It's been a while since I did a blog but there's not been much of interest
going on apart from polishing the deck.
I had some problems with the watermaker not working which was a concern
given the dusty dry desert countries coming up. A local agent for the
watermaker company turned out to not exist so I got in somebody from another
company who hadn't a clue but thought it might be part of the pump. I
ordered a new one for a mere £800.
Friends Mike and Jacqui came bearing the said part and water was flowing
inside an hour. The pair of them are working their way through my Middle
East booze supply as we explore the islands and resorts in the sunshine.
There is a difficulty in anchoring here as the water is either too shallow
or hundreds of metres deep. We hit on a way to anchor on a vertical wall of
coral by dropping 10m of chain in the water and driving to the beach until
Ms J. wants a word....
It's totally untrue, we have only made a small indent into the Captain's
cocktail locker. However we have only been here 48 hours. So far the resorts
have saved the day by being wet (remember we are in dry territory). If
things get really tight we will have to throw the Skipper into a long boat
and confiscate the grog! Why are pirates called pirates? .....Cause they
Capt'n Jack xx