Friday, July 13, 2012

A sad day

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.      



  1. So sorry to hear of your loss with Luda. Although she may not be on the deck beside you, she will continue to travel with you.

  2. I am shedding tears for you all. Luda will be missed so much by so many and she has left such wonderful memories..... Love and hugs to you all xxoo

  3. So so sorry!! We feel your pain! Ludick-Pudick the true adventurer who died in true adventurer's spirit. I am sure she will have many amazing stories to tell to her friends in doggy heaven, especially that she was loved by all down below (and especially down-under) RIP. Love you and miss you all. Irit, Mike, mum, dad and kids

  4. Our hearts are breaking for all of you!
    Cindy and Hank in Texas

  5. Dear Katya - I am so sorry to hear about Luda. I would give you a great big hug if I could. Hope all else is good and that you are having a good trip. Miss you and hope to see you soon!



  6. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. What a sad turn of events. Thinking of you all....Sincerely, Pat and Bruce

  7. That's really tragic news. Sorry to hear of Luda's demise. Intrepid Ship's Dog and everything!
    She'll be much missed I'm sure but I hope you're journey home is happy and safe.

    Kev & Al

    PS love your blog!