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 Editor Chaucer has run away to sea!

07.03.20. A cruise line offered Volunteer First Responders a four-day cruise for their work during the busy fire season. I never enter for such things because of the amount of fuss required. Their question in the application was why volunteers did such things. Anyway, being a NSWRFS volunteer I scored a berth, probably down in steerage near the chook pen and clacking bilge pump operated Pakistani stowaways. From my old sea-chest will be retrieved a crumpled Horatio Hornblower, Lord of the Admiralty uniform. It helps in the line up for grog. Sword, alas, already confiscated by local coppers while tearing up and down the main street lunging at the pine trees, parked cars and the bitter old hag at the post office. All this to say that Chaucer will be out of comms range for a couple of days. The midshippies at MM are slack will take up the slack until the old, green-faced, swashbuckler  returns with grand tales of plain and fancy frigging in the rigging!.

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  • Botswana O'Hooligan 07/03/2020, 8:51 am

    Enjoy the break, you blokes deserve it.

  • Honeybadger 07/03/2020, 9:21 am

    Beautifully written and have a great time!

  • Tommy Gun 07/03/2020, 9:24 am

    If you really are going on a cruise you might be away for longer than you planned. Look at what happened to those on the “Diamond Princess”.

  • JK. 07/03/2020, 10:39 am

    Wear a mask.

  • seadogger 07/03/2020, 10:46 am

    Ed.,
    Do not forget to inspect the golden rivet…..ARRRRRR me heartys

  • DT 07/03/2020, 2:24 pm

    Don’t forget a fishing line.

    Have fun.

    • luk1955 09/03/2020, 9:07 am

      MM editor can fish from the fish tank behind the boat’s kitchen. Guaranteed a catch.

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