The rest of the trip to DaNang was again with big winds and then doldrums’ hot sauna like days. Just going to give you some fun pictures to describe this part of the journey.
Linda a bit cold and tired taking a break.
Elaine talking with Immre, our Hungarian/Canadian crew member that had a major shoulder injury
my bunk with clothes hanging and it was one of the few that was not obliterated with wet clothing.
Shana on a slow day.
Sunsets are the work of God and a delight to behold
Yes, I will work anywhere! In Sail locker as it was only cool place now that we are in doldrums once again.
Linda and Mark discussing trim
Linda working with Caz on making doughnuts!
Judith releasing Yankee halyard.
Fishing boat in the bay. We had to hang out here until they sent a pilot boat to take us in.
DaNang in the distance
Loved the way the clouds came over the mountain
Interesting fishing boats
Bringing down the main as we get ready to go into DaNang
Judith and her Coconut cake for Hans birthday! YUM!
Getting fenders ready
Going under the bridge. Are we short enough?
Love those fishing boats.
All shapes and sizes
Looking down the harbor
Yea! the maintenance team is here!
Our crowd and reception is waiting
Getting mooring lines out and ready to tie up.
Yep!! Drummers to welcome us in their native dress.
Sarah explaining immigration procedures and welcome ceremony.
Julia my favorite media girl that is getting married next month!
Celebrate we are here! Sunny and Judith
Justin, Mark, Ryan and Alex
Finally in DaNang and looking forward to meeting some of the people! It is a very friendly city with everyone asking to shake your hand and have a picture with you. Lovely people and interesting food! A welcome ceremony with officials, champagne being sprayed on us and then all the local guys wanting to be on stage to be in a picture with us. Unbelievable.
Did major work on the mast with silicone on split pins, checking the port and starboard spinnaker halyards, redoing some bungee on the spreader chafe guards and checking all the usual boat parts up there. Me and my bucket of tools swaying in the breeze! Someone actually took a picture of me up there, but my picture of the picture has not turned out. So just a few of the fun moments in DaNang prior to returning home.
Checking out my balancing skills
A great restaurant. They actually picked our food for us
Eating with Lynn and Judith. We were the entertainment for the table behind us
Making rice rolls
Learning to eat with chopsticks and a spoon
All for now. Going strawberry picking with the Chinese in the morning! Yes, I am in Qingdao China currently.