Wed 22 Nov 2006 12:16
The build up for the start on Sunday is full-on now. Shane and James have joined the Owl, and Charlie arrives (subject to BA) tonight. Hope he's bought a costume as it's a fancy dress Circus party at a nearby bar tonight. The food is nearly ready to be stowed - currently occupying a whole hotel room. Carrefour and El Campo were where we founf most of it... Ed did the shopping and the menu is still a mystery. Richard has been sharpening his fishing hooks just in case....
Last night was the crew dinner for our pontoon at the Yacht Club Varadero. Tapas, plate by plate, makes for a slow meal for 200 people... but they were delicious. The strange Russians from the next door boat decided it was all too much for them and disappeared in the middle of dinner. Lots of tutting from the English-mannered owners.
Night Owl suffered a bit of damage on the stern during a storm whilst we were away, the Spanish laminating man should be turning up today to fix it.