Tuesday the 18/1 2011
are back to Recife again to the Cabanga Yacht Club to install our four new 200
Amph batteries today.
The new passengers
Not much to report these days. Normal routine done some shopping,
bought some extra lead for our diving
(the crew has put on some weight) and it has become more
difficult to sink lately.
boats have arrived a the marina.
Welcome late night drinks were held on board
icebreaker to the new comers consuming cheap spanish brandy from the canary
islands well into the morning.
french, one brazilian and one from Majjorca.
latter, with four gentlemen on board after a rough night on shore extended the
party on board their
Benetton 50 until early morning fraternising with the local
welcome natives, left this morning heading to the West Indies.
remaining group has decided to join Dawnbreaker on it's quest south exploring
unchartered waters of Pernambuco and Alagoas. Rather surreal a Swedish flag boat
way into Brazilian waters. The
French are loving the idea ....
leave tomorrow at high tide to Porto de Galinhas and our friend Torpedinho and
join us for the next's days.
night we organised a integration barbecue among all sailors at this
Torpedinho brought a fantastic fish, followed by Picanha and
Alcatra - two marvellous steak cuts,
tender and tasty.
night was pleasant and good conversation, in a Babel tower sense, mixing all
midnight the mood was interrupted by a local colleague under strong influence of
" Sir Johnnie Walker "
wanting to pick a fight, to attract the attention of Vanessa the
only single woman in the group,
throwing chairs in the swimming pool.
It was the sign to call it for the night and rest before we depart
Steaks were marvellously executed by " Pezao" (big foot), which
has a quite interesting story
tell after some caipirinhas. It
seems like many years ago - he comes from very low income
family and works at the Cabanga - he bought a brand new couch for
his home and one day returned
earlier to catch his wife cheating with a colleague on his brand new
(still being paid by long term instalments ). With no hesitance he put the sofa and
wife out on the street
set it on fire, wife not included.
He now claims that sofas are for stupid rich people and all he
is a rug in his living room. All club members constantly tease him
about wanting to give him a new couch .....
That's all folks! We are off to our next exotic places and
stories. Stay online for
Executive Captain and Master of All