SH 5 Ashore
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Sat 15 Feb 2020 23:57
St Helena Ashore for the Fifth Time
Bear spent the morning fitting Lionel’s alternator.
All went well and then I was commissioned to stand above and look down to see if the alignment was accurate, well it’s no good me doing it wearing varifocals. I declared it was 2mm shy of perfect and after some minor adjustments all it needs is a new belt.
A fairly confident boy. Bear radioed the water taxi and Paul told him that the DIY shop would open at six thirty. I was busy writing blogs (got five written, YAY) so Bear took the four o’clock shuttle.
Once ashore he watched this tiny landing craft come in. A big girl leaves England for Cape Town and once there a smaller girl is packed with island goodies which moors on a deep-water jetty around the corner. The containers are then brought here on this tiny landing craft. A week late on this occasion.
Tied up, the happy crew wait to start work.
The crane – number plate SHG 001 swings into action and the crew catch the chains.
Attached and ready to swing. Meanwhile, final loading of a return container.
Bear settled in Anne’s Place and enjoyed pork chops and trimmings, Valentine’s décor still up.
At six thirty Bear bought an alternator belt – the only one of its size so sadly, no spare. Then he took these two pictures of The Consulate Hotel and came home on the seven o’clock. Belt fitted and tested, success. Happy crew. We played backgammon and Mexican before watching an episode of Boston Legal.
ALL IN ALL A PRODUCTIVE DAY
A GOOD DAY