no - lost our emails - put them somewhere and forgot - how could that
Over the last few days - there has been an outbreak of problems - popping
up - all over the yacht - from leaking pumps in the engine room dumping water
into the bilge - to the generator wa-wa-hing it's voltage, up and down all day -
to 3 (now make that 4) outboard motors out of action - and now we've just about
been blown away with gusty winds all day and night. But don't worry,
because 'you know who' is on the job as usual - taking it all in her
'embarrassingly small' stride.
We had another visit from 'Machine Gun' - who has dropped in a few times
now - for a 'bit difficult to follow' chat. He's the bloke (Prussian
so he says) - who has been on the old yacht hull out here for more than 26
years. There's no doubt - he's a character alright - as are we
all out here. You'll remember his boat from before . . . .
He makes the run across to the Motor Boat Club -
every couple of days - and ties up at the visitors dock - walks up to the main
road and catches the bus to the shops or wherever - returning late in the
afternoon. Quite an expedition to be making each time.
He's thinking of getting a computer and has been asking me a few things about
what would be suitable.
As you can see from the photos - it was a pretty
good day on the bay - when he dropped in - and he told me on leaving - that
strong winds were coming. Well he knew what he was talking about -
because the following day things livened up considerably.
There's an old saying - we all know - that goes:
'Red sky at
night - sailor's delight
Red sky in
the morning - sailor take warning'
So here is the amazing sunrise - the following morning -
'sailor take warning'.
Now this is really quite an amazing sunrise scene - so I have
uploaded a larger version.
But - by the time the afternoon rolled
Now you might think - well that doesn't look too bad - but the
fact is that for the bay to pick up like this means we are getting about 25-30
knots of wind - and it's not all that pleasant.
Unless you want to go
We are really starting
to move about now.
And anyway - the day is
still young - it's bound to get even worse before it gets better.
It's probably not a good
idea for little 2.5 kg dogs to be going out on deck to be blown
away. But not to be deterred the experienced 'yacht dog', is on top
of the situation.
Little did little Penny
know - that her concerns would not stay little
and that the night would
bring new dangers for the anchorage and us.
What dangers lie ahead
for our cross-footed friend?
Will there be dragging,
sinking, and wet paws???
What colour will the
And will that pump ever
To see what happens -
you'll have to read the next exciting instalment of . . .
Bye for now.