Correction : Greg was of course
photographed in the last blog with the very lovely Miss Huahine, not Miss
Tahiti. Thanks to eagle-eyed blog readers for keeping us on our
So, what's the big
As you probably know by now, Blue
Sky has been put up for sale in Australia and we were planning to head west to
Brisbane, maybe selling before we made it to Aus, maybe not. In fact our Panama
Canal buddies on 'Tumshi' also had their catamaran for sale for a year and
recently found a buyer here in Tahiti.
So when we reported in 'Bali Hai
Moonrise' on 28 June that we'd met up with Tumshi, it wasn't for purely social
reasons as apparently Friedl and Angelika have had their eyes on Blue Sky for
So we quickly agreed a deal and
the last two weeks have been spent arranging the practicalities. We'd hoped to
sail a little further west but in this market, a buyer cannot be trifled with.
So we sold Blue Sky in a few weeks, rather than the few years it usually takes
to sell a boat.
We've sailed 26,000 miles and had
all sorts of adventures, so it's good to be finishing on a high note, having
enjoyed a fantastic Pacific Crossing with Alex and Simon and the warm
hospitality and amazing sights of French Polynesia.
So it's back to Blighty for George
and Michael and the task of setting up a shore-base, or as landlubbers would
have it, buying a home. There will be a 'Blue Sky 2' in the future and meanwhile
we may charter a bit just to keep our hands in.
Here's Blue Sky a couple of years
ago at the regatta in Carriacou.
We look forward to catching up
with friends and family in the UK - and we give our apologies to our friends in
Best Wishes and OUT
from George, Michael and