A quiet day aboard, with an early start at La Sucrière to catch up on e-mails and from there back aboard to do the collected laundry and clean up all the small stuff that I've been postponing - my term for procrastinating. The navigation table in particular needs some work as I've been throwing everything into the big drawer while telling myself “I'll sort that out later”.
As I was hanging up the second load of laundry I noticed that a 36 foot charter boat with two people aboard was having some sort of problem raising their anchor and was almost hitting the boats around them, so I hopped into the dinghy and went over to see if they could use some assistance - they could. Their anchor windlass wasn't working and they didn't know how to use the manual method (loosening the central nut with a winch handle then using an excenter notch to crank in chain over the gypsy) and I went aboard to help. With 3 people the job was easier and in short order the job was done and we had a short argument (which I lost) as I wanted to get aboard my dinghy without the 3 cans of Heineken that they were giving me for my help. Although I'm not a fan of Heineken I'll have one or two of them at happy hour in their honour!
I took a quick trip across the lagoon but managed to visit Budget Marine without buying anything, doubtless a record for me, and returned to the French side with some groceries for the fridge and nothing for the boat.

Forward cabin starboard The forward cabin with the centre wall removed, after cleaning up a bit and adding books to give it a lived-in feeling.
(2012-01-27 15:35:33 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/60s] ISO 720 Focus 2.00m)
Forward cabin starboard
Forward cabin port side The Pullman berth on port (left) side of the forward cabin.
(2012-01-27 15:36:20 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/5s] ISO 100 Focus 2.24m)
Forward cabin port side
Ship barometer, clock and bell The Ship's classic instruments - barometer, clock and the bell; which is now used to toll the beginning of Happy Hour.
(2012-01-27 15:36:34 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/15s] ISO 100 Focus 0.67m)
Ship barometer, clock and bell
Wash drying in the tropical sun The towels and T-shirts drying in the daytime breeze and sunshine.
(2012-01-27 16:34:09 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/125s] ISO 100 Focus 1.12m)
Wash drying in the tropical sun
Lagoonies bar at lunch Lagoonies is one the sailor hangouts with good food and cheap drinks - just the thing that attracts the rather frugal sailors.
(2012-01-27 19:43:16 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/125s] ISO 100 Focus 2.66m)
[18°2'0.91"N 63°5'5.86"W (facing NE)]
Lagoonies bar at lunch
????????????????????? The dinghy dock at Lagoonies provides a somewhat less luxurious foreground than the megayachts on Snoopy Island (now Isle del Sol Marina) in the background.
(2012-01-27 19:45:07 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/18.0, 1/30s] ISO 100 Focus 15.00m)
[18°2'0.99"N 63°5'6.08"W (facing W)]
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