Éowyn is moored in Le
Port Ouest, Reunion in position
We had a good start from
Mauritius, but the winds were very variable both in speed and direction.
During the afternoon we made good progress under asymmetric spinnaker, but
between 4 and 6 pm conditions varied from flat calm to 30 knot winds, mainly on
Mike's watch. I was duty chef so cooking was a little fraught! we settled on a
small reef in the main and 4 rolls in the genoa and overnight we had perfect
broad reaching conditions. We averaged 7 knots which is pretty good for our
Eowyn under Asymmetric Spinnaker
taken from Drammer
As usual we were greeted on
arrival by Paul and Suzana of World Cruising. They had flown from Mauritius but
were on call at 0330 to see the first arrival Grand Filou into the harbour. Not
surprising that they needed some sleep later in the afternoon!
We arrived before 0800 and
rafted alongside Jeannius, Thor VI joining us an hour later.
In the evening we had a
welcome ceremony of music dancing food and drink and also learnt that our stay
in the basin would be generously sponsored so now mooring fees would be payable.
amongst the music was some frenetic drumming by local children. we could see how
they got their energy by their repeated visits to the buffet
We mange to do a full rigging
check every 4 weeks or so, but as there is a Selden agent here, I am having it
done professionally. Emilio from Kalliope did this and 2 major faults in the
spars were discovered!