Canet, France
October 24
We've Got Sails!
By Lois Joy     




Today, as we arrived at the Catana dock the sail installer had finally arrived (yes, he "no showed” on Saturday and Monday--apparently still in Spain) and now we have a mainsail and a jib.

 Up Goes the Main sail. 

We have working lines. The anti-glare netting has been installed over the salon windows.  The plumber and electrician have been here troubleshooting and completing some small tasks.  Calibration of the sailing instruments can begin tomorrow afternoon, says Pierre.  

            Sail installer at work.

Attaching the netting.












Main and genoa are up and netting is installed.

The commissioning promised for Monday might actually begin on Thursday.   We notified our crew of the further delays and warned them that Pacific Bliss has yet to sail so there are still many unknowns; although they have been very patient, they all do plan to arrive tomorrow instead of changing their plans again.  We look forward to seeing them.

To Our Readers:

The schedule posted for Voyage 1, Leg 1 is no longer accurate.  Until we know that Pacific Bliss has been completed and safe to sail, I do not plan to update the schedule.   When Pacific Bliss is ready to sail--merely awaiting the appropriate wind and sea conditions as would any other seagoing vessel--I'll let you know, so that you can wish us a bon voyage and pray for our safe passage to Gibraltar and then on to the Canaries.  We anticipate two or more stops at ports in Spain along the way, and of course, will update our route for you as soon as we can.



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