Launch Day

Susie and Adam (both think they are skipper)
Wed 23 Nov 2011 19:10
23:11.11, 12:01.43N 61:40.79W
Back in Grenada after 6 months working back home and it's strange to be back.  Adam's been on the boat for two weeks and has been working really hard - all the antifoulding to do, generator and compressor to service, all the rigging to go back in etc.  I've been here for 3 days and we've managed to finish the antifoul and polish and wax the whole boat - not the best fun in 33 degrees.  Had to be up at 5:30 in the morning to get 3 hours work in before it gets to hot, then it's siesta from 11 til 2. 
Quite a few people here all getting the boats ready, we have a couple of rums in the evenings with 2 austrian blokes who are both called Tomas so that is easy.
Launch day today and we are relieved to be away from the various biting things - mosquitoes haunt the toilet/shower block in the boat yard and they are really quick. . .  you usually come out with at least one new bite every time.  . hopefully not somewhere too bad. . ., Chitras in the sand bite and there is a nice ants nest on the floor near the boat.  I stood on it - the ants march up over your shoes then as soon as they find some skin, they bite. . .   .
But apart from that it is nice, hummingbirds buzzing around and you go to sleep listening to the din of the frogs and crickets
Wax on .. . wax off . . ..
Getting craned to the dock - always scary. . . . .
Much better - the view from Stargazer back to the boat yard on the right and green mountains everywhere else. We're still getting used to walking about on a moving boat and keep crashing into things.  First thing we did when we got out onto the mooring was jump in for a swim to cool off - I have missed that!