Moonstone of Aberdour
Allan and Claire Foster
Wed 18 Jan 2017 18:27
Well we had the exhaust repaired and I managed to jack the engine back into its correct position and the next day we set off for a gentle trip north within the barrier reef. The water was vey shallow and we sailed for many miles with barely half a metre of clearance between our keel and the white sandy bottom.
We dropped anchor on the west side of Caye Caulker (in British colonial days it was Cay Corker) finding our friends on “Mekeai”, “Ayeesha” and “Cockpit” already enjoying this lovely island with its azure sea, white sandy lanes, little stores, no cars and full of young backpackers.
........and we have another problem, this time its the charger for the windlass/bow thruster battery that’s not working. New part ordered from the USA to be delivered back at Belize City.......Bluewater Cruising isn’t all sailing across beautiful oceans, no, it is repairing difficult to reach parts of your boat in ludicrously hot lockers and engine rooms and waiting and hoping forever for overpriced spares to be delivered from obscure and unhelpful marine business in the USA.......rant over, time for a beer I think.