Monday 25th April 2016
Anzac Day…We had a very quiet peaceful little service down on the marina wall at 5am, with Jason (SV Labyrinth) reading out the short traditional speech, with a Last Post, a Reveille, and one minute’s silence.
Last night in the clubrooms we celebrated 220 years of BIRTHDAY – Terry (80), Pete (70) and Dave (70.) All have their auspicious birthdays this week.
|Pete, Terry, Dave|
Our ay out in the little blue car with Liz and Chris was great. The car is tiny and cramped but it didn’t matter – it went where we wanted to go, and it had very efficient aircon!
We went to look at a dairy – yes, a dairy, on Samal! With a small herd of large cows, all being fed rice stalks. They are producing ten litres of milk per day at the moment, between them – the drought is taking its toll.
ext we bumped our way up a steep road, and then walked, to the crash site of a plane which came to grief in a mahogany grove in 2002. 131 people killed. There is nothing to see; everything and everyone was buried in the field. But people are obviously remembering; there are candles, and a peaceful feeling.
Today there are SEVEN men beavering away under the boat. Last task three coats of antifoul, including primer, prep, the works.