Monthly Archives: January 2011

Fueling Day

A red day. Lines all neat and the dinghy craned back atop the aft deck, it was time to cast off and make for the fuel lighters waiting at anchor in the bay away from everyone because they carry 80,00 … Continue reading

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Do We Stay or Do We Go?

The distance between Hong Kong and Subic Bay is approximately 620 nautical miles. As you can see at Google maps, no small distance. However, at a traveling speed of 8 knots per hour, the Laysan can make the passage in … Continue reading

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More Than Perhaps You Wanted to Know About the Bilge.

Today we respected the bilge. The boat has five watertight compartments, each of which has a low point in the hull serviced by its own bilge pump. The bilge pump is like the fireman you wish you had aboard during … Continue reading

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Tea, Outboards, and the Multitude

Late night musings after a day trip into Central HK where I met and brushed against every one of the eight million people contributing to Hong Kong’s reputation for the most densely populated place on earth. Good reports in general … Continue reading

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Life in Sai Kung Continued…

A day like many, it is of course, a boat day. A coffee, the list, the weather, another coffee, back to the list, back to the weather, a cup of tea, look in the engine room, clean the lazarette, organize … Continue reading

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Daily Life in Sai Kung

Yesterday I got the Hong Kong clearance with the Marine Department, a 2-3 hour ordeal. Very nice office people, but many steps and paperwork and numbers and certificate checking and insurance faxing until they were able to complete the clearance. … Continue reading

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Hebe Haven, Hong Kong and the Story of How We Got There

I am in the Hebe Haven clubhouse overlooking the mooring field with over a hundred boats swinging in the cool north wind. Brian is out on the deck emailing, but I opt for the inside warmth. All is well with … Continue reading

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Waiting for Customs Out of China and Departure

Safe. Morning coffee. Waves slapping us and freighter. Water and wind today. Customs and then maybe go. No wifi. Cell text now. No customs yet. Workers arriving again to finish. Fido will inform soon. May hold at Macau if. . … Continue reading

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On the Move Down the Pearl River

Jan 21 Arriving at Doumen. All smooth. Will spend night here. Jan 21 All ok tied to a freighter in Doumen. Mast up. Ate takeout with all workers. Morning leave for hk.

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Departure Ennui

1/20/11 Movement is steady and valuable, but increased winds may even stall the transit across Pearl Sea.  First, the documents were delivered to the Customs officials today with manifest list of 3 crew (Fido, Brian, and I).  This may satisfy … Continue reading

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Zhuhai Shopping

1/19/11 “This morning is already busy with a swarm of workers on the boat. I have had my coffee x 2, a granola bar, and an egg from Stella’s present: an egg cooker that does perfect boiled eggs on 220v. … Continue reading

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Preparations for Delivery in Zhuhai

1/14/11 i am in the room waiting for brian,  All the bags are here and i am tired, had a granola bar and water, bought an hour of internet for the room and ready to go to sleep.  It is just … Continue reading

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