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s/y Miss Blue
Wed 4 Aug 2010 12:14
”Miss Blue” and her crew have now spent a rainy period for anchor at Itaparica waiting for a dry period permitting an antifouling. Eventhough the temperature is nice with around 25-28 °C the heavy rainfalls has not inspired us to make any excursions with the boat.
There has been some daytrips with the ferry to Salvador. We have also taken the bus to Tairu, on the most southern part of the island, to visit friends. It is Anders and Betulia (a swedish/brasilian couple) with their daughter Alma. They have built a house for themselves and then filled up the property with three more houses, each containing two bungalows which they rent out for visitors. In between the houses you can find this lovely little pond with geese walking around and only a few meters away you here the waves of the Southern Atlantic rolling in.
Captain Bengt was at this time suffering from a pain in his leg caused by a tense muscle which Ritva couldn´t loosen with her massage. Luckily Betulia could recommend a physiotherapist just 20 minutes away, so she made a call and we had an appointment a few days later. He is now free from pain.
We have also been able to enjoy very delicious meals of fish, ”camarao” (shrimps) and octopus, thanks to Zee, our boat caretaker and other fishermen from whom we have bought fresh fish to a very reasonable price. Unfortunately we do not know the names of the fish but at least we can find out the portugease names (if you recognize please let us know).
The only fish we have caught here was the tiny one trapped in the toilet water inlet causing problem so that the Captain had to dismantle the toilet pump mechanism to find out the reason for water not coming in. As everything was dismantled it was a perfect time for cleaning and a survey.
Every bad thing has something good with it. While waiting for better weather there is always some maintenance you can do.
Ritva and Bengt