Well I guess this is kind of messing up Kristin’s order in our posts, but I wanted to share some nice pictures of our beach BBQ on Bequia 🙂
During our diving lessons at Dive Bequia we met a funny local guy, Fabio, who is actually spear fishing free diving (!!) for Baracudas and other sea creatures unlucky enough to cross his way. He was a really nice guy and we did a beach BBQ together at the lovely beach of Bequia. Here are the pictures:
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So we found another lost place! Well its even on Google Maps (https://goo.gl/maps/WoyBdUqUE6t), so maybe not so much lost during the tourist season, however we had to sneak there through quite some bushes and across some walls and at this time of the year we were the only people out there.
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I just wanted to say we are fine after the autumn storm hit Italy. Luckly it wasn’t that bad at the south of Sardinia. At the beginning the wind direction was south-east pushing the swell into the harbour and it was quite rocky. So at four in the morning we were running around on the pontoon to keep the catamaran next to us from pushing against us (by stealing his fenders at putting them to the other side :D). Later the wind luckily turned to south-west as predicted, which is safe for this harbour, before the real gusts up to 50 kn were arriving. Actually this was the first time I saw a barometer dropping around 10 mbar in some hours remembering this rule of thumb from the sailing book! However it was a quite impressive roaring in the night, but we were lucky and nothing happend. And due to the bad weather we had to stay inside for an entire day, eating sweeties and watch bad movies 😉
At the italian main land in Rapallo the harbour is quite unprotected and open towards south-west and wind up to 80 kn (!!) was annouced causing 5-6 m waves directly into the harbour with catastrophic results:
However weather is clearing up again here and in two days the sea will be calm enough to proceed further west to Ibiza, second try!
As some of you already realized (are you doing real time watching of the tracking page all the day?! :-)) we had to cancel our passage to Ibiza and sail back to Sardinia. No worries! Nothing is broken or anything!
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Well, we already posted some stuff about refitting a nearly 40 year old sailing ship and some of you already knew about “Godot Eisenschwein”, which was my most favorite, annoying, little refit project before the journey could finally start. So this is the story of our engine….
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So ich bin in Licata angekommen! Jiha! Flug ohne Wiederkehr…ehh…Rückflug. Aus Gründen, die mir auch nicht so richtig klar sind, musste ich diesmal nicht in die zufällige, verdachtsunabhängige Sprengstoffkontrolle, so wie bei meinen letzten 6 Flügen von Stuttgart aus. Naja denen war auch schon warm um 10 Uhr morgens.
Ich hab auf jeden Fall gerade die Klimaanlage in unserer AirBnB Wohnung auf 26°C hoch gedreht, damit es nicht zu kalt wird im Vergleich zu draußen! Merkt ihr was? 26°C? Hoch? So langsam beschleichen mich Zweifel ob unseres Plans:
1.) Warum wollten wir unbedingt im August bei über 30°C hier in Italien in unserem Plastik-Schiff hocken und schrauben?
2.) Warum fahren wir eigentlich nur in Länder wo diese Außentemperatur normal ist?
Hihi naja überraschend ist das eigentlich nicht und irgendwie weiß ich auch die Antwort: Weil es vool cool ist! 😀
Ich hab nun ein ganzes Jahr frei um das zu machen worauf ich seit Jahren Bock hab! Geil! Also auf gehts!
Today was my last day at work and there was only one serious project left to do, apart from drinking coffee and chatting with colleagues, which was setting my out of office message:
I’ve always wanted to write something like this! 😀
So, time to get my stuff together and fly to Italy! I’m gone…