Are we neraly there yet?
Broadly speaking yes. Last night we were due a wind change, we had decided not to fly a spinnaker in case. Opps we didn't keep to that and put it back up again. T'was fine till midnight, after half a hours thinking time we got it down. With difficulty.
Genny = Genoa - large overlapping headsail
Genny = Generator - Converts diesel to electricity
Today we are running with white sail, poled out genny and main. Rolly, that cruising chute spoiled us, its been flat fast and quiet for days.
As a result we're really looking forward to getting in. Should be on Saturday morning. Being at anchor in a sheltered anchorage with a full night to sleep for the first time in nearly 3 weeks sounds like bliss.
The bad news is we're not going to over take anyone. At the net this morning we've closed in on Lucy Alice, but aren't going to be able to take 94 miles in 280. We've been doing fabulously recently, and they'll probably be in on firday night. Hopefully we'll make the Gendamerie with them on Saturday morning.
- My Mates Leader-board
- Computer Power Saving and a summary of the BWR fleet.
- Death by flying fish and oh god I am the expert....
- Catch 22 on the Lucy Alice Band
- Pedicure - foot care for yachties
- Heat stroke failing to fix the Genny
As well as bloging I've done some work on the site in general.
There's now a video section, some of these were only embedded in blog posts, now they're all in one place. Particularly check out, So Long, and thanks for all the fish. Complete with tom narration.
I wrote some stuff for my SC's newsletter, I assume they didn't publish it, I wouldn't. "Murder at La Plyita" is a rewrite of the story that appeared in my blog of the night of mayhem in Panama City. Whilst I am particularly proud of "The Dampness of the Pants" a guide to sailing fashion. Unlike the version sent to the SC this one has backing music - curtsey of the musical episode of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps. Oh and I remembered to finally write up how I make such fabulous bread on boats.
Sounds music and voice-overs etc on or in pages or video's have been lovingly chosen and carefully crafted  so if your at me old college and no speakers go see Rm 18 and borrow some headphones, there's another box in the IT office if you need them. They'll be pleased to see you!
ETA Nuku Hiva, 10 am Saturday. May Move the position for this post to Nuku Hiva. Just to make the map work..... Island Kea II out.
- Used to convert diesel in to electricity.
- No really, my bread is very good.
- I.E. before I went to the pub.