DavidEllis Underway 2009, Message #206/01/2009
Hello Boys & Girls, it's your old buddy Banzai Bozo here... we've got a beautiful day at the top end of the South China Sea, and lots of Bozos to play with...
DavidEllis Underway 200906/01/2009
Hello Everyone, this message list organized by Justin so that we can email one address only from the boat, but have you all receive via "westernsierraguides" which is the guide dogs club he and Kirk belong to. You can email to us, but not at "westernsierraguides". To email DavidEllis, send to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please do not add attachments or photos or simply hit "reply" or forward to this email. Type a new message and keep it relatively short please. All this happens via satellite phone which charges by the minute, and we have a limited number of minutes.
05/30/2009, 22deg 11.408'N, 114de 14.341'E
Despite the date/time shown above, local time HK is 0945hrs 31 May. We are underway, proceeding eastbound away from the east approach to Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong. Yesterday we left our mooring and transited the Lamma Shipping Channel, to Lamma Island where we anchored to finish preparations to leave: inspecting the para-vane pole shackles; cleaning and inspecting the bottom, prop and screens; cleaning the sea-chest, removing the big bimini that covers the whole back deck, and replacing with a smaller one which provides shade to the cockpit only. re-stowing the kayaks to present a smaller profile to the wind. After all this we were too pooped to get underway, deal with the shipping traffic in the dark, so we spent the night at anchor.