UPDATE - Talisker Bounty Boat 2010 Expedition


Trade-a-Boat’s Ocean Adventure columnist Don McIntyre has dislocated a little toe in a knockdown, as he and three others sail a 23ft open boat across the Pacific Ocean emulating the 1789 feat of Captain William Bligh.

McIntyre’s partner, Margie, reports to us that during her last contact with Bounty Boat, Don told her they were in the middle of a gale and had their first knockdown.

“…Don dislocated his little toe. Seas 6m and wind 35-knot southeast. They are looking for an island to hide behind to have a rest, but all having fun!” said Margie McIntyre.

Don and three crew — David Pryce, David Wilkinson and Christopher Wilde — left the island of Tofua, near Tonga, on April 28 to emulate Bligh’s 3618nm voyage to Timor.

In our forthcoming issue of Trade-a-Boat, on sale May 12, McIntyre writes of the expedition’s arrival in Tonga and the enthusiastic reception they received from the locals.

Photo: The Talisker Bounty Boat 2010 Expedition crew, (L-R) David Pryce, Don McIntyre, David Wilkinson and Christopher Wilde.