|Poor man's drone photo: Matt took this shot from the mast |
as he checked our tricolor light.
|Some of the 18 villagers who joined us on our 5-hour run to Honiara|
We spent a few days in Honiara running errands and then headed back to Roderick Bay. Here in the relative calm, Matt went up the mast to work on a connection issue with our tricolor masthead light. He also ran a new main wire from the battery bank to the circuit panel as there had been a bit of a voltage drop he wanted to correct. The old wire was probably original to the boat. We plan to hang out here for a bit longer to do more projects and recover from our various injuries that are keeping us out of the water for the time being. Matt's leg infection has cleared up but the skin is still filling in and I got a bad case of poison-ivy-like blisters on my legs that may take a few weeks to clear up.
It's still hot and rainy but we are lucky to have Rehua and Field Trip around, with the extra bonus of other kids. The kids (and we) are studying World War II and The Solomons has a lot to offer with its historical sites, memorials and wrecks.