Interviews and more
While there have been no crazy engine repairs to complete the last few days, beyond the normal never-ending boat maintenance, we have still been keeping ourselves busy. Our friend David put us in contact with his sister-in-law who works as a journalist for the special feature section of the Daily Herald, the local newspaper here. We met with her to be interviewed and she tells us that our talk should result in two different pieces in their paper. Through the power of the internet, we completed a second interview, this one for the Fifty Point Yacht Club back in Hamilton, Ontario. I understand that it will be printed in their newsletter, perhaps next month. We’ve also been trying to complete a 3rd interview, this one to be done via Skype for The Sailing Podcast. Coordinating a time between here and Australia is proving to be a bit challenging, as is ensuring that we have an internet connection of sufficient quality to make it work. Hopefully we can get that looked after within the next week, perhaps while we’re in California.
- Before anyone asks, yes, I promise that I’ll post copies of these interviews when I get my hands on them.
Yesterday, tagging along with our new friends from Belleville, we had the pleasure of being invited on board an 81′ Swan for a tour. The vessel’s captain, Jon, and first mate, Eva, were very kind. They took the time to show us around the yacht, and explain about what’s involved with the charters that they offer. Amazing is a pretty appropriate adjective for that yacht! Perhaps we need a gig like that?
In other news, I discovered yesterday that one of my credit cards has been compromised. Several mysterious transactions on the online statement were a dead giveaway. Unfortunately, that resulted in the card having to be cancelled. Getting a replacement into my hands is not going to be convenient, one of the downsides of living as a transient.