The squalls pass through on a regular basis, the heavy rain follows the
short wind , and the estuary has turned brown which will make it hard for
cleaning the bottom and changing the zinc. The locals are saying we have had
a lot of rain this year, they hope this is the final storm, but we all doubt
it. The seas are 10 to 15 feet at 8 seconds so the chance of leaving is
none, and it looks like we will have heavy rain tomorrow after lunch, but
the storms on both sides of central America have absorbed a lot of moisture
and it is calms and nice down south which could bode well
for the weekend departure.
But it gave us a chance to do some further cleaning up, Tracy stored many
things re-organizing the boat especially kids toys, we also donated another
2 big bags of toys and cloths as Alex is growing quickly and growing out
cloths and toys they not showing interest in for 5 months we passing on,
this again helps with the boat management. We will leave here with a lot
less than when we arrived and allot more organized.
I did my 6 months major maintenance on the batteries it is amazing the black
film build up, while small it is still an issue. so I wire brushed all 10
batteries every cable and re tightened down, especially cleaning the battery
post, and filled and cleaned all the batteries, so what I thought would be
20 minutes ended up being 2 1/2 hours, but it is a better system. I am now
topping off charge and I will equalize tomorrow for 4 hours, and again top
off and then I hope we will be in good shape.
Another boat came onto the docks today off the moorings in preparation for
leaving early next week, so at this stage there will be three of us leaving
within a week. But we all have minor jobs to do, and biggest job is packing
away things as boats have a habit of exploding with gear when you stay in
one place, I am also locking things down in this process.
Lets see what happens with the weather tomorrow.