On Sunday the wind changed direction and we started “sailing around” on our berth. After a quick trip to the shops we called it a day and played with the cats, watched DVD’s, read books and generally hung on waiting for the swells to die down. We ended up with another uncomfortable night.
On Monday the sun came out and all was perfect with life!
Yoyo was full of the joys of spring, jumping onto the boat next door (by going to the end of the netting and walking back along the outside of the netting along the narrow toe rail to a narrow bit where she can jump to the next boat). She has also discovered the paserelle. Bets are now being taken as to when she will “walk the plank” onto land.
Meanwhile Stephen & Anne jumped into action. Anne set about (re)making the cover for the base of the mast. This time it was a perfect fit. This helps protect the original cover from UV degradation as well as improve the water proof of this vulnerable area. Stephen fitted new ends to the spinnaker poles (remember outside Dover when he was left holding the pole vertically as the end broke – Stephen still does!). We have also come up with a solution (hopefully) of how to hold the end of the poles while not in use. The stainless steel people are making either
a) a really useful stainless steel bracket that will be just right and perfect for the job
b) an expensive piece of “art” as it does not hold the spinnaker poles in place
This evening David and Lisa on Gyatso arrived in Gibraltar
(we met them in
Yoyo stares at the paserelle deciding when to cross
Anne’s smart cover for the base of the mast, and Stephen’s new spinnaker
pole ends (they were changed at the top as well – not shown)