17:32.38S 149:34.16W Pape'ete Yacht Harbour, Tahiti, Tuesday 29th April PM
Jean arrived at the boat on Monday morning and all three of us went for a
wander around the highways and byways of Pape'ete; crew-bonding while in
search of breakfast then lunch. Once more, I seem to have struck lucky in my
By late evening we had perhaps done too much bonding with micro-brewery beer
in 'Les Trois Brasseurs' and some dangerous duty-free Ozzie solvent called
'Bundaberg Rum', on the boat afterwards. The current crew's emotional
bonding would seem to be now more-or-less complete although the secret
dreams and aspirations that we must have exchanged along the way had become
a bit hazy for all of us by morning. That's the demon drink for you!
Today, Jean sorted out the food stores which had become mostly the unwanted
residue of many earlier provisioning forays. The blokes did bloke-ish things
with epoxy like patching water tanks and sticking bits of wood together. An
early night for all.