Another memorable day.
Simon awake very early today so that he could do
his homework and have lots of time to play with the boys ashore. In fact Pegasus
came into the lagoon mid morning, so he went over to help Jason set a second
anchor, then headed ashore.
We saw him several hours later, after an afternoon
spent with the boys out in the dinghy fishing, they had caught a decent sized
coral cod, dark red with torquoise spots, about 80cms long. All fish
are gutted ashore, and the bits fed to the sharks on the outside of the
lagoon, so the boys did all of this unsupervised. Then came the
dividing up of the fish, we were kindly offered half by John, as Simon anounced
that he would love to have his fish Suwarrovv style. So Ina offered to ask
how Veronica would cook it, no, he would rather eat it ashore. So he
is now ashore, having eaten there, and will be sleeping with the boys in the
thatched beach hut they normally sleep in. Going to be a little windy tonight,
as it is blowing 20+ kts from the SE, sending quite a chop across the
lagoon, hope it goes easterly as predicted quite soon!!
Amanda has been weaving more headbands, and
now a belt from palm fronds, tomorrow she is to learn how to make baskets. John
has said that we can take a couple of branches with us for her to practice with
on the way to Tonga.
Off to bed now, Ina and Amanda are sitting playing
Back Gammon, I need to sleep, didn`t get too much last night due to the rising