Getting Ready to Sail
The last couple of days I have been getting Sylph ready to sail. The wind vane is now fully operational (I hope), I have completed rigging checks, most everything is stowed for sea, and today I got the bulk of the stores in. Jobs remaining: embark fuel, water and fresh supplies, repair mainsail halyard, order the new headsail and organize deposit, do the laundry, obtain the Zarpe (sail plan approval from the Prefectura), and pay the marina bill. At this stage I am aiming to sail on Thursday.
All is well.
The skipper turned up with a whole bunch of goodies today, I supervised their stowage. Most of it was extremely uninteresting, quite a bit of kitty litter - most important, but only three small tins of tuna. Meowarghh! I tell myself I must have missed something, maybe the skipper is planning a second trip and these cans are just to tide me over. Stay calm, stay calm, I tell myself. My heart beats anxiously, I had better go and have a little … zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz