Salute to… Category

In Praise of Pies

Reminiscing about the good old days with a former shipmate recently I recalled returning to our ship in the wee hours and stopping to grab a meat pie from “Harry’s Cafe de Wheels”, not far from the Woolloomooloo dockyard, Sydney. He told me that so popular with the navy did this eatery become that in […]

Read More

The Kydd ships brought to life

[To leave a comment go right to the end of the page and just enter it in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box] The renowned maritime artist Geoff Hunt RSMA was commissioned to paint original artwork for the covers of the first nine books in the Kydd series. Each featured one of Kydd’s ships, superbly represented. […]

Read More

Pass the port, shipmate!

[To leave a comment go right to the end of the page and just enter it in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box] I’ve been to a goodly number of formal navy dinners in my time. But why are the port and madeira decanters always passed to the left at the end of the meal? There’s […]

Read More

Penguins rule okay!

A hopeless cat lover, I also have a weakness for penguins. Why so? 1.  To me, no other creature looks so at home in Neptune’s Realm, virtually flying through the water with such grace 2.  Tux the penguin is the symbol of LINUX, of which I’m a dedicated fan 3.  A famous book publishing house […]

Read More