Ready to leave

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It has been raining for at least ten days here in Tahiti. It is not really normal for late April/May, but the weather is still effected by El Nino.
I believe it will settle to normal with more south-easterly passade winds and drier days from mid-May.
Anyway, we have managed to prepair Spirit and ourselves so good. Provisioning done at the big Carrefour and the new mainsail is here.
We have mounted the sail and it seems to have the right size, but still missing one batten -which Erik is trying to by right now…

We hope you had a great VARBORGSMÄSSOAFTON!
Take care!
Pia & Erik

 

Regn i en vecka…

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Ja, regnet har öst ner till och från i en vecka. Riktigt tropiskt regn med stora tunga droppar!
I går forsade vatten som fontäner ur flera dagvattenbrunnar här i Papete -som det blir när det blir stopp och alltför mycket vatten på en gång.
Redan på kvällen klarnade det väster ifrån bort mot Moorea -bilden och en kvällspromenad satt fint!
Parken var översvämmat och vatten överallt…

Idag har vi torrt och soligt väder och MYCKET hett! Perfekt tvätt-väder!
Utmärkt morgon att montera ner vårt gamla storsegel med två stora hål i. 
Seglet ligger nu fint vikt på däck och vi väntar fortfarande på det nya storseglet som blivit försenat och förhoppningsvis kommer på onsdag.

Jag ska fortsätta polera jollen och akterspegeln. 
Erik meckar just nu med elkablar för att få till en fläkt i byssan. Tanken är att vi framöver ska slippa alltför mycket svett-kryddning i maten…

Hörs snart!


Also Spirit in the air

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Halloj Skepp ohoj!
 
We have been spending a lot of time around Tahiti-Moorea and since the last blog “In the air”, a lot of work has been done on the boat. Cleaning and fixing on Spirit and especially Erik has been working for some engagements at home.
 
Since we now is about half way through the Pacific and Papete is a big city, we have had a good opportunity to prepair for the next 3 1/2 months at sea. Spirit had in this warm water developed a green long fur growing on her stomack (lurvig på magen to speak clear Swedish!). So we decided to get her into the air! We found a great yard that helped us with the lifting using a proffessional travel lift. New antifouling was painted between the big showers we have had the last days.
 
It feels so good to have checked Spirit underneath. And wow, now with new black underwater body and a shining propeller she is really sexy. The dolphins will love to play around with Spirit now!
Erik inspected everything and now we are ready to sail again…
…but still waiting for a new mainsail!
 
All went well going into the water again. Before entering the harbour and marina we again have to contact the port-air traffic controller on channel 12! It is really funny to get a “clear to pass” (the runway) when you are on a sailingboat! Confusing if we are still in the air..
–but no, we are safely back into the sea!
 
Now back to fix and pottering
– Erik doing tha last details on our new favourite installation –a towel heater!
– I will give the dinghy a big scrub and cleaning
 
Enjoy the weekend!
 
Love
Pia and Erik
 
 
 




In the air

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Jumping down and up, into the water and into the sea.
That concludes the great week we have had together on Spirit!
 
Thank you Sara, Sofia and William for these super nice days with a lot of fun and joy!
 
This morning, 1 April we left the last week Spirit-crew at the Papete airport,
all very safe and relaxed about the looong journey home..
..almost 24 hours in the air!
 
Bon voyage,
Have a nice, beautiful flight!
 
LOVE
Erik and Pia