Minerva Reef

L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Sun 3 Nov 2013 19:59
Two days on Minerva have played havoc with the boat electrics . Mainly mains from the genset . First battery charger shorting and now when that seemed to have settled the immersion heater . Also the HP pump on the water maker has failed . So all in all although Minerva is beautiful for it´s isolation and clear blue water we are glad to be off . The weather outlook is not good for us mailnly because of shortage of wind . We have limited diesel so it will be sail and engine when necessary . Hope to be in Opua by the 12th .
There are sharks here , big one´s but did brave them yesterday to clean the bottom of the boat; much to the dispair of Penny .