Friday, June 30, 2006

Tall Ship Cuauhtemoc

OK, I'm still in hiding but I've come out of hiding today just to show you a recent visitor to Melbourne. She's come all the way from the other side of the world and I had to go see her!
Its the tall ship Cuauhtemoc from the Mexican Navy and its making a stopover here in Melbourne for 5 days before resuming its journey to Sydney on Sunday morning.

ARM Cuauhtemoc is named after the last Aztec Emperor who was killed by Hernan Cortés during the Spanish invasion of Central America leading to the end of the Aztec Empire.

The ship has come all the way from Mexico, stopping at a few ports in South America, eventually crossing the Atlantic Ocean to South Africa and now Australia. The first port of call was Fremantle in Western Australia before arriving in Melbourne.

The ship is free for everyone to come aboard to check it out. The friendly crew are more than happy to talk and show you around but unfortunately we met a crew member who couldn't speak English and my Spanish was just as bad!

It was a thrill onboard the Cuauhtemoc, its not a modern warship but it was more a friendly world tour by the Mexican Navy. They do have guns onboard the ship but not loaded, they wouldn't need to I supposed.

This is the rudder of the ship. How I wish I could steer the ship out into the bay for a few spins! More like crashing the ship into another ship. Watch out! Foochow steering the ship!


Ahh...best place to hangout, the kitchen! They were preparing food when we were there and this kitchenhand was too happy to camwhore for me. Gracias Señor!

OK...thanks for reading, I'm going back into hiding again. Till next time, you didn't see me...

24 comments:

sengkor said...

hmm.. how come this blog loaded with a blank page..? i wonder..

5xmom ~chanlilian.net~ said...

I want the cook and his carrots! Hahaha....Been busy but remember that your blog anniversary was on June 28th? Or you missed it? Go check? Been busy so not popping by last few days. Who is stalking you leh?

Alex Allied said...

until next time, I didn't see you.

robin said...

eeeek...
watch out wuching is the pirate !!

yothemans said...

the ship can sail to port klang ar?

Wuching said...

sengkor: what blank page? no blank page here!

5xmom: nolah! not on the 28th lah, that's just the day i put the counter in but actually a month before..i can't remember but i'm not one to celebrate wan lah! what for? cis!

alex allied: no u din see me but r u still in melb? when r we getting together?

robin: ohoy there! i'm the pirate of the tasman sea!

yothemans: can but not in the schedule lah!

Cocka Doodle said...

Err...psst! That's the steering wheel of the ship. The rudder is located in the aft section in the water, not on the deck.

Neo said...

When are u going to steer the ship to Port Klang?

Che-Cheh said...

Pirate Wuching, come and hide in Malaysia la.

suituapui said...

Gee! The guns on board the ship just like yours...not loaded! Ha ha ha ha ha!

Wuching said...

cocka: true hor! thankz for pointing it out for me! :)

neo: when i'm near there i'll sms u!

che-cheh: ahh...but u never know, i could be hiding in ur petunia valley oredi!

STP: aiyo! so mean ah u! how would u know my gun's not loaded, u've try firing it? hahahahaha

QuaVadis said...

Hmmmm....STP..I think Wuching's gun is loaded..just that he shoots blanks hahahahahahahahahhahahahahahaha

Is it me or did I just realised soemthing..why people from Sibu always end up visiting the Kitchen of the places they visit? Maybe its the most comfortable place around :P

suituapui said...

All the same...so tham chiak!!! BTW, QV...I tried some new dishes at Ruby! Oh the ang-sio pork ribs is heavenly!!! But must confine to occasions when I have visitors only!!! Can't indulge every day!!! When C4STP coming??? I had that dish + honey prawns + asparagus with garlic + three-layer pork with salted fish & dried chillis + sea cucumber soup + drinks, only RM65 (5 persons) i.e. less than AUS$20!!! Dirt cheap!!!

QuaVadis said...

Wah lau..all the pork..nanti the 2 inches and gained 1back sure gone completely and end up gaining 5 inches hahahahahahha....

But if any of u go Sibu..be sure to go to Ruby...delicious man!!!!!

suituapui said...

Never mind...can detox full-time again!!! U think that Wuching went to kitchen to see the chef not the food? See! No photos of food, only of chef!!! Ha ha ha ha ha!

QuaVadis said...

Hmmm..true true..now I'm suspicious of this foochow guy.....makes one wonder

FH2O said...

Beautiful ship. Nice.
Wished I was onboard ... and sailing it. *sigh*

Wuching said...

QV: not u too! another 1 who wants to fire my gun!

STP: u r getting too dirty liao..in a wrong way!

fh2o: unker, i think this ship is too heavy for u to paddle..maybe u can ask ur best singapore fren to help push!

QuaVadis said...

Psst!! KNB's birthday is exactly in a months time and I just posted his birthday gift wish list in my journal. So go see and see what you can get for him. This is what he really wants for his birthday..hahahah

Neo said...

Are you anywhere near Port Klang now?

See Fei said...

why not stopover in Kiasuland? I am sure kiasulang will crowd into the kitchen, not to camwhore but to ask for free tacos!! me included hehehe!

Wuching said...

QV: what do u get someone who has everything!

neo: aiya! i lost my way & ended up in the sulu sea so got robbed by sulu pirates!

see fei: kiasuland too small on the map, cannot find!

QuaVadis said...

See the list I posted for him, that's what you get for him :P

Neo said...

:(