Thursday, March 29, 2012

Last few days in Haiti

The main problem that was left was to recover the anchor and Robert Stryanin was very helpful in letting his diver come and help. He had an instrument to locate metallic objects on the bottom and the anchor was recovered in no time. I then put everything as it was before, except that with Max help, we connected the two 50 feet length of chain together. I now have 100 feet + 175 feet of rope and that should cover all situations in Haiti.
After that, we went to Port au Prince for last shopping and a last meeting of the brothers of the Coast, at Chateau
Phoenix (where Lee has a bed and breakfast), where we also met the singer Bernard Lavilliers.

On Saturday night, we had a few drinks with Berthold from GIZ, and Sala and Agathe who wanted to hitch a boat ride to Mole Saint Nicolas, which obviously was no problem at all.
And on Sunday, around 3 p.m. we left with Max, Agathe, Sala and me for Mole Saint Nicolas. Unfortunately, after a wonderful afternoon the evening turned out to be a little choppy and Agathe got sea sick. It was a bit late for her to take sea sickness medecine, but she managed to keep some of it in and she spend the rest of the night sleeping comfortably.
We arrived at Mole St Nicolas on Monday morning at 7:30, and after breakfast at Boukan Guinguette, we had another working meeting with the mayor, this time with the head of police in the city.
All that went well and after dinner with Julien at Boukan Guinguette we took a little nap and left around 10:00 p.m. for Grand Bahamas.
On Wednesday night we anchored past Coakley, and then went direct for Lucaya Waterway where we got shortly before 6:00 p.m.
We will spend a few days here, time for Max to fly back to Haiti and Karen to fly in from the U.S., and then it will be return to the US.

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