Sailing around the World ( Presently in Reunion Island )
SUNDAY 24th OCTOBER 2010
We are of course sitting on the boat at the quay wall in Reunion Island< the weather is good and sunny,
In fact Skipper and Terry were exhausted , so they went off to the scratchers about 09.00hrs,
Aileen took off , looking for a church,
Neil went off for a walk around the place to do some exploring, The rest of the buddies were still crashed out.
11.30hrs Skipper woke up with lots of chatter in the saloon, This chatter turned out to be Aileen and a few strays she found at Mass and were good enough to drive her back to the boat, In fact they ( man , wife and child, ) were lovely people and he was originally from
Madigascar, and now lives in Reunion Island.
Skipper and Terry spent the afternoon sorting out the outhaul on the boom. The was replaced in Mackay and obviously they never fixed
the problem, In fact the main problem is that the outhaul was fitted incorectly, and was crossing over a metal bar, thus causing the rope to fray.
so we sorted this out and when it was all back together again, we discovered it was still rubbing across a pully block in the boom and was the cause of the second chafing on the rope.about 2 meters back from the end. We will have to undoo the whole lot again, but not today..........
Later, Skipper prepared dinner ( A goulash ) before we went off out to a party , organised by Rally Control, This was funded by the tourist office.
We had a great night with plenty of rum and coke available
Thats all for today
Signed :- Stephen Hyde ( Skipper )