Back In The RMI
03 December 2013 | Majuro, Marshall Islands
Linda / Pouring Buckets
After a 2 1/2 month visit to the US, I'm back to the heat and humidity of the Marshall's. It's taken a number of days to have my internet connection up and running again. After many nods and smiles, I finally parked myself on a chair in the NTA office and said I'd just wait there until it was working. Voila, it was up and running within minutes!
I snapped a few photos from the plane as we approached the airport. A little perspective on what the atoll looks like. Pretty narrow isn't it? Imagine 30,000 people living here. I'll post more in an album for you to see. You may also be interested in a view of the entire Majuro Atoll from google earth. We're moored in the lagoon at the NE corner near Uliga.
It was a pleasant surprise when I landed at the airport here to see the fruits of my frustrating airport beautification project. When it was completed in September, I rolled my eyes thinking that the plants (dug from people's yards) would never survive. Half of them already looked dead when they were planted but my friend Nica said 'Linta, it will be beautiful"! She's the local plant expert and you know what? She was right!
I've been busy finishing the slipcovers for the salon cushions and other sewing projects. Brad accomplished a lot of boat projects while I was away and is still working on a number of other projects around town. Filling the cruising kitty so we can sail off for more adventures in the South Pacific in 2014.
Tonight is Yachties Night Out at the Tide Table Restaurant. It's a weekly event and with close to 30 boats moored here waiting out cyclone season in the South Pacific there should be quite a crowd. Last Thursday we celebrated Thanksgiving. Turkeys (cooked by the Aussies) and all the trimmings.
It's lunchtime so back to the boat I go. Stay tuned.