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Things have been quite tough here, strong winds and tricky seas to helm in but the advantage is that we have made such good time. Too good I fear! As I sit here our current eta is late 31st early 1st! not good for My Dad and Aunt for seeing me cross the line (or anyone as it will be dark!) we have under 1000 nm to go now and all talk is of food, showers warm beds loved ones! its nice but its not here yet and although we have been doing around 250 nm days as you know things can change quickly and we still have around 1000nm for them to do just that. So who knows. I want to get there and get on dry land but would so love for my Dad and Aunt to be there first! If they do, apparently after we cross the line  (the bridge) we have a 2 hour motor to the marina so they should have plenty of time to see us at the bridge and get to the marina by BART or taxi or something!

The bright side to all this is that most of the boat stuff should be done within a few days of arrival, I hope (maybe a few training sails) so we should have plenty of time in SF to enjoy, Alcatraz, wine tours, all sorts to do!


As you can tell by the lengh of the blog that it is mother watch today and the boat is a bit flatter than it has been  Della from the tv company decided she would invade our galley and cook pancakes for breakfast. well the gas is so poor at heating at the moment that she started at 6 am and we served them with lunch at 2! 3 hours to do the initial cooking of 16 pankakes! it was a joke. and she found a new sport of singing the first line of the black eyed peas song (I got a feeling ....) to which I dont seem to be able to stop myself from singing the next line (.... WOOO HOO) sad eh!

Well time to go cook tea. Chilli with corned beef yum yum!!!!!! real food soon please!!!
kath dooley
3/29/2012

Hi love hope your ok keep your chin up soon will be home take care x x

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3/29/2012

Sounds like you're having a great time. It's good to hear you back to your old self. All the girls at my work say hi and wish you well. Dad and Aunty M are excited to see you. Safe sailing. Xxx

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10/20/2013

Just taking a quick coffee break and wanted to post a hello

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