Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Has anyone seen a ship?

Hello again folks, I have been away recently on an adventure. The picture on the left was my first view of SV Tenacious where she was berthed in Canary Wharf. She is a 'tall ship' operated by the Jubilee Sailing Trust and I had been lucky enough to gain a berth for a voyage to Southampton courtesy of my employer, Allianz, who support this charity.

The 'special' thing about this ship is that it's crew are made up of physically disabled and able bodied people. I was fortunate enough to be buddied up with Anthony and we both had an excellent time, with Anthony even 'climbing' the ship's mast in his wheelchair. There were also people on board with restricted sight and hearing but everyone played a part in crewing the ship on a successful voyage to Southampton via Holland and Cowes. If anyone would like further information on this fantastic organisation please contact them direct or e-mail me for a full account. Anyway back to lifeboat duties, more soon......................