Monday started with torrential rain, no wind , as
soon as it cleared we set off to the Art Ark , Lyn went for an artist chat, the
lady also called us a taxi on the VHF, this whole community operates on the VHF
, there isn't much you cant arrange or do on channel 16 !
Off we went in the Road runner taxi service,
"the only one that has a complete vehicle with insurance on the island were are
told" into Nuifu , the village we left one week ago to replenish our stocks
before heading off to the Hapi group of islands later today, meet up with the
crew of "Free Spirit" Paul and Anna who arrived the other day , we obtained the
photos of Zephyr which they took when we were on passage from Huahini to
Ratatooi islands in the French Polynesian Island group, haven't seen them yet as
I was to busy catching up with all the goss from the islands they visited on the
News on Rhythm our friends from Universal
yard , they are in the most Northerly of the Tongan Island group and will
probably get down here in the next few weeks .
Anyway after the chit chat we went to the
Aquarium Cafe for a last bight to eat, then off around the village to by extra
bits and pieces like 2 cases of water , the stuff out of the taps is a bit rank
, washing only quality, more tins, a create of Ikali beer and a few tonics ,
back on the bus we went in search of Lyns Acrylic artist paint , fat chance of
that one in the paint store ..
Back to Ano beech were the little nippers
were waiting to ambush us, our bug cream had worn off during the day and we it
was just likeCustards last stand , we were eaten alive, a funny sight from off
shore probably of four people flapping about whilst trying to get the boat
through the shallows and offshore away from those
biting little B*****ds ...
Back onboard we jumped over the side after
stowing the gear to cool off , not much wind in the anchorage at the moment