Of course, an even greater delight of blogging is the way that once someone has taken up the relay baton, others come forward to join the team. So today I received an e-mail from one of my all-time favourite bloggers, Philip van Bergan (of The Thoughts Of Chairman Bill). His e-mail went as follows:
"Alan - would you believe it? My dad was actually there as well and also took a photo, which I have scanned. Seems your copy has been digitally manipulated to remove the evidence. Probably something to do with the safety of our boys in the Sudan".
So, before we move on, was anyone else's' mother or father stood on that dockside taking a photograph of the Lorna Doone? And what on earth will we find in their photographs?