Jan 25 2015
Because we had the cruise ship Albatros visiting on the 23rd the real Bounty Day celebrations were delayed to the following Sunday 25th. In the morning the longboat went out in quite rough seas to catch fish for the event, and the fish was gutted, cleaned and eventually cooked down The Landing, where the public dinner was held that evening.
There was more than enough to eat for the happy throng, and the only thing that kept Cushana from jumping into the water from the jetty one final time, was the sight of a small shark in the harbour.
Eight eager fishermen and women went out in the longboat that morning to provide the fish for the celebratory dinner.
The Bounty replica had been built from an old fishing canoe with sails made from carton boxes.
As usual lots to eat for the participants, and after the public dinner, the Bounty was torched. She burnt lustily while cameras clicked.
As it was getting dark, a bit of fireworks was displayed to mark the 225th anniversary of the burning of the original Bounty in 1790.
Source: Dem Tull