News from the Little Crew
20 May 2010 | The Tuamotu Islands
Bosun Boy Jesse, Zodiac Zoe and Captain Tykes
Bosun Boy Jesse - Well here we are at the Tuamotu Islands or the Dangerous Islands as sailors used to call them. Luckily we now have good things like radar and GPS and so no reef crashing - yet! Never thought I'd be here! Lots of atolls with palm trees and tricky reef passes to get into big lagoons! Once inside the lagoon it is kind of like Robinson Crusoe eat your heart out! On passage from the Marquesas Dad and I finished my model catamaran! It has two hulls 45cm long and a 75cm mast. It has a blue fathead mainsail that is extremely powerful and the whole thing is amazingly light with balsa wood hulls. We used an icecream container for the rudders and beer cans for the chain plates. We have called her Ocean Rider and she is really fast!Sometimes we have to quickly grab Nikorina to fetch her as she takes off into the sunset!
Zodiac Zoe - Yesterday we went to a pearl farm and after a tour to see how they take the pearls out Mum and Dad bought us each a small pearl! Mine is bluish black and it is beautiful. Tyler got a pear shaped one and Jesse got a dull black one. I watch mine every morning and night. The other day we put on a little concert with some friends from another boat. Tyler did a knot demonstration, I did a ballet dance and Jesse a puppet show. Then we all did a play together. Mum and Dad came over to the other boat for the concert for sundowners to watch - they loved it. We even did programs and they had to buy tickets - we served popcorn for half time!
Captain Tykes - When can we launch the dinghy? When can we launch the dinghy? Dad - we need to go now!! We need to check that Nikorina's engine is working properly - just a little go please Dad!