Thank you all for your thoughts and wishes, so nice to be able to take our family of friends with us on the JOURNEY for it is...
We had one long and uncertain night with Ului.One broken hatch caused by parts of marina falling apart that truly felt like the main mast had broken, tv antena,couple of bow lines broken(that is the "rope"that holds the boat to the marina,thankfuly we had 4) few leaks here and there and we still discovering. Other boats have held well,some have let loose,others lost sails.
We went for a quick run around the marina in the wee hours of the morning to check on our friends had a cofee together,dreamed of some hot scones and potato cakes..would have been nice...as we casually discussed our culinary cravings I mentioned that I felt scared and to my surprised heard grown man say same at the least show real concern.
The reality of the situation was that if things really started to fall apart we had a plan to run to land and that was not possible as the rain was blindingand wind so strong that we would not have been able to even leave the boat.ALWAYS STICK TO PLAN "A"
Anyway plan A worked and life is getting back to normal EY...very slowly.There is still no electricity in most of the city,telephone lines and mobile connection is rather sporadic.
Karryn you are right...I will contemplate writting maybe not a book and certainly some record of a non sailing woman's experience...thank you for your suggestion.
All in all our preparations for the big trip are sort of "on the track"EY and our to do list is getting smaller.
We only have smaller stuff now.The watermaker is installed,fridges are working with 12V solar panel...of for dinner now with friends.Ciao for now from FNQ EY...