Speak to you from Tasmania!
The other day there was an inter-faith Blessing of the Fleet right near where we are docked. Neither of us usually go in for these sort of things, but given we're about to cross Bass Strait we figured it couldn't hurt to have some of the good vibes rub off on us! The sentiment of the service was really nice, prayers for the safety of seafarers and such things, and plus it was fun to see all the local boys jump in the river after the cross, in the Greek Orthodox tradition.
This is a replica of a Spanish Caravel called Notorious which was handmade from reclaimed timber as a labour of love over 10 years. I have no idea how it would sail! Oh well, the world needs eccentrics! I immediately thought of our friends Kerry and Claudia (www.astrayspray.com) - and you think Astray looks like a pirate ship!!! Ha! ;o)