Gibraltar-Tenerife arrived 11th Nov
euphoria of arrival from
The excitement picks up again as Nigel and Sally arrive to prepare for the big one. Unfortunately we have developed a couple of problems, most serious being a leaking water pump on the generator ……which will drive the water-maker….which is being looked upon as essential to comfort of crossing! Generator battery also condemned.
Nowhere can we find a spare water pump or repair kit. Application of Nigel and Chris think tank + dismantling of parts suggests the possibility of repair, which fortunately proves to be the case! 24 hours before departure we have a functioning gen. again.
neighbours on board Aragorn (Dick
and Leslie from
Just time to nip over to “Foxglove” to visit (say cheerio) to Patrick and Sinead and get a “Sinead special”; a number 5 on the hair to prepare for the tropical sun!!!
Dinner at the Yacht Club, a jolly affair with Richard and Boot from BWR; lots of skipper-bonding, sailing yarns + threats of mid-Atlantic Pub quizzes etc !
To bed, with thoughts of tomorrow……