Risk and Fat Boys
29 December 2008 | Gizo
We are planning to leave Gizo tomorrow on the way north to Pohnpei. Our friends from Kliener Bar came by for a game of Risk in the afternoon. Lucia crushed us all, no mercy.
Boat prep goes well and we should have no problem departing in the morning. It is nice to have all of the major bits of the boat in working order. It has been great to have the genset back online these past couple of weeks in Gizo. Not only is it nice to have full AC power from time to time (and AirCon!) but the MS2000 Inverter/Charger does a much better job of charging the batteries than the engines do when it is overcast for a couple days.
The dinghy's outboard needs some tweaking though. I think cooling water may be coming from a place it is not supposed to (scared to pull the thread on that sweater). Also the reverse is not working due to a needed shift cable adjustment. I'm hoping to fix both when the dink is up on deck in one of our upcoming anchorages.
Some new friends we met at PT 109 invited us to Fatboys for dinner tonight so we happily joined them. Fatboys has the best food in Gizo IMHO. It was a fun evening with Cara and Christian. They are great folks who recently moved to Australia from the USA. Christian is an avid surfer and Yahoo! exec and Cara is a PR exec working for Disney. What great jobs. Two more wonderful folks we've met that we hope to meet again!