Wednesday: We had a much better nights sleep and even felt
confident enough to switch off the anchor watch alarm. We both got up a couple of
times through the night to check we were still in position. Even though we
didn’t plan it, it turned out we did alternate 2 hourly checks with Anne
checking at 2am and 6am and Stephen checking at midnight and 4am. I guess we
can only both sleep for 4 hours before we worry and wake up!
This morning we did a few jobs around the boat. We deployed
the “anchor chum” today. For those non-boaty people reading,
it’s a very heavy weight (14kg) that slides down the chain stopping about
0.5m above the sea bed. It has the effect of keeping the chain horizontally on
the seabed and therefore increasing the holding effect of the anchor. It is
also meant to reduce bounce from passing waves and reducing how much you swing.
It made a big difference when the jet skis and “floating bananas”
went past - we wish we deployed it sooner!
We also defrosted the fridge today, you open the lid, remove
the food, wait 10 seconds, replace food, close lid – job done! (Actually
it took about 2 hours to defrost). We need to let Skipper Yoyo tell you about
Skipper Yoyo here, on a mission to find
Tonight the “Duck Man” from
Pyxis to came over and fed me. He bought over a barbeque that mum and dad are
thinking of buying – it cooks food but is externally cold. They used it
on the teak decks and it was perfect. Pyxis cooked me some fish and chicken.
The humans also had some boring vegetarian food. I kindly let the humans eat
some of my fish and chicken (only Richard had the chicken). I got very excited
waiting for it to cook, and mum and dad locked me inside. They said it was to
protect me, but I think they were just eating the best bit of the fish. After I
had my fish and chicken I decided to sulk a bit – well the indignity of
being locked in.