Today is the day! Waiting for news!
Today is both a good day and a sad day. It’s potentially a good day because we could get positive news from Tahiti that our engine head was repairable and will be shipped back to us. It’s also a very sad day because today is my young sister Lesley’s memorial service. She passed away last week after battling Alzheimers for many years. I am so glad that we had the opportunity visit South Africa and to say goodbye in 2011. Karin and I took her her on a trip to the Kruger National Park which she enjoyed so much. I am thinking of her son Charles, my nephew, who will be experiencing one of the toughest days of his life. Mother and son were very close. We love you Charles!
If all works out well with our engine repair, we could be out of this place towards the end of the week and continue on with our adventure. We are looking forward to the atolls of the Tuomoto Archipelago and sailing on towards Papeete, Tahiti. We are looking forward to having friends Cliff Brown and Richard Krieger on board for a couple of weeks as we sail from Papeete to the atolls of Raiatea, Bora Bora, and Morea west of Tahiti. We plan on attending the Pacific Puddle-Jump Rally party and celebration on Morea June 22.