12:26.91S 130:51.01E Tipperary Waters Marina, Darwin, NT, Australia Thursday
2nd October PM
I got one new crew guy a few days ago. Leon from Canada. It's not his real
name which is Kwok Leung. Leon has been busy turning my galley into a
Chinese restaurant kitchen and has been turning out some good meals. Number
14 with noodles is particularly good!
Repairs to the boat are grinding on. While dismantling the genoa furling
drum to change the furling line yesterday some parts jumped off the boat
into the water, as they often do. Diving down to get them was a nasty job.
Box jellyfish and crocodiles are less common on the Hamble River. The radar
is now working and an AIS transponder receiver is almost installed. No big
boat is going to be able to sneak up on me in the Malacca Strait.
Leon has been getting DVDs out of the local library for our evening's
entertainment. 'The Road to Bali' with Bing and Bob was an excellent choice.
It is now technically the Wet Season here in the Top End but the wetness is
still all sweat not rain.