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Sailng on Windwanderer.
No Photos 2nd Jun 2013
Saturday 1st June 2013

Saturday 1st June 2013

Well today we did not do a huge amount, we did not get much sleep last night, as there is a nightclub right behind us on shore, and they blare out very very loud music, till about 3am.
So you have two very tired and grumpy cruisers here today.

The Captain has fixed the problems of both sails, and fingers crossed thats all that needs doing to them.

We are starting to watch the weather again if all goes well, we are looking to find the best weather window from Saturday next week.

All the jobs are lined up, early in the week we hope the rigging will be fixed, Wednesday the boat comes out of the water, but we are not getting the Anti-foul done just a clean and a fitting put in so the water maker will work better out in the ocean, and toward the end of the week the Canvas work should be done.
So that's the plan, will it work? Who knows but we sure hope so.

The Captain and I still have a lot of work to do ourselves.
My beautiful teak work that took me months and months to do, with this new beaut, fancy teak oil that should last about 4 years, well they lied, within the first few weeks we started to notice a few patches wearing now almost the whole lot is faded so bad that the timber is showing through, this makes me cry I can tell you, after all the hard work I went through to make it look good, well now she looks almost like a homeless boat again.
We have to do something real quick about it or the teak will start turning grey and then I will have to go through all the cleaning and prepping again.
Now we still have 2, 4 litre drums of this stuff left that was really expensive and I just wanna chuck it all into Davy Jones's locker.
So much for making the teak simple to look after, we are not sure what to do now, do we just keep using it till its all gone or just oil it with teak oil, either way it's gonna be a big job.
Then we have to replace all the seals on all the port holes, we have found a new rubber, foam that may just work, so have one glued in place, and tomorrow we will put it back and then get the deck hose, and blast it from the dingy and see how it holds up.
I sure hope it works.

Then we will try and get through the next mountain of stuff, but it is hard, to work not only is it extremely hot, oh have you noticed I have not complained yet about the heat??...watch this space...hahaha
But it's such a laid back place you kinda just want to join in with it all...haha

Well tomorrow is another day.

This one is For you Heather. :-)


In the harbor, in the island, in the Spanish Seas,
Are the tiny white houses and the orange trees,
And day-long, night-long, the cool and pleasant breeze
Of the steady Trade Winds blowing.

There is the red wine, the nutty Spanish ale,
The shuffle of the dancers, the old salt's tale,
The squeaking fiddle, and the soughing in the sail
Of the steady Trade Winds blowing.

And o' nights there's fire-flies and the yellow moon,
And in the ghostly palm-trees the sleepy tune
Of the quiet voice calling me, the long low croon
Of the steady Trade Winds blowing.
-- John Masefield

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