A Day at Tahuatana
26 April 2011
Today was mostly sunny; we spent the day enjoying the emerald colored water, this being helped by a 90 degree (32 C) water temperature. Francois spent most of the day with the dinghy visiting his friends on sailboats Phambili and Evergreen. John took off on the kayak. This left us stranded more or less on the boat though we did go for a swim a few times to get refreshed.
This morning John and I took down the radar scanner, which not only was not working, but the swivel mount it was connected to was held together with just a couple tack welds where some serious linear welds were really needed.
After that I spent some hours looking at the water intake for the forward head and the watermaker. There's some restriction somewhere that is reducing the flow to both devices. This project will continue tomorrow.
We said good bye to Phambili, who are sailing today to Nuku Hiva, and thence to Tahiti. We hope to meet up with them again in about a month's time in the Tuomotus.
We introduced ourselves to the catamaran Charade, a French family from La Manche (Britanny). They have 3 small children, the oldest being 11, around Antoine's age.