We are back on the boat after a weekend in San Salvador, where it rained off
and on for two days( some of it rain was not a good description I would use
streamed as there was no real break between droplets), but nothing lasted
longer than 20 to 30 minutes and we are only seeing maximum of 15 to 20
knots with the squalls. Back on the boat at 5 pm and we have had 3 squalls
come through in the last hour, but this fills the tanks, and really just
means you work inside.
"Sunsenation" (a 40 foot caterer man ) with our friends John and Sharron
have moved in from the moorings to the docks for a couple of days
preparation before they leave, they are still hoping to go out Tuesday, I
must say when I look at the conditions I cannot see it opening up before
Thursday/ Friday. But John and I will meet latter over a beer and compare
notes, and discuss it, this is the nice thing about cruising the community,
it is Tracy's and my decision when we go including the pilot taking us out,
but to hear others views helps build confidence in the decision or open up
different thinking. John and I will head out in the dinghy over the bar
tomorrow and see what it looks like, this gives you a first hand impression.
In the mean time we have completed provisioning for 6 weeks as this is
period we expect to be away from good supplies, we will get fresh fruit and
veggies as we go south locally and fish, but meat and chicken etc we have
stocked up on. We also got a cake for Sean's birthday in November which will
be in this 6 weeks and we have frozen it.
I have started to secure lock up things on the deck of the boat as a number
of boats are reporting deck theft further south especially anything to do
with dinghy out boards.
Yesterday we spent time back at the kids museum and Sean and Alex got to sit
a play in a Boeing airline cockpit real one, (see pictures) and then fire
engine driving, all fun and interacting. Tracy and I both commented that we
feel like we understand El Salvador now and what makes it tick, and
certainly it is the country in this region that shows the greatest
Tomorrow we equalise the batteries while on the dock, and we clean the
bottom of the boat before going on, this will allow us to go at 1/2 days
notice to put things away.