S/V Bluebottle

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24 October 2010
Well - it's time to go, in spite of a slight reluctance on my part. The weather looks quite feisty. Winds of 25-30 as we leave the island, and then 20-25 knots, according to some forecasts, although others have 15-20, calming down the next day. You can't worry too much, just go out and see what you get. We are ready to go, with provisioning (much nicer word than food!) complete, fuel and water topped up, and many little jobs done(like putting a radar reflector, which someone threw away and I picked up in Vunda Pt, up the mast; like lacing dodgers around the cockpit, and mounting a new EPIRB near the main hatch).

Okay - let's go!!
Vessel Name: BLUEBOTTLE (ex-Aura)
Vessel Make/Model: Lidgard 49' steel ketch
Hailing Port: Hobart
Crew: Adrienne Godsmark and Joe Blake
We have completed our trans-Pacific voyage - from Panama to Hobart via Ecuador, Mexico, French Polynesia, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and Bundaberg, and are now pausing before resuming land life. [...]
When the port authorities here were approached to renew our Panamanian boat registration, they said "You can't call your boat Aura - that's taken" so we decided to call her Bluebottle! If you know the Goons, you know of Bluebottle, that little twit! He was always getting into trouble with his thin [...]
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Who: Adrienne Godsmark and Joe Blake
Port: Hobart