Beez Neez Finally Gets Wet
Our slot was 09:30, so we were up
early to do the final jobs before Blue and the gang came to prepare the girl for
movement. The air was full of excitement and the prospect of "bobbing about" at
bedtime very appealing.
Bear. The trolley arriving at 09:45. Bear
saying farewell to his faithful friend, the scaffold and
preparing the trolley, quick look up and the Peakes wagon that fully qualifies as a "one careful
place, one of the four pads in place and Leon at the controls. Michael obviously chose today as
holiday when he saw the worksheet.
Cheesy Smile. Blue
final locks on the pads. Bear in his usual "I have delegated my charge
and it worries me" position. Easily recognised by the firm
grip on two fingers behind his back
goes. Bear goes to say farewell to the young French couple, our next door
neighbours who bought their boat and arrived with nothing but a backpack. Hope
all goes well with their rebuild.
Halting traffic and
rounding the bend.
By the time we caught up, Beez was
already in the strops on the crane with many men
around her bottom, just as she likes it. Final bits of anti-fouling
It was sooooooooooo good to see her slowly lowered into the water.
The boys pulled
in her bottom so Bear could quickly get aboard and go and check for
leaks. Had the new bow thruster or the en suite toilet thru-valve shown
leakage Beez would have been lifted straight back out. All the poles had
seated Pelicans watching the show and looking back we could see the next boat
ready for the crane. Six boats were launched just this morning and one moved for
anti-fouling, a very busy Leon.
We did a victory three hundred and
sixty degrees around Delicado in the anchorage before
gently moving to Coral Cove Marina. I managed to park with the waiting hands of
Hayden (dock master), Dick and Sara.
ALL IN ALL GREAT TO BE
BIB-BOBBLING AGAIN. GREAT TO PUT THE FRIDGE ON SO I GET
MY BOOZE FRIDGE TO MYSELF AGAIN.