03 September 2010

The Start!

The question though, is exactly from where? It has been a great day with so many highlights, it isn't easy so I'll spit up the posts to cover some of these.

Chronologically the night in Hull was spent at the St Charles presbytery. The very Reverend Canon Michael Loughlin kindly invited me to stay.

BBC Radio Humberside (RH) gave us a live interview around 0900 and Port Chaplain Ann McLaren recorded a piece about her work which will be broadcast on the RH Sunday Breakfast Show. They also ran news of the ride throughout the day.
The sight of number plate KH1 indicated that the Lord Mayor and Admiral of the Humber David Gemmill had arrived, and as the Jaguar cruised in, there were no prizes for guessing who was driving! Really terrific, unscripted and personal tributes to seafarers followed. All under a warm sun! Stacks of photos are still to be posted, but the above shows the "launch" (L to R) Eamonn Delaney (AOS Chairman), yours truly, Lord Prescott, David Gemmill and Tim Phipps.

3 comments:

Andrew said...

Well done Dave. Good luck today on a longer leg. Keep them legs going. See you when you get down South. Andy

Catherine said...

Sounds like a great start. Let's hope it stays that way.
I presume you've seen this in the Examiner: http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local-west-yorkshire-news/2010/09/03/netherton-navy-captain-swaps-his-sea-legs-for-two-wheels-to-cycle-entire-coast-of-britain-86081-27190398/

Catherine

Sean said...

Great stuff!

The first steps are often the hardest so may god grant you speed over the next few months and we will see you in Lanark on the 20th of October.

Sean Noonan