Welcome to the Maunie of Ardwall blog

This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall. After a six-year adventure sailing from Dartmouth to Australia, we are now back in Britain.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

We're loaded!

Maunie is safely loaded on the deck of the mv Damgracht. We were really impressed with loadmaster Greg and his team and the boat is very neatly tucked up in a sheltered spot in the bow.

Maunie meets the Damgracht
Here's a short video of the process:

Once the rest of the yachts are secured on deck, this is the route that the ship will take:

We've worked out that if the ship averages 15 knots and takes 2 days at each stop-over to discharge or take on boats, plus a few days waiting for the Panama Canal transit, the whole trip will take about 47 days...

It was quite emotional to walk away from Maunie (a tear may have escaped from behind Dianne's sunnies!) but we now have just over three weeks to do some land travel before we fly home, so we'll do a couple of updates to the blog before we finally say farewell to Aus. 

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