Wednesday, July 06, 2011

From the Captain

An update:

Mom went swimming and wore her mask!  Actually saw some fish and seemed very excited about that.  Then backed off because as we got out a bit further the water was a little cooler and her foot started to cramp up.

Paddled around a bit off a small beach in the lagoon at Cooks Bay, Moorea.  It's pretty clear that will be the extent of things.  The big issue is getting in and out of the water since she can't manage the access on the boat or the dinghy. Might try putting together a harness to provide the necessary lift - we'll see.

It's warm, generally calm etc.  Today there's a katabatic wind coming off the island that is providing some entertainment - sudden gusts of 25+k every now and again funnel down the valley and into the bay we're sitting in.  Lots of anchor scope out so we just dance around a bit.  There's a bunch of boats sitting in the bay - Mom doesn't feel secure sitting out in the lagoon at night, so we move into the bay.

That's about it - the boat needs cleaning and I don't feel very enthused.  I found a home for the extra chain on the floor in the forepeak just aft of where the spare anchors are.  It needs to be secured before I go anywhere - I guess that's today's project. (I'll basically deck over the chain in that little triangle of floor space just aft of the spare anchor space).

Take care.

Dad
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At 22/06/2011 4:08 AM (utc) our position was 17°34.86'S 149°37.09'W