Pic: We're in the rainy season, and glad to have the condo unit for another week!
The vacuum's out; also lots of rags and water; every cabinet and bin is getting a going over. We've pulled out stuff I haven't seen in years; we even threw some of it away! We haven't even begun to unload the storage area; that should begin in a few days. Tomorrow morning is launch, but the rain is coming down hard and monsoon weather is predicted, so we hope there's enough slack in the rain and wind to allow us a weather window for the travel lift to get us in the water, after which we'll motor a few minutes into a slip. As to more mundane stuff, we switched cars to a Toyota Yaris, one we find a lot more responsive to our needs. We also went back to Jungcelon Mall in Patong where I gave back my S4 phone and got an S3 instead; wasn't impressed with the S4 at all. We continue to eat and enjoy lunch at the local food stalls here at Boat Lagoon where both of us eat for about $3USD; good stuff.
We sorted out our personal and boat visas yesterday; everything's good. Infini received her first coat of bottom paint today. It turned out that the red paint was reaally red...bright red, in fact....Tomorrow, the next few coats will be black....
This morning brought constant rain, so we're using the time to catch up to Internet stuff. There's no painting going on anywhere in the boatyard. We're having coffee and a smoothie at one of the local restaurants here that has strong wifi; the tour boats are still going out in spite of this dreary weather.
Pic: We usually eat lunch at the food stalls; this local is on break.
Pic: New friends Lillian & Andrew; Chris & Liz
Pic: the view from our rental condo