Friday, 3 July 2020

Back in home waters

Tintin was lowered from the deck of Minervagraft into Southampton Water this afternoon, in great shape. 
She's on the Hamble for some well earned TLC for a while, then Devon bound.
It's great to have her back!

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Monday, 25 May 2020

Loaded by crane hoist

Tintin starts the return journey

Last week Tintin was loaded onto the deck of the ship that will bring her home from Auckland to Southampton. Minervagracht will be heading east-about via Tahiti, the Panama Canal and Fort Lauderdale. The journey will take about 45 days, AGWWP*. This phrase is a new one to us. The shipping company, Seven Stars, use it at the end of all their emails regarding dates. Due to the pandemic the shipping date has changed from mid March to late May. It's great news that Tintin is now underway and we hope to see her in Southampton in late June.
* All going well weather permitting.

Monday, 16 March 2020

Home and dry

We are both back home, in the nick of time it feels. Spring is on it's way and today's blue skies and sunshine feel just what the country needs after an unprecedented few days, with more unknowns to come.

We and the family are well, and we are thankful for a wonderful time in NZ.