Well, bollocks is the word that springs to mind! The day had started off quite well, the Fiji met office had confirmed that despite the very high winds and torrential rain, the storm of the last twenty four hours wasn't a cyclone and wasn't going to turn into one. The sat dish hadn't been blown off the house roof and the boat hadn't been damaged, apart from the tarpaulin being blown away. Arun the Electric said the anchor windlass needed some repairs, but it was going to be OK.
Then Richard the Refrigerator showed up. I went off into town to buy some more Internet time and on the way back to the yacht club bumped into him. As expected, the electronics attached to the fridge compressor had been 'fritzed', but the really bad news was a pipe between the compressor and the holding plate had become detached in the 'reef encounter', and after the gas had got out the water got in. Bugger. Both compressor and holding plate shot. So, having checked out some prices online, I will be leaving Fiji with a chunk of ice in the new 'fridge', unless we can build a unit from parts in Fiji. Second-hand compressors (from car aircon units) can be had, but not too sure about a holding plate. A conference is scheduled for tomorrow morning. Like I said, bollocks.