We had left Fukuoka one month ago, so it was time to fly back to
Meinohama for some R & R with Marijke and The Gang.
Fu Kyo was in a good spot in Ginowan Marina, and allll the weather reports showed No-Worries.
Thursday May 31 it was fly-out time and a few hours later
it was a happy-together on Alishan.
That night i checked, as usual, the weather.....
Can You Believe It?
Near the Philippines a TD was born and the forecast was..
it's heading as a T-bag (aka typhoon)...
What a bummer.
On Sunday morning i flew back to prep the boat.
From the plane i took this pix: Hard to believe something nasty is brewing Down South when we're flying over Akune...the port where Fu Kyo made a stop a few weeks ago ( see Satsuma Country).
Friends Tom and Fran from sailing yacht Dagon had kindly taken down the furling jib ( should be done before any wind). The "only" tasks i had to do was running a spider-web of lines across the pontoon and concrete jetty, taking down the cockpit tent and bimini and put-out more lines and fenders.
This map shows the predicted track of T-bag Mawar.
Okinawa is at the C of 04-21 UTC.
And this is Fu Kyo awaiting wind and things to come,
12 hours before T-bag MAWAR will visit us.
(hmmm, a little worried??)