Topic: Bus shelter

1-12. 26°S-Nose Brazil

Apr 17, 2005 - 0615hrs UTC │Surviving the Bus Shelter

Imagine you are sitting on the long metal or plastic bench in a bus shelter. I know this may be a difficult concept for some of you, but indulge me. In front of you, about a metre away, is a similar bench parallel to yours, just far enough away so that you can brace your back against the wall of the shelter and your feet against the opposite bench. … Continue reading

1-12. 26°S-Nose Brazil

Apr 18, 2005 - 11hrs UTC

Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose…Still in our shed in Fox Studios, Malcom – there’s a bus shelter just outside the gate – and I forgot to add yaw into the gyrating cockpit – up to 60 degrees either side of intended course, perhaps, over the shorter period. To humour the unbelievers, we’re now off the Disneyland Space Mountain roller coaster and Pirates of the Caribbean rides and on a slowly rolling calm sea with no wind, lightning to the south, lovely moon. Chatty updates back on the agenda. … Continue reading

1-12. 26°S-Nose Brazil

Apr 25, 2005 - 0000hrs UTC

We’ve been sitting on our milk crates here in the studio wondering what’s happened to the old geezer who trundles over with a trolley with printouts of all your emails to the website. He hasn’t been since the 21st, so no mail since then. But he just turned up with a few scraps of paper and we think there must have been a problem with Sailmail. … Continue reading

1-18. Betwixt Madeira and Morocco

Aug 24, 2005 - 0430hrs UTC

Here I sit, in our tatty old bus shelter, a dusty streetlight across the road laying a grey screen across the keyboard, the laptop attached to it’s pocky extension cord snaking away into the gloom, wishing I were better oiled with Harry Pendel’s fluence. … Continue reading

1-20. Belmore and Pete swims

Sep 15, 2005 - 0915hrs UTC

0915hrs 15 Sep 2005 UTC 06’34”N 022’08”W Ref 364 Have just spoken to Steve after one of the worst nights ever in my sailing career. As if the Vogon Constructor Fleet parked itself at Fox studios with nowt to do so thought it would indulge in a bit of idle chuck-the-bus-shelter. Plus emptying their water tankers by superjet. … Continue reading

1-22. Still heading south south east

Oct 02, 2005 - 2200hrs UTC │Violent Tea Drinking

If you happen to be very very unlucky, sitting in your bus shelter on the Fox studio lot with your clackerboard and your nice mug of tea – very very unlucky – the Vogon constructor fleet will arrive and decide to chuck you about a bit. Drench you with their foul smelling bilge water. Scratch and grunt a lot and give you the full benefit of Vogon armpit though the atmosphere control vents. You, of course, will keep your cool, brace for the worst, hold your nose for as long as possible and continue sipping your tea. … Continue reading

1-22. Still heading south south east

Oct 03, 2005 - 0830hrs UTC │ Bus shelter and Vogons

0830hrs 03 Oct 2005 UTC 26’10”S 024’58”W Ref 409

Between Double Island Point and Noosa.

Just put the main back up with 3 reefs. Pathetic really – 25 knots of breeze but we cant afford to go any faster until the seas abate – or until we know these squalls … Continue reading

1-29. Running Along 45°S

Nov 18, 2005

[Ed: Email problems have caused several messages from Berri to not arrive here at mission control. This is one of them. After much swearing and retrying they were able to resend it successfully – finally received 21 Nov!]

Imagine, if you will, that you are inside this little plastic … Continue reading

1-32. Made it-Sydney

Dec 17, 2005 - 2145hrs EDT

2145hrs 17 Dec 2005 EDT 37’54”S 150’34”E Ref 660

I’ve been asked ‘What’s all this stuff about a bus shelterExplanation here?’ Well, everyone knows that NASA never really got to the moon – the whole thing was cobbled together in Warner Bros studiosConspiracy Theory: the epic is simply a mock-up-boat … Continue reading

2-13. Equator-Cape Town

The Arse-bone of an Ass

0700/4th position 0321 02423 Trip 110/24

And other matters fundamental. Berrimilla is a moving object – moving through spacetime but also moving relative to her inhabitants and quite violently at that. I’ve written about this before in the first blog – starting with the first of the bus shelterExplanation here … Continue reading