Well day the started well with a great row up the estuary as the sun rose
over the massive volcano to the east, the birds starting to sing. The calm
blue water, and green mangroves and little activity as I splash my oars in
and make my up the channel, it reminds me allot of early mornings in a
Safari lodge in Africa.
I then came to taking down the Aquapro dinghy with expectations of taking it
to the beach with family, but found the pontoon or inflated tube separated
from the transom, unglued, this was due the heat and then latching onto the
pylon on leaving Bahia de Sol. When it hit the water the water came in, so I
quickly go it on to the dock a surveyed the damage to decide what to do.
Took the family to the beach in the Walker bay with the 6 HP on the back,
and let the other dinghy dry out.
Speaking with John from "Sunsentaion" he had the same issue the past, and
used 5200 a strong adhesive, so I cleaned the surface and used a tube, I was
covered in the stuff, but then clamped the system together. The aim is to
get a system that will hold until Christmas and I will have it relied on
arrival in Brisbane Australia.
The boys loved the beach, Sean and I went surfing, and Alex built castles.
Everyone just continued to relax much needed after the last week or so, and
get back into cruising our other friend Danny and "Sunsentaion" will leave
tomorrow we will catch up Sunsentaion in a couple of days, but Danny it will
be the last time as he must push on to be through the canal by Thanksgiving.
So the next leg due to us waiting for the family will be on our own, like so
Stay tuned we will see if the dinghy repair holds.