Posted: 06/09/2014 at 23:16
So with the promise of some work with old friends and a trip of a life time. I set off from Liverpool on the Miller to the Azoures! It was a 3 masted schooner but has fallen on hard times and is being done up in different parts of the world under new owners (west country last). The 3 masts were 2 (hence the restep job) and it was fire damaged and it did not have its bell any more!!! ( i should have stopped at that point) Just a blip, i thought and it would all be sorted out in a week or two, with my help.
The promise of sun soaked days, desert-like landscapes and volcanic mountains again, sounded good to me as i needed the break and had promised myself i would do it again if all was well.
So i do request to know which one of you sent the maelstroms from day one??? I was only sick for two weeks and a further two days land sick!!!! (did not know that even existed) That was not a good start. Things were just not right from the start so i said i would head back because my LO started school this week and i wanted to see it. They said the sea would be level and it would be calm.
So who sent over the two hurricanes, you know the ones that have brought you nice weather??? High pressure might bring sunshine to you in land but you need to see what it does on the sea with the winds.
The sea was level as they said, unfortunately it had 20 metre bumps in it, just like most of my lawns! Back out again next week! god help me.
There is no internet on the island out there and everything is on generators so no plug attachments work! Strange thing is i'm looking forward to it!!!
Looks like we have been hit by the dreaded blight while i have been away. Hope you all have had a better end to the summer and from what i hear it might last a bit longer. Hope you all enjoy.