I woke up early again, and still felt that sore throat from the previous. Yesterday I guessed it was the consequence of eating the spicy Indian food the night before, but this morning I also felt a bit “down” and almost got a cramp in my calf when standing up so my guess is that I'm coming down with a cold - if I'm lucky. If my luck doesn't hold, then it could be one of the local fevers coming on and I really don't want to experience Chikungunya or Zika first-hand.
I will have to wait another day before I can purchase the new outboard, since I'm using a prepaid Visa card where the funds haven't landed yet. But once I have that last big purchase and the final items from the local chandleries I'll be ready to head out to the “Bucket” in St. Barths and from there I'll head south towards Guadeloupe. I spent quite a bit of time seeing if there was any way to repair the communication issue that I've been having with the Victron charger/inverter but I think that the only solution might be to get a new controller board which might be rather expensive.
The cold is progressing along nicely as my throat is becoming more itchy and I've developed a very nice little cough and that does relieve me as it means that I probably don't have one of the tropical fevers but am "just" getting a cold.


Optis and Zanshin in the Lagoon Optis from SMYC sailing in the lagoon with Zanshin and Causeway Bridge in the background
(2017-03-14 16:36:04 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.3, 1/320s] ISO 100)
Optis and Zanshin in the Lagoon
SMYC Kids sailing I was amazed at how long it took the kids to get their small sailboats sorted out, but they certainly had fun doing so.
(2017-03-14 16:00:58 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.0, 1/1000s] ISO 100)
SMYC Kids sailing
Looking into the SMYC bar Sint Maarten Yacht Club bar looking in
(2017-03-14 16:00:23 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/3.5, 1/400s] ISO 100)
Looking into the SMYC bar
Victron communication Port Repair The communications ports on my Victron Quattro seem to have become inoperative and I spent some time seeing if I could get either the computer control or the remote to work - to no avail.
(2017-03-14 13:56:39 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/3.5, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Victron communication Port Repair
SMYC Panorama Panorama from the outside seating at the bar/restaurant of the St. Martin Yacht Club
(2017-03-14 16:00:46 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/3.5, 1/1600s] ISO 100)
SMYC Panorama
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