Day Fifteen: 13th July July 13 2015, 0 Comments
We left Griquet just before noon with the promise of the seas being kinder at that time of day to head for Englee.
Big thanks to my Griquet cousins for their amazing warmth and generosity! We had a wonderful visit, and now it's time to move on.
We had a bumpy ride for most of the day, the seas finally calming down as we neared our destination. Then we got a bit of salt water in our faces as we turned in to make the run into Englee. Just as K said, rough in Canada Bay.
When making our way through the run to the wharf, there were numerous orange floats in the water, right in our path. There is no way of knowing which floats are connected to which floats, until you run over a rope tied between two floats. Which of course we did. Luckily it didn’t get tangled in our propeller. Just popped back up in the water as we went by.
We tied up with the help of a young fellow hanging out on the wharf who was happy to take my line and wrap it around the grump (cleat) with enthusiasm. I’d like to make a note here: it’s really nice to have someone grab a line and help with tying up. We’ve stopped at wharves where there can be half a dozen guys standing around chatting, and none will bother to come catch a line. For me, the only crew member on deck, it can be quite a task to get a line tethered to the wharf by myself. The wind can push us off, we could be pushed against the wharf at an unfriendly angle, etc. If you happen to see a boat approaching your local wharf, do a good deed and catch a line!
We plugged into shore power, and found the Reverse Polarity light lit on our AC panel. We turned the power off. Perhaps this was because of the way we had to run extensions on our shore power cable? We hooked up the generator instead. Reverse Polarity still. We shut that off. A google search told us to check our plugs. One tripped plug could cause the problem. We do have one plug which hasn’t worked since we purchased the boat, and we found that the test button was missing. We’re hoping that is the problem. We’ll have a look at that tomorrow. We do have a new outlet aboard to install.
For now, it’s bedtime. We didn’t arrive until about 2130 hours.Tomorrow’s plan is to head to Fleur-de-Lys and check in with my friend Sherrye.