We went to bed last night with ice still on the marina and snow still on the ground. This morning there was an almost miraculous transformation.
We’d heard a bit of bumping around the stern in the night, that must have been the ice breaking up. It’s amazing what a sudden rise of a few degrees can do. I expected the ice to be hanging around for another few days.
It’s been a bright but breezy day, just a couple of short showers to dampen the timber decking on the pier. Another lazy day for us, three walks for Meg, I put a pork shoulder joint in the oven then checked the battery’s electrolyte levels. No need for a top up, since being on mains they’ve not used any distilled water. When we’re cruising they do need a drop every fortnight, the Sterling A-B battery charge controller tends to make them fizz a bit.
Pleased about the batteries, disappointed with the joint. Very fatty, even for pork shoulder. I knew I should have gone to the BBICM…. Still, Meg liked it.
Nothing much planned for next week, we’ll pop down to Dad’s to pick up the mail midweek, and I’m thinking of starting a bit of a project… More later.