Weather was very disappointing for the visit of the MV Silver Explorer. Once again it was against us and we were unable to land visitors. Our third ship of the season and we have still not managed a landing at Tristan. A visitors programme had been put together for the visit and all plans were in place.
The Thatched House Museum would have been opened for visitors, with the construction team and a Museum Curator present. They would have assisted showing the visitors around and taking any questions. We have still not had the opportunity to open the Museum to a large amount of visitors.
It was also hoped to trial novelty Tractor rides around the settlement. The high vantage point on the tractor would have given lovely views of the village and would have been a great fun ride.
All was not lost with the Silver Explorer, as we managed to get our Administrator and Mrs Burns aboard with some post and handicrafts for sale to visitors. It is hoped that although a landing was not possible visitors will still be able to take a little piece of Tristan away with them.
Presently we have three more ships due before our season ends, MV Saga Ruby which just confirmed a booking a few weeks ago, SS Barque Europa and MV Plancius. It is just hoped that luck will change and the last three ships will be a success.
We would like to say to all our unfortunate visitors how sorry we are that they could not have experienced our lovely island. We hope you will not give up hope and all book to visit again. Unfortunately, although we aim to please the weather is something we have no control over.