Topic: Books

1-18. Betwixt Madeira and Morocco

Aug 21, 2005 - 1800hrs UTC

1800hrs 21 Aug 2005 UTC 47’59”N 007’15”W Ref 304

Just been overtaken by a big grey bulk carrier called Te Ho – couldn’t reads the port of registration but looked like Taipei – if that’s a port. No one visible anywhere on deck or on the bridge – probably watching … Continue reading

1-24. Closing on the Barn Door

Oct 15, 2005 - 1640hrs UTC

1640hrs 15 Oct 2005 UTC 39’03”S 000’05”W Ref 443

I’ve just started to read Vera BrittainWW 1 front line nurse who wrote Testament of Youth, a book about her early life and her wartime experience. One of Alex’s heroes.’s Testament of Youth (the paperback Virago edition, 1978), a special favourite, … Continue reading

1-27. Indian Ocean Examiner

Oct 31, 2005 - 0040hrs UTC

0040hrs 31 Oct 2005 UTC 39’03”S 028’03”E Ref 503

From Warwick

Warwick here, an old mate of Pete’s and avid reader of the “”logs””, you do a fabulous job and thanks…..Alex referred to Linda and Kids at King’s… you know if this is The King’s School at Parramatta ? My … Continue reading

1-27. Indian Ocean Examiner

Oct 31, 2005 - 1745hrs UTC

1745hrs 31 Oct 2005 UTC 39’39”S 030’00”E Ref 506

Pete was reading some more Shackleton. There’s hope for us yet – when things were tough on Elephant Island, ‘the Men’, scientists, tradesmen, officers, were given a tablespoon of methylated spirit in a pint of warm water flavoured with sugar and … Continue reading

1-27. Indian Ocean Examiner

Nov 01, 2005 - 1330hrs UTC

1330hrs 01 Nov 2005 UTC 39’29”S 031’52”E Ref 510

Picture competition: change of plan – it has been suggested that we change the painting competition to a painting or drawing of anything you imagine from reading the logs – I think that’s a much better idea, so go for it. … Continue reading