July 10, 2013

USS Bonhomme Richard has arrived in town

I have to say I've not seen as many Polite and Friendly YOUNG (ohhh so young to my eyes - 20's to 24's I would guess) service persons in quite a long time.

Of course they are all in mufti - since the wearing of uniform in foreign ports is not allowed for safety reasons - but their general military bearing, good manners, great haircuts, and possibly the accents give them away.

Had I been better organised I'd have asked any of my fellow Soldiers' Angels troop supporters if any of their lads or lasses would be in town - and then would have treated them for a day out at the Koala Sanctuary.  Next time Gromit Next time!



  1. I love looking at young men.


  2. they have accents? Where were they from...New York?

    1. The few I heard seem to be mid-western to my uneducated ear (I *know* Cali; I've heard Bronx; I *like* Texan and Georgian)


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  4. My Texan ears have a hard time understanding real English sometimes.
    We'd say "ya'll sailors come on down for a Ka-Walla pardy" I laughed when he said something like "It won't just be potty time for the say-lah's. oh... PARTY time for the SAILORS!

    Actually, it sounded like really good training for them to work on-board with the marines.

  5. Mari, it just means you've moved up into the Captain/Admiral age bracket...

  6. Y'all are going to have fun with those poor sailors... :-)

  7. The ole Good Man Richard. Those kids will remember that float and port o call for the rest of their lives.