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QE2    Transatlantic  December 1987
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First Officer Phil Rentell, his wife Helen and myself. QE2 Southampton to New York. Their son, my Godson, Richard is now cadet at sea.
· Date: Fri, 25 October 19 · Views: 1,141
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John Rogers

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Fri, 25 October 19 18:01

Nice photo Stephen, Shaken not Stirred I take it.??
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Stephen J. Card

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Sat, 26 October 19 07:16

Have you ever tried to shake a bucket of gin& tonic? ;-)
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Spanish Binnacle

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Sat, 26 October 19 08:13

Nice portrait Stephen! Very elegant!

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John Rogers

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Sat, 26 October 19 09:45

Have you ever tried to shake a bucket of gin& tonic? ;-)

After a few I may try it.
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Stephen J. Card

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Sat, 26 October 19 13:46

Perhaps not, but at the time it felt like I had. I don't G&T for many years. Nothing wrong, I don't like tonic. Gin & a drip of plain, warm water. Lovely. You can smell the aroma. I prefer vodka, whisky, brandy and GRAPPA no mixes! I don't want to go to the grave yet, so I don't drink much. On a special event... I'd rather a pure spirit than 'mixed' drinks. BTW... all ove the above are great for washing paint brushes!
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appbob
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Sat, 26 October 19 16:11

I was delighted to see this reference to Capt Rentell. Quite a few years back my wife went on a cruise to the Norwegian coast as far as Honningsvad. He was the skipper and the ship mv Sundream.The funnel was repainted half way through the cruise so it was a bit confusing. Possibly Airtours. He was a very approachable person and was often on deck chatting to passengers. He did an informal talk one afternoon about his time at sea and it was very well attended. He had been the navigating officer on the QE2 when she went to the Falklands invasion. As the QE2 was doing a similar cruise to Norway as ourselves we saw her n a number of times in port. On one occasion we left before her , As we did so we passed quite close to her with music blasting out of our PA system. Mainly Grieg. We lined the rail and waved and cheered. Later in the cruise we met a couple of QE2 passengers who said we all looked as though we where having the time of our life and it was very staid and quiet on the QE2.
I bought a soft back book he had written called "Not Yet - Ruminations from a passenger ship Captain" A very good read and I think he said the proceeds went to a boys club that he supported. A fine skipper. I wish him well. Bob
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John Rogers

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Sat, 26 October 19 17:42

I drink the Tonic as they say its stops leg cramps while in bed. I only add rum or Gin with a twist of lime to kill the taste.
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Stephen J. Card

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Sat, 26 October 19 20:05

John. :-)

Bob, Yes, Phil is a great passenger boat skipper. Some do the job great and a lot are barely passing the grade. Some would be wet farts if they were skipper on a bunker barge! I think his best 'job' was almost ten years with Saga, Rose, Ruby, Pearl and Sapphire.

Stephen
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