22112011 Tour Ships and Repairs
We had been advised that first of three tour ship was to
arrive this morning and we would have to leave the pontoon by 6ish to facilitate
their boats dropping their passengers ashore.
I’m up at 0545 but there’s no sign of the ship and its
not until 0800 we have a knock on the deck to advise us that the ship was on its
way in and we should move by 0830.
All suitably roused we move the 100metres down the bay
and moor alongside the two local tour ships.
As the weather is fine, we set to work repairing the
Mainsail cover and replacing the Dorado air vent that had been ripped off during
our passage as well
as tidying up other minor damage. Its 5C with a wind
chill making it feel like a finger freezing -5C.
Thomas gets creative making giant Canalloni of crepes and
minced beef etc and for desert a chocolate sponge cake with a little rum to keep
out the cold!
He retires to watch a movie while Lars and I go
walkabout. Peter has managed to wrestle the ships bike out of the locker and is
heading some 8km down the coast to
visit a disused lighthouse picking up the key from the
Museum on the way.
On our way we come across many strange sights
Our first sheep has pink
Peat is still
With inexplicable timing we all meet by the Visitor
Centre and start enquiring about Jeep tours. Having been quoted £120 per head
for a trip we look for an alternative
and come across Keith and his Landrover who will do a
trip for £10 per hour per head. He is booked for 1000
Off to the Victory Pub and food. Here we meet up with
Tim, John and Linda, the crew of a British yacht “Mina II” that we had spoken to
in the day and they join us for drinks. We loose track of
time and as they leave us we find the Pub has stopped serving food so we decide
to try a café we had been recommended.
Their jumbo hamburgers lived up to their name and
suitably stuffed we return to “Dawnbreaker” having to battle our way across the
two ships we are moored against.
This proves to be a somewhat dubious exercise as the wind
has got up the faculties aren’t sharp as they might have been.
All safely aboard, generator on, as the batteries are
low, and crank up the central heating.
Bob the Blog