There isn't a lot on Mayaguana - 250 people or so, some going overseas to find work, and coming back when there is work available at home.
The lagoon we were anchored in was either shallow or very shallow, so we were anchored quite a way from the shore. As an experiment, I attached the 6hp engine to the dinghy and we motored in. Not ideal, the shaft being too long. And not too good for the dinghy either - it being a nesting dinghy, and the seat that hold the two parts of the hull together is beginning to flex. But with another dinghy, I'm sure it will work fine. The big prop and low gearing means the dinghy goes at 4 knots or so at little over tickover, but doesn't gain much speed by turning the throttle. 4 knots will do.
We caught our first lobster. I killed our first lobster, in the usual way it's done. Sounds terrible, but I was a little relieved to see how quickly it was over anyway. So, a new food source for us - there seem plenty of lobster. None of us were exactly delighted at the taste though. It must be an acquired thing, so we decided we'd have a go at acquiring it, on account of being fed up with rice and beans.
|Any more lobsters?|
|I'm going to go somewhere really nice, and kill something...|
|It's not warm and sunny the whole time here. It rained for at least 15 minutes.|