On Sunday,Versha, David and Terry put their trust in the crew as they were hoisted up tothe platform on the main mast. Versha and TIO, the monkey, had an "awesome"experience.
She said, "Itwas a bit shaky at first" mainly because at 1 meter aloft Big John literallyshook her 'for safety sake’ he claims. David came down wanting another go. Terry'squeezed’ the most out of the experience.
Karine and Leeconquered the assisted climb up the foremast to the spectacular views of Falsebay. Lee was a bit worn out later for pulling the ropes but still yelled,'heave’ as if he was working hard.
Happy hour hadspecial guests, Lynn and John Phillips, parents of Captain Chris and Bosun Jim.Both should be proud of their son’s ability to get 30 people to clean a shipwhilst they had a cocktails.
We had a decklunch of burgers, fries and salad in the sunshine.
After lunch,Marco sprinted down the ship to the call of fresh fish. The crew managed tocatch 7 tuna using our good looks. Thanks to some Simonstown fishermen, Derek iscooking them up for dinner tonight. Derek was a happy man much to the chagrinsof those mopping the fish blood that trailed behind him onto the cleandeck.
At 1400 allhands were on deck to sail off the jetty back to Capetown. We got a little windinto the sails and started sailing.
The foreT’Gallant had a slight tear and Aled climbed aloft to feed the sail back intothe yard. Despite this we cruised out of the bay with a half dozen boats fromthe Fals Bay yacht club, a few seals and a couple of penguins.
With a currentscore of crew 48 sea sickness zero we are signing off,
Monica, Alan,Kumi, Cassie, Mary, Versha and Sean. ForwardPort
P.S.John Westwould like to be a seal or a dolphin but only if he couldn’t be abird, preferably an Owl. More updates on this later.