Saturday 27th March 2010 – Margaret Moore (email supplied) has emailed a very detailed account here!! Anyone else remember this trip?
I remember my school trip on the Dunera with great fondness ! The little ditty we had to sing has never been forgotten – even after all these years..
‘Give three cheers for the Dunera
Lisbon Tenerife Madeira
Makes our little tummies queerer
A bath tub’s twice as good’
I shall never forget the first sight of Madeira – after crossing the infamous Bay of Biscay in November :). We arrived at 0600 – I still have my Dunera Log Book plus other items I collected on the trip.
The Wireless News dated 11th November 1961 states (amongst other stories..)
London: British European Airways loaders were on strike. (Nothing changes !!)
Washington: America plans to orbit a chimpanzee three times around the Earth in a Mercury Rocket space–capsule next week.
Lawn Tennis: Brisbane. Rod Laver won the Men’s singles in the Queensland Championships.
London: British weather forecast for Sunday. Bright and Sunny in the North; showers in the South.
I must have frightened my parents when writing home saying ‘On Friday night the weather was really rough and we had to keep stopping…’ and ‘ We had a life boat drill and they had the boats rudder and things going…’
If anyone else remembers that Cruise I would love to hear from them!