" A LADY TRIP" Sailing around the World ( presently in Pto Ayuona, HIVA Oa , Marquesses Islands, South Pacific )
Sat 27 Mar 2010 21:56
FRIDAY 26th MARCH 2010
08.00hrs, another beautifull day here in the bay,
Fats put up all the bunting on " A LADY " to make her look like a pritty picture,
10.00hrs, The skipper and Donal cleaned and changed the fuel filters to the Generator and Engine, The fuel filter to the Generator was full of shite,
this was the bloody deisel taken aboard in the Galapagos. The skip is still fuming over that,
However , this did not solve the Generator problem.
Later we got a kind of mechanic to look at it , but he did not solve the problem either, so we still have no generator, but can
charge the batteries with the engine,
So now we have no :- Generator,
dericks ( for lifting the rib)
and we have ...................1 torn spinniker
lots of high spirits
1 wasted Battery, ( causing the drain on the batteries )
Dreamcatcher got too close to us, so we decided to raft up alongside them, and our problems are nothing in comparrison to theirs.
Stephen and Aileen booked themselves into the " Pearl" hotel for the night.
Later on we went aashore to watch a special performance of the Hakaa dance by the locals, boys and girls,
No fancy " Princess " for Donal.......pity
17.00hrs we all went to the Hotel for happy hour, and this was followed by dinner at the hotel.
a great relaxing night with plenty of laughs and wine,
A late night,
Thats it for now,
Signed :- Stephen Hyde ( skipper)