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The Nelson Photo News



The Coles Arrive

The famed Nelson sunshine that the Cole family had travelled 11,600 miles in their trimaran, Galinule, to bask in, failed to shine when the 40ft, flag-bedecked craft sailed into Port Nelson, on December 17. A huge crowd had assembled at the port to bid them welcome and an official welcome was extended to them by the deputy-Mayor, Mrs Betsy Eyre, at a civic welcome. All felt slightly guilty that the sun, which 93-year-old Mrs Emily Cole was so looking forward to, didn't shine. Early on board the craft when she berthed were Mrs Jean Cole's mother, Mrs M.Mullins, who flew, from Tasmania to greet the family. The long trip from Kenya is over. We add our welcome to the intrepid voyagers and hope they will settle in, and like Nelson. (Pix by Geoffrey C.Wood)


Mrs "Gran" Cole, Mrs Jean Cole and her mother, Mrs Mullins, had much to talk about


The Galinule, under auxiliary power, slips quietly into her berth at the port


The crew and visitors: Lt/Cmndr George Cole, father of Charles and Jean, and son of Mrs Emily Cole, with his wife (standing), Mrs Eyre and Mrs Mullins.