Bye Bye Chevy

I presumed it would take quite a while to sell a 20 year old car, even though it’s well-kept with a fair number showing on the meter.

Boy, was I wrong! The car was sold after not even thirty hours on the net! 

The nice thing is that the new owner is a real American car fan.

Happy Golden Anniversary

My parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 10th and last Sunday the family had a get together, in order to celebrate this special occasion adequately.

It took place in a small setting, consisting of my brothers with family, my parents of course and Patrik and myself – a total of 14 people.

My mum organized the day a while ago, and so we met at 10 a.m. in the most beautiful weather in Weesen, in the canton of St. Gallen. A touristy town, which lies at the “Walensee”. 

Back onboard Luna Azzurra

I Needed to finish up a few things before our holiday later this summer:

Installation of the anchor chain counter. 
Service on the engine (oil, filters, water pump etc.). 
Installation of the inverter. 
Installation of a healing meter.

A Lovely Trip

Patrik and I decided to take the day off on Friday.

After the pandemic we were finally able to visit my 94-year-old aunt, who lives in “Brunnen”, central Switzerland.

A Successful Week

Then the new Raymarine radar was installed! That also took its time, since first I had to haul up Patrik a couple of times. My turn came as well (still afraid of hights, though), as I had to feed the new cable through the small hole in the mast. It was too heavy for me to pull it down on deck.

Afterwards, Patrik had to get up again in order to mount the new radar. In the end – and after several tests – the case was closed, and the updated instrument works perfectly *check* 

Patrik’s next job was to install the new depth-sounder. That work was also completed nicely and now we can measure the depth again, what a relief! It makes boating a lot easier ⛵

Loano, we’re coooooming !

Replacing the radar (we’re still discussing who will be the lucky one, hanging on the mast. Hopefully not me, because, unfortunately, I’m afraid of heights. I know, I know, not very practical with a sailing boat… 🤣)
FINALLY remove the bench between galley and salon and mount the cupboard 
Fix the anchor chain counter and get it working (counting the meters)
Filling up our water storage under the bench (preparing for our summer vacation)
And bits and pieces (which will be a lot again, I’m afraid 🙄)

Eventually Convinced

I mean, imagine this: Say we are in Corsica – which is hilly, it’s 37 deg. C, sunshine and Patrik sitting on his e-bike, cycling easily and smiling uphill. Now I’m coming with my non-e-bike, puffing, sweating, red-faced…. 🥵 Until I would finally reach Patrik, the break is over, and we continue our adventure. Not very tantalizing I must admit 🙄

Stop the Bloodbath