To Kochi - Day 6

To Kochi – Day Six
 
 
 
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Tuesday the 2nd of April – Day Six. A new day. I came on duty at seven thirty, fairly rested and ready. YAY, we have not only cleared the Sri Lankan coast but finally feel we are getting somewhere – a kindly current, calm sea and hope abounds aboard.
 
 
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My man is not only smiling over his breakfast but looks so much more rested.
 
 
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Nine in the morning, I am on watch experiencing some of the conditions I was promised, the Beez is fine and finally we are getting somewhere. At ten we have a radio call from Elizabeth (Elizabeth and Steve aboard Liberte), met in Pangkor Marina. A wonderful chat for half an hour – talk about rejuvenation of drooping spirits........ lots of advice for India, postage, Customs, supplies, who to trust electrically and so much more.
 
 
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Fantastic to see a relaxed Bear after so many days of worry, toil and hardship.
 
 
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A completely new one on me. Vessel ahead as reported on AIS – NO – a fishing net. Click on the little boat to find details of said net, not entirely sure how this net is cruising at half a knot but what do I know. Over the next few nights we would see these huge, sprawling nets marked by a bamboo post, tiny red flashing light – tough if traffic is around and you miss them, but, OK if they are on their own.........
 
 
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If you really, really scrunch your eyes up you will see a tiny post with an even tinier red flag at the top.
 
 
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No, I don’t just want to catch Bear asleep every time he settles. I simply wanted to show the smile was back, worries lessened by the hour.
 
 
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Staying alert and not taking anything for granted, I was lucky to spot this oil drum - at night these ‘obstacles’ are impossible and you have to rely on the Sea God – Poseidon and Lady Luck, a few prayers never go amiss.
 
 
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A peaceful sunset. By ten at night we had covered 388.2 miles – YAY – over half way.
 
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL FINALLY TOUCHED BY A SERENE AURA – AIDED BY KEEF.........
                     PEACE AND CALM REIGNETH