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Date: 27th December 2015

Jonathan and his girlfriend Sarah kindly organised a Sailing Experience for a party of their friends. We met at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and made our way to the 60ft Yacht 'Pilgrim'. She is owned and run by an English lady called Clare and her partner Paul. Clare used to play tennis to professional standard but broke her ankle and, as they say 'It is an ill wind that blows nobody good' she changed tack (excuse the pun) and coming to Sydney, took to sailing.

They not only run a great ship - and Pilgrim is unique in that she was made to order and has only had one other owner - but they cater superbly too. The guests bring the food and Clare and Paul cook and serve it. I really thought they were joking when they said they were dropping anchor so they could set up the 'Barbie'. I couldn't believe it - a Barbecue on a Yacht - but sure enough there was a Barbie suspended over the side on which Paul cooked steak, chicken, sausages and kangaroo. I could do without the latter!

It was a great day although very windy but that was good for the sailing. Again I have some great photos of the Bridge, the Opera House, Jonathan and Sarah doing a Titanic at the prow of the boat and all of us totally windswept - I looked as though I'd take off. Tomorrow we are going up to the Blue Mountains. A very dear friend of mine, from my theatre days in Sydney, lived in the Blue Mountains until his death earlier this year so it is a place I love and have visited often. We've a lot to pack in to the day and are hoping to go to the Jenolan Caves - which I've never visited.

Okay - Mother and son going a take off of Titanic from the Prow of Pilgrim


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