Well it’s been an up and down off season out here as usual in the Mentawai Islands. We did our annual docking and hull inspection in early January and the old girl got a fresh lick of paint and a new set of props. The new props have proved to be a winner with the boat gaining an extra knot which was an unexpected bonus. We had a very wet November and December but the sun did shine for us in January and February. There was plenty of uncrowded waves to be had and the few boats that were operating scored some nice, user friendly, uncrowded gems.