Vale Bob Riggle
22 February 2011 | Mackay
In Mackay last year Carol and I were lucky enough to meet a really great guy crewing on a rally yacht enroute to SE Asia and beyond. We spent a few days together, having a beer, and a look around Mackay. Bob had been to Australia before on his own yacht on their way to the Med. Bob came on board Freycinet one sunday afternoon and I listened intently to his stories and experiences and valued his comments re our future travels and our yacht. We promised to keep in touch by email as Bob headed back to Seattle and then returned to Darwin to continue his crewing position.
Last night I thought I was dreaming when I heard Bob"s name on the radio in relation to a pirate attack off Oman. Not a dream. A senceless waist of 4 lives, people pursuing the dream.
I will have a beer for you all Bob.
"Well its no vacation, it was an adventure"
Thanks for the words of inspiration
Fair winds and following seas.
Daryl and Carol