Sunday morning was wet, probably a good day then, to head home. I took the last couple of photos of the dank and dismal start to the day.
T'was not long after 9 am when we got underway, 3 hours later and we were home. Before we unloaded MB of food, clothing, laptops etc, the electric lead on FS was plugged into shore power, a cup of tea was badly needed, and this was when we realised another problem had materialised. The Victron 24v alternator started pulsating, a continues sound that went on and on. Only by switching the invertor off did it stop. And not only that but the water pump didn't sound right either. Made some horrible whirling sounds, oh, and...and...this morning (Monday) with FS's fridge being on all night one would expect the freezer compartment to have frozen, but not so! Groan our we destined for all our appliances to go wrong at once!
So MB will be put to bed as soon as the fridge is sorted. Ian thinks it is a gas problem maybe caused by our jaunty angle when down that ditch. Oh, and that could also be the reason the carpet by the fridge gave off a noticeable obnoxious pong when we arrived back at t'mill. The milk must have tipped and soaked the carpet, which was unbeknown to us...until now that is. Then hopefully if the other concerns on FS is sorted, it will be time to gave FS a good run, Our plan is to leave in the second week of October and maybe stay out until the New Year. Just have to check on stoppages to see where we can go.
And on the concrete right by FS's back step, a pair of mating
Red Veined Darters. Thanks to Paul once again I got it wrong. These are in fact Common Darters.