DAY 22 Peter was unsure as to how long the repairs would take so the Thumb hit the port again looking for a Cargo ship….their are 4 shipping agencies, 3 departures a week heading to Japan, Singapore and Shanghai…their is one cruise liner Singapore bound that docks Wednesday 13th June. I set about again walking […]
Peter was unsure as to how long the repairs would take so the Thumb hit the port again looking for a Cargo ship....their are 4 shipping agencies, 3 departures a week heading to Japan, Singapore and Shanghai...their is one cruise liner Singapore bound that docks Wednesday 13th June. I set about again walking the streets in search of a ship.
I am from this planet...and as unusual a request it is to ask for passage on a cargo vessel these days my homework tells me that it is legally possible, given Geraldton is a small town I managed an audience with the head of customs at the immigration offices, and the Harbor Master at Port Authority before lunch...both integral in signing off the relevant forms should I get on a ship, and both reiterated the necessary processes. I then had a burger and a sit down before I hit the shipping agencies.
Again they scoff and look at me like I am an alien... I explain the nature of the project and the fact I just got rescued at sea etc. Bottom line is they just love their rules here in Oz, crazy for those rules...I am just going to give my Ozzy mates 'rules' for christmas from now on. Not even a sniff... and their are 'rules' that allow it... I know this.
Peter makes a stunning Pork dinner...we listen to some of his fantastic music, a Feli Kuti / Ry Cooder fusion goes on repeat 5 times during emptying a big silver bag of rouge.