December 23 2005
Sat 24 Dec 2005 02:29
Well Penguin and her crew are still in Rodney Bay Marina enjoying the sunshine.
We will be here for Christmas before moving off south, lunch will be at the St Lucia Yacht Club.
The diary will continue during 2006 with regular updates as we travel.
Many thanks for the all emails and good wishes.
It is with great regret that we are announcing that HLS "Jacky" will be travelling East at the end of January and not west with the
good ship Penguin. As all Jak's friends know sailing over the horizon in a plastic 44ft rolling tube would never rank very high on her
list of must do experiences, She did unfortunately make one very bad decision in her early life and married some nutter who was
obsessed with sailing, as a result she has spent 18 years crewing racing dinghies and the last 4 years messing about in Penguin,
as well as working and bringing up two great kids. From now on Jacky will be joining Penguin at different locations dependent on the
ability of a 747 to land at an airport near to where Penguin is sailing.This will relieve her of many many hours of boredom watching the
sea go by and also a few hour of feeling seasick when the conditions get rough. She has made an enormous effort to make this whole thing
work and is very sad that things have not workout differently, She has of course the family and the other love of her life to go back to.
I will leave you to work that one out.
She has of course not left us in the lurch with regards to her responsibilities she has recruited her replacement, Dr Niamh Collins will hopefully
be joining us at the end of Jan for the trip through Panama to the Pacific.
We have had a great months since leaving Lymington, it has been quite active travelling to get to St. Lucia, the idea that you can fill
a whole 4 months of time up doing something that takes only 9hrs in a jet plane is quite puzzling. But thanks anyway to all who have
helped and sailed with us and to all who have enjoyed our tales on the web page. Rob. PS HLS will be back somewhere in the Pacific.
We would like to wish all the 'Penguin' followers a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Rob, Jak and Norman
Enough said I think ? Needless to say Niamh is only to replace me in certain aspects of my attachment to Penguin and Rob or else!
We met her is Las Palmas and she is a lovely person from Ireland and what a bonus being a doctor. Can't say I don't know how to look out
for my Men.
Thanks to Rob and Norm for supporting me in my grimmest moments on Penguin.It wasn't all bad honest. I shall be content to watch my
washing machine in Stanpit for a while rather than feeling as if I am living in it until I rejoin the ship next year. Seriously it has been one
amazing experience so far and it's not over yet. I will be home on January the 18th.
NOW HERE'S SOME REALLY BIG NEWS.
THESE ARE TWO VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE TO ROB AND I, THEY ARE NICK YORK , WHOSE BIRTHDAY IS ON CHRISTMAS
EVE AND JOANNA YORK WHO IS 21 ON CHRISTMAS DAY. VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU BOTH. WITH ALL OUR LOVE MUM AND DAD XX