Desert Islands and Water Snakes

L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Sun 18 Aug 2013 05:34
18 42 80 S 174 02 46 W
We sailed today . Anchored for lunch off Euakafa uninhabited with pristine white sand and palm trees and tonight of the tiny island of Nuku .
This morning A black and white chequered water snake swam purposely towards us and disappeared under the boat not to reappear, This evening the genset overheated and looking at the water strainer there appeared to be a long black thing in the bowel . I removed the cover very gongerly but fortunately only weed . All well now .