Monday, April 05, 2010

18 days until departure

The Easter weekend aboard the Wong has been all about chipping hammers, grinders, paint - and great progress!

For once the British weather has worked with us, and despite a small hailstorm the temperature has allowed us to finally play outside! The lovely people of Greenwich Yacht Club have, as usual, provided great help and support.

She may still be tied to the wall, but at least she's looking prettier by the day. Rust has been removed and new steel welded on to the rails, LED light fittings in all berths and a fresh coat of paint on the 'white stripe'.

With the sunshine people have started strolling along the Thames again, some of them intrigued enough by the Wong to stop and have a chat. It's always great to get people, some of whom have never been on a ship before, aboard for a cup of tea and a tour.

Although the 'Crew Wanted' sign has made a return on the back deck we still have some berths available. This week's mission is filling them. That, and perhaps a wind generator...

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