“Today we heard that the committee of the Anglo-Peruvian Society has made a most generous contribution to our cause…….and the wood arrived!
First, great thanks to the APS committee who invests so much time raising funds for Peruvian causes. We are so grateful to be one of them. Muchisimas gracias!
The wood, aguano, arrived straight from the Peruvian rainforest. 173 planks 10″x7″ for the deck below and 160 battons for the ballast grating.
All the planks weighing 20ks each, and newly cut, were manhandled from the truck onto the quay, then individually stowed in the aft hold to dry. The strength and endurance of the crew, Maximo, Antonia, Teo, Alex and Edwin working in the hot sun was truly astonishing.