Washboards reporting in for blog duty.
Yesterday concluded the Atlantic passage phase
with Diana and Graeme heading of to very cold Blighty. They seemed to
pleased to be leaving, maybe it was getting away from the very hot humid weather
or perhaps they were looking forward to the sanity of home! Graeme did
tell Captain Fluffy that he "quite understood what she had to put up
From the crew of Zepher we would like to thank both
skippers for a splendid and most enjoyable passage. In particular thanks
for running a very happy ship, even at the beginning of the 0400hrs watch, and
for keeping us fed and watered to such a high standard, I'm still trying work
out how Lyn managed it.
Also many thanks to the shore support team for
keeping us so well informed on the ARC front and also for many helpful tips on
how to control the skipper. Please note that none of it worked but did
give us many hours of entertainment.
Today we will be joined by one of our shore support
team, Margaret is on her way and will be the signal for the rest of us move
to holiday/tourist mode. We do feel it's time for a spot of R&R
because the work schedule has been intense since we arrived. One
unexpected job was the repair of the Zodiac dinghy when it developed a leak
where the bottom joins the side tubes. The tape glue seems to have
given up the good fight and we were unable the do a permanent repair.
Zepher now has a new 2.5m RIB; now many of you will
understand that with the 8HP motor there is major play factor to be
had. Chris and I had permanent big smiles as we zoomed about the
anchorage; we were of course just testing the boat and
Things may go a bit quite here for a day or two
since we are due to move into the marina and it will be our first time for
mooring stern too Med style. Arrrrgh..............