Luck holds

L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Sat 24 Aug 2013 20:57
We are again at anchor off Kapa island .The village is at church and earlier the omu´s were lit for the sunday feast.This week has seen a lot of cloud with some warm rain .
On thursday after water making I found the staring battery flat . I had forgotten that the new water pump runs off the starter battery . Unfortunately the house bank did not have enough charge to start engine and genset would not start by hand crank . Major problem at the time . Fortunately the next boat was also a 411 and owned by a French electrical engineer . We used his battery to start and went into Niapu where we were able to buy a new battery . there´s luck .
That night Grainado ( michel) whom we first met in Salvador anchored near us .
This morning the net gave news of two volcanic eruptions quite near to us but fortunately no news off tsumani as yet .
Today we stay here . It is calm and sunny and we plan to visit `swallows cave´when the sun is high this afternoon .
Vegetarian diet still going strong .