Hello To All

8th April 2008, 05:56
I am now landlocked on the River Murray on the border between NSW and Victoria in Australia.

The nearest sea (by river) is 1000 nms away by paddle steamer - that's the transportation they used in the 1850s.

Speny 12 years of my lofe peering down on ships from a not great height. Joined the RAF and surprised my dad who ended his RN time as First Lieutenant of HMS Victory.

Will attempt to attach one of the nearest paddle steamers (wood powered and one of 15) which is berthed half a mile away.


8th April 2008, 06:43
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

non descript
8th April 2008, 08:37
John, a warm welcome to you; thank you for joining the community; enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your postings in due course. Bon Voyage

Bruce Carson
8th April 2008, 13:27
From Michigan, welcome to Ships Nostalgia, John.
We'll be looking forward to your pictures of the paddler and hope you find lots to interest you on our site.


K urgess
8th April 2008, 15:49
Welcome to the crew, John.
We have a few ex-RAF Types knocking about the ship.
Find your way around and enjoy the voyage.

8th April 2008, 22:12
Welcome from Lancashire.

I hope you will enjoy the site.



11th April 2008, 04:59
Thank for your warm welcome, I'm sure that this is a nice place to be!
Heere's an aerial of our port.