Our goods arrived from the States. A true
fiasco of missing and broken items. Our dingy was shipped in it's
original cardboard box and was cracked in several places. It is a total loss. We'll find out what the shipping company considers
it sooner or later.
Weather has improved dramatically. This morning Bob even commented
on how warm it is. Bob's been pissing and moaning about the cold
weather since we arrived so it's significant that his tune has
changed a bit.
We're leaving the yard today. A late start for our trip around
Sweden but we'll do what we can. The weather is only going to
get better so we're in no hurry. Early itinerary specifics include
stops in Marestrand, Sweden, Helsingor and Copenhagen Denmark
then south to Bornholm, a Danish island off the southeast coast
of Sweden. We've all learned a lot about sailing in amongst the
bazillion rocks off the northwest Swedish coast. Clearly we've
a lot yet to learn but so far we've maintained a safe distance,
both horizontal and vertical between Sister and the rocks. No
close calls that we know of.
Since we don't have our satellite communications established yet
email and updates will be sporadic for the next month. I'll write
status reports as often as I can and send them in batches when
we get the chance.
|Postscript: Our goods weren't the only
thing that arrived. May 5, 1999 Clark Biard (subsequently to become
known as The Genius) was born to the skipper's daughter Lauren and her
husband Jonathan. Welcome grandson!
|Chuck, Andy and Bob aboard Sister in Ellos, Sweden