The morning was quiet without the daily 07:30 chat on VHF CH10 this Sunday and I spent time editing the pictures of the night before, but having trouble deleting those excess to requirements (so I posted too many to the previous day's blog page and kept even more). I decided to head to town and get some of my grocery shopping done at the Grand Marché but stopped off at a dive shop to get a new mask as my old one is no longer clear but yellowing from too much UV exposure over time. I will keep the old and abused snorkel, though - that looks abused but is still functional.
I was lucky to get into the Grand Marché before their 14:00 closing and since I had some perishable items I headed back to the boat quickly. I got some Edamame (soybeans in the pod) which is one of my favorite beer snacks and I think I'll make that for happy hour snacks tonight. I started storing my week's purchases but opted to return to the PC and write this blog entry plus edit some pictures. I have to turn on the inverter when I use the new monitor, but it is surprisingly efficient on energy use, nonetheless I think I'll have to fire up the generator later on, particularly if I boil water for the edamame.
I thought I'd replace the cockpit speakers in the afternoon since the sound quality was pretty miserable, but it was a lot of work getting the old ones out since they had been put in with 5200. Removal without destroying them was impossible but since I had the replacements aboard I went ahead and did so. Unfortunately, the new speakers fit, but the outer diameter was smaller than the originals and this showed a ring of discoloration which is quite unsightly, so I am going to have to return to Island Waterworld and get a speaker with a bigger outer diameter. Then I decided to put the Bénéteau rope holders into the dinghy garage, but since I have to put screws through fiberglass I need to pre-drill some holes and I have no drill aboard (well, I've got my 110V Dremel set, but the little inverter that I got with it isn't powerful enough to get the darned thing started without tripping the inverter safety fuse) so I will either need to buy a 220V drill on the French side or get a bigger portable 110V inverter.

Bagged broken camera The remains of my old Nikon D7100 and lens bagged prior to disposal.
(2014-01-26 11:12:17 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/3.5, 1/320s] ISO 200)
Bagged broken camera
Water that won't fit in the fridge The remaining bottles of San Pellegrino that won't fit into the fridge or the freezer compartments. These are going to go underneath the floorboards.
(2014-01-26 07:26:51 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/1.8, 1/60s] ISO 200)
Water that won't fit in the fridge
Galley storage on Zanshin San Pelligrino water stored underneath the floorboards on Zanshin.
(2014-01-26 10:52:20 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/6.3, 1/60s] ISO 200)
Galley storage on Zanshin
View down into Grand Case View from the top of the hill of the road leading from Marigot to Grand Case. Zanshin is anchored in there somewhere, too.
(2014-01-26 14:04:46 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/7.1, 1/500s] ISO 100)
View down into Grand Case
Zanshin anchored in Grand Case, St. Martin Zanshin amongst the other boats anchored off the beach in Grand Case, St. Martin seen from far away atop the hill leading to Marigot.
(2014-01-26 14:04:36 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/640s] ISO 100)
Zanshin anchored in Grand Case, St. Martin
Cockpit speaker removed The cockpit speaker and 5200 mounting gunk removed.
(2014-01-26 17:42:36 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/50s] ISO 100)
Cockpit speaker removed
Removing the cockpit speaker The remains of the speaker after removal. Note how the speaker cone plastic has crumbled from UV exposure - this wasn't really a marine speaker.
(2014-01-26 17:01:32 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/7.1, 1/100s] ISO 100)
Removing the cockpit speaker
Busy bartender at Calmos The main bar at Calmos Cafe on Sunday after the live Reggae band has started playing.
(2014-01-26 19:08:59 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/1.8, 1/15s] ISO 1000)
Busy bartender at Calmos
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