After some maintenance work aboard, I went ashore in the morning to get some more parts for the boat and talk with the refrigeration people regarding adding gas to my A/C units, particularly the main cabin one which has never cooled and which has what I suspect is a big leak. After that I dropped by the SMYC and ended up spending a long time with Deborah and Paul Miller as well as Ian Hope-Ross (who races “Kick 'em Jenny 2” and after watching them drink those tasty Bloody Marys I succumbed and had a beer which meant that the rest of the day was shot for me.
While I didn't take a nap in the afternoon, I might as well have done so as I didn't really do anything at all, at least until later on when I worked inside the boat and got prepared for happy hour and dinner. I ended up staying aboard despite the full moon parties going on ashore and made a quick burger dinner on the BBQ and then looking at my disk drive with movies for something to watch. I chose 2 early episodes of “Monty Python's Flying Circus” before shutting down the computer and reading for a bit. I put the fan in the cabin on medium speed to drown out the loud noise from the parties at Palapa and elsewhere and soon fell into a deep sleep.


Winch button covers replaced The rubber has weathered on the winch button covers and needed replacing, as the old covers let in water and also kept the winch running after the button was released, which can be dangerous.
(2017-03-11 09:42:51 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/11.0, 1/50s] ISO 100)
Winch button covers replaced
Big yacht stern to at Palapa A big yacht drops two anchors and then goes stern-to at Palapa Marina
(2017-03-11 09:43:23 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/8.0, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Big yacht stern to at Palapa
Dusk in the Simpson Lagoon As sunlight fades, the lights ashore get progressively brighter and brighter
(2017-03-11 18:33:56 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/3.5, 1/40s] ISO 400)
Dusk in the Simpson Lagoon
Moonrise in the Lagoon The full moon rising above the hills of St. Martin as the sun sets
(2017-03-11 18:33:04 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/3.5, 1/10s] ISO 400)
Moonrise in the Lagoon
Old winch button covers The rubber has weathered on the winch button covers and needs replacing
(2017-03-11 09:31:05 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.2, 1/500s] ISO 100)
Old winch button covers
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