Having spent a windy 5 days on the Town Quay in Brindisi, we motored round to the marina early on Sunday morning. It was great to be in the middle of town and for free but we had run out of jobs that didn’t need mains electricity. It was also taking its toll on our fenders. So much so that we had to improvise a fender sock by using an old pair of three quarters!
Over the last couple of days, the list of jobs we have completed include (but not limited to 😏) :
- Sorting out the front heads (toilet)
- Mending the front heads shower pump
- Getting the watermaker working again – first time since 2012!
- Drilled and set up the new gangplank (much to the relief of our future visitors, I’m sure)
- Mended and washed lots of things including ourselves and our clothes!
- Checked the bow thruster as it had stopped working just as we were coming in to moor and the wind was building nicely (not)
- Washed and got working the spinnaker pole as it was encrusted with salt. Whilst we don’t use the spinnaker as we prefer the cruising chute, we use the pole to keep the Genoa out when we are sailing down wind.
- Sending Liz up the mast to sort out the courtesy flag
- Adjusting the anchor connection
- Blowing up the fenders after they had done their job holding Nimmie off the quay
We have now left Nimrod for a short while in order to return to the UK. It’ll be nice to be home but, equally, we have really got into the swing of being live aboards again so feels a bit weird leaving Nimmie.