Today, another nice picture from the Catherine De Bont Facebook spread. This one is also taken on the up-River adventure the guys went on to get the barge up to London for the QDJP. As Catherine says, “a few familiar faces”; Hi Steve, Cathy, Mark and Frank and (the only one doing any work!), Richard T at the wheel. I was not sure about the Mark C baseball cap on backwards, dude look, for a bargeman, but Cathy says “yes he likes to think he’s a cool dude, bless him!! I look freezing and I was, but it was an amazing day spent with great people and we both wish we could do it all again”.
Meanwhile I was smiling at the fact that in Ireland, where I now am, Dublin is having its own tall ships festival (see website http://www.dublintallships.ie/volunteers/ ) and they have been calling for volunteers to help with the day. Realistically this is serious stuff and the site says “Up to 1,000 volunteers are required for The Tall Ships Races 2012 – Dublin to give visitors the warmest of welcomes, help create a great atmosphere and an experience they will never forget. Offer your experience, volunteer your skills, learn something new and have fun doing it! There is a huge variety of voluntary roles including Production, Hospitality, Ship Liaison, Media and Marketing, Event Coordination, Stewarding and Volunteer Management.”
I just wondered whether if a gang of Cambria volunteers armed with paint rollers and tins of Rosy Glow showed up in a mini-bus, we might be put to work. Cambria Volunteers on Tour!