New Friends and Old Friends
Alongside Club Nautico Reloncavi, Puerto Montt
The last few days have been slow and quiet. The marina is virtually deserted this late in the year but yesterday, just as I was starting to feel a bit lonely and depressed, I was fortunate to make the acquaintance of a young French bloke, Christophe, who has recently sold a boat berthed next to Sylph. He now has a 51 foot boat sitting on the hard here which he is busily working on. Having spent some time here Christophe has all the inside knowledge and a car, a very handy contact indeed. He has a nice girlfriend who has a three year old daughter, Sofia. We all went to the supermarket together today and now Sofia and I are great friends, which is very nice.
On the down side I received an email from a friend who has just lost his boat on a reef in the Gulf of Mexico during a gale. Very sad news but at least he is OK, which is good.
All is well.
We haven’t moved for the last three days, I am getting suspicious. And the
heater has been on for most of it, and I have scored some semi-decent food on
two days out of three. And I HAVE MANAGED TO SLEEP FOR NEARLY THE WHOLE TIME.