Joke Telling on the Foremast
We had a brilliant visit to Brisbane over the weekend. It was great seeing all the former Youth Crew (nearly 100) who joined us on the ship on Saturday night and to Robert who helped set up for the evening. My thanks also go to the returnees who helped out on the extended Open Day on Sunday.Our newest team joined this afternoon at Admiralty Wharf and we departed on time and went under the Story Bridge and down the long Brisbane River to the Bay. We got to know each other on the way downstream and they toured the ship and had a great meal. Tonight will be the first climb at anchor and then some more climbing, knot tying and joke telling up on the foremast overnight.Staff Crew on for Voyage 06/01 from Brisbane to Mackay are: me – Boss, Pauly – XO, Dion-Nav, Len Ellis – WO, Eddie-White WL, Kath-Red WL, Woody- Blue WL, Rick-Engineer, Karen-Chef. I awarded Karen an INTERFET medal in front of the Youth Crew this afternoon for her service in East Timor.Stay tunedAndrew Davis
Current situation at 1800: In the Brisbane River, heading for Mud Island, Moreton Bay. Temp 21C, Wind east at 10 knots. Position 1819S, 15314E.
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