Fwd: position S12 27.100 E130 49.200

Ocean Rival Journey Log
Adam Power Diana Power
Sat 27 Jul 2019 03:50

Saturday 27th July.

I was kicked off the Cullen Bay pontoon at 6am by a rather more surly lock keeper than yesterdays. It was still too early for Tipperary and I wanted to see if the boat yard would reply to my email about haul out and hardstanding so I joined a couple  of yachts at anchor outside the breakwater. The yard did reply a bit later but the rate for storage ashore is double that in the marina so I shelved that idea and set off for Tipperary.  I wasn't sure how long I had before the tide dropped too much and lock-keeper Dani had given me an 08.30 start time but no idea how long that lasts. My revised 12.30 estimated arrival was O.K. said Dani.  I just reached the head of Francis Bay as the steam from the engine suggested that was enough but then the wind was blowing me gently up stream under genoa so I was able to give the engine a break. 
Now safely tied up in the nice little no frills very sheltered marina run by Dani and her husband Mick who live aboard a yacht at the end of the pontoon. The marina is surrounded by houses and flats- but just a little less posh than Cullen Bay.
I will see if I can get the pipe stack out of the heat exchange unit so that I know what to replace.