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When I first Joined Oriana in '76, I was dumped in the "Rabbit Hutch" just outside the Engineers Accomm (which, as my nickname was Bunny, I suppose was fate). When I was given the chance to move I promptly moved to DC141, despite it being next to the 2/E/O. (Brian Love, then Bruce Waller). The late Peter Bennett was in the next cabin and he was followed by Bob Parsons (who I sailed with aboard Uganda).
I remember there being some orange coloured crepe paper in the light fitting giving the cabin a less harsh glow in the evenings (I wonder why?!)
Where are you from: Northampton (originally Swindon)
Wow great print of Jimi Hendrix on the bulkhead. Shame about Prince .Eric Clapton was being interviewed a few years ago one question was . How does it feel to be the best guitarist in the world he replyed I don't know you better ask Prince. 50s that's way to young.
I was mad about Jimi Hendrix and still love the blues guitar music.
When I left Australia to join P & O in June 1970, I intended to see Jimi Hendrix somewhere. All the other JEs were astounded that a boy from Australia even knew about Jimi. Unfortunately Jimi died early on my first trip (I think August or September 1970). I remember the boilermaker making a special trip down to the engine room to give me the news.
Where are you from: Bilgola - Sydney Northern Beaches