I've got some great video of Salvador, but haven't found a good enough wi-fi connection to post them! Please check back later.
Eric has kept me busy tightening bolts, and replacing water pumps, and replacing halyards, and... and...
Luckily, Helena has had time to write! I'll get those videos posted asap.
Ups and Downs
This morning we were all up by 5:00am. We had a quick pancake breakfast cooked by Eric and set to work. Ah, the glamorous life of cruising around the world: by 9:00 am the deck was scrubbed and the cushions washed and I was covered in sweat, mosquito repellent and sun block. The bolts holding the self-steering gear to the stern were tightened and the Captain was safely back on deck after a dangerous dangling up and down the mast. “Time for a beer”, the Captain announced. Ok, I am about that.
|The Captain up the mast; John down below|
Lunch was a treat prepared by John and after hanging out some more in the cockpit under the awning we took a taxi to Farol da Barra (Barra’s Lighthouse) for the sunset. What a sight! Hope we can post some pictures... people everywhere just walking, singing, waiting for the sunset. We were lucky enough to see it from the top of the lighthouse. A big round of applause indicated that another beautiful day was gone.
|After sundown, with moon|
|Music ala Salvador|
Tomorrow we will be dealing with the Customs Authority. Good night.
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