01/02/14 I spent most of the day online,
trying to source spares for my water pump, bilge pump, heat exchanger
......and some new lighting for the saloon, with only partial success.
04/02/14 Received my spare pump parts
and heat exchanger caps. Saloon lighting is out of stock until the
20th or thereabouts.
07/02/14 Doctor's surgery again for
14/02/14 I heard sad news today that
friends Jacquie and Phil of Whitby Lass, who helped me enormously
in Kudat (January 2013 log), ran aground on a reef while making a night
entrance to a harbour in NE Borneo. This comes on top of their
major damage suffered in the recent typhoon in the Philippines but sadly this time it was one reef too many and
they have had to give up the boat. Fortunately, neither was
injured and are now on their way home to Australia. I wish them
16/02/14 Blood test results
OK.......keep taking the tablets!!
19/02/14 Trev and Babs drove me to
Gatwick airport to catch my flight to Germany to stay at Astrid's for a
few weeks, and I was met at the other end by her, and her brother
28/02/14 Off to Berlin today for a long
weekend! We should have caught the 0556 train from Montabaur to
Cologne but a hiccup at the ticket machine caused a bit of panic!
Just as well that the train was actually running 45 minutes late and we
were able to board OK. Changed trains at Cologne and boarded the express
to Berlin Hauptbanhof, arriving there at 1230, then another train to
Berlin Ostbanhof. From there we walked a mile to our hotel,
checked in and planned the afternoon. On the tourist
trail.....another walk to Heinrich-Heine Strasse underground station and
the train to Bernauer Strasse where the Memorial of the Berlin Wall is
situated. We spent a couple of hours there walking round before
heading off to Pariser Platz and the Brandenburg Gate by tube, bus and
foot. It was quite late by the time we made our way back to the
hotel with aching bones and feet!
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