Shit happens and then you die!
21 February 2009 | marsh harbour boat yard
sunny and cool
wow! sailing is lots of fun!
After filling up with water and groceries, we await high tide so we can sail over to Hope Town where we can show Pamela the beautiful beaches and search for glass (and relax away from the music).
It's blowing 20 mph+ so we have several new friends assist on our elegant departure as the wind is blowing us straight back onto the dock.
An elegant reversal with the assist of the bow thruster finds us perfectly placed for departure in a VERY crowded harbour with boats all around us.
i shift from reverse into forward and nothing happens.
I push down to increase speed and find myself accelerating backwards. Cut all power, strong winds, we crash into boats and posts.
Lots of excitement, no one hurt, bills to pay, water pouring into the new openings of the boat, pumps to organize, a 20 mile tow to the closest haul-out dockyard to assess the damage and fix things.
Pamela will not be able to experience the soft wind through her hair o n this trip!
I find out more on Monday when the marina repair crew arrives!
Louise is exhausted and happy to be away from the music. We don't have to worry about anchors, but it's a long climb down the ladder to land, and a long walk over to the washroom.
Never a dull moment!
ps. Transmission cables can fail, and when they do, all hell breaks out! (I'll post a photo later)