To Kochi - Day One
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Thu 28 Mar 2019 23:57
Day One to Kochi
We sought Port Control permission to leave and surprise, surprise he told us to wait and would radio back. We sat and twiddled our fingers and ten minutes later “you have permission to leave”, no safe travel, nothing. Why, oh why the people of Sri Lanka are so sweet and helpful and all authority figures so difficult. Bear brought up the anchor and we finally said ‘goodbye’ to Trincomalee.
We passed a couple of parked girls and........
........and a sentinel on the starboard buoy.
The sentinel watched us leave and just as we were enjoying dusk - at ten past six – autopilot failure. Unbelievable.
The first fishermen, unlit.
Later, spot two more unlit fishing boats.
Pretty sky. By midnight thirty miles completed........
ALL IN ALL HERE WE GO AGAIN
VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THE AUTOPILOT