Wednesday 26 August
Alas, we have now started our journey home. Well, not quite, but we are
passaging back to Cavtat from where we will check out from Croatia and head fro
The submarine caves in Lastovo (photo) were investigated but Brian decided
they would not make a winter mooring for WII - too low for her
mast. Today we have come from Korcula where we enjoyed the
spectacular walled mediaeval town (photo).
We are in Mljet Island, with 'Seagull' Bay all to ourselves. Hal has
again produced a fantastic meal, despite being promised a meal out we just
didnt want to leave this spectacular setting. (photo - skipper not quite
sure whether it was steak being bbq'd or the boat!)
Sunday 30 August . Tia Bay Cavtat . 42:35.17 N, 18:13.24 E
On occasions we have had some trouble with the powered anchor
winch when the down button has stuck 'on' -Neil has managed to
drop 100 metres of cable in 6 metres of water, with the winch handle
loose in his hand. However we have now cracked this problem and
reverted to dropping chain 'on the clutch' as the down button still
requires further investigation.
Hal leaves the boat today with the following body count: hangovers -three,
stubbed toe (claiming to be dislocated) -one, (but in any event far less
impressive than Caroline's anchor fight injuries which are of Moby
Dick proportions - she doesnt want to talk about it, let alone attach
photos!), and a minimal tan which belies the fact he is bound for blighty. Books
read -two, of which the Leopard is highly recommended. Hal is replaced by the
crack team - that is Michelle who continues the fight against tinned mushrooms
although some unusually large sweet corn was seen to be smuggled on board.
The boat lies between the somewhat sinister 'Black Sea' with its
matching black and grey rib, and the far less opulent albeit much more
sophisticated neighbour ,Hippocampus III, who numbers two toy dogs amongst
her crew, with an apparent fondness for crapping on teak! Brian would have
Boat [as of 7am this morning] is being cleaned in advance of
the next leg. Slight change in the weather possibly promises some wind,
although the cloud appears to be lifting and another stunning day appears
to be in the offing. Fully provisioned although tonic water and tea, the
apparent hights of post-colonial sophistication, are running low and recourse
may be to red wine.
Hal signs off with the promise to return. Truly stunning place.
Hope it remains as such.
Departing Cavtat midday today 30/08/09 - heading Sicily.
All the best to all our readers
Brian, Caroline, Neil, John and Michelle