Some friends that we met in the early 1980s in Mexico sent me this email that I think you will enjoy very much.
They were sailing on their boat at the time. They bought a bigger boat and have cruised most of the years since then. At present they are at Maritius in the Indian Ocean, having crossed the Pacific. They are about to fly to their home in Arizona for a visit.
There are some excellent photos if you follow the link. I chose the slide show and if you play with it, you can pause, resume and change the cycle time, etc.
By the way, a few minutes ago, I FINALLY GOT THE FLYWHEEL OFF THE ENGINE!!!
Now to see why there is no oil pressure.
Many of you have asked for some pics, but I have had a problem I have not yet solved. The program to download my pics onto the computer has not been working since we left in Ap ’12 so have oodles of photos to deal with when someone (I hope) in Az with much more computer savy will help me solve the problem. So have not one recent photo I can put on an email.
However, below is an Email with an English translation below the note in Hebrew & pics from Chagos. Our Israel sailors friends we met in Dili sent me this email. We saw them as we left Cocos outside the harbor as they were coming in after a passage from Christmas Island. They later went To Chagos islands not Rodrigues like us. In Australia they went to lots of trouble & expense to obtain a permit to visit those islands. Only a few boats are allowed a visit each year. Hope you enjoy the pics! Janis & Tom
|You are invited to view אלי גל’s photo album: Chagos
Message from אלי גל:
10 days in Chagos was a unique experience in a completely inhabitant area. The British authority is watching the area very carefully, it took less than 24 hours since a yacht without a permit arrived till they come to evacuated it. The north part of the atoll is full of fishs, corals and a wreck thus gave us nice diving experiences, the south part is more shallow, with a lot of coral heads and less protection from the trades but we went there to visit the settlement of the evacuated people (according to USA request the people here were evacuated after building the base in Diego Garcia) 9 days to Mauritius, and again we are in good conditions of a marine, the first since Cairns Australia.
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