Happy Birthday Pete.

Alongside Ushuaia
Weather: Showers, cold

First some good news, the pump can be fixed, then some bad news, no parts . . . argh! But we may have another solution. It looks like I can get the parts delivered from Australia, waiting to hear some news on Monday. Meanwhile I am told the new mainsail is 98% finished and will be shipped to Ushuaia next week, but right now I am not going to get my hopes up about anything, another disappointment is more than this Koala can bear.

Today is my brother Peter’s 50th birthday, that makes three of us over the bump with three to go, though the others have quite a bit of catching up to do, lucky buggers ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uw54sZpGCKY&feature=related ).  I enjoyed a video call via skype to the family birthday celebrations last night, so that was special. Happy birthday Pete.

Bob Cat:

Some tuna for dinner last night, hooray. The heater is going so I spend most of my time sitting close by it on the V berth. Life is good . . . zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz