|Uturoa Dock : To read about the yacht behind the Catamaran go to www.bringingbriohome.blogspot.com|
Right now the 50 tonne travel lift is lumbering about the yard clearing a path for Sapphire to head back to the water. We’ve been boxed in by other yachts because yachts for sale seem to stay here a long time, so get pushed back into the corners. Already “Sargaco” has been launched – Ive had time to get to know her Skipper, Alex from
and his partner from Brazil – as they have been replacing the rudder that was lost a month ago between here and the Tuomotus. Paris
|Bomb Proof I expect|
But Sapphires auxiliary rudder, the Hydrovane is very firmly reattached – it looks like over kill to be honest, so I am not expecting any more trouble in that department.
I am eager to get going – living aboard in a Boatyard in the tropics is awful - and once in the water I shall motor to the town and restock my food and fuel and then if there is time to get out into the ocean before dark I just might go. Ive been in
Raiatea far too long. My first day should get me back past Maupiti, the second past Motu One and then another four or five days to Suvarov ( aka Suwarrow Atoll)
|Shipyard views: get me out of here!|
This will mean all contact from now on is via Sailmail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and there wont be any pictures till I get to Niue in about two to three weeks.