lousy weather in Gambier
08 March 2020 | In Taravai
Out of one month here we have been 3 Weeks on the boat . Either too much wind or rain. We hide here in the southern end of Taravai in front of Eduards house . We are 4 boats her and we all wanted to hike or go
visit Eduard who lives all alone . But we dont get off the boat, the rain blows horizontal and trails are way to slippery. So we all sit and do boat jobs. And try to download the occasional web page. Mostly its only emails
and whatsup text we can do. No German tv either huuuu . Yes they have ARTE on all free digital tv channels here. If you are fed up of listening to the French talking about them selfs. Nombrilsim in French or navel
gazing (not sure about the spelling) Then you just switch audio channel on ARTE and you get it all in Deutsch or if its a foreign movie you get the original version as well. The French do not know this fact. If you tell
them, that they could listen to a program in German or English and paste French subtitles for free underneath, they look at you puzzled. Why would i wanna do that? I say : I learned al lot of languages by watching
movies with subtitles.
Why would i want to learn German and Eeenglish? I already speeeek iiit. The French suffer from a language delusion. They often tell me, they speak EEEEnglish. But its very poor, as poor as a Texan speaking
French in Polynesia :-)
There is always the odd exception: I met Jaques, a French sailor with his German wife and his German was 100% perfect. So its not genetic....its possible. Listen to Christine Lagarde, her English is excellent.
My radio is packet and i am forever thankful that April and Cain will bring it to the cargo ship on Monday, and in 10 days the "TAPORO" will dock here in Rikitea and i can pick it up yupppeeeieee