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Rivendell - Log: "More of the Same"

9 December 2012
Well yesterday was not one of our better days from a weather point of view - matter of fact it was a Carribbean resort director's nightmare. Guess what? It rains in paradise! The skies were cloudy all day, waves were 8 to 12
feet and occassionally the rain was very heavy, but the good news is that we are getting closer to our goal of St Lucia.

The main sail is patched and ready to go, but the genoa jib developed a new tear - so I think that is repair number 7. Also something I would have never expected. Our primary winch on the port side (Lewmar size 88) the
electric motor dropped through it's housing. I will be easily repairable, but not at sea due to the heavy motion of the boat. The area in question is too close to the cables that steer the boat. So it will have to wait until
we reach the dock. We have a secondary winch so it really isn't a huge problem.

All our spirits are good - we are enjoying each other's company and we are looking forward to doing some swimming and exploring of St Lucia. It's a very beautiful island with very friendly people. Our destination is Rodney Bay which is in the north corner of the island.

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