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A complete departure from my usual Red Bubble postings.
While serving on the Auckland Pilot vessels as skipper I used to fill in the spare time on the twelve hour shifts by drawing cartoons of topical subjects in the Harbour Board and Pilot Service. They were usually placed on the notice board in the Pilot boats chartroom – some were appreciated by the Pilots, many were not !
This drawing was inspired by an advertisement in the New Zealand Herald newspaper asking for suitably qualified people to apply for the four available positions as Harbour Pilots. All the various terms used are nautical.