Salsa af Stavsnas
Ellinor Ristoff Staffan Ehde
Sat 15 Jun 2013 18:53
Another day at Fatu Hiva. This magnificent place with wonderful people and an unreal landscape.
The morning started with service of our generator, it had passed the 100 hour interval with 20 hours or so.
Same procedure as usual, working folded far into the machine room. No surprises and that's good.
Ellinor has been cleaning the boat and doing some laundry. Went ashore to see Temo, the artist who is carving a traditional paddle for us. He was in the other village. Lunch with tuna and spagetti. The supplyship came in by noon and the whole village got into action.
The ship fired down some big bardges and then they got going ashore back and forth with cargo. Then they took ashore a crowd of turists that go on a cargo/cruising trip. The ships are a combination of passenger/cargo coming from Papete in Tahiti.
As the crowd came ashore the local people had some dancing and demonstrations for them. We took advantage of that of course and enjoyed their music, played on big drums and singing.
Afterwards we made a new attempt to see Temo and he was home and the paddle looks magnificent!
More mails are coming in about being "Tired in Paradise", an absolute strange feeling. Mary who has been out working in high seas herselfe gives us empathy and also the advice K.I.S.S. - Keep It Simple Stupid
And of course she is right.Boats today are downloaded with technical stuff and everything you have will brake, eventually.
The salt water and the humidity are the fastest destroyers next to acids and what you can think off.
The other thing is that the boat has probably been sailing more miles in this year than she has during her whole lifetime (1989).
But it feels much better now after "having fun" ashore. Thank you everybody for your support!