Yes – sorry about that. I did notice that the theme is tagged as translation-ready and, like yourself, I would have expected to find a default.po file that you could use for a translation. I’m currently checking with the theme review team to try & establish the exact criteria for themes using the translation-ready tag. It could be that you & I are being overly optimistic about this tag.
In this theme, yes. But in the meantime, there’s been a very quick discussion amongst some members of the theme review team and the consensus is that you & I were not overly optimistic. 🙂
Themes tagged as translation-ready should have some sort of .po or .pot file ready for translation. Hopefully, checks will be added in the near future to ensure that such themes – including this one – do provide a translation file. So some long term good has come out of this.