Madeira to La Palma
Roz Preston /Ed Phillips
Sun 16 Oct 2022 18:13
Just when we thought it was all going so well, the Asymetric sail which would have been great in the conditions out there, light winds from the Starboard quarter, seems to have seized up and won’t unfurl. There is another tear in one of the downwind sails, the autohelm motor tried to go walkabout in the Lazarette and had to be bolted back down again, which involved emptying said Lazarette’s contents and half its structure into the cockpit, and a bit has fallen off the end of the main sheet traveller. I guess we had it coming, it’s all been too smooth so far. And problems, like buses, prefer to come mob handed.
Ah well, a couple of beers and a pizza in the promising looking old town were welcome after a frustrating trip. And I suppose the party animals will have to go home at some point. Meanwhile, there’s always more laundry and boat washing so we’ll make the best of being here while we search the charts for our next, and hopefully quieter anchorage. It’s not all glamour, this sailing business.
Until next time, Sweet Dreams out.
Ps a dog fight has just broken out ashore! Add frantic barking to the sound picture.
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