Catch Up Day
07 August 2008 | Bora Bora
Hideko and I had a relaxing day today. We filled up the dive tanks enjoyed the beautiful view from the cockpit and worked on projects around the boat.
Our washer dryer went on the fritz about a week ago and I finally decided to check into it. After crawling into the access area in the skinny part of the bow I discovered that the power cord connector just inside the case was burned up. Best I can tell the plug was not making good contact and started heating up. Seems to be going around. I disassembled it and contacted Splendide by email. Their US support is pretty impressive and very responsive. Spare parts pricing, on the other hand, is not so impressive. I think I will rewire it myself, make it marine grade and add a breaker!
This anchorage turns out to be in the lane of traffic between the hotels to the south and the airport to the north. Also many circle island tour boats run through the area. Some leave quite a wake. It also seems that the jet ski tours are instructed to pass by as close as possible to any yacht they see (or is it my imagination?).
As we relaxed on the foredeck in the afternoon we saw Patrick go by! It was so cool to see him again. He was in an outrigger with a boat full of guests, steering with his feet while playing a uke and singing Polynesian tunes. It reminded me of our wedding. He stopped on the way to a nice picnic spot on the motu he takes guests to and said hi. All of his guests were having a great time. It made me want to take a tour with him just to hear the songs.