ORCV Melbourne to Vanuatu (M2V)
Going deep, deep, deep undercover.
Although Samskara is days behind Tevake II and Turbo in getting to Chesterfield Reef, they have managed to bring about something none of the others could do. We're not entirely sure exactly what that is, mind you, but the covert mice have been up to something... We're inclined to go with Darrin's explanation that it has something to do with the French claiming sovereignty over the atoll group, so we really hope we won't be hearing from DFAT anytime soon. We now also have intel that Mike is the mouse with the keyboard skills, so perhaps more will come about in the next little while. Until then, this is the latest transmission.
Mike is the one receiving a hug from the Ship's Cat...
"The Captain and crew of the good ship Samskara are pleased to report that as a result of the success of a covert mission deep in the Pacific last night, today has been declared a public holiday for all followers and members of The Royal Walsal Yacht Squadron."
"Whilst the details of the mission are top secret and will not be released under the RWYS freedom of information Act (1973) for 30 years, it can be announced that Chesterfield Reef is now sovereign land of the RWYS and no longer in French Territorial waters. No lives were lost and only minor injuries were sustained on both sides (of the boat)."
"Supreme Commander of RWYS, Sir Forbes Smith of the order of the Jedda, Neptune and the Telly Tubbies, was overjoyed on hearing the news in his Nursing Home. He has been quoted as follows: 'Never has so little been owed to so many' and 'The last time we tried that in the 80s, we had Maggie Thatcher's full support, until she got distracted by the Falklands!'
"End of Transmission."
Samskara - © Steb Fisher.
We're bound to hear more and maybe we'll even get to understand what the Devil's Lair Chardy has done to them.... long live the Rainbow Warrior! (Did I just type that?)
By John Curnow