August 1st UPDATE….
We’re catching up on the main blog and photo galleries while we’re awaiting the installation of our NEW ENGINES and my finger to heal up a bit more from my battle with a wine bottle! It won, I lost….more in the blog!…:-)))
In the meanwhile, enjoy the new Photo Galley of our time on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands this past April.
Click Here to go directly to the new PHOTO GALLERY: Santa Cruz Island – The Galapagos Islands
We hope to depart Tahiti in about 10-12 days at the most. Engines arrived from Australia yesterday.
Scott and Nikki
09 July 2016
Dear Friends and Family,
This is just a short note to let you know that we will be in Tahiti until early August.
Our Engines are being REPLACED and we are awaiting the new ones to arrive from Australia.
As well, I seriously injured my left index finger and had to have hand surgery to re-attach a severed tendon. I’m now a week post-op, so far, so good. I was opening a bottle with a wine key, the bottle broke and became a very effective knife.
In French Polynesia, a very French sounding affair to have injured myself while trying to enjoy a glass of French wine!
Other than the above, we believe we’ve found the steering problem and most likely have it fixed. (Read a still question mark behind this statement!).
We’re awaiting parts being delivered by friends Pete and Sue Wolcott of s/v “Kiapa Nui” and after I’m healed up, we hope to get the projects done. We’ve many, which other than the big engine replacements, include replacing seals in our boom vang, water maker and generator maintenance and this list goes on.
Yes, there are worse places to be holed up, but we are anxious to move on. While here, we are trying to take in the Heiva festival, an annual all Tahitian dance, music and sports event. This will include some really large (as in participants) canoe racing.
I’ll start updating the main blog shortly and include photos as we’ve reasonably good internet here.
While here I hope to get the Facebook features fixed which will allow the remote posting which many of you have missed over the last three months! The hand is precluding me from getting to many of the boat projects and will for another 2-3 weeks at least.
Feel free to drop us a note!
Scott and Nikki