Jun 24 2017

To Guest on S/V “Blue Moon” – Part 4

May 22nd 2017

07.22h – the sun is shining and peering outside, the water looks very calm, almost like a mirror! What a beautiful morning ☀️

I decided to stay a bit longer in bed, dozing for a while and simply tried to get over the fact, that we ARE living on a boat (if only for a week)!

Around eight o’clock I joined Patrik outside, drinking coffee and admiring the beautiful view.

We had our briefing and decided “Porto Brandinchi” would be our aim for today. Another lovely anchoring spot.

Then it was time for WOBBLES. That meant checking our two engines according to this easy-to-remember checklist:

Water – Oil – Battery – Belt – Leakage – Electricity – Strainer

Everything was in order and at 10.15h we hoisted the anchor and left the bay.

Since the wind was still barely noticeable (approx. 5 knots), it was the perfect moment (for us) to test the jib, together with the mainsail.

And – ta-daaa – we also managed that! We reached a comfortable cruising speed (between 6.5 and 8.5 knots) and laughed with the sun around the bet!

Time went really quick, although we didn’t have much to do, except of drinking water, steering “Blue Moon” every now and then (when the autopilot needed a break), ate some fruit for lunch……well, mainly we simply enjoyed the day and our journey!

At 15.30h we arrived at the bay and prepared for anchoring. A couple of other yachts were already lying there, but we still had plenty of space to pick a suitable spot. Once again we saw the advantage of sailing a catamaran: we were able to get much closer to the beach than monohulls. Our cat only had a draft of 1.20 m (approx. 4 ft) – outstanding!

An hour later we sat in the cockpit, enjoyed a glass of white wine and were pleased with another successful day!

For dinner we had a lovely green salad and a Cordon-Bleu each (vegetarian version, of course 😉). Against all odds I really and truly enjoyed my little kitchen.

And again, a fantastic day was slowly ending and after a refreshing shower we went to bed…..very tired, but incredibly happy 😴

 

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    • Katherin on July 1, 2017 at 10:30 am
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    1. Thanks for your comment – more is coming :o)

    • Ziegler Doris on June 26, 2017 at 1:57 pm
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    Hallo liebe Daina und Patrik!

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    Liebe Grüsse
    Mami & Paps

    1. Danke euch beiden für den Kommentar – schön dass es euch gefällt!
      Bis glii 😃

    • Sigrid Starck on June 25, 2017 at 11:04 am
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    Hej Dina och Patrik

    Jag bugar och tackar👍 Så Fina bilder på er segling, jag njuter med er!
    Diana du skriver så målande så jag känner att jag är med på er resa.
    Tack ska ni ha.💕 Hoppas att ni njuter att vara hemma med. 🍾🥂

    Kramar
    Sigrid och Jörgen

    1. Tack för dina kommentarer. Skönt att läsa att ni njuter av alla bilder och att ni gillar texten 😊

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