GT, as he's known, wears various bandanas and neckties made of Galstonbury Festival wristbands, and he acts as an alternative clinometer. If he's upright, all's good, if he does a nose-plant then we're heeling over a lot!
|Upright and happy|
|Heading for a big roll|
|Nose-plant! The crew are holding on.|
We've enjoyed our first evening in Savusavu with a glass of wine in the cockpit as the sun set.
Today we'll explore the local market to get some fresh fruit and veg and we'll be here for a few days to get our bearings. So far our impressions of Fiji are very positive - the quanantine and customs officials were extremely friendly and welcoming and the small town seems to be busy. After Neiafu it's positively a thriving metropolis and the cars and trucks are definitely better!
Finally, here's the picture of the Windpilot breakage:
|a 24mm diameter stainless steel shaft snapped cleanly across|
The German makers have already had another boat report an identical failure so have done a re-design and will send us new parts in the next few weeks.