10 August 2008 Sunday
We left Obilatu late yesterday morning after the village visit, and headed for the next anchorage, which we reached after a very pleasant – calm – sail late in the evening. So calm that Lothlorien sailed very close in the calm waters and tossed us a bag of dim sims to cook for dinner. Another good anchorage, good holding mud bottom, and a quiet night’s sleep. We left straight after breakfast, and have had to motor all day, with the main and genoa up, but very little wind. A rain storm allowed us to gather some rain water, and also to have a shower on deck. We’ve been very cautious with water usage on board as we’re not sure how well the watermaker is working. If none of you washes, you can’t smell each other… Luxury is clean hair!
Right now we are passing through a fascinating group of islands. Ali keeps rushing downstairs to tell me to come up on deck and look but I’ve been determined to make good use of the engine charging the computer battery and get this blog up to date. WHEN it actually goes on line is another matter - still having internet conenction problems, even though we can get mobile coverage in some areas.