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18 March 2011
Making disaster movies obsolete, the triple catastrophe in Japan rolls on, with personal risk too playing a role: Sean has now decided to get out of northern Japan, and has booked a flight tomorrow Sunday. You may imagine Adrienne's feelings. With the Fukushima nuclear plant's breakdown getting worse every day (according to the news) anything could happen. With less information than radiation leaking out of Fukushima , the Japanese people are today leaving the country, not trusting the government's reassurances.

Strangely, there is beauty to be seen among the vast, snow-blanketed debris, and the magnificence of ships pictured tossed like bath-toys, the uncoiling beast of apocalyptic seas smashing and carrying everything away, the quiet bravery of the rescue teams. Even the heartbreak and the unbroken spirit of the truncated families shines with a beauty. What a strange thing.

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