Luckily, the rain showers didn't last for long, and we even got a whole day without the rain to do our laundry.
We were anchored next to "our" channel marker, the last green one before the lagoon entrance. I love watching the bird resting on it. This is the usual setting - tern on one marker and pelican on the other.
They obviously didn't mind us, although we were pretty close, so we've seen a lot of cleaning the feathers, taking naps...
There are still the holes of our old ring above the new one - since the new ones are bigger, on this side there was not enough space to put the new one on the same spot.
This is not exactly new, we "mend" the broken zipper on our lazy bag with some grommets already some time ago.
We replace the cords, that were holding our bimini, with stainless tubes. The tubes were "sailing" with us all the time since we started our journey, we just never had the "time" to install them :-) We find it a great improvement, the bimini is not just more stable this way, the tubes are perfect for holding yourself while going to the front deck, before people were holding onto the cords, were leaning into spray hood etc, none of which is very stable and safe.
Because of the rain we had lately we put a piece of Sunbrela fabric over our bimini, for additional protection on the sides. We bought the fabric already in Lanzarote, Canary islands, before Atlantic passage, but only have the seems made by a French fellow cruisers in Falmouth Harbour in December 2012, so now we put some grommets on it (the metal rings at the edges that you put the tying rope through - as on the photo above) and we can finally use them.
We also replaced some of the broken snap fasteners (drukerjev) with which the spray hood is attached to the deck.
And we made the protective cover for our Lovro (Lawrance chart plotter) from a stainless steel plate, that we also bought in Lanzarote. The cover will prevent some of the water and sun hitting the back side of the device, where the cables are attached, and also people from leaning onto the cables, which - as we know from our experience, break easily.
Apart from all that, I've been doing some boat cleaning (inside of kitchen cabinets, spaces under the beds, under the sitting benches in saloon, under floorboards, etc..), a never ending story if you want to keep the dirt and mold and mildew under control.
Tomorrow we are sailing to Barbuda (check my friend Dana's beautiful post on Barbuda on http://www.galleywenchtales.com/2013/01/worth-puke.html ), the wether forecast is very good, so we hope to have a great couple of days there. And to catch some "grown up" fish on the way.