We discovered in December that the alternator hadn’t been working for a long time, and only our good fortune and solar panels had kept us out of trouble during our summer cruise. Now, after repairs, all was well as it happily charged the batteries.
Though we didn’t stay out long, it felt great to be off the dock, away from land, water all around us. When it was time, Sarah took us back in while I sat and enjoyed it all. The docking went well, one of those you wish there was an audience for.
As spring approaches we will keep our eyes open for fair weather days that we can take advantage of. We haven’t anchored out for ages, and we both are feeling the need to.