Enjoying a school visit to the Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov
Enjoying a school visit to the Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov
A busy day on the good ship RW yesterday. First a visit by the children of Nova Montessori school – about 30 of them filled the bridge deck with chat and little hands straining for the sky with questions. Campaigner Susannah was in charge. She had, at one point, been talking about cows burping and farting and how this contributes to greenhouse gas pollution. She then started talking about things we can do in our own lives to reduce emissions. There were the usual suggestions like get out of your car, switch off the lights, and then this one kid put his hand up and said "Don't eat baked beans"!"Brilliant!" replied Susannah, and noted it down for our next factsheet.Later, Lytttelton put on a glorious dusk. There is something about the way the sun slinks off behind the hills here, painting them gold before it goes, that is breathtaking. At any given time you'll see at least one crew member / campaigner looking up in awe.
Sunset in Lyttelton (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov
Sunset in Lyttelton (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov

Sunset in Lyttelton (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov

Greenpeace supporters in the hold of the Rainbow Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov
Greenpeace supporters in the hold of the Rainbow Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov

Greenpeace supporters in the hold of the Rainbow Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov

We were hosting some local supporters for evening drinks. About 25 people came, and after wine and snacks on the deck, we all bundled into the bridge so Carmen could hold court with a talk on the campaign.Captain Derek also talked a bit about the ship and about some of the aid work it's been involved with, particularly the clean up after the boxing day tsunami.Then deckhands Anna and Maite gave a grand tour.Carmen says she was very impressed by how interested our supporters were in the campaign. "They asked some really good questions, which was very encouraging."