Mike Traynor, Martin Subject, Peter Bower, John Ward, Susan Newman, Russ Sofa, Tony Moo,

When Mike Traynor of Bellambi first went to sea, he was proven methods to make up his bunk by the senior apprentice. “I used to be informed that the bunk was aligned (C8) fore and aft, and that the pillow should face in the direction of the bow. After I questioned why, he informed me that this was as a result of most ships sank stern first, and that it was higher to go to Davy Jones’ Locker toes first.”

One for the Column eight insomniacs. “Among the major influences on a very good evening’s sleep (C8) are the climate, the N/S, E/W or different orientation inside the room, and whether or not there’s a window with an easterly side to catch the dawn,” writes John Ward of Bangor. “One other main impact is likely to be the N.E.W.S of the day!”

A (practically) enlightened Susan Newman of Mona Vale was lucky to attend the Ngarinyin folks’s Bush College a few years in the past. “My hubris at my tent being chosen for sharing at evening by a revered feminine host was introduced again to earth upon later being informed the rationale. My tent was the one one with the opening flap oriented within the optimum path within the occasion of returning to the spirit world in a single day. It worries me now that I’ve forgotten whether or not that was to the east or west.”

Some pertinent (impertinent?) questions to start out the week. “Does anybody ever expertise a single whammy?” asks Brian Peck of Chatswood. And, “if there’s yet one more coup someplace or different, is that what’s known as a ‘recoup’?” asks Peter Bower of Naremburn.

“Apparently one of the crucial requested first-time cruiser questions (C8) is: ‘Do you employ sea water to flush the bogs?’,” writes Martin Subject of Noosa Heads (Qld). “The standard reply is: ‘Why on earth would you need to know?’.”