfast began at 9:00 a.m. with eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes rolls, […]

Day 462 — July 1, 1975

(Southampton – QE2 – Cherbourg – Atlantic Ocean) “After a quick continental breakfast we gathered up our worldly goods and at 8:00 a.m. started off on the 15-minute walk towards the QE2 looming in the near distance.  In doing so, in the West Gate area, we took a brief look at the Pilgrim Memorial Tower […]

Day 27 — April 22, 1974

(QE2 – Atlantic Ocean – Cherbourg – Southampton) The morning of our sixth day on the water passed much like the others in a rather lazy fashion.  We listened to the noon whistle for the last time as the coast of France appeared on the horizon and to our right (starboard).  Just after lunch the […]

Day 26 — April 21, 1974

(QE2 – Atlantic Ocean) We changed our clocks for the last time on our trip across the Atlantic to British Summer Time, 8 hours ahead of the time at home in California.  The water continued calm; the skies were clear; and our movements about the ship were about the same as the day before. The […]

Day 25 — April 20, 1974

(QE2 – Atlantic Ocean) Clocks were moved ahead again this morning to Iceland Time, a country time zone which ended seasonal changes in 1968.  After our breakfast and a stroll on deck, my father went to the Barclays Bank branch on Two Deck to cash a traveler’s check, partly in U.S. dollars and partly in […]

Day 24 — April 19, 1974

(QE2 – Atlantic Ocean) We all ate our fill at breakfast (around 9 a.m. Greenland Summer Time), which was an hour earlier due to our daily time change.  Around mid-morning we received the Oil Crisis Surcharge bill we had been alerted to, so we headed to the Ship’s Bureau on Two Deck to pay the […]

Day 23 — April 18, 1974

(QE2 – Atlantic Ocean) The second day of our transatlantic crossing was relatively similar to our first.  The clocks were once again set ahead one hour, this time to Newfoundland Daylight Time.  After breakfast we strolled along the upper deck, visited the Fantail Room for a little table tennis, and before too long it was […]