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Happy New Year and all The Best for 2017 to all Seadogs . Thanks again Steve for keeping this site going . Been in touch with Ken Hewitt this morning wished him Happy Birthday 94 today . He would be the person who gave a lot of lads their dream job. A job they would remember for life.
A belated Seasons greetings, but let's pause and think of the families of Seadogs departed.
By John Masefield
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.
Where are you from: Northern Beaches via South Wales