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Lorient Arrival!

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February 3, 2013 posted by admin

February 3, 2013
We’ve arrived!  OGOC has made it to Lorient and is parked safely in the AOS yard, ready and waiting to get prepped for the water and a mast to go up.  Today’s big job was to get the hundreds of pounds of gear out of the boat and into a locker.  Tomorrow, after a bit of a road trip to Douarnenez to get my cross arm, I’ll start sorting out the mast and then build the new cross arm for the rudders.  Depending on the weather and the launch bookings, we might get in this weekend, or sometime next week!  Woohoo!










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February 1, 2013 posted by admin

February 1, 2013
After a long ferry trip and then a long 4 hour drive to Lorient, I arrived safe and sound.  Met up with my friends Katrina and Nikki and went and found some food and a couple of pints.  Then crashed in my van for the night.  But, not after spending a long time trying to figure out how to not get locked into my van.  This fantastic van was an alarmed secure document van, prior to being enlisted into the mini fleet.  There’s a security key for every point of access into the van and even after unlocking with the secure key from the outside, once you close the doors, they lock up again.  Makes things tricky in the morning when you try to get out.  So, last night I jurry rigged up a little system and crashed out on the boat cushion that the guys so nicely left in the van for me.  The next mission is to get the boat down to Lorient from Douarnenez and get a few things set in the van so I can cook.