Coming to grips with the realization that the toilet in our forward head smelled as if something has died in it, I followed up my second cup of coffee this morning by disassembling the pump unit to look for once-living organisms.
I hate slot screws!
It didn’t take me long to find a couple of creatures stuck in the small holes in the underside of the toilet’s rim. Exactly what they are (were), I do not know.
Out of focus, but once living.
Of course, we had already implemented a solution to this type of problem on ZTC, installing a strainer in the intake line, before the toilet. Too bad I haven’t yet done that on Frost!
Strainer installed on ZTC
In other news, today marks the beginning of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the forecast looked like this for the entire season?
I posted the following mnemonic on Facebook this morning, and one of the readers asked what happened to November, considering that most people consider the end of H-Season to be November 30.
- June – Too Soon (first month)
- July – Standby (for any news of a storm)
- August – You must (prepare in case a storm comes)
- September – Remember (to standby)
- ?October – It’s all over (last month)
In my experience, most cruisers start moving up island in November, so it could well be listed as:
- November – Raise Anchor
You heard it first here, folks. 🙂