A picture paints a thousand words. 
 
After a safe arrival at Andrew and Nila’s place on the Central Coast, it was down to the business of first transporting the optical equipment and stock and then finding a home for it aboard Chimere.  The gear will be used during the mission and after much consideration, poking and shoving a safe home was found for everything.
 
Chief amongst the boxes were two optical edging machines, each the size of a television and weighing twice as much.  If they were just 30mm wider we would have been in real strife!!
 
In addition to the optical equipment we have taken aboard a lot of pens and exercise books, bought at Officeworks, which we hope to make available to village schools along the way.  Plus there are caps, bags and corporate clothing donated by several investment fund managers who I approached in the last month.
 
If you have access to caps, please make contact because they are given to eye patients to reduce sun glare.
 
Tonight Andrew and I are staying aboard Chimere as she lies against the wharf (having last minute jobs done).
 
Preparation continues again tomorrow.  For now, it’s past my bedtime.
 
 Smooth sea, fair breeze and more storage …
 
Andrew and Rob find room for one more box

Andrew and Rob find room for one more box

 
 
 
Hope I remember where to find it when we get there

Hope I remember where to find it when we get there

  
There really are a lot of boxes

There really are a lot of boxes