Day 7 (Tuesday): We took our first dinghy ride this morning with the new outboard. Then the Captain did an exterior boat scrub down and put the repaired genoa back on. After some more cleaning (galley is officially stowed/organized) and errands (yep, West Marine), the first mate took the helm of the dinghy and received a grade of "perfect" (no one swam and no boats were damaged). We capped the evening off with our first hot dinner cooked on the propane stove. Things are coming along.
|Our first hot meal is imminent|
Day 10 (Fri): It's provisioning day for me (grocery shopping). I've been buying a few days at a time, but it's time to load the fridge up. It's pretty deep so I bought organizers to access the food in the back. It's been holding a steady 36F since Captain slid a piece of cardboard between the thermostat and the side of the fridge. Even with the overcast, the solar panels are keeping the fridge running (we do shore power in the evenings to run the heater & morning espresso machine). I brave the gas stove and make homemade yogurt and simple syrup for my coffee. Gas stoves ROCK! (My sister-in-law ratted me out in TN. "Did you pack the yogurt maker?" THERE'S A YOGURT MAKER IN THE VAN?! Ummmm, no? Turns out it's a low draw and is stowed safely out of sight.)
|Yeah. A grill for my Capitan|
The sun finally came out this afternoon and burgers were cooked on the grill :-)