We awoke this morning to the noise of the cleaners who do
their weekly clean on the boat next door. The noise is their chatting with each
other for about 2 hours first thing in the morning before they get on with their
work! At least one day a week we get up early!
Today we used the hire car and went of searching for DIY
stores. Our quest was to find bathroom fittings we could use on the boat and
get some ideas for renovating our heads (bathrooms). Now we need to use the
tape measure and work out what will fit. Stephen suggested the large double
power shower with hundreds of jets built into it would sit on the deck and be
perfect. Anne was worried about the windage it would cause!!! Back to reality
and the real quest is for taps and sinks small enough to fit into the space
available. We did find a big bag of “polystyrene beads” which we
thought would be great as snow effect for the Christmas decoration competition –
it only just fitted into the car.
During our trip out we kept bumping into Con & Barb from
Big Sky, they were searching for a small dehumidifier. We decided they were
travelling through town stopping at the same shops we did.
We also cleaned the boat today. Koshka now sits on deck
while we clean away from that horrible noisy vacuum cleaner.
In the evening we joined the weekly social in Bar South.
Guess who popped into the bar too … yes Con from Big Sky. The weekly
social is all the brits in the marina meeting up. They actually arrange loads
of activities, walks, sails, xmas meals, and the odd drink or two! They also
run a CH77 VHF every other day – basically it’s a way of finding out
what is going on, selling/buying boat bits and generally keeping in touch.
Finally, sorry we’ve not been updating the blog daily,
we will try harder to update it each day.