Sunny mild morning. Steve gives a part of our passarelle
which was bent in Rio by the surge in the harbour, to one of the engineers here and in a
matter of minutes he has put it in a big press and straightened it out. I organize a water delivery and they
promise to fix the electricity which isn’t currently working. (Sorry for that). We also organized an
all day outing tomorrow which will take us to Volunteer Point, a major king
PELAGIC hangs 3 carcasses in their fridge
(see photo), they are directly downwind of some sand blasting and I wonder if
the carcasses with start to rust from the little bits of metal flying their way.
Fortunately there aren’t many flies about in this climate.
There is also a picture of our new
extremely second hand fisherman’s anchor, and a second after it had been sand
blasted, with the painting crew at work.
In one of the anchor snaps you can see one of our garden hose reels
adapted to carry long lines. We’ve
got about 80 metres on this one and there will be four reels for securing the
boat in Antarctica and in the Chilean Canals.
Unfortunately we will have to remove the wheels and screw the frames to
the deck and when we’re through with them plug the screw
And while we were walking about I saw a field
with its own ensuite bath.
mobile phone mysteriously stopped receiving a signal today. Maybe that’s a feature of Island
Life. There won’t be an entry
tomorrow as we’ll be out all day, but I might send a couple of more snaps on a
separate e-mail. We’re off to watch
the Arsenal Tottenham Hotspurs in the Victory Pub. As Steve is a Spurs fan and I’m Arsenal
we have to go.