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The Rock-itt : December 2010
If you caught last month’s instalment of Hobart to Hollywood, you will know that after a dramatic crossing of the infamous bar at the mouth of the Richmond River, Sirocco has finally broken through and is poised to dock at the northern NSW town of Ballina, now read on...... As they approached the dock they could see an irate figure standing on the wharf waiting for them As they tied up alongside, the man in question just happened to be the pilot who began giving them a serve. How dare they go against his warning to stand off, didn’t they realise that they could have been another victim of the Richmond River Bar? “I’m going to report you damn fools to Brisbane,” his face reddening with rage. Errol tried to placate him at the same tim e sending Rex below to fetch the bottle of whiskey. After a quick couple of shots the pilot slowly began to m ellow and it wasn’t long before they were all going on like they were his old friends and the dangerous crossing into Ballina and the anger levelled at them was soon forgotten. The whiskey and Errol’s diplomacy had certainly done the trick as the crew of Sirocco were invited to breakfast and a hot bath at the The Sirocco in full sail The Pub on the left foregrou nd is one of two Errol and crew would have d runk at called “The Australia H otel”