Ups and downs
Phil May and Andrea Twigg
Thu 17 Nov 2011 23:45
This morning we went to see a helicopter rescue demonstration and practice setting off some out of date flares.
We also re-varnished the outside table, which was UV damaged. Unfortunately, while we were at lunch some guys came to fit our "yellowbrick" tracking device and put their cases down on our shiny new table surface. Lucky it was only the first coat, but it will take some sanding to get rid of the mark.
Finally, after lunch, we were ready to install the wind instruments. Unfortunately I caught my little finger in the mainsail halyard on the way up the mast and had to come back down without actually doing the installation.
Not the best of days, but it could have been a lot worse. The surgeon was pleased that the finger went back together so well and we still had time to go out for a nice meal, compliments of Estella's mum who is here to see us off.