Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Packed and ready to go.

(Thanks to http://lastlemon.com/harolds-planet/ - we love the sentiment!)

Today we bid our little home, with its views over the city of Durban to the sea, farewell.

It will be somewhat of an adjustment moving from warm, sub-tropical temperatures to a very chilly European springtime but we are looking forward to getting back on board and continuing our journey. So the bags are packed and faraway places beckon.


Tuesday, 17 March 2015


With months between visits to Elle it would seem that we have nothing better to do than make lists of items to take and/or which have been sent to the boat. Goodness but we can accumulate!

Katadyn water filter
Hook and Moor 115 - 300 cm
4 Step Bow ladder
Glomex TV antenna
Dehumidifying crystals
25A trip switch
Trip switch housing box
2x bike computers
Plywood gangplank
Water flow meter
100A Solar panel
Waterways Belgium & France - B Davidson
French Waterways - Kenny's
Lonely Planet Belgium & Lux
Electric bikes
Radio license
Deed of sale
Ladder feet
DBA burgeeS
Hand luggage
Computer in backpack
Boat papers file
Metal detector incl probe etc
Pool noodle
Heat shrink
Antenna analyser
2x window mount VHF antennae + 1/4 wave
Kenwood TM-261 incl manual
Yaesu VX-120
Mobile WiFi powerbank
Blue matting
Solar panel mounts
Solar regulator
Bicycle lock
Double sided tape
Multi-zone weather station
12V DC adaptor for laptop
50m extension cord
Games compendium
Small compressor
12V Water pump
Webbing and buckle
Gas struts
Spotlight LED
Spotlight Handheld
2x Oilskins
Angle grinder and cutting wheels
Marine ply
Wind up hosepipe
Battery monitor and shunt
Infra-red thermometer gun
Labelling machine + 2 rolls tape
1x Alva gas ignighter
LED Headlight
Dual battery monitor
Navstar speaker
Navigo GPS
Hole drill
Poached egg cups
Speaker for tablet
Portable scrabble & checkers
6x floor protectors for chair
Rope hooks
2x 220v phone chargers
2x USB phone chargers
1x USB tablet charger
Hacksaw + 2 spare blades
13 ring & assorted (imperial) ratchet
Large sockets & handle
Small grater
Mounting bracket for depth sounder
Electrical choclate boxes
Maps Belg, Lux, France, Spain/Portugal
2x gas toasters
Melamine plate
Med size SA flag
Dutch curtesy flag
Sharks folding raincoat
Brass sash window hook
Small scissors
Small fishing knife sharpener
Old zoom binocs
Small binocs
Puuko knife
Fishing float
Boat & bike lock keys
Probe camera
Wine pourer/infuser
C-Thru window cleaner
Water sterilizing stuff
Sharkie keyring
White Sharks hats & Cruiser cap
Magic Moments tea (Rovos?)
Small external hard drive
Fuse boxes
Ski-rope handle
Yellowwood bits
Reverse camera
Cig lighter socket
Goggles & snorkel
Ian's Hella plugs
Cable ties small
2.1A USB charger socket

Two weeks to go to departure...