Monday, 30 May 2011
Sunday, 22 May 2011
Writing an obituary for a friend and former work-mate is never easy. Having to write obituaries for two is particularly sad, yet having scarcely finished John Lees’ obituary I learned that Ken Angell had also passed away. Ach.
Although I was only signed on ship’s articles at the same time as Ken for three summer holiday spells whilst I was at school and intermittently when I was Balmoral’s motorman in 1988, again, like John, Ken proved to be a very big part of my brief seagoing career.
When I was first around
As with John Lees, since hearing of his passing, I have found myself smiling a lot as I’ve been remembering Ken and again, that is surely a measure of the man.
Some random memories. In no particular order:
Monday, 2 May 2011
Sunday May 1st will go into the diary as one of the best days I have ever had on Waverley ever!
The forecast strong winds did not appear to have materialised as we boarded Waverley amidst glorious sunshine at Oban's North Pier.
Today's cruise would take us to the Isle of Coll passing the Treshnish Isles en-route. An hour's time ashore could be had if you didn't fancy the afternoon cruise on offer. After a pleasant sail we arrived at Coll ahead of time - so much so that those going ashore had additional half hour!
On reboarding we headed for Tobermorey via the Sound of Mull arriving back at North Pier a full 25mins early. Couple that with a hebridean sunset and you have a great day to remember!