ORION as expedition leader with 100 passengers on two voyages. We had
pleanty of excitement , found the Jap whaling fleet and were able to direct
Sea Shepherd to them , visited Mawson, Scott, Shackelton huts, saw pleanty
of ICE, Penguins, whales, birds, seals, chatted every week to Jessica as she
tackled Cape Horn and passed the Half way mark on her epic voyage, ate loads
of five star food and only hit the gym twice in the past seven weeks,had my
bed turned down every night with a chocolate on the pillow and really
enjoyed the marble bathroom. So now it is back to the real world! I get off
ORION on the third FEB. in Bluff New Zealand and spend all that day flying
home to Hobart. On the 4th I set off in the van driving to Sydney via the
Bass straight ferry and Melbourne with a van load of expedition stuff...
All the other crew are flying in to Sydney arriving on the 5th Feb. Mike
from the UK, Pete from America and Dave from Hong Kong...YES we have a full
International crew and we will put all the details up here in days. Stuart
Kershaw is also flying in from the UK to film 24/7 the three weeks of
training and sorting Talisker Bounty Boat also about to start in days.
This Expedition is about to go live and Blogs will come thick and fast
...you are about to get a blow by blow of all the dramas that Expeditioning
generates, so stay tuned and check in regularly ...from the 5th Feb we come
up every day...later we will have audio grabs during the voyage and soon
If you are in Sydney and want to be part of what is going on, we have a spot
for a couple of volunteers for the training sessions in support boats or
assist with final preperations?...you need to know boats...we are based in
Narrabeen so it would be good to hear from you...we are also planning a
launch in Mid Feb which will be a chance for all to come along and meet the
crew and check out Talisker Bounty Boat...Details here latter.
For now...after four years of planning and preperations I am about to move
into the last minute panic stage!! Always happens!!
Bring it on...Don