Friday, July 24, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Planting a Garden

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Shannon is planting tangerine and grapefruit. The rest of the family is "helping".

Courage



Teggy cleared his own garden and planted two rows of tangerines. He's quite pleased!

Shannon

Monday, July 20, 2015

Our Island

We really love our island. We made a nice trail to this giant Banyan tree. You can easily climb about 40 feet. Even Valiant has to try. There is even a great spot for a swing! This is like a paradise island for us. I can't believe that nobody has started living out here yet.

So the wind is scheduled to increase into the low 30-knot range here at our island. We survived gusts into the low to mid 20 knot range, but tonight we are starting to get the stronger gusts, and as can be expected when anchoring where there is very poor holding we started dragging. We ended up re anchoring 4 times so far. It is a dark, windy, and rainy night with no moon. So re anchoring is no a pleasant prospect. The island has many fringing reefs, and only a small spot to anchor. The bottom slopes from about 13 feet to 170 feet at about a 45-degree angle. Which makes it nearly impossible to anchor on, as no matter how much chain you let out, as soon as you pull the anchor pops right out. Your only hope is to "hooker" a large chunk of coral and hope it holds you.

Tomorrow I will dive on the anchor to make sure we do not repeat tonight's adventure!

Courage 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Namuka Island


Sunrise on our island


Where we land the dinghy


We climbed the banyan tree, explored the interior, made a fire, now flying our kites.  Having a great morning!

Shannon