We saw the supply ships arrive early in the morning and dinghied to shore to watch the action. I think it’s unusual for both ships to arrive together but the dock crews know how to handle it. Everything comes in by ship and it’s fun to watch the unloading. There are supplies for the pensions and resorts, cases of beer, coke and bottled water; fuel for vehicles, stoves and generators; bags of cement and other building materials; a new motorbike for someone, and even topsoil for the gardens.
What we were waiting for were fruits and vegetables. About an hour after the ship arrived we walked to the little fruit stand and bought two zucchini, a cauliflower and a mango, for which we paid $15 but we were glad to get them and by afternoon there was very little left.