Saturday 20th June
The musings of a
lowly Cabin Boy.
It was only the lowly Cabin Boy who rose early
on this morn, after much carousing by many of the crew, who must have been
trying to blank out the memories of the "Tunisian Experience".
However there was still much drama waiting to
unfold. No sooner had our two friendly German neighbours departed
when two mad French men (are there any others?) decided to squeeze their 52
ft yacht into the tiny vacant space. As we rushed to man our fenders it became
clear that not only were they trying to lay their anchor chain across ours, but
their windlass was"caput" ,and so was most of the rest of their
craft. Finally and without further mishap, they lay alongside. After
laying their anchor from our rib, and with the wind increasing from
a more favourable direction, we decided it was safer to depart, than face
the perils of being moored alongside these "French Pirates". By now, John
was determined that these two had not come upon this craft by honest
Thus we departed and found a sheltered
bay to drop anchor and feast upon our trophies from the Tunisian market.
Captain Brian manned the BBQ for the steak and peppers, whilst
multi-tasking and cooking green beans and chips below. With no time to
waste, except to maintain yet another heads (marine word for loo)
which was threatening to block, we set sail on what was to be my last overnight passage of this trip, bound for
Thus we arrived in Mgarr @ 1315 local time and
managed to secure what must have been almost the last berth in the marina,
although for a moment we feared we must have gone off course and landed at the
airport as we were greeted by the roar of aero engines! See
Tomorrow we travel to St Pauls Bay, after we have
carried out our duties; and then after a night there we make our grand entrance
into The Grand Harbour in Valletta, when I must leave the ship.
However, I return in six weeks, and then who knows,
I may be promoted to crew, or even First Mate!
Please note: Anyone wishing to contact
Brian/Wishanger2 must use the contact details below. We have not/can
not receive anything else!!! (Big) Prize awaits the first telephone
Brian, Steve, John and Malc
SY Wishanger II
Tel: +870 773 160 276