Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Chain Icon On The AIS

by Conrad

After a long few weeks in Kavieng waiting for our new chain, it has finally arrived! Dad told us that he was watching the ship's position on the AIS (aka the chain icon).

After that, we had to wait another day before we could get the chain. Then we loaded the chain into the dinghy and headed back to the boat. After that, we had some great fun replacing the chain. We re-anchored and started working kinks out of the chain. Dad threw it in the water, hoping that it would untwist. We pulled and pulled and pulled, but the chain was just too heavy. Then we spent the whole rest of the morning and part of the afternoon pulling the chain out of the water, agonizing inch by agonizing inch.

We traded the old chain to Shawn, the owner of Nusalik Resort for dinner at his all-you-can-eat buffet. Now we are waiting to leave Kavieng.

Until next time!

-Crazy Dirt Monkeys

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