Well we're back on board after nearly 7 weeks back in the UK and with only 6 days to prepare for the crossing. The marina has now officially opened with quite a few of the retail units and restaurants operational but still half of them to come online. It will superb when it is all finished. At least from our point of view "thefacilities" are available so laundry will get done and wifi is good. Tumi was covered in Saharan sand when we arrived so Paul's first job this morning was hosing her off, but it's going to take another couple of attempts to get her looking shiny bright again.
The rally seminars started today and we went along to a couple - passage planning and what happens after the Caribbean, where we saw amongst other things photos of the various Pacific islands .... they look amazing. The rest of the day was spent unpacking what we'd brought back with us, re-sorting storage and working out what provisions we need to buy before departure. Exhausted by the end of the day so a bottle of wine and movie was a welcome chance to relax.
We hope to get all the boat preparations and provisioning done in the next couple of days leaving Friday and Saturday free to sight-see with friends. Well, that's the plan!