Night before last we had a girls sleep over on the
trampoline, 3 girls lying out there chatting all night! well they did fall
asleep at about midnight.
The day starts with a drift snorkel through the
pass on the rising tide, this means swimming with sharks, manta rays, thousands
of fish, and some spectacular coral. At the end of the pass there is a little
dive resort, where they have half a dozen small sharks
hanging about waiting for the scraps from the
restaraunt.The rest of the day is spent with the kids doing homwork, then
playing on the various boats, although mostly LB it seems, I guess we have more
space to run about on. Simon is out wake boarding with edward and Will from
Vagabond Heart, and Amanda, Cathrine and Alice are engaged in some serious
needlework, amongst many other projects.
Last night everyone from Vagabond Heart, Pegasus
and LB had dinner ashore at the bar, set out on stilts over the water.
Spectacular sunset, then as we are all sitting chatting one hears the fish
jumping, and you can watch the sharks feeding about ten feet away! Adds
some interest to the dingy ride home!!
This morning we picked up the anchor, in 12 mtrs of
water you can see the anchor clear on the bottom, managed to avoid all the coral
outcrops, and then travelled about 12 nm north through the lagoon to a new
anchorage. Making water, charging batteries and doing homework on the
way. A little bit of routine maintenance, then fun and games on the beach
and in the water. Another try at kite surfing for me, as usual, as soon as I get
the kites out the wind drops! Managed to tear my new 14 mtr kite on some of the
coral heads near the beach, they certainly add a dimension of difficulty
that is not mentioned in the books!
Sun is down now, the girls are on the fordeck
again, making up songs for us, and watching the shooting stars, and Simon is
beating Ina at backgammon, again.