Well, we always planned to go out more on the boat in the winter and so we set sail for oceans distant and got as far as Bridge 27. That’ll do. Very quiet, no one else here – no noise, no smoke . . . lovely.
We enjoyed a great New Year’s Eve in – a very cheap option – with pigs in blankets, garlic & ginger green beans plus patatas bravas with a crisp Albarino to finish. TV was rubbish apart from the fireworks. It was great to see John & Christine earlier together with Tilly – for a walk in the walks! But Sunday was a wet and grey day. Still, we had more festive goodies to consume (blinis, onuga caviar, creme fraiche and then a smoked salmon & king prawn salad with Cava to drink . . . nice). We had to run the engine as the Near Year’s Eve consumed lots of juice. And then Monday saw a shock – ice! All around us:
The other side of the bridge was ice free
It is only thin but will still scrape off the precious bitumen paint!
One upside of this clear & bright day is that the solar panels were treated to 200 watts and over 14 amps was pouring into the batteries – brilliant!
Several boats went thru later – showing it wasn’t too thick but I think we may stay out . . . more walks in the woods for Toby