Kalamunda red hatters opt for sea change aboard SS Leeuwin


Red Hatters Eileen and Kate on the high seas. Pic: Highland Highness.
Red Hatters Eileen and Kate on the high seas. Pic: Highland Highness.

THERE were pirates, vagabonds and wenches galore when the Kalamunda chapter of Red Hatters chartered the SS Leeuwin for a day of frivolity.

Highland Highnesses queen Heather Fife said 130 members from the Kalamunda chapter of the Association of Red Hatted Groups of Australia came on board for the adventure. “The ladies were involved in various activities including taking the helm, climbing the hoist, hauling the ropes, touring the ship, and singing sea shanties led by Mike and his accordion, whilst others just sat back and enjoyed the ride,” she said.

“They were joined on board by a member of the Kalamunda Pipe Band who played some Scottish jigs for the ladies whilst they waiting on the wharf.”

Mrs Fife said the ladies were all about ageing disgracefully and having fun after fifty.

“Anyone interested in joining in for our vast array of stimulating, interesting and enjoyable activities can visit our website www.red-hatters-wa.net,” she said.