My original plans today were to do my provisioning and the depart the lagoon, but I didn't complete my tasks in time for the last bridge departure. I made a total of 3 shopping trips, the first was to get general commodities at the small Chinese place close to Lagoonie's. The next trip ashore was to the same dock, but this time to the bigger supermarket called Le Grand Marché for items not carried by the Chinese store. The final trip was for cheeses and cold-cuts and fresh vegetables, but I didn't want to go all the way to the big Le Grand Marché so I tried the Garden Market but their selection (and prices) couldn't compare yet since I'd walked all the way there I did most of the rest of my provisioning there. Since I'm heading over the French side of the island I'll have enough opportunity there to do my specialty shopping.
The task of fixing the leak in the head took a lot longer than I expected. I took the head macerator off and replaced the O-ring, the first time I put it back together I hadn't seated the O-ring correctly and that was a major leak, the second time I replaced the unit it leaked less, but it was still leaking. In the end I took the macerator pump apart and found a broken seal in the motor mount, which was part of the service kit that I'd purchased. So I replaced that and put the unit back together and that seems to have solved the issue.
For dinner I joined Mark and we went to the steak restaurant at Palapa Marina, it has become very upscale but it was also an excellent steak.

Preparing Pineapple This pineapple is now ripe and ready for consumption, but first I need to clean it up.
(2015-03-27 14:35:08 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/8.0, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Preparing Pineapple
Yummy fresh pineapple A fresh pineapple in the process of being cleaned and cut into manageable sized pieces.
(2015-03-27 14:44:26 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.0, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Yummy fresh pineapple
Large yacht a bit too close This large yacht anchored very close to me for a couple of hours, waiting for the 16:00 outgoing bridge. When they anchored they were further away, but the wind shifted and suddenly my rudder was close to hitting their anchor chain on some swings. Luckily they left before anything happened.
(2015-03-27 14:13:26 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/8.0, 1/320s] ISO 100)
Large yacht a bit too close
Macerator pump taken apart I finally located the leak in a faulty seal in the macerator pump, after a couple of false diagnosis
(2015-03-27 17:33:08 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Macerator pump taken apart
Macerator pump seal This rubber seal had broken and was causing a slow leak in the head.
(2015-03-27 17:10:46 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Macerator pump seal
Dirty macerator components This rubber seal had broken and was causing the slow leak.
(2015-03-27 17:10:38 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Dirty macerator components
Pump Assembly repaired The seat of the pump has been cleaned (with a dilute vinegar solution) and is ready for the new seal and for re-assembly
(2015-03-27 17:27:45 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Pump Assembly repaired
Sunset over Simpson Bay The last rays of the sun peeking over the houses as seen from my anchorage position in the Simpson Bay Lagoon on St. Martin.
(2015-03-27 18:15:28 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/22.0, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Sunset over Simpson Bay
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