Lagos, 16th January 2012
Not a huge amount to report this time - we've been spending quite a bit of time researching where to buy spares, antifouling etc and are currently engaged in
deciding which type of anchor to change to -
Manson Supreme are the current likely candidates. In between this we've attended to a
few jobs around the boat, including the fitting of this exciting kitchen paper dispenser - it has a ratchet that stops it unravelling (potentially onto the gas
stove) and can be operated with one hand - we've said it before and we'll say it again, us liveaboards know how to live and are easily pleased...
We've also had another article published in the
Bavaria Owners' Association magazine - you can read it
here, although if you've read our
recent article in
Sailing Today you will find they are quite similar.
We've been blessed with perfect weather for the last few Lagos Strollers' walks, perhaps too hot a fortnight ago.
17% of Portugal's power is wind generated, and 52% overall is from renewable sources, including wind, wave, hydro, solar & geothermal - some interesting 2010
figures for my friends in Swindon!
"Did anyone bring a Cobb?"
Couldn't find a wine bottle tree though...
Last week we went to a knot tying 'workshop', where we learnt a few new useful knots and, as can be seen below, learnt how to tie a Turk's Head (left handed in
Andy's case). These photos are courtesy of Jana & James from Scrabbler:
Fred from Dream On, who is a member of the
International Guild of Knot Tyers, did a great job and we are looking forward to next week's session of whipping