Long awaited update from Las Palmas!
Thu 20 Nov 2008 17:47
Sorry about the delay!!
We've had lots of complaints about the website not being updated..but there's a good reason..we've been really really busy!!
People don't realise what a hard life we have getting the boat ready here in the sun:-)!
Joking aside Thomas and I have recently returned from an intensive trip home to Sweden, and in the meanwhile, Janne and Lotta have returned to Sweden today, and Mats has been away on Tenerife.
We now have a new crew member in Bosse, who joined us a few days ago.
Bosse is among other things a Fireman, pilot and paramedic, (which could come in useful) and when he gets time he likes to mess about on boats!
The time since we have been in Las Palmas has been spent getting the boat prepared, we've repaired the sails, and sorted out the spinnaker pole, and equipped the boat with a lot of safety equipment to meet the ARC requirements, we're in the middle of upgrading the battery charger, fixing extra diesel tanks, and have spent all day at the supermarket buying food and stuff.
I've left all the guys loading the boat and have retired to the Sailors Bar to update the blog..why do I get all the boring jobs?!
I've also been driven mad by the incompetence of DHL, that despite their claims, do not know how to deliver a parcel from one country to another! Never use them!
The time is getting close for the start, we leave on sunday, and the marina is really busy with all the boats arriving and getting ready.
I've go to go to the sail shop now to buy some gear, following are a few pictures, some taken by Mats whwn he was up the mast, and some from our provisioning today, and I promise that there will be more before we leave!
Some of the other guys will be writing the blog as well!