Queensway Quay, Gibraltar 36:08.07N 005:21.34W
Sue & Alan
Tue 25 Jun 2013 17:02
We had emailed Queensway Quay to tell them we wanted to enter at 1000 this morning. We were on the ball, despite 20'odd kn wind (very unwelcome it was too). The entrance to Queensway is now quite narrow and it was fun moving in with an unhealthy wind on the beam. We're a few days early so they have given us a temporary berth amongst some 30m stinkpots. We think we show them up and will move to an 18m berth when one becomes available.
Cindy & Bob s/y Godspeed met us on the pontoon and we're joining them for Thai curry this evening (somewhere in Gib they found few days ago). We've also seen friends Cathy (Robert snoozing) s/c Twixter. Cathy tells us they needed to do a runner from Portugal after being given a demand for VAT? (We last saw Cathy & Robert when on the 2008 EMYR).
Sue & I went for a wacky cycle ride and presented ourselves at Sheppards chandlery to arrange delivery of our new genoa pole. They kindly delivered it to us at half four. Surprise, surprise, it's not fully assembled and having put the bits together I need to find somewhere where I can beg or hire a 6.5mm rivet gun. These are BIG rivets I've got to put in and they make my rivet gun look like a toy! That's for tomorrow.
So, since beginning of May when we departed Marina de Ragusa, we've put just over another 1,400NM on Ticketeeboo's log (now passed 10,000NM), consumed more diesel that we wanted in stinkpot mode, experienced doing 7kn under bare poles in 60kn wind, made more fiends, enjoyed some terrific foods, met up with family Pugwashers (Gillian, Andrew and Adam) visited some fantastic and wonderful anchorages, enjoyed each others company (both of us!), consumed enough gin, beer and wine to be thoroughly pickled, also, what more can we say other than thoroughly enjoyed being ticketeeboo on Ticketeeboo.
Home soon and looking forward to being in GP mode again. xxxx
Ticketeeboo MMSI 235071989 Callsign 2CED3
At 25/06/2013 17:01 (utc) our position was 36°08.07'N 005°21.34'W
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