Well, it's looking like we'll be off tomorrow!
After a hectic day rushing about doing last minute shopping, replacing a faulty
bilge pump (fault discovered while checking they worked - we've got six and this
one didn't - yes, the air was blue), trying to stow away enough food for three
months never mind three weeks, and sundry other jobs, we're very nearly ready.
We're both sitting in the yacht club as I write, enjoying a well earned beer for
the last time in a while - we don't drink while sailing, although an exception
might be made for Christmas and New Year.
But never mind all that other cobblers, the most
important news is that the ham has been purchased and is safely installed on
board awaiting it's first tasting. Yes folks, we have an entire pig's leg on
it's own wooden stand just dying to be nibbled. Actually I rather hope it's
already dead but you get the picture - 8 kilos or so of serrano ham (including
the bone and hoof and hairy shin of course)! I appreciate that you're all
desperate to hear how good it tastes but I'm afraid you'll have to wait a little
We hope to get away before lunchtime tomorrow, and
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