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Nautical Stock Take

Nautical Stock Take

The strong wind we’ve been having for the last few days faded away during the night. In the morning the sea was still and the yacht motionless. Denis, who complains if anyone gets up too early and wakes him, was up at 6am. He is often up at 6am by the way. I don’t know who else it is who beats him to the first up honours! Mind you everyone gets up during the night at some point, just to check the boat you understand, and it is not uncommon to have multiple visits to the deck in the course of the night so if you are a light sleeper it would be like listening to a herd of elephants stumbling around in the dark. Read more…

Tourist for a Day

Tourist for a Day

One thing he did mention was that we shouldn’t swim along the coast of Melakula because it is noted for sharks! That advice comes a bit late for us since we have already traversed this bit of coast with many of our team swimming at every opportunity. Still it gives one a shudder to be told so emphatically about the risks. I think the advice is based on observations on the SE coast where there was once a fish cannery. Read more…

Quiet Sunday

Quiet Sunday

Today dawned grey and windy. We took things quietly and had a late breakfast before venturing out. We went into town to see if we could buy a few things for the pantry. Most shops were shut so we will do another foray tomorrow to finish the shopping. On the way back to the boat we deviated to walk past the local clinic for the eye care program. Read more…