Sunday, April 19, 2009
The chance to sail away on a tall ship
Two days before the Lady Nelson was due to sail back to Hobart, one of the crew (of 18) pulled out due to injury.
And I was asked if I would like to sail with the ship on its voyage south.
What and opportunity.
I immediately said yes.
Despite the prospect of watches throughout each 24 hrs with 2 hours on and 4 off, the chance to sail out into Bass Strait on a small brig on a 5 day voyage around half of Tasmania was not to be missed.
Just goes to show you never know what is around the corner.
And you are never too old to embark on such an adventure.
The Lady Nelson was to sail out on Good Friday following the yachts in the Three Peaks Race.
Photo: At sea