Thursday, 28 June 2012

The Big One (13-5)

Thursday 28th June 2012.

The rain started the morning as a steady downpour. Then the wind got up and it went very dark. The signs were ominous. A flash of lightning off in the distance was the portent of what was to come. A sudden heavy downpour turned into largish hailstones. Then the rain and thunder returned, this time with a vengeance. It reminded me of the time we sat out a monsoon storm in India.

The roof drains were overwhelmed by the amount of rain water falling onto the roof. Then it built up and it came flooding inside the pram cover. Only to disappear into the engine room where the bilge pump then auto started and pumped it back over the side. This scenario has now happened several times. Some bits of wood and a couple of wedges have let me build a small revetment to hold back any more sudden surges of rainwater that may come.

The boat looks like a widow twankey laundry, we have items of clothing hanging everywhere to dry. We even lit the fire to assist the drying process and now with the heavy downpours when we are battened down it like living in a Swedish sauna.

There is little sign of life on the moorings as everyone is keeping snug and dry inside. We will be sitting tight and trying to keep dry for today and then planning our next move tomorrow.

This Weeks Solar Panel Data.
Average 22.7 Ah per day  High 33Ah Low 12Ah

Daily Total

Miles: 0.0

Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 0.0

Accumulated Totals
Miles: 941.7
Locks: 695
Swing / Lift Bridges: 117
Tunnels: 6
Pump Outs: 10
Engine Hours: 2200.0


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