On our way to Kenya we did of course cross the Equator, so in the time honoured tradition we had a Crossing the Line ceremony for all those defaulters who'd dare cross the Equator without the permission of Neptune (our 3rd this year I think).
In the absence of Neptune (no doubt busy), our illustriou
If you see Kit again, please give him my best. I remember another Crossing of the Line on the Tenchbank in 1982, in which he played a pivotal role. One of my abiding memories of my time with the Bank Line. What larks.
Oh my WORD! I sailed with Kit on the Forthbank as his Junior Engineer. He was 3E and there was a passenger that we picked up in PNG who used to keep watch with us (Him in the bar, us in the engineroom) But he would always have a beer ready for us after watch. When we got back to Europe, Kit and the passenger paid off in Rotterdam. Kit came to visit us when we got to Hull. The story of the two of them getting back to the UK was a wonderful tale of drink and adventure!