Saturday, April 17, 2010

Work hard, play hard(er)...

Over the past few days it's been confirmed that, even in the 21st century, boats are the most reliable form of transportation. While those preferring flying - this less scenic, environmentally atrocious but admittedly faster means of transportation - have been earthbound for three days, the Wong is as reliable as ever.

Today was an extra special day as the Wong left the wall for the first time in three months! Even though she's been happy there, receiving lots of TLC and admiration, she is happier bobbling on the waves. Due to tides we had to move her to the pontoon where work continues for another week.

With old and new friends dropping in, some for coffee, some to secure a bunk for the months ahead, the energy aboard is buzzing. We are stunned and amazed by the hospitality and support from Greenwich Yacht Club whose help has been invaluable.

Each day is one closer to departure but as some of you might now we are not leaving London without a proper goodbye party! This is to take place up the river, next to Tower Bridge on Saturday, April 24. It's a very exciting day indeed! We will arrive at Hermitage Moorings around noon to welcome the press aboard from 1PM. Come down for a bite to eat and be part of the celebration! We will also start shooting the documentary from here, so if you want to be perpetuated on the Wong, this is your opportunity :)

As for final departing date, May 1, it's sneaking upon us quickly now. Buckle up!

Happy days!


  1. Anonymous11:47 AM

    Great to see an update, already assumed you lot must have been frozen stiff! See you decided not to go via Caledonian Canal though.

    Would have loved to meet you but well!
    All the best for the upcoming passage to you and your crew. Just ordered your book as a small contribution.


  2. Anonymous12:08 AM

    Hey, is it not about time you guys update your blog again and tell us what your plans are?

    Where are you, What is your Lat Lon?

    What is your plans, where are you heading next?


  3. Hi Clive, you know what they say. If youve never been aground youve never been around. Great to see the dolphins were there to welcome you back to France,just wish the authorities had been so friendly.Take care, hope to see you in Portugal in July.Dorothy sends her love.All the best, Richard.