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The Rock-itt : April 2011
which is a narrow waterway running between Curtis Island and the mainland where they became stuck in the mud several times, laying Sirocco on her port side for hours at a tim e before she could be refloated on the rising tide. Eventually they made it through. Just outside Rockhampton’s boundary, they could see a flock of sheep grazing in a paddock beside the shore. Almost famished with hunger, they played poker until nightfall then crept ashore and into the paddock where they bagged one of the unsuspecting sheep, butchered it then cooked and ate it. They sailed soon after for Rockhampton sneaking out like thieves in the night. However, Trelawny, having second thoughts about their poaching of another man’s property found out the farmer’s name who owned the sheep and sent him a cheque for the cost of the animal, therefore appeasing his conscience. Although overhauled, the diesel engine continued to give problems and was becoming as unreliable as previously was. But it wasn’t just the diesel that would be a problem, for there was som ething far greater waiting for them when they eventually reached Rockhampton. Find out what is about to get under the skin of the crew of Sirocco in our next instalment of Hobart to Hollywood. If you have missed any of the instalments of “Hobart to Hollywood” and can’t lay your hands on a hard copy from one of our outlets. You can go back to where the serial began in 2009. Log onto: www.therockittmagazine.com.au click on ARCHIVES at bottom right hand side of your screen for previous issues. Any problems email me on: firstname.lastname@example.org see you in Brisbane.....Cheers Pete. Sirocco under full sail Left Trelawny Adams, centre Errol, r ight Rex Long-In nes, fr ont Charlie Burt Sirocco in the narrows waiting for the tide