WD40 to the rescue
Phil May and Andrea Twigg
Sun 9 Oct 2011 22:47
Well, here we are on day 6 of our travels, still not travelling. The alternators are now scheduled to be fitted on Monday morning, so hopefully we can set off in the afternoon.
The weather should be better on Monday. At the moment the Tramontane is howling outside, as it has been for the past three days. Anastasia is weaving around trying to break away from her moorings. Yesterday we left her for just one hour to do some shopping and in that time she managed to break one of the bow lines. We came back to find the port hull barging into the pontoon. Fortunately Catana have plastic floats on their pontoon, so there was no damage done. We now have two bow lines on each side just to be safe.
We were just visited by three French customs officers who went over all our papers. Fortunately everything was in order. Andrea thinks they were after the guy who owned Anastasia before us, who she reckons was Russian mafia. But then she also doesn't think anyone has landed on the moon yet.