September 19, 2006 Tuesday
As planned, we will be clearing out of
mid-day today. Bill is frantically doing
all the last minutes items on our departure checklist. The harbor fuel dock is out of gasoline and
we wanted to bring an extra tank of gas for the dinghy outboard. So Bill has traded bottles of wine for
gasoline from other boats here in the marina.
Yesterday we purchased 4 large jerry cans for water, so we have 100
liters of fresh water stored in case anything happens to our desalinator water
maker. Our main diesel tank is 90% full,
but we hope to top it off when we leave this harbor anyway. We have heard that Americans cannot buy
diesel in Venezuela right
now, so we want to have plenty to last until Curacao.
The local dive shop is supposed to have air tanks filled and ready for us within an hour. So, one more trip over to the ATM; clear Immigration and Customs once again; last minute grocery stop for bread, eggs & produce; and I think we are finally ready to leave
Bye for a few weeks.