back in to it
Hey hello again!! I´m back ! Great nice one it was an awful trip from L.A you guys should never fly spirit airlines they´re terrible. Anyway after a little nap in the airport, I finally found my new creeew Mikaela in La libertad!! No waves so we hopped on a bus straight back to medusa. Yay she´s still here in dude´s field ! I almost couldnt remember the combo to unlock her haha but finally guessed right, and luckily she looked pretty dry inside. BUt filthy. I thought she was gonna be empty for like six months but there were sooo many parties going on in my boat. I guess most of the invitations went out to these creepy like slater millipede bugs and they had a good time, the spiders all decorated, and i bet the cockroaches crashed the party too but only a couple were stupid enought o die in there. <So, yay, dry bilge, but i literally spooned out masses of giant bug corpses. Gross. And i dont know what they did to flithy everything up but every surface was like coateed in like gross stuff. Remember that time tha tmy mum boiled the chicken bones to make stock and she left the stove on for like a weekeend?? And the whole house was coated in like chicken bone slime_?? It was similar to that.
So, boom, all groggy from teh plane and sweating from the heat but stoked to get back and meet up with mikaela whom i havent seen since like 2009, we were like let´s do it!so we basically just chucked evertyhing out of the boat. Everythings a bit mouldy and musty, unfortunately, smelly blankets and all that, so we strip off the cushion covers and stuff, we fill up munter with water to wash the big blankets and soak them — yay soaking my favourite cleaning method– we find a bunch of ants eating maggots in one of my sails (?¿?¿?) Everyone knows ants suck at parties so they probably came after that epic party with all the creepy crawlies. Take evertyhing out, check it out, everythings all over the lawn. I muck out some gross stuff in the boat and the sun goes down and we realize were crazy thirsty hungry so we go over to bahia del sol for good good showers, cold beers and some feeds, watch some lightning over there. It´s been a super dry rainy season apparantly. The wind springs up a little and i´m like, yeaaaah it used to tdo this every night , this little breeze happens adn then it would pour. Good thing it´s the dry season right. Okay yeah on our walk home it starts to rain and so we run and then we run faster and faster and faster and the rain comes more and more and more until its that saturating kind of rain. My backpack with all my clothes are outside. All the cushions are outside, all the blankets, all the everything. So madness trying to scramble the most important stuff inside, main hatch wide open, chucking things everywhere, we finally get the important bits in there, manage to put the hatch boards in and pull the main cover over to shut us in there, soaking wet,most of my backpack wet, no mattress cushions inside the boat cuz they´re all rinsing out in the rain. Welp. Nothin else to do but scrumble our damp clothes on the wooden V berth and kind of sleep : well i´d been sleeping in airports and flying around the previous 2 nights so i defintely passed out. Nice. Needless to say pretty luxury to string our hammocks up under the cocoonut trees last night. Whee. Although!!! In the rainy madness grabbing bags and all sorts a maaasive brown coconut fell from a very hgigh tree like ttwo feet away from mikaelas head. That´s no bueno huh!! wargh.
SO anyway, next day dried everything out, mucking out some more, scrubbing away at blankets trying to get rid of mouldy smell, dousing the whole boat in dr. broenners tea tree oil soap , assessing any damage and what things need batteries adn all that stuff. Theres a lot of work to be done. So here i am in san salvador going shopping. FInding a guy to make me some stainless steel parts, finding some bottom paint, buying some food, bit here, bit there.
Oh you guys wanna hear somehting else gross, yesterday when i was soaking up all the bilge water after the rain– there was quite a bit — i get down to the bottom of the bilge and you know what is there___ A drowned gecko. soooo gross did you ever see that family guy when peter is trying to scoop up a dead frog with a shoebox lid__?? And it keeps sliding back down the wall all limp and floppy__¿¿ Exactly like that soooo gross.
PLus then i had to squeeze under the cockpit to undo the gudeons and there´s all these filthy puddles full of bug corpses and bug juice and i don´t even know
<Despite all this it´s super good to be back and feels goood to be getting in amongst it !! SO good to have company too !! gettin stuff dooone, hoping it won´t take that much longer than a week to get all this stuff done. But who knows. then launching time!!
So right on , let´s just see what happens next shall we….