Monday June 29, in the blocks for the Azores

Written by Jack van Ommen on June 29th, 2009

Put in the new pre-feeder for the head foil, installed the spare water tank bladder, received the repaired auto pilot back this evening. In the morning I need to check out with customs and then move to the fuel dock to fill up and get water. Did my fresh vegetable/fruit shopping.

Wireless righ now is a very weak. Radio Transmission was very difficukt with Herb and the boats here could not get a forecast. But the grib files look good and we do have local predictions on VHF. Squid , sauteed with a shot rum, and penne, salad for dinner.

The picture is of  ” Westward”. She arrived Sunday. Last night I had  beer and a chat with one of the crew at the Dinghy Club.

"Westward"

"Westward"

 

1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Graham Johnston says:

    Dear Jack,
    Thank you for posting your ‘blog’.
    Usually I am not a blog follower but this is different. Inspirational. I am a ‘grounded’ sailor at the moment and the reading of your exploits fills me with hope that I will be able to cast off again at some time in the future.
    I know the Naja quite well as a colleague once owned on in the early 80′s. I have the greatest admiration for both you and Fleetwood. Safe journey.
    Good

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