I was prompted to write this article by the inclusion of a photograph of the ship ‘Australis’ in part 121 of Adelaide Goater’s Journal- Forty Years in Chandler’s Ford, published on this site by her Grandson, Rick Goater, on 12th. April 2020 … Thank you Rick!
s.s. ‘Australis’ berthed at Southampton in 1973 in her new grey/white livery
Above photo by Les Fisher, via Flickr, from his album ‘Old family photos – A collection of memories’
Most other photos used are from Chandris Lines ‘Official’ brochures, unless otherwise stated. A couple are my own.
My love affair with this beautiful lady lasted just 3 weeks, from Wednesday 9th. March 1966 until Friday 1st. April 1966, only to be
re-kindled in October 2000 when I started writing my life’s memories, but that, my friends, is another story … [Read more…] about My Love Affair with a Beautiful Lady – Part 1