Another episode in the Life of my Gemini
Well, the insurance
has come through, I bought the wreck back and will fully repair it in Melbourne at Yaringa Marina,
It was derigged last week, and after much stuffing around by a Boat trucking company,
I rang another Company on Monday morn and they said they could move it Tuesday.
I left Melbourne Monday evening at 8-30 PM.
I arrived at Port Stephens to late to see my boat loaded and sent on its way.
But what I did get to see is my boat on a truck waiting to turn right in front of me.
I cant stop on a green light and the traffic is horrendous, Peak hour, Freeway.
So I keep going and stop in a leeway beside the road, I get out and wave him down and direct him to the side of the road,
My friend goes across the road and gets some piccys of the boat on the truck and me beside it.
Something wrong with the camera
, some error, No Piccys.
The truck driver tells me where he is going to park the truck and boat for the night on the side of the Freeway, and drives off,
I felt extremely proud of the fact that, That was MY BOAT
on the back of the truck,
But also extremely saddened that it was in such a very sad shape,
So I pay my bills and pick up what is left of all my gear
, that was with the boat when I left it in the Marina,,
I also found out that they had cut out the floor of the upper hull
to see what was inside,
I pick up a lot of my other gear
from the Salvage
man, who told me also one of the first things he did was get the motor
running, Nothing wrong with it, runs nicely. it did not take on water
Coming home just before the Hawkesbury bridge on the Freeway,
THERE IT IS, WHOO WHOO, its in a truck park, But I have gone past it. I have a trailer on the back of the car and I am not backing up a Freeway in Peak hour, So I squeezed the car against the guard rail and walked back to the boat,
I had a look at it in the dark and it just looked. Just Awesome,
So I took a few piccys in the dark,
Hope you like them,
I arrived home just before 12-00AM today, Round trips almost 2300 Klms,