As usual, we have members scattered all over the world, but none in more exotic a location than Blackwattle.
Blackwattle is in one of
the most laid-back marinas in the world. So laid back, in fact, that the
fuel ran out six days ago and no-one knows when there will be any more, two
boats couldn't pay their bill to depart this morning because the Harbour Master
didn't turn up for work, four boats were waiting for water but the only guy
with a key to the only hose was nowhere to be seen, and at 11.00am a notice was
put outside the door of the only internet cafe in town saying that it will be
closed for a month from tomorrow. It's called La Graciosa, in the Canary
Islands, and don't come here if you don't have a LOT of patience.
Enjoy Nancy's writing on the Sail-World site.
Meanwhile, David McKay is off to the Classic Barbeque at Lord Howe Island on Diomedea and Koln is coming home from Mooloolaba after its successful winter cruise to the Whitsundays.
Crystal Blues departed Sarawak as told by Neil in the email (sent 31/10) below: