MOODI is in Santa Cruz Tenerife waiting anxiously for Saturday 14 December , which is the date
Chosen for the D -DAY.
I arrived with Leila my spouse here 17 November and started to prepare for the journey. Leila worked hard ,cleaning and organizing things in place. She left 27 November. I miss her.
Amos and Kineret Bloch joined me 02 December and we continued with the preparations.
The boat is finally ready : 560 liters of diesel,30 liters of fuel for the Yamaha, 430 liters of water in the tanks, 100 liters mineral water ,juice,coca cola and tonic water 40 liters, 100 cans of beer,
22 bottles of vine, 10 bootlegs of hard liqueur.... This is for the fluids. We have vegetables,fruit and other commodity to last us for 6 weeks. We are stocking only a few steaks, chicken and other meat products , while we are counting for Amos fishing skills to keep us in daily fish diet.
We have 15 kgs of flour , rice and pasta. Carton full of crackers, chocolate and other sweets to keep us happy Kineret has two kgs of "sukariot gumi" = vine gums for her sweet tooth. Sometimes Amos thinks that She is like a 14 years old little girl ( we even have MR Jonny hanging on a peg. Jonny as Kineret christened it is a salted,smoked and air dried hind leg of pork, which the Spanish call HAMON ... It weights 7 kgs)
Kineret took charge of organizing the gulley and the food provisions. You should see the boat....
AMOS has among other things mastered the deck. Tied 14 Jerrycans to the railing, arranged the sails, ropes deck gear and fishing equipment + done various carpenter jobs.. He really has all the skills and a magic touch. He did all with a fractured rib and bruises from a nasty fall from his motorcycle (Kineret and Me have decided to dispose the bike) a few days before His arrival to the boat . He is finding what to do the whole time. A real turbo man..
We attended a concert in the Santiago Calatrava auditorium and have toured the city, which is really charming...and has many interesting buildings and monuments,parks and a lots of Pedestrian streets...
The weather has been warm, but unfortunately we have had a lots of rain...
The only thing left is to dive and clean the propellor and the hull, while the boat has been stationary for 15 weeks..
During the sail Amos is in charge of the sails and the deck and fishing. Kineret is in charge of navigating, plotting,charts and keeping the travel journey . I am in charge of the weather and making the most important decisions like what will be in the menu each day..
Kineret has organized a blog for me that you can have a look it is : MOODI SAILING jlivson.blogspot.com/
The next mail you will receive in mid January from Virgin Islands.....I am once again reminding you that : LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE BREATHS WE TAKE, BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATHS AWAY..LAST PREPARATIONS