The ship's been busy in maintenance this past week. There are, as ever, lots of jobs to be done, though the weather is not always helpful. After a few dry days we decided to try a little varnishing. No sooner had Adam opened a tin than the rain came on. This happened twice, so he's now been sent to clean bilges!
In the meantime, Melinda's been leading the varnishing team and the rain hasn't been seen since! Despite our best preventative efforts, a couple of areas of deck caulking (the black stuff in between the planks!) were damaged by stiletto heels during the year, so they've been raked out and re-filled by John.
Bill's been up on the Charthouse roof sorting out some damaged paintwork with Anna and Stuart's been putting his electrical qualifications to good use by checking and testing ship's power tools.
The Galley prep-area deck has been re-done by David and his team and now that the boats have been thoroughly scrubbed, we've discovered just how bright international orange really is! In the accommodation areas, Sue was kept very busy with the laundry from the voyage, before moving on to exciting things like cleaning the shower curtains! Down in the Engine Room, Ed's been doing some maintenance on the Starboard Main Engine Gearbox, while Pete's been doing a range of jobs in the Machinery Spaces.
We've got a few folk here for the maintenance who have yet to sail with us, so when the port told me I had to move yesterday, they got a quick trip round the bay!