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July 1st, 2009
July 1st, 2009

Robertson II - Two Years Later

Looking back, 2 years after we lost the Robby

Sailing off the Sunshine Coast
Sailing off the Sunshine Coast
Strangely I received an email About the Robertson II just yesterday - exactly two years after the tragic night that she ran Aground and left us forever. It reminded me that so many who will be touched (wounded) by learning of her fate, probably still donīt even know it.

The person that emailed me had "had a feeling to Google the Robby" what a heart breaking search result that must have been... It got me thinking how many countless others are still out and About that have no idea what happened. The interesting question then becomes, isnīt this something to be glad About.

When you think of the Robbyīs greatest legacy to us all, it is all the people that came together in her cradle and had their very lives changed, and as a result are now certainly changing the lives of others. This must be the greatest gift and it continues and will for ages yet. So as we imagine this wonderful vessel slowly becoming a home for new life as the many and varied creatures of the sea find their homes in her shelter, I think I will continue to focus on her lasting legacy and how much joy she has represented to so many people from all walks of life and all across the globe.

I was sent some beautiful video shortly after the events in 2007 showing the Robby in her prime. I am working to create a bit of a composite of this and will post it here as soon as it is complete.

So in the spirit of fond memories and ongoing joy - I shall raise a tin mug of hot chocolate, drink to her memory and pay my respects to the Robby by listening to the rousting rendition of Country RoadsCountry Roads
Country Roads

Size: 1.85M

, sung far too loud and in a state of pure innocent joy.

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