Just returned from a working weekend (with the necessary bits of play thrown in) down-lagoon at Enemonet. Enemonet would be our “get-away-from-town” spot. The local Yacht Club installed about 7 moorings there (which Doug & I helped on) so it’s just too easy to head down there for some R&R.
Don’t know if I have mentioned it, but Doug and I hope to get out of here in the next 3 to 5 months and head west. West being through the Caroline Islands, i.e. Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap & Palau. From there we will transit through the Philippines, down to Borneo, over to Singapore and up to Thailand. That’s the plan, anyway. So, we are doing a lot of boat work. This weekend we put up our new mainsail and jib, just purchased from Lee Sails in Hong Kong. We also installed the stainless steel tubing I will be using for our new cockpit enclosure canvas. I think the most constructive thing we got accomplished was to go through the v-berth storage lockers weeding out “stuff” that hasn’t seen the light of day in the last six years. We must have lightened Suka by a ton or two. Our motto for the keep/don’t keep question …. “be brutal!”.
Of course it wasn’t all work and no play. We got a few snorkels in. I really wish I had had my underwater camera, but, sadly, I flooded it a couple weeks ago. So, no new pictures. So you will just have to envision the 6 foot nurse shark we found sleeping tucked up in the coral reef under a large table coral.
But, I do have pics of previous sightings of most of what we got to see this weekend.
Now we are back on our town mooring… back to civilization. And back to work. I have scuba lessons to do tomorrow and it’s back to canvas sewing the rest of the week. Til later….