Cruising around the World
Tue 24 May 2011 13:43
TUESDAY 23 May 2011
Another beautifull day,
Skipper went off and collected the new hour clock for the Yanmar engine, plus the navionics charts for the east coast
of the States and some cruising guides for safe measure,
During the morning , skipper installed the clock and it all worked well,,
We checked with Fed Ex and our documents from the irish Embassy in Washington will not arrive untill 2pm tomorrow,
We met a Dubliner ( Heff) as in Heffernan and he is crewing on " Bolero " , This is a 105 foot sailing yacht from Argentina
and they are heading down to Brazil in 10 days time.
Heff gave us a present of some hats including one of the most coveted hats ever, the Mount Gay Rum hat, well done Heff.
Skipper and Aileen went to Jolly harbour beach again for a swim plus a little provisioning later,
Then back to the boat , where we had dinner on board " A Lady" with Tom Hollway,
As you will have read in previous blogs, Tom is a doctor who is retired now and spends much of his time cruising around these waters
in his Island packet yacht..
This is such a small world, :-
Tom's father ( Dick ) was a doctor who spent a long time in Hong kong, His best friend there was the chief of police who was a
Cavanagh from Thomastown in ireland,
It seems that this chief of police may be Mary Cavanagh's Uncle ( as in Lady Mary Tritschler from waterford ) If thats the case, then it
really is a small world , As you know, Marys son Neil sailed across the Indian ocean with us on " A Lady"
Anyway, we had another great evening with our roast chicken, creamed potatoes, and backed beans, not to mention
the " A Lady" special gin & tonics.
Thats it for today,
Signed :- Stephen hyde ( Skipper )