S/V Bluebottle

Successful Crew Change

02 January 2011
Monday, January 3. Successful crew change: this morning, about 6 o'clock, Nick went ashore to climb on a bus to Sydney, and Endra came aboard, after a flight to Melbourne and a bus ride to Eden. She had a little adventure: arriving at 2:45 am, and having been given the wrong address, she could not find the Great Southern Hotel, and the man who was to let her in and help her find the place wouldn't answer his phone. Oh, no - stranded in a strange town in the dead of night and nowhere to sleep! So she called us, and we looked it up on Google maps. And the side door was open. Phew!! Talk about drama!
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