Legends from our own lunchtimes

Friday, July 16, 2010

Boat Lag

We blame it on the weather.

We are simply not getting enough sleep, and I'm sure it's not just because of the general conviviality of the crew.   Or maybe it is.   We just don't seem to be able to get to bed before midnight every night, which would be OK if we were on holiday, but we have to keep reminding ourselves that this is what we do for a living now, so we really should be more sensible about this sort of thing.

Another balmy day, with the temperature hitting 38° during the day, and as usual dropping to a pleasant 22° in the evening.   Even though I didn't intend to do any work on the boat until we get back to base, I couldn't help myself, and we've checked out most of the electrical systems, and have everything working except the navigation lights.  One could form the impression that nav lights are redundant on a canal system that's closed at least four hours before dark, but in a few days we have mountains to cross, and that means tunnels.

We have a leak or two as well, but with our internet connection apparently working now, and an inverter to charge all the batteries, we're looking forward to hitting the trail!


diane b said...

Sounds lika a lot of work and a lot of fun.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Midnight, that's what it is here right now. And I am perfectly happy staying up to this time of night. Now you mention it is hot (jolly hot in fact) but surely that wasn't what triggered the google ads to be about parrots tonight. I am beginning to find the ads very amusing.

Annie said...

Well, I am glad to hear that the internet and the inverter are going to be able to take care of that leak!

Happy sailing! Looking forward to photos from the tunnels!


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