North Atlantic Ocean
Approximate Position: 34′ 41′N, 075′ 17′W
The crew of Lynx would like to pause on our voyage North to honor and
remember the two crew members, Claudene Christian and Captain Robin Walbridge,
of the H.M.S. Bounty that were lost last October when she sunk during Hurricane
Captain Walbridge devoted much of his life at sea with the tall ship Bounty.
No one can doubt his dedication to this great ship. Robin is now one with the
sea where he spent most of his life. Claudene lost her life doing something she
loved. She had a passion for the Bounty and life, it ended all too early.
As crew of the Lynx we may not have individually known these dedicated
sailors but we know them. We know what makes them love this life and accept the
dangers of a life at sea. We know deep down what it takes to take on a life at
sea on a Tall Ship. We all know them.
We cast this message of remembrance into the vastness of the sea. This
message will drift in the waters where Bounty’s memories lie everlasting.
Claudene and Robin, may you rest in peace.
Captain Bob Nelson and the crew of the Lynx.