Welcome to the Maunie of Ardwall blog

This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall charting our adventures as we sail around the world. The boat is now on the east coast of Australia while we spend a summer back in Britain.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Power restored

This morning's our last in the marina - we move out to a mooring at lunchtime - so we're up early for last jobs whilst we still have the luxury of walk-ashore access, 240v electricity supply and nearby showers and washing machines. It was another cold night and it's pretty foggy this morning:


 
Yesterday was a busy but successful day, The new batteries arrived and are now installed so we can relax about power usage at last.

The old batteries in situ

The new ones. The  smaller, black one is the engine starting battery and the maroon ones are two of the three Trojan deep-cycle house batteries 
We also had a good meeting with Roger the sail maker to discuss the design of our new mainsail cover and removed our anchor chain to take it to Whangarei (en route to Auckland on Thursday) to have it shot-blasted to remove the rust and then re-galvanised.

The marina is suddenly filling up fast with boats returning from the Pacific islands. It's great to see some familiar faces again and last night Bob and Anne from Charisma (we last saw them in Fulaga) came over for a drink, bringing a brilliant slide show of people photos from the island.

Anyway, better get on!

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