This morning, I received this email from Braun Jones, of Grey Pearl, who’s Nordhavn 62 was also in Golfito, and made the ship to Canada that I missed.
PS Note that Braun references “Autumn Wind” – it’s an N62 that was also on the Atlantic crossing in 2004 with Grey Pearl and Sans Souci. Small world!
Here are some pics of the Marie Rickmers some of which I took from the bridge deck where I met the Captain in Nanaimo. This was after the ship arrived and I watched the unloading.
I had requested and received written permission from the ship owners and Yacht Path to board the Marie Rickmers and inspect my boat when it arrived.
( I also looked at Paloma and Autumn Wind cause I could).
When the Burmese Captain Than Naing learned I was on board he invited me to tea and cookies on his bridge, gave me a tour and discussed the voyage from Golfito. He also showed me a film he took of the force 7 gale they encountered during the trip.
During our conversations I asked him in a probably rude Occidental manner why he refused to load your boat in Golfito? He gestured to the cranes on his foredeck (see pics). I did not immediately understand what he was pointing to ( cranes is cranes to me). Then he pointed directly to the lettering on the crane booms which clearly read ’40t’. He then gave me a typical Asian satisfied grin and we spoke no more about your boat.