The story still needs some editing – and the pictures are going to take a while… but she’s back home.
The page is here… Wonder what happened to her, after we sold her?
For those of you (in England and Canada) who don’t understand this stuff – when game fishing boats return to port – they (hopefully) fly ‘tag flags’ (brag flags?) indicating the results for the day… one flag is good – two flags are better – three flags will draw a crowd… Five flags? deserves a mention on the Blog! Just two us (old friend Ken Douglas and me) – no guests – getting a rare opportunity to just go fishing. Story & pictures here. I should also admit that this is a marked improvement on two days ago when (for the first time in my game fishing career) we returned empty – with NO flags flying!
The Old Blue Truck has finally made it as far as Istanbul… At this rate I won’t have Trip 1 completed before we start Trip 2!
The new page is here – it’s lucky that there’s 40 years between stories!
It was the COMEX organisation that brought the four of us together originally. David has just re-established contact with Colonel Lionel (Greg) Gregory – who is still the driving force and there is much of his writing and poetry on their web sites.
I remember him as a fascinating (and motivating) man – and I regret not having had the opportunity of completing our adventure with him. Many thousands of other young people did – and I suspect that his influence and vision extends far beyond his beloved Commonwealth. I know he visits this site… Welcome aboard Greg – and enjoy with us – what you started! Comex websites are here… and here.
On Wednesday I took my first day off in 13 weeks, and took a few friends out fishing… One was visiting from Japan, one had his eldest son visiting from the UK and another was just escaping the typical Gold Coast Xmas-load of house guests! The day was overcast – HOT – with storms threatening.
The water (after the previous night’s storms) was a dirty milky colour… NO WAY were we going to find a marlin… But, just before mid-day… Pictures here…