I got 8 phone calls at work last Thursday, everyone telling me “There’s an article about Kris in today’s paper!” Claire de Lune left Darwin Wednesday late afternoon, nearly four days after Kris sent word via Coastwatch that he needed help.
I am so relieved that the boat’s owner is under way. I wish them well, and hope the trip back is smooth and trouble-free. I also think the week at sea will do John a lot of good…he’s just bought a sailboat, and this will give him a good taste of what it can be like at sea, so he knows what he’s gotten himself into. I am deeply grateful to Paul, the unnamed skipper of Claire de Lune, who was ready to leave the very same night that Kris sent the message.
No more worries. I was given the number of Kris’ satellite phone, and spoke to him on Wednesday morning. He’s running a bit low on food, but has plenty of water and is fine…just sick of being out there, going nowhere, and wanting to get it all over with now. I hope to see him some time next week. Meanwhile, I have four days off starting tomorrow, and hope to use it interestingly.