It’s been an eventful week at Tengah!
MONDAY: we decide to head for #TroisIlets which is described as a photogenic town, not overrun with visitors. On the way in, our two separate charts did not agree. (FYI Doyle Guide wasn’t right and C-MAP was!). Tengah touches the bottom, and for a short while we are worried that we are stuck. Luckily, the bottom is mud, and luckily we get her free ourselves. After that we decide to find another spot and head for Anse Mitan instead.
TUESDAY: Our 6 month old bow thruster has failed. Scott dives it to find out if something is caught in the prop but it turns out one of the downsides of lithium batteries is the bow thruster runs more powerfully than intended, so a part inside has broken. Back to life without bowthrusters!
WEDNESDAY: we sail the whole day from #AnseMitan back to Le Marin. Our electric Genoa furler has finally arrived from Italy! Unfortunately, we hadn’t factored in that it is Easter holiday and they cannot work on our boat before Tuesday next week 🤥. We often find that when we sail the whole day, chips end up being our lunch 🤫
THURSDAY: we take advantage of being in a marina and check off more items on our to do list. Mie hones her sewing skills.
FRIDAY: Scott luckily finds the part to fix the bow thruster and attempts to fix it. A few hours and a few internet searches later, he succeeds. Immediately after that, the 6 month old fridge waterpump dies. Luckily, Scott has 3 backups on board. BTW - we hate Jabsco pumps.
SATURDAY: party time!!! (Or, dinner with fellow cruisers )
SUNDAY: meet our new crew member Felix, who will sail with us to Antiqua next week. Felix is 19 years old from Germany. He has been roaming around the docks here in Le Marin looking for a boat to join. We (almost) remember how it is to be 19, so felt compassionate about his urge to explore and invited him along our trip for a while.
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