DAY 24 23 days of pure obstacle…Peter was the only positive and even the seas had their say against that…the distance I have to cover is enormous, the time I have to do it in is little. Their are no passenger Ferries heading to the mainland to wash dishes on…it is not the season. I […]
23 days of pure obstacle...Peter was the only positive and even the seas had their say against that...the distance I have to cover is enormous, the time I have to do it in is little. Their are no passenger Ferries heading to the mainland to wash dishes on...it is not the season. I have made up my mind, I am gonna hitch 2000km up to Port Headland and get the cheapest flight over to Indonesia. Not so, I quickly learn the only flights from Port headland onto the mainland are connecting flights that go back down south to Perth - then onto whatever destination. Absolutely ridiculous... my only option is to return to the place I arrived at from Blighty 23 days after arriving, I feel sick at the thought.
So here I am sitting on Shadow for my last evening on Oz hopefully... I am gutted my voyage across the Indian ocean was thwarted, Peter has been a superb host and despite my awful behavior as crew, Peter and Shadow provided the Thumb with an experience I will not forget in a hurry, I was beginning to get to grips with the ropes toward the end as well. After dinner I treat Peter to a Showing of 'Prometheus' at the local cinema. Ridley Scott is from my home town and owned a modest semi detached house on my street a few doors down, next door to Janet who used to train Police Dogs,Catherine Cookson was born just a stones throw away from their also, and one more fact about the 'Mighty South Shields'...the first ever Lifeboat , 'of all time was' employed their and sits pride of place as a monument and testament to all the lives it has saved and inspired to save around the world. Our life was not in jeopardy in Geraldton but all the same...thank you very much to the 'Life Rescue' crew their who gave freely of their time to pluck a novice, Geordie sailor from the High Seas.
'Prometheus' was alright...I may have been in a mood so might of missed something, I will watch it again.