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Monday, March 10, 2014

The Cunard stunt that worked

Captain Kevin Oprey displays nerves of steel as he stands on the bulbous nose of his ship, Queen Mary.

Captain Kevin Oprey stands beneath the soaring hull of the Queen Mary 2 during a round-the-world voyage in its tenth anniversary year.
Two safety craft stood by during the shoot off Bali, Indonesia, but the 61-year-old remained sure-footed on the bulbous bow of the ship throughout.
The Cunard liner is 72m (236ft) high from keel to funnel – one-and-a-half times the height of Nelson’s column.
‘I’ve always tried to take pictures that capture the public imagination,’ photographer James Morgan told Yahoo!7 News.
And he certainly succeeded -- the item has been reproduced by just about every news magazine going.  But one has to admire the captain's grit and courage.

Not only is he brave (or foolhardy), but he is a good sport, as witness this interview HERE

To my surprise and amusement, what should come gliding into Wellington this morning, but the Queen Mary herself, presumably complete with Captain Oprey.

Luckily, it is a beautiful day.

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