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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday 13th May 2010

Travis and Bruce (Sugar Daddy) came over to help us finish off the sail and rigging repairs. Who would have thought that in such an out-of-the-way place we would find a sewing machine and a rigger?! Someone is definitely on our side…! As with all things boat related it took a little longer than I thought it would, but soon enough we were on our way again. While I had a bad gut feeling about leaving last time (perhaps I should listen to that more often!!) we’re feeling really good about leaving today. Still a bit sad to be leaving because we’ve met some wonderful people, but hopefully we’ll get the chance to meet up with some of them again and no doubt there will be more people to meet at our next port. Also, with us saying longer at Fanning that we’d originally planned it might make it easier for Richard (who we met in Honolulu) to catch up with us and meet us in Samoa or Fiji. Unfortunately we’re now quite behind schedule to meet Stu’s parents in Samoa but we’re hoping that they are still there when we arrive – we’re both a little bit homesick (although we only notice it on passages!) and we’re really looking forward to spending some time with family.

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