Left Markham’s place after morning chow. Barely missed a big coral head, then went over a two fathom reef, bumping a couple of times. Number of Solomon Islands break up swells, so sitting on a reef isn’t as dangerous as could be. Docked at Rendova Island next to Ernie Palmers’ boat.

Tonight Leary, Joe, and Gil went in the dinghy with my torch and a couple of 30.06s for crocs. Charley, Doc, and Low went in a truck but rain forced this party home. Gil shot a fair-sized croc and is pleased as punch. Doc then went out again and got a smaller one.