First day back on Sunshine
28 March 2009 | Isla Taboga
Once we got out to Sunshine, the reality of the past 10 months of her going through yet another rainy season in a tropical location really set in. We expected some things, some we did not. We expected to have to wipe her all down again on the inside, after the rain,comes the sun & that means moisture & that equals mold. But she was so much worse than when we came down to her in El Salvador on our beginning of our journey in Nov. '07. After getting our luggage all on board and taking a look around more, I opened the front food locker and found a major mess. I had no idea the qt. Size cartons of juice would overheat & explode, and to top it all off, cockroaches found their way on to Sunshine while we were away & they were having a feast in this food locker. The dinghy Jim & I spent so much time on, and Dad too when he was with us last time, had some water damage since she wasn't completely finished before we left last June. The shaft for the steering wheel was broken, most likely from all the wind that comes along with all that rain during the rainy season. Jim tried to start the diesel engine to charge our batteries, since the solar panels weren't putting out what they were suppose to. We were in shock overload. We did what we could in the short few hours being on her. Wondering what tomorrow will bring.