The First Week
We will begin at the beginning.
Cody Owen, Andy Thompson, Chris Licato, and I (Satchel Douglas) were banished from the loving fold of our dear Webb Institute for the Fall Semester 2012. It was tough to go.
In all seriousness, we are very lucky to be allowed to attend the University of Southampton this semester, and are attempting to take full advantage of this opportunity.
We would like to extend our most heartfelt thanks to Dean Neilson, Prof. Harris, Prof. Werner, Prof. Wiggins, Prof. Basu and Josie for their exceptional dedication to our trip, and to working tirelessly to help us. Additionally, we are extremely grateful and appreciative for Dr. Stephen Payne's personal support and generosity in helping us negotiate with Cunard and the University of Southampton. His help was invaluable and we would not be here without it.
So for the actual journey so far:
7 Days on the ship
2 Days in Southampton
1 Night in Stansted Airport
Not enough pictures...
To explain this a bit better, we left the U.S. on the Queen Mary 2 (QM2) on the afternoon of August 28th.
|View from the car|
|Note: Cody's is already on the ship|
We embarked on the ship, with very little trouble in security, and started looking around. See bellow, the Captain's cuff links, more commonly known as replacement propeller blades (8 tons each!).
The ship departed right on time, leaving us with a display of the power of the bow thrusters.
Our view of the city was simply phenomenal
We made it back on deck just in time to see under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge
The tide must have been out, because we appeared to clear under the bridge by quite a bit
Sunset Looking aft, and no one on deck to see it!
|Main Deck Midships|
|Aft Deck pool looking over Brooklyn|
|Red Hook container terminal, dwarfed by the ensign|
|New York Skyline, Dwarfed by Cody|
|The beginning of the constant dancing|
|We wanted to wear the life jackets so badly (From LR)|