We said our farewells to John Naples and Louise Wrightson this morning. I have known John and Louise for a number of years and have served with them on the Commando Helicopter Force based at RNAS Yeovilton. We have served together both at home and abroad in various troubled locations. It has been great to catch up with these guys. I hope Dan didn’t get too confused with our jackspeak and Junglie sense of humour!
Dan and I managed to get a lie in this morning and chance to get Tikka cleaned up and a few maintenance jobs done. The heads drain was blocked and the gas bottle was leaking. The heads drain pump filter was cleaned which cleared that problem but the gas may be a bigger job. Our friendly harbour master, John came to our rescue and promised to help.
In the afternoon we were joined by new crew members, Simon Childs and Ken Passant, both friends from Somerset.
As the lightest crew member, Ken was soon hoisted up the mast to fix a loose windex, dressed in the famous Chicken suit of course.
Later this evening I had a message from Liz Fenwick from Action for Children letting us know that we are getting a lot of support from Glastonbury Festival.
We are all very grateful to Michael Eavis and everyone at the Festival that is supporting us. It gives us the determination to keep promoting this very worthwhile cause.