Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"Safe arrival in Kupang"

Dear All,
Don has asked me to Blog for him today,They arrieved safe and sound at 3.P.M. Yeaterday!
Since arrival, it has been non stop media from all over the world, any spare seconds Don spent washing his clothes, the ones that he had worn the same ones all the way back from what seems eons ago from Tonga.
As you can see from the pictures above, The Talisker Bounty Boat Boys seem absolutley delighted! and so they should be, what a remarkable achievement, that after the first few day's no Bookie would even Quote odds of success! You will also notice how Slim the TBBB's are. I have been informed by Rachael Shaw PR Manager from the sponsors parent company Diageo, that Don has lost 18 kilo's (Nearly 40lbs or approaching-three Stones).
There is definatly a market for the Talisker Bounty Boat Diet! I don't know what the others have lost but we will all look forward to all their next blogs.
I would like to thank all those who have commented during this historic adventure and to those generous "Friends" Of the Sheffield Institute Foundation who have sent some much needed donations.
Please keep the Comments & Donation coming in, as we have a long way to go yet before we can find the Cure for the Big three generative Diseases. Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Motor Neurone (ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) or La Maladie de Charcot, depending on where you are in the world; it all spells misery for the victims.

All been well Don will blog tomorrow! Providing he has finished his washing!
Cheers for now Stuart Keane
A very proud Patron Of the Sheffield Institute Foundation, and a privileged moderator to the Talisker Bounty Boat website.


Peg Leg Pete said...

WOW What a Feat for a Great Cause.
I am In Awe of all the Talisker Bounty Boat Boy's
Peg Leg Pete

Queenslander said...

Fantastic... Job Well done...

Quiet Achiever's Reward perhaps?!?!


Okay, what's next???... :)


Anonymous said...

Congradulations on an outstanding Voyage a marvelous effort by Bounty Boat Crew !
Rightfully looking quite happy celebrating having sucessfully completed mission !

Sarah said...

Congrats & well done - what a great accomplishment!
I so enjoyed the journey.
Bet the Bounty Boys are enjoying some hard-earned comforts and I look forward to hearing all about it soon!


Janell in Oklahoma,USA said...

Congratulations guys! You accomplished a great trip for a great cause....and, you had a great adventure in the process! Well done!
Janell in Oklahoma, USA

Bob from Seattle said...

Don, Dave P. ... So when's the announcement of your intent to reenact Ernest Shackleton's "James Caird" voyage of 1916?

Tim Stackpool said...

Nothing but praise from this quarter. You guys have undertaken a tremendous challenge and succeeded where many felt the difficulties would have been too great. Looking forward to catching up!

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

Don, Dave W, Quilter and Chris,

You set sail from the Kingdom of Tonga with our blessings, hopes and good wishes!

Congratulations on reaching land safely and completing your historical voyage!

As you said, "Tonga just seems like a long time ago". So here is a recap to refresh your memory!

The Kingdom of Tonga welcomes the crew of Talisker Bounty Boat (Replica ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ Expedition):

The ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ crew meet the Prime Minister:

The ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ crew meet His Majesty King George Tupou V:

The Kingdom of Tonga farewells the ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ crew:

Bon voyage to the Mutiny on the Bounty crew:

The ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ crew visit the volcanic island of Tofua:

As the PM said at your farewell, “you are always welcome back”.

‘Ofa atu (with love),
Tonga Visitors Bureau (Ministry of Tourism)

Anonymous said...

Well Done Lads,
I heard you on ABC Radio yesterday Don. What a great accomplishment. Can't wait for the doco and book. Please be sure to post times etc so we don't miss anything.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on a remarkable feat!! You all look sooo happy in that photo - can only begin to imagine what it must be like to eat real food again!! Hope you don't all give yourselves major belly-aches by overeating!! Hope there were lots of young admiring chicky babes waiting for Chris as per his earlier request!!lol And hope no-one has spent their entire weeks wages providing Dave W with his hamburger:-) Washing your clothes was a bit overdue Don?? Dunno why you bothered at that stage to be honest!! Suppose it would have been a bit embarassing if you stepped off TBB and cleared the beach cos everyone scampered!!

Anyway, once again Congrats on making it - and yeah, What next??? MJ

PS: Now we have no Jess, no Abby and no TBB to follow???!!!

Once again -

BenBen said...

Well done Don and all the crew :)
That was a great adventure (one more...) and had tons of pleasure reading your stuff every day .
C U Sonn somewhere in Asia

Mike Perham said...

brilliant photos guys!

I'm really super chuffed for you all!

Hope you enjoy Kupang!

Look forward to seeing you all in Sydney.

Mike Perham

Jessica Watson said...

Congratulations Don and all the crew!
I've really enjoyed the blogs, can’t wait for the doco.
No way could I have done it on those rations!

Anonymous said...

Soldier's Mum says:


You all have my utmost admiration, and I salute you one and all!

I've enjoyed following you via the blog and wish you all the best for your respective futures.

Which I'm sure will continue to be full of adventures! :)

Cheers ... Soldier's Mum.

Pablo said...

Hi guys!!! Nice to meet you again...YOU DO IT!!! I know you'll do it...and you look very happy...tha´'s great!!!!
I'm so proud to have met and have shared two weeks with you, 4 brave sailors...unforgettable, incredible...believe me!!!
You know, I prefer the Spanish...FELICITACIONES!!!
Big hug for you...
From the foothills of the Andes, Mendoza, Argentina...Pablo.

Sahaja Sam said...

Wonderful news boys !
Feeling really happy for you all, and also for you guys who lived it, your support team and all the crazies out here like me who followed you in their computers and in their dreams.
Thank you, and welcome back to 'relative safety' !!!
Bligh could not have had a more fitting honouring !
best wishes from Sahaja in Mexico

Lutolofi (Rudolph from Tofua) said...

Big hello to the crew,

It was a long way to Timor from Tofua in Tonga. I am happy that you arrived safely and that you realised your dream.

'Ofa atu,
Lutolofi (aka Rudolph - your guide from Tofua in Ha'apai, Kingdom of Tonga)

* Note: Posted by Sibylla when Rudolph visited the Tonga Visitors Bureau in Tongatapu.

James Munger-Styles said...

On behalf of everyone at Blazepoint I would like to congratulate Don and the crew on this massive achievement. It was simply amazing following the voyage blog and wish you all the very best in any future endeavours.

James Munger-Styles, Blazepoint Ltd

Richard in Maryland said...

Congratulations on finishing your voyage!

I think your idea of recreating historic voyages while helping worthwhile causes is brilliant! It helps society at so many levels.

What's Next on the Agenda?
Are you going to take your new expedition craft to Antartica ?

Richard in Maryland