Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Thursday Blog from Grey Power

Position on May 28, 2015 at 0600 hrs GMT

16°47'0.00"N, 60°19'0.00"W
Wind Easterly 8 knots
Course 005
Speed 8 knots

Hello everyone,

As we approach night 3 on Grey Power - life has evolved. Dilip and Robin are now concentrating on maths - they seem to spend much of their time working out ETA versus cigarette consumption to ensure that they arrive in time without needing to resort to tea bags. So far they are doing the sharing of cigarettes like teenagers going for a quick one before being caught!!! Tonight, Robin was trying to shorten the day and get tomorrow's allowance brought forward only to be sensibly reminded by Dilip that we needed some for a safe pilotage into harbour. So agreement has been reached the a subsequent day's allowance commence with the first cup of coffee in the morning.

By tonight all our fresh stores (food) will have been cooked and from here on we are into our tinned supplies. After two days of bacon for breakfeast we are now looking forward to Dilip's Bombay potatoes. Much eagerness is being place on this delight which we look forward to in the morning. Dilip is proving to be the king of the breakfast fry up!!! After Bombay potatoes tomorrow, we will need to figure out what we can cook in the morning. Suggestions on a postcard please!!

As Grey Power turns to be an oven during the day, all maintenance activities cease by order of our skipper between 11am and 4pm. This morning we decided to commission the watermaker to no avail. So we spent the best part of 3 hours removing it from the bulkhead, stripping it down and replacing the motor (Thanks to Simon @ Clipper we had a spare on board). This was duly refitted and no difference. We solved the problem this evening by direct wiring the watermaker to a battery so we could make water and plan to run a new cable once in Bermuda. Looks like we are going to need to replace the old wiring once in Bermuda.

In the meantime, the sun is getting to Robin and Dilip with more Hindi being spoken as the hours go on. The strange thing is that Dilip does not understand all the time Robin's phraseology so all in all Hindi lessons are progressing for all involved.

Life on board the good ship Grey Power is good, she treats us well and with our daily rations of lime juice (augmented by Rum to make it acceptable to the crew), we are enjoying our ride to Bermuda. Tonight, two toasts were held. The first to the watermaker while the second and most important to the Queen for delivering another speech in the House. God bless her.

1 comment:

  1. What is lunch and dinner menu? Has Dilip's treated you to his Goan sausage pulao / pilaf yet?