Russell Birdman Festival and before...

Published: July 7th 2007
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This is the first of a weekly diary for our up-coming trip. While still in the planning stages as it were, we are sending this out as a test and to receive some feedback from you guys that are on our dreaded mailing list. The big "OE" or is that "EA" European Adventure starts on July 16.

Thursday, July 5th - Our son Harrison's first day on the R. Tucker Thompson (tall sailing ship) and the start of a 7 day adventure.

Friday, July 6th - Harrison's eighteenth birthday; we tried to contact him on the VHF from Russell Radio, but no joy. Hopefully, he hasn't been keel-hauled already.

Saturday, July 7th - After a week of rain, the sun came out in Russell for the inaugural Russell Birdman Festival. Great festivities and fun, starting with a beach dig for the kids, kayak races and culminating in a leap-of-faith from the wharf for all would be Icarus's. We haven't seen this many people in Russell for quite a while, at least during winter. Hopefully, the weather will be as kind in future years.

The official first page of our travel blog will be sent out shortly.

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8th July 2007

Can't wait Mate
WOW! A travelouge.... must be the senor trip.
8th July 2007

lookin forward to seeing all your pictures. Regards Greg
8th July 2007

Watching with Interest you go. I hope you are going to take an aeroplane and not just launch yourselves off the Russell Wharf. Have fun.
9th July 2007

This is great!
9th July 2007

Have a great trip!
Great idea to do a travel blog. Look forward to reading about your escapades - hope to get some ideas for our trip later in the year.
10th July 2007

Great job!
I look forward to reviewing all summer during your big OE!
11th July 2007

Looks like Harrison has grown-up and is as tall as Kevin. Have a wonderful trip.

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