|Malama - In the Middle|
Rocked to Sleep - Nice to be AboardWe sleep in again today, check out at noon leaving our bags at the apartment, hang out in a local restaurant until 3:00, and try to find our boat. Either we have totally lost our map reading skills or the drawn arrow on the map where the boat was supposed to be moored was incorrect. Finally we call our skipper's number and he directs us to the correct location, however, the boat wouldn't be ready for us to board until 4:00. We hung out some more in the apartment lobby until 4:00 and our Airbnb host drove us to the port which we actually could have walked, but the ride was much appreciated.
Meet the CrewWe met our Skipper Rory and First Mate Cassandra (Cass), a young couple from the UK
and France, and Chris from the UK, one of the other passengers.
The four other passengers were out sight seeing. After dinner out, we returned to the boat, a Jeanneau 52.5, 1998. There are four staterooms, set up for eight. There are seven us, one man (Chris), two women friends (Debra and Lynne) together from the UK
and a young couple (Matias - Matty and Natalia - Natty) from Chile.
We are in the port stern stateroom, under the cockpit area. It's roomy enough. Our medium size gear bag fits under the Saloon table and looks dwarfed by the bag Natty brought. We had arranged our stuff so we could park the bigger bag all week with never opening it. The other stuff fit well into the lockers. Stressed for nothing. No worries mate. We're aboard!