14 November 2017
Now if you are wondering what life is like living on a sailboat, it has lots of highs and lows. Today is a good example - we did small chores in the morning, went to town to drop trash, have lunch on the beach, buy ice and of course indulge in an Oxxo frapp! Came back, took naps and did a couple more chores. As we were sitting on the side of the boat adjusting the kayak mounts (3rd time/position) Bruce noticed that our dinghy was floating away!!! Yikes! The dinghy painter was still tied to our stern cleat, but had broken (no chafe, just broke). Soooooo, we quickly decided he would kayak out to it and bring it back (about a half mile away). We dropped his kayak in the water and as we did it seems the glue gave way on the sea view port - the clear window came off, sunk, then the kayak started to sink! We were in 35' of water, 200' of anchor scope and the sun was setting. No diving for the window was even considered. We hauled the kayak back aboard and I ran around to the other side of the boat to get my kayak ready to launch and I caught my little toe on a port light and broke it! Sigh. We finally got my kayak launched, Bruce paddled out to the dink and rescued it. Just another day in paradise!