I spent the morning hours working on my electrical setup and when I went topsides I got to watch a French Jeanneau 41 in the (evidently) shallow portion of the anchorage since they were hard aground and despite a big dinghy from the PDP marina assisting them it looked like they weren't going anywhere. When I got my dinghy set to go over and assist it looked like they were underway again and Mark came by at the same time. Rather than sit and watch while drinking a coffee, Mark headed back to his boat in order to get his lead line and I went over to see what could be done to help them extricate themselves from their predicament. We ended up tying a line to their spinnaker halyard and I use my dinghy to heel their boat over while Mark and the big tender used their combined horsepower to move the boat. This took quite a while, but the managed to get going in the correct direction but after about 30 feet they stopped again, aground. All in all it took over an hour to get them out and back into the channel and subsequently Mark and I had a cappuccino aboard Zanshin and chatted for a while.
During the afternoon and prior to the 17:00 bridge opening I puttered around the boat removing more headliner and pulling wires through. I also set up a bit more of the electric panel and cut/tinned some of the wires in preparation, but I will need to get a big cutting board at PDG for the installation itself and won't know the exact placement of the components until then, which limits what I can do.
Once 17:00 rolled around I departed for the SMYC a bit early with my big garbage bag and went looking for the refuse bin at the Customs & Immigration offices. There was a lady standing on that dock who asked me about getting a lift out to the boat and once I agreed she pulled out 2 large bags, a kite surf board, a dog and asked if we could pick up her son, too. Just like the old days hitchhiking where one would put a pretty girl out front with her thumb out and rest of us would wait in the shadows until a car stopped.

Sink polishing Polishing the stainless in the kitchen with Collinite brought back that nice shine to the sink and fixtures.
(2015-03-01 10:14:47 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/200s] ISO 125)
Sink polishing
Stainless polishing the sinks I used a compound called Collinite to clean and polish the sinks and fixtures in the kitchen to bring back that sparkle.
(2015-03-01 10:14:34 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/25s] ISO 125)
Stainless polishing the sinks
Hard aground in the Lagoon Mark and I spent a good hour helping this boat get out of the shallow spot that they had run aground on. Despite most boats having people aboard, nobody seemed interesting in assisting, just spectating.
(2015-03-01 10:33:52 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/320s] ISO 125)
Hard aground in the Lagoon
Mark departing Zanshin Mark from "Sea Life" departing the boat after we'd had some coffee and klatsch.
(2015-03-01 13:06:01 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/125s] ISO 125)
Mark departing Zanshin
New and Old ensign The old ensign was not only very faded but was also almost transparent, so it was time to change it for a new one with more vibrant colors.
(2015-03-01 15:57:11 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/320s] ISO 125)
New and Old ensign
Preparing for the solar panel installation I'm preparing the layout for the control board of the new solar panel installation. I can't start work on it until Monday, when I can go and purchase the remaining components.
(2015-03-01 14:22:59 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/25s] ISO 125)
Preparing for the solar panel installation
Sugar Rush (party boat) coming through the Bridge Sugar Rush is a daysailer party boat and they certainly had fun when coming through the bridge!
(2015-03-01 16:58:44 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/11.0, 1/30s] ISO 125)
Sugar Rush (party boat) coming through the Bridge
Fortunate Sun coming in with a The yellow "Q" flag denotes that they have arrived from another country and have not yet completed entrance formalities.
(2015-03-01 17:01:27 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/11.0, 1/60s] ISO 125)
Fortunate Sun coming in with a "Q" Flag
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