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21/03/12 - Tenacious
Aft Port Choral Society Report 21.03.12
Having had a great sail from the BVI's we anchored off San Salvador island on route to Nassau. After sundowners prepared by the engineers another singing session was held in the bar with lashing of wine to loosen the vocal chords and Lenny leading the Choir.
Following day we were taken by boat onto the flat barren island. Not the best of holiday destinations. Most hired cars with nursey Ronan seen to rip up the tarmac on a moped, in an attempt to circumnavigate the island. The highlights of this unusual destination being a monument to Christopher Columbus who was reputed to had landed there first, and a clockwork lighthouse, and that was the tourist attractions done!
At 17.00 everyone was back onboard and ready to get underway for our ultimate destination. We attempted to sail off the anchor at approximately
18.55 to be precise, but were so attracted to the island that we remained attached with the anchor pulling up a large cable & rope, problem! With no regard to their own safety Steve the bosun, Mo the bosun's mate and Ronan still in his nurses uniform launched the DOTI boat to detach us from contact with the island, and detach us they did! Having cleared the problem we sailed off the anchor and set the rest of the sails. We continued through the night under sail with 20 knots of wind giving us a brisk ride.
We continued under sail today at a rate of approx 6 knots. This mornings highlight was a pair a minky whales swimming alongside the ship for about an hour.
Our 12-4 watch last night, was disturbed by two walrus's making love...however, on further investigation it was found to be our very own messman Jingles snoring!