London to Rio Part 3

Okay, you all are probably sure that I am in Cape Town and you are correct.  Have had some unexpected issues appear so a bit slow in getting back to blog.  Yes, some were internet.

I hope to make it through most of this quickly and also provide you with many fun pictures along the way.  I did do a bit of planning on this past leg so as to catch up while in Cape Town.

Work on the boat:

Yes you do get your hands dirty and you get to clean a lot... the bilges (yuk), the heads (toilets, YUK), the dishes when on Mother Watch, etc.

Yes you do get your hands dirty and you get to clean a lot… the bilges (yuk), the heads (toilets, YUK), the dishes when on Mother Watch, etc.

Mother Watch (fixing breakfast, lunch and dinner and being sure that there is hot water, Squash (some kind of fruit juice mix) and anything else that might pop up.  Clean up all the dishes, be on call for anything.

Han and Javi preparing dinner.

Han and Javi preparing dinner.


Hal showing off his prize cake!

Hal showing off his prize cake!


and Linda's first cake attempt.

and Linda’s first cake attempt.

Grinding on the kite trim when needed.

Jenko and DjJ hard at work with Craig at the helm

Jenko and DJ hard at work with on the pedestal to grind if Deb calls for “GRIND” to avoid kite collapsing with Craig at the helm

Making Strops for clews on kite (I go to do this also, but couldn’t take my selfie while doing it).

Han down in the sail locker working!

Han down in the sail locker working!


Linda whipping work as usual

Linda whipping work as usual.

Hoisting the sails in a manner that we call “sweating’ the halyards.

2 people at the mast working together to get the halyard up.

2 people at the mast working together to raise a sail.

Once sail is up then someone has to go to bow and provide trim instructions by using hand motions for grind, ease or hold.

Getting our trim instructions

Getting our trim instructions

Whoops, all are going to bed so need to sign off for now.

4 thoughts on “London to Rio Part 3

  1. Looks like you are really learning the ropes…and the sails!! Keep up the good work!!
    Happy trails, or should I say sails, to you!
    Sharon and John

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  2. Sure enjoy seeing these. Looks like you are learning a lot and seeing the wrold!

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