I have atrophied office-muscles and soft office-hands, at least I think I do underneath the blisters and from the sharp throbbing pain in just about every muscle. To round off the sensations, my skin now has a nice pink tone as well despite staying in the shade and using SPF30; the slight burn is just from walking up and down the docks.
Zanshin is now back in the water and I had the help of two yard workers to help me dock the boat as I wasn't feeling up to the task of doing it alone in the rather strong breeze coming through the marina. With 3 people aboard docking was a very simple task but I'm glad I had help.
While I've got a dock space I don't have shore power, I bought the connectors and a cable but hadn't made them up yet, and the cable is buried underneath the dinghy garage which still has the dinghy and outboard inside; that task will have to wait until the sun is hidden. I've got the hotel room for the night so shore power can wait until tomorrow.
I went to the shore bar at Peg Leg's restaurant for some drinks and dinner but was rather groggy from the efforts during the day and had a very early evening.

The bottom paint applied in the USA really isn't up to scratch for the tropical Caribbean conditions; despite being in water for less than a year, the hull is covered with barnacles and I'm going to have to get the bottom paint redone after I get out of the water next time - plus I'm going to have to dive on the boat and scrape all the gunk away! The bottom paint applied in the USA really isn't up to scratch for the tropical Caribbean conditions; despite being in water for less than a year, the hull is covered with barnacles and I'm going to have to get the bottom paint redone after I get out of the water next time - plus I'm going to have to dive on the boat and scrape all the gunk away!
[18°24'2.27"N 64°38'1.65"W (facing NE)]
The bottom paint applied in the USA really isn't up to scratch for the tropical Caribbean conditions; despite being in water for less than a year, the hull is covered with barnacles and I'm going to have to get the bottom paint redone after I get out of the water next time - plus I'm going to have to dive on the boat and scrape all the gunk away!
Fouled propeller The Propeller, as well as the hull underside, is pretty fouled on Zanshin.
[18°24'2.27"N 64°38'1.65"W (facing NE)]
Fouled propeller
Zanshin's keel being repaired After the soft grounding in St. Barths the bottom of the keel needed to be resealed and get a fresh coat of bottom paint.
[18°24'2.27"N 64°38'1.65"W (facing NE)]
Zanshin's keel being repaired
Zanshin Pool I got a deep and a wading pool aboard Zanshin after the drain holes in the cockpit table were plugged.
[18°24'2.4"N 64°38'1.61"W ]
Zanshin Pool
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