Denis Johnson, currently crewing on Cambria’s final 2012 charter with Ryan Dale, Julie Brooks and Skipper Tim Goldsack, posted this picture on Face book. That’s our Julie B leppin’ out along the bowsprit cables like a mountain goat. To the volunteers, it’s a bit more than that. We who paint and scrape, change bedding, man up for the public access visits and haul provisions are generally speaking not skilled crew and we’re like kids at Christmas when we do get a chance to go on board. Through this year and last we’ve been getting increasingly brave and trying to out do each other by (small) feats of rigging climbing – so for example I have been up the ratlines while racing which feat has since also been achieved (with the boat stationary) by Dave B and Mark C but I don’t think any of us had nipped out along the bowsprit. Well now Julie has stolen a march on us buy climbing out there and Den has taken a picture to prove it.
Where next, Julie? Cross trees and top m’st?