OK, this is not Qingdao, but an afternoon with friends Renee, Lynna, Nancy and Ruby at the Chihuly Glass Museum in Seattle. That’s me in the picture, but behind me is how my hair normally looked on the boat and is how I ended up with my head shaved when we crossed the Equator. This was a great way for me to share the look with you. And now to finish with Qingdao!!
Those bottles are all theirs! I was drinking fresh orange juice and water!!
Bet you are thinking that all we do in port is eat. Well, yes, checking out the local food and finding great places to eat is a top priority. Sunny also took us to a place for Peking Duck while we were there. She then got us to the place where we put seasonings and then meats, vegetables, fish into boiling water. I think it was called Boiling pots, hot pots, something like that. Great fun! (Crew dinner)
Couldn’t resist this as they made me think of marching band! What discipline!
Yes, we did work. Mark spent a bit of time as did many others at the sail repair area (I was fixing things involving rigging).
And after a fun time in Qingdao, the race gets ready to go again.
We did a procession down from the stage area and then the ladies left ranks to join us at the docks.
And after a fake start for the people of Qingdao, we are off to motor our way past lots of the fishing issues like getting caught in a net, etc. and do a Lemans start some 100 miles away.
More later about our Pacific crossing. Hang tight.