A sailors morning
* wake up call at 7.30 because the neighbours are leaving and probably are going to take our anchor, chain and boat with them.
* temperatures already 30 degrees
* breakfast with cornflakes & milk.
* putting on bimini for shade in the cockpit.
* first swim.
* filling the solar shower with water for the evening shower.
* preparing backpack for the grocery shopping in the village.
* putting sunscreen on.
* preparing cables, charger, phone and iPad to charge in coffee shop.
* finally ready to leave, close the hatches and jump into the dinghy.
* oh no, climb back up and take the rubbish bag too.
* rowing 15 min to the village to save fuel as the next petrol station is 10 km away.
* temperatures already close to 38 degrees.
* coffee stop with charging included.
* finally shopping.
* hunting for fresh vegetables, fruits and eggs and 20 liter of drinking water, all very rare on small islands.
* using the shopping trolley to roll everything thru the village to the dinghy as it weightes more than 30 kilos.
* temperatures have reached 40 degrees, it is midday.
* dinghy gets filled up, luckily we still fit.
* motoring back to EraOra against the wind and the waves.
* getting a free salt water shower on the way back.
* at arrival lifting everything onto the boat.
* boat temperature inside over 45 degrees.
* cleaning fruits and vegetables, storing the groceries and the water.
* time for a swim, finally.
* and ready for the next round.
* preparing lunch ;-)
Cruising on a sailboat is not always only cocktails, sunsets and fish dinner.
Are we complaining? No way, we still remember days at the office ;-)