Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Thu 30 Jun 2016 22:57
Immigration Ladies and Loud Shirts
Todays talk was given by two ladies from Border Control who gave us the necessary forms to clear out of Australia on Thursday Island – thoughtfully positioned between Wednesday and Friday Islands. We all have to park off Horn Island and dinghy to the ferry dock to be taken over to T.I. and bus to check out. Forms distributed and a Q&A session was followed by The Loud Shirt Competition.
The entrants had to stand at the front and we had to clap loudest for our favourite. Matthew (Rock & Roll Star), Gary (Wirraway of Sydney), Burnice and Hans (Brahminy Too), Michael (the clear favourite from Wishful Thinking), Val (in last years rally shirt from Kereru), Kim (Take Two), Bruce (Matilda), Bob (Continuum), Bear and Simon (Nicha).
Bear took his modest applause, clearly his Trinidad shirt wasn’t up to standard. Kim made no secret of her favourite, Bruce.
Michael was unabashed with success.
As John stepped in to award first to Michael and second to Simon the clash of colours had the rest of us reaching for our shades. Simon was chuffed with his prize and Lyn’s red vest added to the colour. That done, it was back to boats for more chores.
ALL IN ALL OUR TIME AT CCYS MAKES A BREAK FROM WORK
VERY HELPFUL AND A FEW MORE TICKS ON THE LIST