Position: AFASyN Jetty, Ushuaia.
ONE PLACE AVAILABLE ON VOYAGE TO ANTARCTICA!
Sadly Joe Parker has decided to leave the boat tomorrow to fly home and be with his girlfriend who is not well at the moment. He’s hugely disappointed and this means there is now place available to sail to Antarctica if someone can get to us by the 9th December. Money matters can be negotiated with Joe. If you are interested then get in touch.
In other news:
Last night we celebrated making it this far and this morning we are paying the price.
Besides the sore heads the nights excursions has lead to a larger and more sinister problem. Those of you who are familiar with the workings of a boat toilet will quickly begin to understand the gravity of the situation that had befallen us but for those lucky few who have not experienced the intimacies of boat plumbing I will attempt to explain.
A boat toilet has an inlet pipe and an outlet pipe. The inlet runs from the sea into the back of the toilet and, on pumping, will provide a steady stream of seawater to flush what is in the bowl out into the outlet pipe. The outlet pipe sends whatever has been deposited in the bowl out towards the sea. If, by unhappy accident, the outlet pipe were to become unattached from the back of the toilet, maybe due to pressure building up behind a blockage, then the contents of the toilet would be discharged into the boat instead. If the design of the boat is such that the break in said pipe was behind a wall and out of view to all users of the toilet, and if said users were a little merry following the celebration of a long voyage, it could be quite a long time before the detached pipe is even noticed. Now for some maths, 13 people each having consumed a large steak, a local spider crab starter and washed all down with locally brewed real ale (Beagle ale, very good). I can’t put the result of this problem into words so i shall leave it to your vivid imaginations.