Sunday, 7 October 2007
It's always a bit of a sad time when you're wrapping the boat up for winter. We've been chipping away at all the wee jobs: varnishing, taking down and washing halyards, dinghy, canvas, servicing of outboard and inboard engines, etc., since we returned from Angra.
The weather hasn't been particularly cooperative, with brisk winds and frequent showers being the rule. Today, however, is lovely and we've used it to good effect. Good forecast for tomorrow as well, so it shouldn't be a problem to take care of the last few items on the list and still have a little time for relaxation before our early morning departure on Tuesday.
Then, it's back to Edinburgh to find jobs for the winter in order to replenish the coffers so that we can come back to the Azores in the spring and sail Fettler the rest of the way home.
It's been quite a trip so far. Many remarkable experiences, people and places encountered and the urge to roam satisfied for a little while, at least. Thanks for following along and keep an eye out for the continuing adventures of Fettler.
Posted by Jim Brodie at 17:24