Local Kid Makes Good
(In His Dreams)
The name Old Goat and the idea of cruises sent us on a mission. One that took up valuable time and resources. So off to the tropics and beachcombing for what was to be the beginning of a saga. It is marvellous to think that the Gulf Of Carpentaria would provide the vehicle to launch a Cruise Line.
After the initial success of the MV Goat Island, it was time to turn my attention to something a little bigger. Something that would travel the world offering style and comfort. but you had to have the something to start with.
What better than a ship that had been used for target practice by the Navy, and left to rust on a deserted beach on a Pacific Island called Bali Ha'i made famous in the Rogers and Hammerstien Musical "South Pacific".
A few million dollars later, not sure how many we came up with the magnificent "swan" that you see in the last image.
Ladies and Gentlemen I give you the...
MS Damn Goat.
The Pride of the Old Goat Cruise Line.
Oh if only! .. Dream On, Dream on forever.
John "The Old Goat."
"With out your imagination,
You will never make the world laugh."