Friday 12 August. Varna

Written by Jack van Ommen on August 12th, 2011

The storm has let up some. It rained almost constantly of and on for the last 24 hours. But there are still some gusty winds. The yacht club here has a race week here, but yesterday there just was no way to go out. They have a large fleet of Optimist dinghies for the youth program.

This morning we had quite a spectacle next door. The Mexican sail training ship “Cuauhtémoc” was departing. The Bulgarian sea cadets were seeing them off in a formation with their rifles and fixed bayonets. On leaving the dock the Mexicans played recorded national anthems and it was definitely a great show our southern Hermanos put on. Thyey are on a cruise of the Black Sea and Mediterranean.

Raymarine has a representative here and the father and son operation came down to the boat to fix my two broken auto pilots. They also checked my masthead wiring and it looks like I may have to go up to the top of the mast after all for the strobe and anchor light. They think that it might be a burnt out bulb. Anyway I really just need the tri-color for now.


1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Judy Tillson says:

    Thanks for the link to the photos. I hope to see the tall ship leave San Diego on Tuesday!

    I’m enjoying your blog, too.