Storm tossed

Interesting – in the light of my ‘standing by the sheets of the Cutty Sark with a loaded revolver comment – to see the arrival of Francis Chichester’s Gipsy Moth IV back in Plymouth after another circumnavigation.  Chichester was amazing.  He survived lung cancer and completed his voyage in 1967 – he also flew to Australia in 1929 in a Tiger Moth.  He died in 1972.  I visited Gipsy Moth when she was exhibited in London – not a big boat.  One of the postcards which I sometimes send to people is a reproduction of a painting of Gipsy Moth rounding Cape Horn in a gale done by one of the Derek Hill school of painters on Tory Island – off the coast of Donegal.

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