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HOW A FORMER HULK HELPED KEEP THE MERCHANT NAVY AFLOAT

JOHN McNAMEE TALKS TO A “VINDI BOY” ABOUT THE SHIP THAT FORGED HIS LIFE The 50-strong convoy headed by the US-built but British-manned tanker SS Ohio included 14 merchant navy ships trying to run the blockade of Malta at the height of the war in the Mediterranean. It was August 1942. The crucially important convoy…

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sicily

Nowhere to Far

The isolation of being ‘down under’ seduces the Aussie traveller to the far away destinations of ‘up top’. Long distances mean nothing to us. A thousand kilometres is ‘just a day’s drive’. The size of the magnificent island continent is massive, around the same size as the USA, so we are used to ‘going to…

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Ski holiday for seniors

Ski holiday tips for seniors

Whether you’re a seasoned skier or snowboarder or a senior about to embark on your first alpine adventure, the secret to an enjoyable ski holiday in your later years is good planning. Here are some tips to help you plan a memorable ski trip. Tip #1: Pre-conditioning will minimise your risk of injury on your ski holiday Even for supple…

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