Captain’s Blog, star date 10052019
This is the voyage of the starship Beverley Knights, boldly going where no one in their right mind would go, seeking out strange new cafes in far flung regions of our galaxy. Today’s mission was to circle round planet Huggate and use the gravitational pull to swing down into Warter before tackling the mighty Nunburnholme Hill.
Setting off from Manor House with a crew of 12, the SS Beverley Knights headed to Cherry Burton where an additional crew member Mr Sulu (Alan) beamed aboard. Commander Riker (Dave🌊🏠) took the helm as we continued on through Etton and up to Holme-on-the-Wolds. Lt Worf (Ray) then completed his roll call shouting “All together, go go go!” “Warp factor 3 Mr Riker” as we proceeded towards Middleton-on-the-Wolds assisted by an easterly solar wind.
On reaching the furthest limits of our mission at Huggate, Chief Medical Officer “Bones” (John) called off on a 1st aid mission and proceeded to the transporter room where he beamed down to the planet surface. The Starship then turned towards Warter where the gravitational slingshot propelled the crew to Warp factor 5.
1st Officer Spock (Michael) in keeping with our mission urged the crew to head for the little explored Nunburnholme Hill. One by one we all ignored the alarm bells ringing in our heads and with a show of solidarity headed along the back road to Nunburnholme. At this point Mr Sulu and Lt Worf headed for the transporter room and beamed up Bailey Lane.
Following some judicious advice from Lt Commander Data (Mark) Spock was able to select the correct gear at the start of the climb. Unfortunately for Scotty (Mike) he found himself in too high a gear and in the process of trying to change down caused the chain to jam. In a similar pickle was Dr Crusher (Heather) but with some quick thinking turned downhill until engaging the correct gear. Ably assisted by Geordi la Forge (Russ) Scotty was soon on the way once more. Half way up the hill, mutterings of “Captain, she cannae take much more of this” were heard.
At the top, Mr Sulu and Lt Worf beamed back on board as we continued down to Londesborough and on to Market Weighton. Captain Jean-Luc (Neil) took the chance to jump onto the front to lead the way into Goodmanham and the Fiddle Drill where “Bones” beamed back aboard.
Following some well earned r & r, it was time to return to Starfleet command. A lovely new road surface from Goodmanham made for a very smooth passage before retracing our outward flight path. Heading along the strait to Holme-on-the-Wolds, Mr Sulu opened up a gap at the front. Captain Pugwash, spotting him in the distance set off to play catch up, egged on by Captain Jean-Luc. “Warp factor 5….engage” and the chase was on. The peloton eventually making the catch as we approached the village.
With the “fun and games” over it was time to head home at a more gentle Warp factor 3. No Klingons were sighted during the voyage and we all look forward to the next epic adventure.