Pete went up the mast yesterday to put on the baggywrinkles (actually plastic piping on the shrouds) to stop chaffing on the downwind sailing & as I hoisted him up a rivet fell to the deck. On inspection, the Jumper-stay plate is badly buckeld and the rivets are freely popping out. So we need a rigger to come out.
We cannot work-out what has caused this!
We wouldn't leave anyway as there is no wind and what little there is is a south-westerley (BANG ON THE NOSE) plus the sea condiition is reported to be rough....
Some young kids told us that Gran Canaria is meant to be an unlucky place a bit like the Eagles song "Hotel Califorinia" "you can check in but you can never leave".... were hoping that the rigging gets sorted asap and the winds change so we can be on our way.
It's nice here but very remote & I would relish a change of scenery.