Nigel North
Fri 20 Jan 2012 00:43
With the sudden and very welcome arrival of Alfie in Las Palmas Marina, PW is now fully crewed with all two of us for an Atlantic crossing.  Alfie managed to get from 'good idea why not' to here on board in 2 days flat - a credit to his Naval past.  He has managed to squeeze himself into one of the quarter berths without any complaint despite his long sea legs. 
Yet another trip to the supermarket filled the few remaing holes on board, and we are now almost ready.  After two months here and a great deal of work refitting Pinball Wizard it will be really good to be out on the ocean again and heading SSW towards Cape Verde Islands.  We are both looking forward to it.  The last item to be installed was the satphone - requiring 5 days of fiddling around on the computer  before all its functions could be utilised, which include voice, email, SMS, weather downloads and this brand new blog! 
Skipper PW