08 January 2012
Well, it's been an interesting 2 weeks since I arrived in Georgetown. It's not hard to get into the routine here.
Weather at 0630 on SSB,
Cruisers Net at 0800.
Yoga at 0845 3 days a week (I do Yoga).
Volleyball at 1400 (although I don't play),
Beer at the Chat and Chill at 1600,
Lights out by 2100
Had a nice New Years Ever party on the beach. Attended by many of the boaters. We celebrated midnight on Azores time (10 pm local) because no one wanted to, or could, stay up that late.
My batteries started giving me problems again after I left Nassau (of course) so when I got to Georgetown I had to search out and procure a new set of batteries. Not an easy task here by any stretch of the imagination. Plus I decided to tie my two battery banks together, so I had to hitchhike up and down the island to find suitable cables and terminals. Hitchhiking here is easy, you don't even have to put your thumb out, people just see you walking and offer you a ride. I was able to get 4 batteries shipped from Nassau on the fast ferry (theirs works) and get them installed on the boat. I also found an issue with the alternator currently in use and had to run a ground wire to the engine block. So those issues have been resolved.
Once my kidney has been sold on E-Bay I'll be able to pay for them.
So, while I was charging the new batteries and making water, I started cleaning up the battery mess. All of sudden the generator stopped running. Looking up from the galley, there was a large plume of smoke bellowing up. It actually took my breath away. Without going into all the boring details, I now have to rewire the generator. I might have that running again by Wednesday.
Enough for now..... off to Beach Church, where my Buddy Boat pal Bill leads the Choir. (2 violins, keyboard, guitar and 6 singers)