Hi folks. Madrona is in Honiara these last few days. We sucked some air into our engine, so have spent three very frustrating days bleeding the system, and re-bleeding the system. During this time we had to conserve power for engine starts, so that's why no messages.
We had a bit of a scare when the engine went down 20 miles north of Honiara in no wind. Swells were pushing onto a lee shore,and thunderstorms with no wind were sending lightening everywhere. But wind did re-appear and e sailed bacck to town here to sort ourselves out. This is not a god anchorage, so we are anxious to get out of here. We trashed our bow roller for the anchor, so we have to rebuild that up by Gizo. Oh well.
Time to wrap this short note up. Look forward to sending more emails and talking to folks back home. we hope o leave for Gizo in a day or so; weather dependant.
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