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The Rock-itt : August 2010
HOBART TO HOLLYWOOD Welcome back to "Hobart to Hollywood." If you were with us for our last instalment you will know that Errol is back in Sydney and the not so proud owner of a 44 foot, narrow beamed, cutter rigged, 50 year old sailing boat named "Sirocco." Errol bought the boat on a whim and apparently under the influence of the amber liquid, but when he finally faced the dawn and realised his folly, that perhaps he may have been a little foolish with his money, he tried to renege on the deal and raced to the bank to have the cheque for fifteen hundred pounds cancelled. Alas, he found he was too late and was unhappily lumbered with this new unwanted possession. As history shows the die had been cast and Errol's destiny had already been preordained by the gods. After looking "Sirocco" over, Errol decided that he must put her to some use. But what could he do with her? She was a calm water racing yacht, built for speed not for handling rough weather. Also she was so narrow in the beam that even if she could make New Guinea she couldn't take passengers in comfort or cargo in her hull. Errol was in a quandary about what to do! Gold and New Guinea were all still burning deep down within his Aussie soul, his lust for adventure started to cloud his sensible reasoning and sound judgment, he began creating possibilities in his mind, perhaps she could handle the heavy weather, after all, she was a big lump of a boat, had ten tons of lead in her keel, she'd never roll over, and she would only need a crew of four and there was certainly enough room below for that. The seeds were sewn, nothing would stop him now. Left Trelawny Adams, centre Errol, right Rex Long-Innes, front Charlie Burt Errol on the deck of Sirocco in Neutral Bay