Taipan relic for the shed constructed from beach rubbish and aluminum cans.
|Don, Kia and Narelle. Fabulous friends old and new in Cocos|
After two lovely weeks resting in Cocos Keeling and anticipating the next leg to Rodriquez and Mauritius its things outside our control taking charge again.
Kris has gone back to Australia to help her folks through a difficult period with medical problems and illness. Jon Choat from Tweed, a long time friend has flown into Cocos to help David with the delivery to Mauritius.
|MO! on ya mate .|
David and Jon left Cocos today, Sunday 19th August. They were delayed nearly a week as we waited for the medical diagnosis and prognosis that would determine which direction to take. Back to Thailand to start again next year, or on to Mauritius, where the cyclone season will have a serious impact on forward planning.
Its 2300nm to Mauritius and they expect the trip to be fast but uncomfortable. They will stop at Rodriquez about 2000nm away en route. 6 boats will leave Cocos during a 24 hour period so they should have good radio contact to break the boredom and inspire the effort.
|Beach side at Direction Island. The orange thing is a life boat from the supply vessel.|
|Beautiful Mural at the school on Home island.|
Back in Australia, Kris is acting weather man. With the new sat phone installed aboard and working its easier to communicate weather information directly. The satellite phone installation really needs a fixed external antenna as it has difficulty locating satellites with the small button antenna. Never the less its more effective than the HF in the Indian Ocean.
Farewell Cocos Keeling and all our good friends old and new. Onward and westward.
|Home Island Street. Cocos Keeling.|