Craig Cove, Ambrym
Our team seem to be finding the six am generator firing up a little tiresome. Once again our day started at six with the generator starting. Breakfast then the five that slept ashore were picked up at seven.
The anchor was raised from our comfy anchorage here at Paama and we were motoring across the bottom of Ambrym Island with a very gentle breeze behind us. We were delivered fair winds and smooth seas, thank you.
Once again we started Chimere’s desalination plant while we were crossing the beautiful clean water, we had emptied two tanks since last running the water maker. It is such a wonderful thing to be able to do, particularly when 10 or more people are using water for washing clothes and showering. To be able to replace it in two or three hours is very nice.
After much deliberation we dropped anchor in 11 metres of water on the southern side of Craigs Cove. After doing a run around in the dinghy (to check for coral heads) we were confident we were safe and the anchor was holding firm.
All on board have been busy writing about the mission tonight, so no playing cards as there has been the last couple of nights.
Fair winds, smooth seas and the six am generator