kids onboard S/V Eleanor to Punggol

This will be my 1st time taking 2 kids onboard and handling the boat and kids myself on Eleanor… will it be my last…?

Arriving at Punggol, kids on foredeck

………I had to bring Eleanor for cleaning at Keico Yacht services at Punggol … due to the oil spill damage … Anyway, kids are out from school and I thought this might be a good chance for Ray to go out to sea with me onboard Eleanor… and his friend Justin happen to be hanging out with him and wants to go too… 1 kid too many, Doug begged out… 🙂

Its raining quite heavily!

Alright alright, only a short journey. Expect 3hrs only, have tide going with me 80% of the trip. Think I can handle it… pysching myself up for the task.

Expected time of departure, 930am. Actual departure, 1010am. Reason.. kids… Plus its raining! Hard to keep up the good spirits when it rains just a little too much.

1 seasick crew...

Fortunately no wind, but still waters outside of the SAFYC Changi are choppy. SE monsoon, its like that they say…  

Still I have 1 seasick crew… and 1 who loved the excitement and view on the fore deck. … my most favorite spot on Eleanor really… when the going is calm and nice and dry… holding Justin back until we get into calmer conditions.

Chops immediately drop off 2 notches as soon as I turn round the corner at Angler bouy. Allowing the boys to go forward now, glad they did move slowly and carefully holding onto the dodger for support. No MOB drills! Phew! Day went well… phew! Kids returned. Phew! A little bit stressful…. but its okay, I can manage… 🙂


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