|A boobie catching a ride on our sail.|
made friends with Flipper. We were also able to dive our anchor last night and make sure it was set well, which always leads to a comfortable night's rest.
|Adam heading off the trail into the roots of a Banyan. Do things ever change?|
|Rachel clicking her heels to be on land, even if it is in the caldera of a volcano.|
For those interested regarding our repairs: The gooseneck is holding up and supported with an insane amount of webbing but the reefing hooks have completely broken off. That is where the majority of the damage was anyways so no big surprise and it looks like the weather may not even provide enough wind for a slow sail across the channel so we may get lucky here. We have not hand a problem using the cunningham to reef and have ordered a replacement gooseneck to arrive in Maui while we are there. Our outboard went on the fritz two days before we left Mexico but the anchorages so far in Hawaii have been so calm that we are easily rowing the dingy anywhere we need to go. The propane system, which has continually given us problems for the entire year is once again broken but we think we have it figured out this time. We can cook but for safety reasons keep the tanks closed when we are not using them. Replacement parts are on their way with our parents.
OK, now I need to start cooking this challah french toast in my effort to burn through all of the remaining Mexican eggs! Thank you for all of the wonderful messages of congratulations and support we have received in the last week. It has been really touching. We were honestly not aware that so many people are reading our blog and have followed our journey. Aloha!