Thursday 22 August – Augustenborg

Lift out day!! We were ready to go at 08:00 but before that a Dutch yacht, owned by a very friendly couple we had met previously, were having their boat lifted out on to a low loader to take back to Holland. Even so our mast was soon removed and, after a little adjustment, Harvard was lifted and out and secure in a cradle and moved to one side to have the hull jet washed. There wasn’t much fouling, just some light slime, but a lot of barnacles on the bow thruster propeller and around the rope cutter by the propeller. As we we are not leaving until Saturday we were moved to a space outside the winter storage shed as this would be more convenient for sleeping onboard.

Harvard’s mast being lifted

We then carried on tidying up and rinsing ropes off and Richard wiped down the topsides. The vinyl wrap still looks good with a a few scratches, some self inflicted, and others caused by some careless neighbours!! Blew up the dinghy and left it upside down on the coachroof.

We went in to Augustenborg for a pizza and a bottle of wine after a long but successful day.

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