Sunday, March 28, 2010
"Come on all Ye Talisker Bounty Boat Beauties"
Why didn't I think of that?
What a good idea that Don had, opening it up to Lady Sailing Adventures, after Dear old Pete pulled out last week.
He has his reason's only known to him, it's just a pity that he left it this late in the day to inform Don.
However Don as always is resilient, and came up with this stroke of genius!
I wonder how it will effect the dress rule if it was slightly altered, to be advantageous of the Talisker Bounty Boat Expedition!
For example if the crew were allowed to wear Nylon Stockings it would be a dual purpose item, they could also use them for Fishing, is this where the term of "Fish Net Stockings" came from?
After all the many problems that Don has had in the organization of this expedition, he will be looking forward to setting sail and relaxing in 54 foot waves and the odd Hurricane!
Well the show must go on, and at the Southampton Boat Show last year there was one Lady who kept coming back insisting that she would be allowed to be a crew member, I hope she is following this blog now.
Don, tongue in cheek asked me last week when learning that Pete had just pulled out, "How I was fixed to Crew?"
Knowing full well that I am in such a bad shape physically that I have to have a Medical in order to visit my Local Pub, and that the shear weight of tablets that I would have to take with me for such a long voyage would put the free-board 40cm under the water, not the 40cm above sea level that it is now when fully loaded with all the crews,supplies and equipment.
Bligh's boat had only 20cm of free-board when fully loaded. So Don's crew will be having it easy by comparison! They are so Lucky?
I would have liked to think that I would have had the courage (Bottle) to be part of the crew if I had been fit? Who know's? You only get to know ones self when you experience these situation's first hand. Talk can be very cheap!
I am in full admiration for Dave,Mike, Don and the final crew member whoever She is?.
The comments are really starting to come in now fast and furious now, especially this last week, (Please Keep it Up) but it is only a rumor that Professor Richard Beard one of The Sheffield Institute Foundations
original Patron's has volunteered his wife Irene to become a member of The Talisker Bounty Boat Beauties Crew.
Irene is the honorary secretary to S.I.F. although I am sure she would be the first to volunteer if she was well enough? ( She certainly has the Beauty).
She works very hard being the Hon Secretary of the foundation despite suffering Motor Nuerone Disease herself.
Well that's all for now folk's
Come on all "Ye Beauties" join the "Beasts" on the Talisker Bounty Boat Expedition.