Talk about starting with a bang. The first of this year's cruise liners only happened to be the Queen Mary 2, the biggest and best of them all.
As was befitting such a visitor, the sun was shining for her arrival and departure.
|QM2 arriving in Greenock|
|QM2 with Kilcreggan in the background|
|Blue skies welcome the QM2 on her arrival|
|Cunard liner, QM2 sails gracefully towards the terminal|
|The familiar Cunard colours of the QM2|
|QM2 canting before backing towards her berth|
|Crowds gather on the Esplanade to wave goodbye to the QM2|
|QM2 towering over the estuary control building|
|Local tug Anglegarth watches as QM2 sails past|
|Anglegarth gives QM2 a two cannon water salute as she departs|
|Haste ye back, queen of the seas|