Thursday 12th July 2012. A very sad day
We are very sorry to report that Luda, our trusted faithful dog, friend and member of the family was taken from the beach today by a Mountain Lion (Cougar) whilst walking on the beach in Forward Harbour. As I am sure you can imagine we are all devastated at her loss.
We believe that her demise was swift. Despite the search no remains were found and we had to leave the bay after placing a fitting memorial in the beach.
The boat is now missing a valued crew member. She was in her element on board the boat, providing much entertainment and exercise to the rest of the crew several times a day. We were amazed at how she had taken to the boat in the past few weeks, loving the company of others and the attention everybody gave her ashore.
Her death is a reminder of our incursion into the wilderness where nature is the ruler. We were complacent.
All our thoughts are with our dear Luda.