Patrik Naindenel

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2023!

Let’s toast to yesterday’s achievements and tomorrow’s bright future.

As a wise person once said, “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough!”

Christmas feeling in Loano – Luna Azzurra

I had a good time in Loano even though the weather and temperature was not the best.

One evening it was only 2° and I felt it when walking in to town and back for dinner. Even though I did freeze I managed to take some pictures from town and with the Christmas lights up.

When it came to work I changed all ceiling halogen lamps to LED. This is a mager energy saving as 7 x LED uses less or the same energy as 1 x halogen. When being off-grid every Ah is counted and can be used better than to be wasted on 1 lamp.

I installed a remote starter for the Victron Energy inverter, as this I can easily switch the inverter off when not needed, which as well save 2-3 Ah.

The last work I did was to start emptying the garage, took home 4 shelves and 1 box with stuff not needed anymore. As well 1 set of different types of plates and 12 water glasses was taken home.

Now we have only a high-pressure cleaner, some wine glasses and 1 x shelf left to take home. The rest we will be installed or moved onboard Luna Azzurra.

In the end it was a good trip but little boring t be there alone and not have Diana with me. Specially when the weather was gray and cold too.



A visit in Loano and Luna Azzurra

As I had some compensation hours I needed to take out I decided to drive down to Marina di Loano and Luna Azzurra.

We have some jobs to do so why not do it when I can.

Jobs to be done:

  • Finalise the installation of the electronic thermostat for the fridge
  • Install led stipe in our cabin
  • Correcting the installation of the shunt so we can see current consumption/charging correctly
  • Install the new foot for our salon table
  • Emptying the garage as much as possible
  • Installing a device that we can see the tank levels on our plotter as well.

Plus a lot of more minor things which needs to be done or at least checked up in case we need to order some parts.

My week in Loano started good for the first evening, but during the night it started to rain. The rain was continued until the afternoon. Then it started slowly to be better but without any sun.

For Saturday and Sunday the weather seems to be more promising with sun and a little warmer. Fingers crossed 🤞 that it will be.

As I have only have had one complete day so far not much to show yet.

For the LED stripe in the cabin we were choosing of have the light on top of the storage area or below. after testing both alternative we decided for the one below. This was a first set up and today I need to finalise the installation.

For the fridge I must say the electronic thermostat is a wonderful piece of equipment. Now the fridge is keeping the temperature perfect and no more freezings cold or to warm in it.





Sailing – Cannes – Loano – 2022

Milking without Cows

A while ago I saw an ad about a British couple on Instagram, who developed – and now produces – a machine, which does plant-based drinks. It’s called Milky Plant 🌱

I loved the idea immediately, since it has loads of benefits. Here are a few:

  • No more waste (Tetra Pak)
  • No animal cruelty
  • Sustainable
  • You know exactly what it contains
  • You can process oat, nuts, rice, hemp, peas, etc. and combine it after your taste
  • The remaining pulp can be used for porridge, baking, muesli, whatever…
  • You preserve the environment
  • For each purchased machine they plant 5 trees and donate 1% for the planet
  • And, last but not least, in the end you safe quite a lot of money, by doing your plant-based drink by yourself

It took me a while though, to order one, since it was still new on the market, and I couldn’t find many reviews (except on their website).

However, my curiosity won, and last week I ordered this wonder machine!

It arrived this week with a lot of extras, for example a thanking compostable note from Nadina and Michael, the founders, which contains flower seeds and can be planted in a pot with soil. What a sweet idea 🌷🌼

Understandably, Patrik and I had to test it immediately. See if it is that easy to handle as promised and most importantly, how does that home-made drink taste?

Well, the first try was not exactly what we expected, it looked and tasted a bit watery. We realised that we didn’t use enough oat flakes, so no surprise here. We’re sure it was the right choice to purchase Milky Plant and we look forward to explore its capability!


One huge benefit will be when we’re on the boat. No more exhausting oat-drink chasings when shopping, which then takes up a lot of the storage! Marvellous 😎


Sailing – Loano – Porquerolles no: 2 – 2022

Sailing Loano – Porquerolles 2022


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