Hanging at Peter's
18 May 2012 | In a bar, for breakfast
Hello Everyone. I’m enjoying a nice breakfast at Peter Café Sport, the most renowned sailors bar in the world. It is very cool, filled with old salts and many stories. We have made friends with a boat full of Brit’s and appreciated their friendship. Not too many people here don’t have some kind of story about their passage.
When we arrived we had to tie up alongside an old steel schooner and clear in with the officials. They were very nice and accommodating. We couldn’t fill up with diesel as the gas man said he would only take cash euro’s. I’m amassing as many as possible through cash machines but will probably need to figure out a different solution. Afterwards we moved Palarran to a quay wall and tied her off securely. Shortly afterwards another catamaran with a British crew came and tied off to us. So we always have company coming and going across the boat. They are great people and we have appreciated their efforts to not track dirt across the boat.
Dave and I spent about 3 hours yesterday washing down the outside of Palarran. In all we really didn’t have too many things broken. We were lucky judging from some of the other sailboats on the quay. This afternoon we will fix the trampolines and start washing out the interior. It’s not that the boat stinks, but there is a slight musty smell due to the water ingress. This makes me think about our laundry. I haven’t done laundry since I met Jeanne but have now taken on that domestic task on Palarran. Do you always have to dry your clothes immediately after washing? If I let them sit in the washing machine for 8 hours they come out stinking worse than before.
Today were renting a car to explore the island and reprovision with food. There is an old volcano crater to hike up and small villages that ring the island. A few things I appreciate so far here are; grass and trees, cleanliness, friendliness, the architecture, and good service. All of these where either lacking or nonexistent in the Caribbean. I’m missing Jeanne and my family now as we really enjoy exploring together. We will have many more opportunities this summer.
Kerry Smith is flying to Sao Miguel today to meet us. We will get there on Monday and Stosh is flying out on Tuesday. Jeanne is also flying out to California today to accept an award for Bel-Aire. For the fourth consecutive year we are a Dave Lennox Award winner which is the top 25 contractors out of 5000 in the US and Canada. I’m sure she will enjoy the massages and great food they provide.
Thank you all for the comments on the blog. I’m sorry we went so long without updating it and will make sure that doesn’t happen again.