Duplicat's Diary

There is such a thing as over-provisioning...
by Rick at 20:59:37, 2019-08-31 (day 1945)

Back in Panama, we provisioned like mad before heading out into the pacific. Clearly people out on the atolls eat so provisioning is available, but we did have some rather long sails ahead of us - 5 weeks to get to Pitcairn for instance. Plus you can’t always get what you want - anyone for mutton flaps? Thought not....

On one particular occasion, I was working on a boat problem, so Anthony and Amanda headed off to shop. I asked them to get me some washing powder for the trip - as that was one thing I wasn’t sure we’d get on an atoll. Stupid of course, but anyway - Anthony delivered a rather huge tub of washing powder - 12kg!

Today, I poured the last of it into our ‘daily use’ tub (not that we do laundry every day!). We left Panama in March 2017. Yes, you can over-provision!