Fai Tira Blog Wednesday
Fai Tira still in Vigo
Today is a whole month
since we had that fantastic send off from Dartmouth. A lot of things have happened in that
time and we have had some adventures.
Of course Biscay was the biggest challenge to us both. You may remember that our rig broke just
as we were approaching the Spanish coast in a force 9 gale. We are still in Vigo trying to get it
Today we were yet again
woken by Alfrado and Albertro we shot up and they were stood there with the
solution to our rig problem. They
had adapted a T piece that fits into the mast so it connected to our existing
fittings. Alberto went up the mast
while Alfrado, John and myself lifted the stay into place.
Alberto up the mast
is it to long???
Found the bottle screw
A lot of scratching of heads went on as we
battled to wonder why the stay was an inch to long now. Bugger!!! We dismantled part of the furling gear
to reveal a hidden bottle screw, problem solved. All the work was completed by midday and
we thanked the guys for a brilliant job done and arranged to meet them at their
workshop at 1pm to pay the bill.
Their workshop was
fantastic a mixture of old and new.
Alfrado and Alberto's
There were fantastic wooden boats being worked
on. We were shown a 16 metre racing
boat that was nearing completion of a full restoration. It was beautiful. Alberto was working on a CAD package
designing a boat hull. He told us
he had been looking at our blog and would be following our progress with
interest. We paid them and again thanked them for doing such an excellent job
and said our goodbyes.
A quick look around the
old part of this Vigo suburb bought some provisions and I managed to explain to
the Butcheress that I would like rump steak by doing an impression of a bull and
then pointed at my bum. She got the
idea and ended up with a rump steak for dinner. We were back to Fai Tia to chill
out for the afternoon.
Bye for now.