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The Rock-itt : July 2011
positioned herself in the wheel house of Sirocco and wouldn’t budge. Eventually she was hog tied and rowed back to shore, and as Sirocco hoisted anchor and set sail it must have been a sad moment for Errol as the bow once again turned north and the island and beautiful Lucy disappeared into the distance forever. I thought you might like to look at an entry in Sirocco’s log book by Trelawney Adams which describes the change in weather conditions and the reoccurrence of malaria which continually hampered Errol throughout his life. I have had the dreaded malaria virus and have a very good idea how Errol would have suffered without medication. He actually mentions in one paragraph of his memoirs that he got to the stage of ’given up caring about his condition, which I, too, had done when I was in the depths of despair stricken with the horrible virus. But giving up is a dangerous thing to do because the next step is going to sleep and not waking up, which happened to many victims of whom I knew had Malaria when I was in New Guinea in the 1980s. This entry into Sirocco’s log gives you an idea of how it was with Errol down with malaria and bad weather coming in. Good old reliable Trelawney, as usual copes and brings Sirocco into Townsville, where we will take up again in our next instalment. Thought you might like to see last shots of the beautiful Whitsundays as Sirocco moves north and out of the area never to return. 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