Sat 23 May 2015 23:59
We arrived to Honiara, Guadalcanal before sunrise on Thursday
morning. We had to wait a couple of hours for daylight before we
could enter the harbour.|
The rest of the day was spent walking around to customs, immigration and biosecurity. I also had to visit the ATM 2 times to get enough cash for all the fees.
In the evening we had curry dinner at the Yacht club. The first meal in a restaurant since we left Australia.
Friday we took a guided trip around parts of the island and looked at lots of war memorabilia.
We found this contraption drifting in the sea. First we thought it was some kind of liferaft. Turned out to be a fishing thing drifting around with no lights on. Not so funny to hit at night.
The control tower for the airfield was shot down by the Japanese and rebuilt 11 times by the Americans. Not a safe workplace.
Lots of old aeroplanes. But also a beautiful butterfly.
Our guide at the war museum.
Sunken Japanese transport ship. Mother and daughter.
Saturday did not start so well: First the toilet jammed again! Secondly the outboarder gave up on us.
Ewa, Sanna and Steve was sent shopping. Lars and Thomas tried to repair broken down things.
There was water in the fuel and we stripped the motor and cleand the carburetor and more but did not get a fully working engine.
Out came the spare motor 2hp. The old one we have now left with George, who is going to try and fix it while we go sailing for a few days.
Sunday after visiting the wifi place we are sailing to Florida Island.
All is well,
Lars and crew.