Not being someone of great literary skill, nevertheless, I have decided to
try my hand at the first diary entry under the disguise of setting up the pc
ready for the crossing whilst the rest are busy at much more essential task,
either onboard or ashore.
Suffice to say that things are going well after a slightly shaky start when
Bob, Charlie and I arrived from the airport by taxi on Sat evening. Being
chivalrous types we agreed to share a taxi with a lady joining another vessel
and duly loaded all the bags into the said taxi. On arriving at the first
destination, ours, the three of us disembarked and unloaded what we thought was
our luggage only to find once we had reached our accommodation that I had done
an ‘Alasdair’ in that I had come away with a backpack belonging to our fellow
sailor and left my new waterproof in the vehicle complete with
wallet. Much wailing and gnashing of teeth followed. Fortunately the
story has a happy ending and we were able to meet up again very shortly
afterwards to exchange items.
Fitting out preparations are going well and although Mike continues to add
jobs to his list, the rest of us are just about keeping up with his
demands. Mike and Buster naturally claim to have worked their fingers to
the bone before our arrival but we can see little evidence of blood-stained
fingerprints on the boat.
The weather is warm and our fellow sailors very welcoming and
helpful. Attached are a few photos to give you a flavour. More
to come I hope.
That’s all for now, much lov from the 5.