ruddery hard work
20 April 2011 | Prickly Bay, Grenada
I've lost a couple of days. I think it's because we've all been working so hard getting the rudder ready (Mark, helped by Rikki and Steve) and servicing the engine (me) and tidying the boat ready fot Whit, our new crew member arriving on Wednesday. We pretty much spread ourselves out once Alan and Chloe left, enjoying the space, so it's been a day of moving clothes from one wardrobe to another, clearing Whit some space for the trip. School's taken low priority, with the exception of diaries. But Mia has been helping Mark, so all the measuring has got to count towards some maths. Lochy has been engrossed in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire which he loves reading out loud to me, so it's not like I've left them on the playstation all day! The kids maintained their full moon tradition (and what a beautiful moon it was) by making a den with the genoa on the trampoline and sleeping outside. At least there was no wind at all this time, unlike last time in Martinique where it was blowing a hoolie! Downside was that the mozzies managed to find their way to Pegasus, so Lochy had a few choice bites. Hhm, no wind and mozzies - you can imagine Mark is really happy right now, especially having to put in full days work towards the rudder. At least I know that he will work over the bank holiday so the rudder is still on schedule. In this heat though, servicing the engine is not much fun, so we are relieved to be able to jump in the sea to cool down. The kids have lived in the sea the last few days and have become really competant swimmers (the PE aspect of school!)
Right now I'm on the internet checking Whit's flight which is delayed, making his arrival slightly later that the 5.35am that it was scheduled. Last chance to make the boat look good............