Stories from the past - The Sea Scout Base

In the 1960s the aftermath of the 1956 Suez crises was still being felt in the Table Bay Docks. The 9th Cape Town, 1st Clifton and the Table Bay Sea Scouts troops shared a Boat shed at the yacht Basin next door to S.A.S Unity at the Cape Town docks. 9th Cape Town scouts only had a rowing boat. On most Saturday afternoons the Scouts and either Skipper Robinson or myself would launch the rowing boat and head for Duncan Docks only to be confronted by all the ships diverted from the Suez canal. According to the Seamanship manual steam must give way to sail, but with these ships towering above us the chance of being seen in our rowing boat was very remote. The danger became very real. During th

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