OK, so I know I said that I wouldn’t be using an airplane to get back to NZ, so I guess that this is cheating just a little, but tomorrow I depart La Rochelle to fly back to London, and then from there fly to Tenerife, Spain – flights reimbursed by Reliance Yacht Management. Why? Because I have a position on a yacht delivery! Jolly stoked, and a little freaked out at the speed at which things are happening – weather permitting we set sail on Saturday (18th August) morning.
But the lowdown is that I will be assisting with the delivery of a Lagoon 420 catamaran from Tenerife, Spain, to Tortola, British Virgin Isles. From the British Virgin Isles I’m not 100% sure how I will get to the US yet, but I am sure I will be able to island hop there some how. I will most probably apply for my six month US tourist visa in Barbados.
My flight details for tomorrow are:
- Flying out of La Rochelle at 10:50am 16th August, arriving Gatwick at 11:10am 16th August. Flight number 5040 on EasyJet.
- Flying out of Gatwick on British Airways Charter Flight, flight number 6996. Departs London Gatwick 18:05pm Thursday 16 August 2007, arrives Tenerife, Spain, 22:25pm Thursday 16 August 2007.
So a really big thank you to Reliance Yacht Management for hooking me up with this. They have done a great job so far.
This great news in no way shadows the great time I had with Bart and his friends here in La Rochelle. It was far too short a stay, but I really enjoyed every moment of it. A good way to finish before the hard work and learning curve begins on Saturday.
We were all staying at Garston’s place. A small studio apartment in a building nestled in amongst whitewashed narrow streets.
Big merci to Garston!
I must say that I am gutted that I couldn’t have spent some more time in London. There were some more people that I wanted to meet up with, but this yacht thing has been a bit of a whirlwind. You never know, I might be back.