Rudders in and raring to go.......
06 May 2011 | Nearly out of Prickly Bay
We've been busy. The boat is ship shape and ready to go. We have our new rudder in, thanks to Mark and Whit in the water guiding it in and me at the top pulling on a bit of string, holding my breath, whilst waiting to see if the bolt would go through at the correct place on the shaft. Because we would have been shafted if it hadn't. We only have to put the other one in tomorrow morning, fill up with fuel and water, check out of customs and we're off. The kids have had a great time here in Grenada with other boat kids and so we all headed over to de Big Fish to say goodbye to all their friends tonight. Fresh produce in the fridge, Mark's tools back where they belong – boat's looking good! This blog's a little disjointed as my mind is on other things (what have we forgotten? Will Whit find his sea legs? Where am I going to put those extra tins now Mark has taken one of my cupboards away? ) so I'll end there for now. We are more than likely heading straight for Panama – 1080nms, so I'll try to update as we sail, but if the SSB radio isn't playing ball, we'll next update in about 10-12 days time. xx