Sunday, 7 July 2013

A blessing and some new crew

The Skipper, Geoff and Guy
The picture show the crew ready for a night out with the gaffers which included the pleasure of hearing the fine traditional musicians - Rothbury Hills. We have enjoyed excellent entertainment during our stay in Newcastle. 

Some of our Dutch friends seem to have struggled at times with the finer points of Geordie but could be reassured that this is a well recognised condition.

Rev Timothy Duff & High Sheriff
On the Sunday morning we had a service of blessing for the fleet by the Rev Timothy Duff assisted by George Scott who is the High Sheriff of Tyne and Wear. Some of the gaffers may have been a little casually dressed for the service but the High Sheriff was certainly not. 

The picture gives the flavour of this impressive occasion - complete with the singing of  'For those in peril on the sea'.

Today Guy and Geoff, who so valiantly helped get Bonita down from Scotland, ran out of time. Fortunately they've been replaced by Sian & Ant so all should be well. Ant previously helped on our very cold trip down the English Channel in May so he's hoping for kinder weather this time.

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