Most blog posts here are railway related but now and again you get an insight into life at the Teals !
On Sunday we took our eldest daughter Rachel (16) to Newcastle where she boarded the tall ship Stavros S Niarchos for a 12 day all expenses paid adventure as part of a 48 strong youth crew. She had been chosen as the departing Head Girl from her Secondary school, along with Chris the Head Boy, to represent the School.
Each year HSBC bank sponsor 48 youth from around the country to join the tall ships crew on a "voyage of discovery" After an afternoons training on Sunday the ship set sail for Holland on Monday morning and during the coming 12 days will make its way down to London. We will be going to watch it sail up the Thames under Tower Bridge a week tomorrow. Clicking on the link below will give a real time map position for the ship.