Murphy’s Law invoked.

First of all thank you all for the wonderful send off wishes yesterday, we will store them for later this week…..
We were all set to leave today but Murphy played his Ace!, we woke to a strange new wind from the SSE, visibility is down to 1/2 mile and the air is full of Saharan dust, a little worse than your ordinary household dust as this stuff is red brown and its not making our beautifully washed decks look so good.. Its a Sirocco from the Africa which is known here as the Calima, its blowing fairly hard and it’s coming directly from where we need to go. No point in banging our heads against the wall for three days, we are supposed to be cruising!
We’ll sit it out until Sunday, the way the Gribs are looking that will be a good window, meanwhile we have a good opportunity to complete the never ending list of chores on the boat.
We discovered a small ingress of water yesterday it turns out that some swim ladder mounts had been installed years ago without best practise, good news is we discovered it and have today managed to prep the whole area, all deck fittings removed and properly reinstalled and the affected area has been cut out and is ready to be re-glassed tomorrow. All the beautiful Canadian Cherry is still intact, Phew!
Our sails are looking great after a nip and tuck, we have revamped the asymmetrical spinnaker system so that no one has to venture out on to the pole for deployment or retrieval.
We installed our under bridge deck safety lines should the unthinkable happen, good to know they are there.
What else is going on? The kids are having a ball, a small but crazy gang has formed with the French outnumbering the Scottish-Belgian contingent by a factor of two, the pontoons are no longer safe for the elderly, scooting is the order of the day, Aeneas’ war cry down the ramp at low tide is something to be heard.
Last night was Octopus fishing night, Yotam, Eden and Tyrii hooked a big old fellow who managed to break the line and retreat to his rocky crevice to lick his wounds! Tonight is another night and we can still see him. BBQ is ready and waiting.
Some guys on the dock had better luck they speared a 46 kg Mahe Mahe, big fish!
That’s it for today, we are in the hands of the wind gods.

3 thoughts on “Murphy’s Law invoked.

  1. Hi dears,

    Does all this means that you are still somewhere on the canarian islands? Let us know, we leave for Fuerte monday 15/12 and have no worries to make a trip to your berth…anyway, i buy a bottle of whiskey for the case that….

    Sailing….if the wind and the boat agrees. I know those stories. Always repair, and pray for the ideal wind.

    But all this does not seem killing the fun. If you meanwhile managed to hook the old fellow, arose him with a good HOEGIE on our health.

    Wish you all the possible succes, the right wind and max. fun

    Sus & greta

  2. Well, well, well, I tough you had enough by now and that you should be back in L, hmm, just been cruising around Clapham Common and North bars and could not find you guys..hehehe….Ok, got it. Sail on than, good wind and God speed! And Seathan if you want to hear some funny stories from building sites let me know…..(flat, flat, bstrd. hehe)

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