We enjoyed our 2 days in Lagos. It is a touristy town with a very touristy marina. But we were OK with the excellent restaurants and the safe harbor.
We needed to prepare the boat for the extended 10 month stay ashore. This required many hours of stripping off all exterior canvas, cleaning the interior and wrapping cushions etc. Also, there was changing the engine and generator oil and a plethora of other needed chores.
Heldeleine was spending the winter next to the Marina at the Sopromar Boat Yard. Sopromar has an excellent reputation among the sailing tribe. The day arrived. We motored past the pedestrian bridge and went back down the channel to the commercial port where the yard is located. After a typically nail-biting but surprisingly easy backing up into the narrow stone (1 foot clearance on each side) jetty, Heldeleine was lifted out of the water and driven to her landing spot.
All went very well with the Yard crew doing an excellent and professional job moving, blocking and leveling the boat correctly. There she will reside until I lay eyes on her again in June. Happy Holidays to one and all!!
So, until next summer……
Next Up: Big Plans for Heldeleine’s Return in 2018!!