No bikinis or waterfalls!
Uninfluenced by yesterday’s post’s topic, today we will have no pics of Rebecca in a bikini, nor of waterfalls or of hiking in general. Instead, just a couple of tiny boat projects that, along with scrubbing our dinghy bottom and cleaning the big boat’s waterline, rounded out a work day.
Although the white boat bucket in the pic above served us well, it was looking pretty tired and was definitely on its last legs. Having come to us with the boat, it has gotten its fair share of use. Although we did retire the bucket, we recycled the rope handle which was attached to it so, no doubt, it’s spirit will live on.
Our Honda generator has sat near our stern for over 800 days now. During that entire period, each time I went to fuel it up, I was fearful of dropping the fuel cap in the water, perhaps never to be seen again. Now, after drilling a tiny hole in the fill cap and attaching a small lanyard, I am afraid no more! And yes, it only took me 800 days to come up with that solution!
Rebecca, get out of this shot… I promised no bikini pics today! Oh well, the ‘before‘ shot, prior to scrubbing the dinghy bottom. Can you recognize the eco-friendly bottom-cleaning tools?
On an unrelated topic, we just heard that some traveling companions of ours, Johanna and Martin, have their Hallberg Rassy 35 for sale. It’s always sad for us to hear things like this (unless the people in question have another boat purchase in mind) but it would be better to have the vessel traveling as she was meant to, helping some other couple realize their cruising dreams, than sitting in a boatyard. You can read about the boat on their website. The page is in Swedish but you can use the translate feature on the right-hand side of the page to change it if you don’t speak that language. The boat is currently on the hard in Grenada and is for sale for $350,000 Swedish Krona, or by my calculations, about $52,500.00 US.
Snowbird crossed with us from the Turks and Caicos islands to Luperon, DR.
Here they are at anchor at Big Sand Cay where we staged for that passage.