We can’t get away from Tahiti

After 3 months in Tahiti we are eager to head out towards the Tuamotus: I feel healthy again, we got Pitufa prepared, bought more provisioning than we can store, but somehow we don’t get away from Tahiti.

First the drain of the kitchen sink fell off (rusted through) and just when Christian had finished repairing it, he noticed that the fridge was acting strangely–the compressor wouldn’t start. We were horrified. Without refrigeration our stocked up fresh things would go bad and a repair project would keep us in Tahiti for a long time. A cruiser friend who happens to be a fridge expert suggested several trouble-shooting approaches and in the end the problem was easily solved: we only had to change the electronic unit (fortunately we had a spare one on board).

Now we’re really ready to go, but the predicted weather window for tomorrow is turning less and less attractive as it comes closer. Light winds, fickle winds–at the moment we still prepare to leave tomorrow, but we’ll see…

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