While lowering the swim platform in Friar's Bay after a short run up to Grand Case (for internet access) I heard a crack and realized I'd forgotten to raise the ladder. I remedied the situation and got the platform lowered and attached the water level ladder, then took out the paddle board. Upon climbing up the short aft ladder I noticed something was wrong but couldn't place the problem at first; then realized that one of the steps was broken in half and that the missing piece was nowhere in sight! This happened a good 10 minutes after the accident, so I wasn't too optimistic about finding the missing teak section but got into the dinghy anyway and zipped out in the direction I thought that the wind and current would take it. No luck... so I dinghied back slowly and, much to my surprise, found it floating around in the waves about half of the distance that I'd guesstimated. After drying out and cleaning it, I got out some wood glue and pressed the two pieces together using cable ties and I'll have to see how it holds up once the glue has dried.

Teak repairs I managed to crack a teak ladder stair (by forgetting to raise the ladder while lifting the dive platform) and this is phase I of the repair job
(2016-04-12 14:05:16 NIKON D7100 [f/5.6, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Teak repairs
Sunset at Friar's Bay The sun is slipping behind the clouds at Friar's Bay
(2016-04-12 18:21:07 NIKON D7100 [f/6.3, 1/640s] ISO 100)
Sunset at Friar's Bay
Golden sunset at Friar's Bay Another yacht and Zanshin share this secluded anchorage
(2016-04-12 18:21:13 NIKON D7100 [f/4.5, 1/320s] ISO 100)
Golden sunset at Friar's Bay
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