Wednesday 2nd March

Linda Crewe-Gee

Girl's Guide to the Southern Ocean


Linda Crewe-Gee realised a dream when she joined Tecla, a traditional Dutch tall ship, for a voyage from Auckland across the Southern Ocean via Cape Horn to the Falkland Islands. Although no novice, this was very different from the sort of sailing Linda had experienced previously. The four permanent crew and nine volunteers needed true teamwork, a lot of energy, and occasionally no little nerve. Wild weather, hard physical work and odd mishaps notwithstanding, the voyage fulfilled her friend’s parting blessing: “May the ocean be beautiful, awesome and kind.” Come and hear her inspiring story.