Friday, March 19, 2010

Ready, Set, STOP!

Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile

We are using Ken McKinley (Locus Weather) for weather routing for our next leg to the Gambiers as we are far enouth south that the weather gets a little tricky. We asked for a departure for Saturday +/- a day and he came back with a possible window Friday afternoon. This meant we had a lot to do...install new bilge pump in Engine Room, get fuel, lots of food, put away awnings, dingy engine, and dingy in one day. We got started quite early this morning, and at 4 when we got his final forecast we would have been ready at 7 as planned, but the forecast wasn´t all that good and we decided to hang here till mid to end of next week. In the mean time, it is going to get quite windy and the swells are already quite strong, causing our friends to flip their dingy getting out of the harbor this morning. They were all ok, but we were picking onions and other things out of the bay all day, and Sheri lost her wallet.

With patience it is ok, and our big engine helps, though we may not be able to come ashore for a few days, so I came in today for my last internet fix for a while. We will try to post some pics when we get back ashore in a few days.

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