The winds had picked up overnight and I could see the white tops of waves around the corner, but in my secluded anchorage I had just enough wind coming through to ventilate the boat. I want to continue my kite surfing lessons where I'd left off last year but the strong winds put me off and I think I'll wait a day or two for the winds to settle before taking my next lesson. A small shower passed through in the morning that put down just enough rain to slightly wet the decks, so I got out the washdown hose and washed down all the windows and metal fittings, then wiped them clean with a cloth and used a chamois to dry out the windows and dodger; I hope that this will slow down the formation of rust a bit.
I swam around a bit and paddleboarded inside my anchorage - I wasn't going to risk getting blown all the way to Nonsuch Bay resort on the board by the winds. The dinghy hadn't seen any use, so I zipped around the corner of Green Island to the next anchorage (which had 3 boats in it) and then across the bay to a small islet close to the reef, which is a bird nesting place for pelicans and where I saw my first baby pelicans whose plumage was pure white. From there I travelled along the protective reef and perhaps tomorrow I'll bring along an anchor and snorkel/fins and explore some of it.
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