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Friday, October 28, 2022

Seventeen years ago already?


Looking at this video clip of Seaswift's "Trinity Bay" sailing up the Queensland coast to Thursday Island brought back many memories of my own trip aboard that ship in April 2005, now already an almost unbelievably long seventeen years ago.

Socrates is supposed to have said that the unexamined life isn't worth living, and I just wanted to revisit one of the many odd and fascinating places I used to live in - and they don't come any odder than T.I.!



There are two words I don't want to find myself uttering as an old man, and they are "If only ...". If only. We all have our own "if onlys". If only we had studied harder; if only we had stuck with that job ..." My trip to Thursday Island was to eliminate one "if only" and to confirm in my own mind that I couldn't have stayed much longer on the island even if my then boss, Cec Burgess, had been less of a crotchety old bastard.

So jump aboard and follow me down memory lane by clicking here.

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