According to the weather reports it will rain today and continue through the weekend until Tuesday. It is overcast and very humid but the precipitation is coming down to the south of the marina. The news for St. Lucia, in addition to the COVID outbreak, is warning residents in hilly area to watch out for landslides as the rains in the past week have made the soil very waterlogged. I had some mud which pretended to be coffee this morning and determined to head into the shopping area where I'd been told that there was a gourmet supermarket which I hoped carried real coffee. I had to walk around the docks while the showers were being cleaned but once they reopened I showered and shaved and then put the dinghy into the water and zipped across to the shopping district. The main supermarket is called "Massey's" and I'd shopped there before. But unbeknownst to me at the time there was a "Massey's Gourmet" right across the road and it certainly had a lot more items (at higher prices) and they did have coffee beans! I also got some packaged meat and some vegetables and returned to Zanshin with a full backpack of groceries. It was too late in the morning to try the coffee so I won't have that experience until tomorrow morning.
My one water tank was empty and the second was halfway full (not bad consumption considering I hadn't run the watermaker in over 3 weeks) so I got out a bit of bleach and mixed that into the tanks as I filled them. I don't know the water source or quality and bleach does a good job of killing bacteria - plus it decomposes relatively quickly and I shouldn't smell chlorine in the water after 2-3 days. Which is important, as I need to flush the watermaker every 5 days and even a hint of chlorine can kill the watermaker membrane. I then decided to complete the dinghy garage covering as an easy afternoon project. I got out my spare thin Dyneema line and put a modified Brummel splice on one end to form an eye and strung it up with the 2 thin shower curtains I'd purchased the day before. They did the job, but I still need to cut them to size and put in some grommets so that the bottoms are fixed in place.
I did some more work on the computer after turning on the A/C in the main cabin and then the day was nearing an end. I headed to the Boardwalk bar ashore for some company and a cold Piton beer or two and they had last call at 17:00 so I returned to the boat and made a simple dinner of vegetables and rice and watched yet another episode of Blackadder before reading my current book and retiring for the night. Because of all the rain showers I didn't open my hatches and kept the A/C running despite feeling very cold and needing covers in bed.

Daytrippers on a catamaran Day trippers are coming back after a day out - but officially the COVID rules curently specify that these boats are not allowed.
(2021-08-21 16:45:40 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/18.0, 1/30s] ISO 64)
[14°4.5670666'0"N 60°56.9030612'0"W ]
Daytrippers on a catamaran
Dinghy garage curtain Initial installation of curtains in the dinghy garage to prevent people looking into the garage. Some dyneema line and 2 shower curtains make up the system, but I still need to cut them to size and put in grommets
(2021-08-21 13:03:09 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/13.0, 1/125s] ISO 64)
Dinghy garage curtain
Sun going down at Rodney Bay Watching the towering cumulus build up all around at the Boardwalk Bar before sunset
(2021-08-21 17:17:48 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/20.0, 1/60s] ISO 64)
[14°4.5450564'0"N 60°56.9331555'0"W ]
Sun going down at Rodney Bay
Docks at Rodney Bay Marina The megayacht end of Rodney Bay Marina (currently mostly empty)
(2021-08-21 16:46:08 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/18.0, 1/30s] ISO 64)
[14°4.5670666'0"N 60°56.9030612'0"W ]
Docks at Rodney Bay Marina
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