It ain't arf 'ot mum - motor to Galesville
Date 1600 – Monday 30 May 2011 (UTC -4)
0800 again saw us underway from our very quiet if somewhat buggy
anchorage in Mil Creek,
Next to no wind and from astern meant a full day of 8 hours motoring
for the 52 miles to our destination at
Whilst we normally anchor if possible to keep the cost down, the meeting place for the OCC Rally on Tuesday is at Pirates Cove Marina and Restaurant and Bob, the owner does a really good deal on berths when available of $40 a night and they were available. Compare this with many local marinas that would charge us upwards of $135 a night and you will see why being alongside had its attractions.
It ain’t arf hot for us Limeys – as I write this the following
day, the cabin, which feels cool compared with outside, is registering 36 deg C,
96.8 deg F and the cock[pit in the shade is at a mere 40.8C, 105F. This was not
what we expected and a good deal hotter than anything that we experienced in
The good news is that I have converted one of the battery chargers to run from 110 volts so that when we are alongside we can help the solar panels keep the batteries topped up to run the fridges and fans both of which are working overtime.