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Our adventures on the high seas and other places
Calabash Bay
12 knots from the North East - beautiful
4 May 2008, Far north-western tip of Long Island

It's 4pm and we've just anchored in the Calabash Bay harbour in about 7ft of blue green water. The Santa Maria Club is in front of us and there's quite a few houses built on the beachfront. Who could blame them, it's a gorgeous place. Ray's been working on the pipework for the watermaker trying to make it work more efficiently. He's just tried to mend a leak in another pipe under the sink and in pulling it, has snapped the elbow pipe....not good. Might have to hitchhike south to a hardware tomorrow to get a part. It is never ending. We've got free wifi though...wonderful.

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High and Dry
Perfect conditions and no wind
22 April 2008, Sand Dollar Beach, Georgetown

We beached ourselves today because our ladder started to come away on one of our rear sugar scoops, letting the water into our hull. Not good. So, given the fabulous, still conditions we anchored on a bank and when low tide happened it was all hands on deck to work on pulling off both ladders, cleaning the surfaces, drilling new holes and sealing them with silicone. While we were at it we scrubbed the hulls to get the sea life off it. All in a good days work. At high tide, we refloated without any trouble.

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Repairs to the boat - a classic
26 March 2008, Puerto Vita Marina

Watching Ray trying to make himself understood to the tradesmen in the Marina was hysterical. We did our best with a dictionary but in the end it was Tina, our lovely Marina public relations person who speaks good English, who saved the day. Mind you, it's surprising how well Ray did without an ounce of Spanish in his head. We have two jobs on the go. Replacing some rotten ply in one of the hull compartments and having the 15hp Mercury outboard fixed.

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Who: Ray Jack, Julie Fullerton (First Mate) & Sam Jack (Crew)
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