Rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain ... Rain, rain, rain, rain, rain

It finally stopped raining around 14:00 but I couldn't be bothered to go ashore, as the clouds were still over the island and there was nothing close by that I really wanted to do. I spent the morning charging the batteries to 100% (that took over 3 hours) so that the Xantrex was once again synchronized and I could start debugging the monitor. The internet connection wasn't working, so I did what I could off-line until I found an open WiFi channel that functioned, albeit slowly.
I got the laundry done, but the drying the pieces is taking forever with the hatches shut. The laundry finished just as the batteries were full, and I didn't wish to run the energy-intensive dryer phase running off the inverter and battery power. Now, at 15:00, I've opened the hatches and the breeze is doing an excellent job at getting the T-Shirts, shorts and towels dry.
The poor boat boys were dressed in full foulies but had little luck in enticing the sailors from their dry boats to do rainforest or Indian River tours in the rain. I even declined the Sunday BBQ invitation because it looked awfully wet and I had thawed out the frozen ground beef in order to make some burgers on my own BBQ. I went ashore once to get some local beer, "Kubuli", to accompany my BBQ dinner and got some pictures before the rains set in again.

Portsmouth beach after the rains After 2 days on nonstop rain some of the streams have washed away the beach sands.
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Portsmouth beach after the rains
PAYS house during the day This house is used for the weekly Sunday night BBQ for all yachties.
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PAYS house during the day
Still raining in the hills The rains in the hills haven't quite reached me as I was taking photos and I made it back to the just just in time for the downpour.
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Still raining in the hills
Got some food for hungry dog? It seems that the worldwide union of hungry dogs teaches that "I haven't eaten in days and am starving look" as part of their initiation ceremonies. They seem to have a nose for poor unsuspecting and gullible tourists.
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Got some food for hungry dog?
Boat Service - Duchess One of the ubiquitous pangas offering services in the harbour.
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Boat Service - Duchess
Alexis' Indian River boat Alexis' boat is, in comparison to the others, stark and simple.
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Alexis' Indian River boat
Boat services - Charlie Love Boat services - Charlie Love
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Boat services - Charlie Love
Boat services - Good to Go Another panga at rest on a Sunday
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Boat services - Good to Go
Indian River panga Indian River panga
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Indian River panga
Zanshin and Fort Shirley Zanshin and Fort Shirley
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Zanshin and Fort Shirley
Zanshin in Portsmouth Zanshin in Portsmouth
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Zanshin in Portsmouth
Zanshin cockpit at anchor Zanshin cockpit at anchor
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Zanshin cockpit at anchor
PAYS dock The dock made in front of the PAYS building in Portsmouth, Dominica
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PAYS dock
Zanshin and Fort Shirley panorama Zanshin and Fort Shirley panorama
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Zanshin and Fort Shirley panorama
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