Hurrying up and waiting ...Jules
30/05/2009, 11 19'N:56 56'W, Trinidad
Well, we had a good party for my birthday. And I got the most amazing, and much appreciated, present . 40 tonnes of water! Mike had been trying to organise it most of the day and, after a few delays a boat, the Kathryn M, came alongside - just as the party guests were arriving. It took about an hour to fill up all the tanks and we ended up having to pay for just the water and not the boat, which was a real result and was definitely better than having to go into the dock.
Yet another week ...Jules
Not a great deal to report over the last week. I guess we're just getting used to being on our own on the boat again; the first time in ... I can't remember! (Have to make the most of it too as on Thursday we're getting a couple of Indonesian workers for a week who will be staying on board and, hopefully, finishing off all the chipping and banging.)
Andrea and Marina left on Monday and bless them they worked right up to the last minute. On Saturday we all put in a mammoth effort to finish off the top deck and worked eight hours, which is pretty good going (or some would say mad!) in this heat. We only stopped for half an hour at lunch time for ice-cream and then in the evening we went to play boules with Taffy and Shirley all we ended up having for supper was chips and some beer ... not a diet I'd recommend on a regular basis but it was ok for the day.
Passing on Lifelines on the Journey of a Lifetime