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Christmas Party
12/26/2009

Around 20 of us organised a fun Christmas dinner yesterday in a conference room belonging to the marina, as the weather was very wet. That didn't stop seven brave souls doing the traditional dip in the sea beforehand. Not including either of us, I hasten to add.

The food was great, everybody brought stuff to share, and there was plenty and to spare. Then we played a silly game with tuned whistles out of crackers, and had a bit of a singalong session, then broke for the rest of the day on board, which was well-timed as the sun began to shine around then.

This photo shows the start of proceedings. A fun day!


01/04/2010 | Sprucettes
Head West!" young ladies, "Head West!" ... Oh yes, and a bit South, too... no need for brave souls out here it is a complete relief to fall in the oggin to cool off from the mid-day heat:-))
Earthquake! (s)!
12/17/2009, Lagos

Apparently last night there were a sequence of earthquakes south-west of here, off Cape St Vincent, the strongest of which was 6 on the Richter scale. Although the strong one was felt in Lagos town, we slept blissfully through it, insulated from earthquakes by the water surrounding our floating home. Another good reason to be liveaboards!

This evening we are the organisers of a carol-singing tour of the pontoons and quayside bars, so I'm taking along my little ukelele guitar and headtorch, so I can see the words of the carols. This is an annual event here, the proceeds going to the local children's home.

Tomorrow the Christmas dinner organised by the marina. Last year's was great fun, with the conga line snaking round and round the restaurant and the music going on unbroken well into the small hours!

More anon. No further forward on the boom yet, but our bimini is in place, and looks great. Photo to prove it!

Boom boom!
12/08/2009, Lagos

Our new boom has arrived! That's the good news. It won't fit our existing gooseneck. That's the bad news. But that can all be fixed! That's the good news. It'll take up to two weeks, that's the bad news. So now we have two booms, neither attached, just as well we don't plan to go anywhere for a bit!

Here's a glimpse of the chaos on deck at the moment. New boom wrapped in plastic, old boom hidden behind the dinghy, and the stainless for the bimini on the foredeck. Jumble sale anyone?

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