Hilary is Alex’s partner. She’s cool about him doing all this silly stuff and consequently in a very significant way makes it all possible.
She has been Berri’s first line of defence ashore, along with the two Steves and Speedy and is used to being asked odd questions by the press and other people.
She did all the food calculations for both voyages, helped push the trolley around as we bought most of Woolworths and acted as the contact for all safety issues.
In her other life, she is an academic.