Queen Elizabeth keeps crowds waiting

Queen Elizabeth sails past Whitby
Queen Elizabeth sails past Whitby
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CROWDS lined up all along the Yorkshire coast to watch one of the world’s most famous cruise liners sail by on Saturday.

In Whitby a dwindling crowd, eager with anticipation, gasped as the Queen Elizabeth emerged from behind the craggy corner of Saltwick Nab.

Queen Elizabeth sails past Whitby

Queen Elizabeth sails past Whitby

As it pushed through the mist past the harbour the enormity of the Cunard Line’s vessel became apparent.

Captained by Christopher Wells, the QE weighs 90,900 tonnes and is almost 965 feet long.

She can carry up to 2,068 passengers and cruises at a speed of almost 24 knots.

Local boats looked like plankton in comparison as they sailed out to meet the QE as she continued her journey north.

Queen Elizabeth sails past Whitby

Queen Elizabeth sails past Whitby

Then, as swiftly and silently as she appeared, the liner was gone again.

Queen Elizabeth sails past Whitby

Queen Elizabeth sails past Whitby

Queen Elizabeth sails past Whitby

Queen Elizabeth sails past Whitby

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth