Monday, April 12, 2010

I was impressed by the toughness of the bounty boat boys as they planned to sleep on the floor of Auckland airport last night in preparation for their early flight to Tonga but Dave’s five star mind set overruled the decision and he treated the boys to a soft bed in a motel !  I suppose it could be a lesson in night navigation ? How do we find a motel in Auckland close to the aiport. The boys have safely arrived in Tonga with their mounds of excess baggage. Everyone is so friendly and helpful . Tonight as the boys checked into their “Base Camp”, the reality of the situation hit them. Perhaps it was when they walked the 15 metres on the white sandy beach from their room to the ocean , plunging into the water with the sun just setting they truly believed  this was the beginning of the next stage  !!!!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I reckon make the most of whatever matress you can find at the moment cos it's gonna be lots better than your future!! LOL Jessica back in Australian waters - what a little legend she is and hope she stays vigilante for this last big stretch.......Eat heaps, drink heaps and enjoy terra firma then best of luck on your big adventure ..... wish you all the best and wish I was there but not too sad about watching it from the loungeroom!! lol Had to laugh at the Bloke that emailed you and said he wanted to go cos his wife would be financially better off if he was dead!! Had me rolling around on the floor. I think I know him - oh hang on _ I think I know quite a few of them!!! LOL MJ from Brisbane

Anonymous said...

getting closer now guys how i wish i was on this voyage be 73 female or not i could do with losing a bit of condition lol will be following your journey albeit from my computer in mount barker sth aust bernice

Tonga Visitors Bureau (Ministry of Tourism) said...

The Kingdom of Tonga Welcomes the Crew of Talisker Bounty Boat -
REPLICA ‘MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY’ EXPEDITION

See here for the story and for pics: http://www.tongaholiday.com/?p=4480

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Tonga Visitors Bureau (Ministry of Tourism)
PO BOX 37, Nuku'alofa, KINGDOM OF TONGA
Phone: +676 25-334
Website: www.tongaholiday.com
Email: info@tvb.gov.to

Mike Perham said...

Exactly the kind of roughing it I'd expect from you guys! Good on Dave to make the call for a motel :)
Wish I could be there with you guys so much!
So pleased to hear that you are all having the time of your lives!
Live the dream!
Mike Perham

Mike said...

So, is the boat there yet?
Are you having some practise sails & drills etc. before the official start?
All the best..

Tim Stackpool said...

I've got that feeling in the pit of my stomach...you know, the one that's all about anticipation. Following you all the way guys!
-Tim

serah said...

This is soo awesome.... :)

Daph - Melbourne VIC said...

All the best guys. I am going to watch your progress on behalf of my inspirational MND friend. He is interested to hear how things progress. Oh and of course make a donation; which is the principal purpose of this great adventure.
Safe sailing.

Chris Bray said...

Hey Don, Quilter and crew - Just wishing you all the very best of everything for the trip. I'll be following you all, glad to live this one vicariously though I think! Ha ha. Good on you all! Good luck, and see you in a few months.

RLN said...

April 14th (1789)......2 weeks till.....Fletcher Christian made his historical decision.....to take the Bounty for his own purposes....

Tonga Visitors Bureau (Ministry of Tourism) said...

The ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ crew meet the Prime Minister: http://www.tongaholiday.com/?p=4519

The Talisker Bounty Boat is now in Tongan waters: http://www.tongaholiday.com/?p=4533

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Tonga Visitors Bureau (Ministry of Tourism)
PO BOX 37, Nuku'alofa, KINGDOM OF TONGA
Phone: +676 25-334
Website: www.tongaholiday.com
Email: info@tvb.gov.to

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