S/V Bluebottle

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The Piano - Comes Home

19 April 2011
What a great day! My two strapping Tassie-based sons, Dom and Sam, picked up the piano as if it were just a piano-shaped box (Bede, you missed out!). We had a trolley to roll it along, I rented a trailer, and Forrest loaned his new secondhand diesel Pajero, to tow it. Doug's son Kim and his friend Farrell came by to help, and I did little, other than strapping it in the trailer, giving unheard advice, driving the truck and holding the camera. (I jumped in at the end for a bit of the glory). Adrienne provided the laughter. Thanks to Kathy, previous owner, who let it go. Thank you - all who made this small dream come true.

Click on the YouTube video to see the last part of the move. They must have left out 2 frames in every 3, 'cause it's a bit jerky.

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