S/V Bluebottle


19 January 2010
Now you can believe this or not. This was told to Adrienne and I over drinks as the sun went down in Zihuatanejo, a few days ago. He is a very interesting man, our guest, and there is another story behind our meeting him and having breakfast at a luxury Ixtapa hotel.

The house in the middle of the photo was owned by a Mafia person, who was a friend of the President of Mexico, five presidents back in time. It looks to me as if it were modeled on the ancient Greek. Well, the tale goes that there is a tunnel, right through the hill, and down deep in the ground he kept his enemies locked up in cells, and down there too, he kept lions and tigers!

I can imagine it, can you? I'm not sure I believe it though.

Vessel Name: BLUEBOTTLE (ex-Aura)
Vessel Make/Model: Lidgard 49' steel ketch
Hailing Port: Hobart
Crew: Adrienne Godsmark and Joe Blake
We have completed our trans-Pacific voyage - from Panama to Hobart via Ecuador, Mexico, French Polynesia, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and Bundaberg, and are now pausing before resuming land life. [...]
When the port authorities here were approached to renew our Panamanian boat registration, they said "You can't call your boat Aura - that's taken" so we decided to call her Bluebottle! If you know the Goons, you know of Bluebottle, that little twit! He was always getting into trouble with his thin [...]
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Who: Adrienne Godsmark and Joe Blake
Port: Hobart