08 July 2013 | French Polynesia
When we left Tahiti we realized that we had a stowaway! A tiny gekko was stuck fast to one of the windows. A few days later we found him sheltering under some rope on the anchor roller, very sensible as the wind was coming from behind. We are happy to accommodate him (or her) as he feasts on mosquitoes and is a very undemanding guest.
Isabella wrote this story today............................
I looked through the salon window and saw a tiny gekko clinging on! How did he get there I wondered? .............
Brownie was a very small gekko. Last month all of his family had escaped from Tahiti on the super yacht called 'Legacy' captained by K.P. which was going to Australia. When it was dark they had all climbed onboard using the shore lines and hidden in a deck locker. Brownie's Mum and Dad did not see that he was too small to jump onto the lines and the super yacht left without him.
Brownie was left on the dock in the dark and cried his little eyes out. In the morning he saw Chilli Cat with the Australian flag on it and jumped on board while they were getting fuel. He had a big adventure with Isabella and Luca before he was re united with his family in Tonga at last.
Isabella Manfredi July 2013