We relocated but not without a bit of drama. We planned to move on Monday morning but the shifter cable for the outboard broke. To get a new one, Dick had to take a 4 am (on Tuesday) bus to the Kona side of the island to the only chandlery on the island. That meant rowing to shore in the dark, although the full moon provided good light. The bus ride was 3 hours one-way and only returned to Hilo at 7 pm. A long day, but still an adventure. Imagine the hotel workers who do this everyday. In Hilo, it 's much cheaper to live, but there's more work on the other side of the island. The round-trip costs $2, but so much time is involved.
This morning, Dick installed the new cable.
In the afternoon we motored to Reed's Bay and set the anchor among many boats tied to moorings. This is now what we can see from our boat. Coconut Island is to the left: