The grape vine turned white then withered to a dry couple of leaves. I hope next year will be better. The Back vintage will have to wait for a few more years! May be a trip to give some advice.
My time with the new Marine Rescue did not change from previous years with the same crony antics although I was able to highlight their methods and some are now on notice to improve. The new boat, a lovely craft was delivered but required significant modifications to meet a standard of usability any qualified mariner would expect. We can only wait to see if that size is justified in the bay.
Over the past few months I have purchased the “must have” items for the boat, a new EBIRB, two PFDs, leather spreader covers, clever pins and split pins and the inevitable parts for the freezer. This year I am going to study the wiring diagram with more care and not connect the wires in the wrong order.
Our friends Sundancer are currently in Port Napoleon and say Malua is very dirty after the winter and consequently I have had her moved to a site with electricity and water. I spend a week of so getting her ready for the water then take the mast down to go through the French Canals. It is going to be quite different to the past couple of years in the Mediterranean but at least I won’t have to worry about the anchor dragging.
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