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06/09/12 - Lord Nelson
The quiz was a roaring success! Each watch was responsible for writing questions and thereby determined the difficulty level. The result: Very difficult. nonetheless one team rose above the rest. They probably cheated.
The next morning was the assisted climb. Everybody chipped in to help, and the climbers shot up the mast. We all sponsored Jane to go up in a wheelchair. It was hoped that the more support she got the less likely she was to scream! After that we made our way ashore the sunny isle of Arran. Some of us explored Lamlash, others went further afield, and discovered crazy golf, an ancient Arran pastime. We were helped in our travels by a really great 'Stagecoach’ bus driver who came back especially with a Wheelie friendly bus to help us back from Brodick. With that we motored off from Arran and began to head west to Ireland. It was the first night we’ve not anchored. The cunning plan was to dash across towards the shelter of Ulster before forecast winds arrived, although choppier waters haven’t agreed with lots of people and even as I type the sides of the ship are lined with crew 'admiring the scenery’. The silver lining on this is that it has led to a sing song, particularly entertaining as the only songs we all know are drinking songs, and Christmas songs. This was taken to its logical conclusions, as the younger members of the crew had an S Club Party.
Morgan on behalf of Forward Port