A few days in Lagos
Minka of Southampton - Cruising Log
Wed 8 Sep 2010 09:02
The boatyard asked me to move Minka to their pontoon in the Fish Dock so they could work on the engine. We rafted up to a Halberg Rassey 45 owned by a friendly Swedish couple who are on a voyage with their two young sons (10 and 7 I would guess)
Once the engineer had diagnosed the problem with the fuel injectors they asked us to move back into the marina until the parts arrived which should be tomorrow. Because the marina is 43 euros a night we have stayed in the Fish Dock hiding behind the HR 45. On the one occasion the Yard Manager has caught me I had to pretend I didn't understand his perfect English. I feel slightly guilty as he and his staff have been very helpful ....... this is definitely a good place to get work done.
It looks like we have got away with it but if the parts don't come tomorrow we have a problem as the HR is leaving in the morning.
We have been enjoying the sights and street performers. The star has to be the multilingual juggling unicyclist who performed on a cobbled street which added to the fun. Sorry no pictures of that..
Hopefully we will leave here tomorrow and batter our way through the adverse winds up the coast of Portugal.