Today Uncle Danny arrived; Jonah and I hitchhiked to the airport to meet
his plane. We had a rousing welcome for him and proceeded back to the boat
and quickly began aclimating him to the environment. We began with surf
skiiing - riding a surfboard behind the dinghy. Jonah used his boogie
board but I borrowed a real surfboard from our neighbors on
"Kaein" and Danny tried with it. He was almost standing. Perhaps
if my dinghy was a bit more powerful he would have been able to get up.
After lunch in town at a nice restaurant we did a little shopping at the
supermarket then went back to the boat. The two of us then went diving on
the reef just outside the pass while Kate stayed home with Jonah who
napped. After that, we went back into town to buy some fresh fish - the
fishermen usually return to town around 4pm and put out the day's catch on
racks. The last few days there were only Tuna, and lots of them, but
today we only saw 3 MahiMahi and they were very expensive ($50 for a fish
of about 40lbs). It's a lot when you can catch them for free. We bought
frozen shrimp at the market instead.