Who's A Happy Girl ?
Preparing for the cruising season ahead, we were busy cleaning and completing our works list. Three days work on the main engine, including sea water pump replacement, gear box service and overhaul of the heat exchangers, which we "rodded out" with brass rods. The salt water cooling system was stripped completely, exhaust elbow removed and checked, belts, filters and lubricants replaced. On the electrical side we rectified a loose connection in the alternator field wiring and replaced one of the 12volt fans that handles airflow in the engine compartment.
The lure of family connections was strong, but it was hard to leave the boat so prepared and ready for our next adventure - we really were aching for some sailing. The adventure started after a fine New Year celebration on Rebak Island, with Neil's band playing at two locations on the night.
Ley & Jan " Just Testing" The Gin
Tonight we are at anchor on the north east tip of Ko Ra, only a day's travel from our destination of Buffalo Bay at Ko Phayam. The winds are good, blowing generously from the East, and the monsoon has set in with sunny dry weather.
Life is grand.