Had the D300 this time, what a great camera and the package lens 18-200 just terrific. Have as much fun with this as I do with the D3. Just a lot lighter.

Anyway, This is the Queen Mary 2, docked at Wolloomooloo (no joking that's actually a place - like Mississippi, in spelling that is lots of "o's") in Sydney near Kings Cross, as it's too big to dock near circular quay (where the bridge and opera house is).

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) is the most magnificent luxury ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern luxury cruise travel experiences on earth. At the time of her construction in 2003 by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, Queen Mary 2 was the longest, widest and tallest passenger ship ever built, and with her 151,400 gross register tons (GRT), was also the largest. She no longer holds this distinction after the construction of Royal Caribbean International's 154,407 GT Freedom of the Seas in April 2006, which was in turn superseded by the same company's 225,282 GT Oasis of the Seas in October 2009 and 225,282 GT Allure of the Seas in November 2010. However, Queen Mary 2 remains the largest ocean liner (as opposed to cruise ship) ever built. She has a maximum speed of just over 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph) and a cruising speed of 26 knots (48 km/h; 30 mph), much faster than contemporary cruise ships.

Queen Mary 2's facilities include fifteen restaurants and bars, five swimming pools, a casino, a ballroom, a theatre, and the first planetarium at sea. There are also kennels on board, as well as a nursery. Queen Mary 2 is one of the few ships afloat today to have remnants of a class system on board, most prominently seen in her dining options. As of 1 December 2011 Queen Mary 2, and the other ships of the Cunard fleet, had changed their registry to Hamilton, Bermuda in order to host weddings on board thus ending 127 years of Cunard British registry.