Trip on Gweilo starting 2008-08-15 in BSASep08
Weekend from Plymouth, August 15 – 17, report by Jenny Ball.
Boat: Bavaria 37 “Gweilo” rfom Liberty Yachts, Queen Anne’s Battery Marina, Plymouth.
On Friday night we did arrive,
our skipper Malc, with crew of five.
Sonia, Jon and Jill and Pen
Malc, of course, and me, that’s Jen.
At midnight hour sailed into Fowey
and tied up to a visitors’ buoy.
On Saturday it poured with rain
No sailing then but can’t complain,
we had our G & Ts on deck –
the sun came out. Flipping Heck!
At Sam’s we had a super meal
and everybody took the wheel.
A flock of bats Jill did espy
She did not hear the seagull cry.
“Nature’s not my thing” she said
as seagulls flew around her head.
“I’ll make a cup of tea instead”.
On Sunday on our homeward sail
we managed to avoid the gale.
We made 6 knots and sailed due east
and nobody was ill, at least.
Gweilo brought us safely home
We’d travelled land and sea and foam
But when we filled the fuel tank
we were surprised to see
70 litres we had used.
In truth, how could that be?
The folk who sailed before us
Had not filled up the tank.
We felt a bit annoyed at this
- quite angry, to be frank.
4 hours motoring we had done,
and that is not a lot.
Had they done a runner?
perhaps they just forgot.
Or maybe Gweilo is to blame
Translated, ghost man is her name.
Secretary’s note: Liberty Yachts quickly confirmed that the engine hour meter showed that our crew had not used all this fuel, and we received a refund which has since been distributed to the crew.