Allan has been hard at work on Vinyasa this week, chalking up wins despite the gusts rocking our boat. A highlight? After four trips up the mast our wind data is displaying again!
While moored in St. Augustine, we decided to add three lithium batteries to our six battery bank, as delivery from Nevada would only be more difficult and expensive once we leave the U.S.
Allan also began isolating Vinyasa’s starter battery from the house bank, a task that has risen to the top of the “to do” list and which like most boat projects, is turning out to be a bit more time consuming than expected.
In a fortuitous “small world” moment, Jeff Cohen walked in to a nearby shipping store while we were picking up our batteries.
We met Jeff in October, when he demonstrated above and beyond customer service and delivered a set of Pirate Lights while we were moored in Annapolis.
This week, Jeff generously drove us and our new batteries from the shipping store to the marina.
It wasn’t all work and no play, though. We thoroughly enjoyed a visit from one of Allan’s sisters and a beloved niece. A delicious brunch at O.C. White’s, touring the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, and strolling through the Night of Lights display rounded out our day together.
Stormy weather, wrapping up in-progress projects and the pending delivery of a water maker hose will keep us in St. Augustine for another week or so.
Wishing a merry Christmas to all who celebrate it!