Big event in London
Panama to Fiji - pictures of Don McLeod
with comments and descriptions of Richard Grono and help of Liz Castleton
This is from a message I received from Eric Huffey:
Eric felt, Don would like to see his pictures displayed here, and so he scanned some of them for us. Find here, what he sent me yet, more may follow now and then.
It is a bit difficult for all of us, as we cannot ask Don for details anymore. So if you feel, something was mixed up, should be corrected or you simply want to leave a comment, please tell us, so everything can get fixed.
The Eye with white hull. According to Richard, she only was white for some four years. Apart from that she was black or dark green.
She looks to have the French ensign at the foremast truck, so, as it was not painted white until Oct/Nov, 1978 in England, it must be 1979 to 1982 and it could be during Operation Drake or it could be in Polynesia in 1982.
Steve Glenn and Richard Grono, Tom Christian from Pitcairn
The "Barbershop Quarter Shipboard style": Don McLeod, Justin Morgan, Richard Grono and Len Watson, photographed in the lower saloon.
Tiger Timbs and bosun Peter Malcolm
The Three Musketeers, as the inseparable Don McLeod, Justin Morgan (San Francisco) and Len Watson (Sydney) were known.
Len Watson with Linda (now Linda Nossiter - living in Tasmania)
Liz Tonnison, Don McLeod and Annie Wotton
DonMcLeod, Monika Grono (both showing off their newly acquired Bora Bora clothing) and Justin Morgan
Beth from Sydney who sailed Panama to Suva
Kerry Grono - a distant cousin of Richard's, who sailed from Teneriffe to Sydney
Beth, Phil Castleton (now married to Liz Tonnison and living in Sydney with their 3 children), Joe Spinelli and Monika Grono
Bruce Phillips (engineer), Liz Tonnison, Len Watson and Beth on the forecourse yard
Richard Grono. He does remember the chart, it is one of the Marquesas...
Johnston Davidson and (probably) Tiger in the background
Left to right: Kerry Grono, Joe Spinelli in the hat, Beth, Johnston Davidson and Don McLeod.
Aerial shot taken by Operation Drake in 1979 and used as a postcard