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This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall charting our adventures as we sail around the world. We're sailing up and down the east coast of Australia after a summer back in Britain.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Maunie's last 24 hours at sea?

It's slightly tempting fate to predict an exact arrival time but we now have less than 100 miles to go so an arrival at dawn looks likely.
 
Aboard the good ship Maunie, it's brilliantly sunny, very hot and there is STILL NO WIND! Unbelievable that we've had so little breeze for the past 3 days. Still, we are making the most of the conditions. The Maunie Mid-Atlantic Swimming Team were over the side this morning for a refreshing dip and we've been hard at work since, cleaning and polishing the boat. We've been pretty good at keeping on top of things every day but it's been good to get her sparkling again, ready for inspection in Rodney Bay.
 
Di's just preparing lunch and the engine power has allowed us to run the spare fridge as a freezer so the pasta & pesto will be accompanied by ice-cold water (the water in the tank is about 24 degrees so not very refreshing to drink). Fergus has the honour of the last Mother Watch tonight and this time tomorrow we'll be enjoying a cold beer or three. We can't quite believe that the voyage is nearly over and we're all slightly wary that the sudden arrival into the hurly-burly of the Rodney Bay marina and the ARC parties will be quite a shock. It'll also be interesting to see how our land-legs are after 3 weeks at sea, too!

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