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Preparing for going offshore cruising.

Doug on the mast at Keppel in Singapore.... can you tell?

Doug on the mast at Keppel in Singapore…. can you tell?

We are preparing to go to sea. .. hopefully we can leave just before April and make it to Okinawa early May. We might then move further up to Fukuoka… we’ll see when we get there.

My turn to enjoy the view...

My turn to enjoy the view…

But 1st, prepare Calliste for sea. Finally, we are changing new rigging wire. Doug’s been wanting to do that since 2005.

We only do mast top tours on good weather. :)

We only do mast top tours on good weather. 🙂

Ok 1st up, Doug and the head stay. Take it down, cut the new wire that we bought from Phuket, fit the terminals, put it back on. … all in 1 day.  

Its a long way down...

Its a long way down…

Then its me and the back stay. Doug insist upon wearing jeans and shoes going up, cos there are so many ways to cut oneself swinging from the seat. As we found, its much easier to raise me up than him …. its me for the rest of the wires .

While I am up there…. 🙂 thats the view. Can enjoy the scenery … for as long as the stomach allow… sure I get queasy. … with all the rolling around.

There’s still many trips up … any volunteers?

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1 Response to “Preparing for going offshore cruising.”


  1. 1 Peter -ex murianne - now SHADOW
    March 3, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    WOW it is all getting serious! How exciting. Have been thinking about you folks in the past week and wondering how the plans were going. Now I know….well, a little….THANKS for the post!


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