2014-11-16 Neils burial at sea Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Stevenson   
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An armarda of over a hundred boats, motor boats, commercial fishing boats, sailboats, windsurfers, leave Hamilton Harbor to procede to Western Blue Cut where Dr Neil Burnie's body would be buried at sea
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Boats gathered around Explorer in the protected waters of the Great Sound where a service was held with several speakers paying their respects to Neil, with Neil's boat alongside
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A convoy of small craft including windsurfers continued seven miles out under beautiful blue skies in 10-15 knot winds and 5-8 foot waves to Western Blue Cut with a Cessan 172 circling overhead
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Annabel joins her and Neil's windsurfing and kitesurfing buddies to the Explorer
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The wind/kite surfers watch Neil go down in 700 feet and wave and give a thumbs up to celebrate the life of a remarkable man
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Elsa throws a homemade wreath overboard
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Annabel returns to Magical Whale and throws some last flowers at Neil's grave
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Then everyone heads home and Neil is no more.
 
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