To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

Venerable Great Aunt Diane

Family visit in Charleston. The Venerable Great Aunt has taken up residence in the V-berth.


We're already running low on martini olives, red wine, bourbon, the good coffee and really good cheese.

Besides having good taste in food and drink, she has a car. We can restock all the good stuff we kept in reserve for guests.

Yesterday we topped off the water tanks.

Today, I put almost three pints of water into the batteries. The battery filler is way, way cool. It's been about three months. From this one data point it appears that we're using about a pint of water each month.

I'll ramp up the cycle and put water in every month to gather some more data.

CA and the VGA Diane restocked cheese, olives, and other galley stores.

Tomorrow, if the weather continues to improve, I may look at the windlass. Or we may head off to Charleston to see the sights.

Finished Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn Trilogy. Great stuff. A good read-aloud because there aren't too many characters. When you're reading this note that Spook and Sazed will need distinctive regional accents. Sazed has many friends and relations, so you really have to nail a Terrismen accent. I won't tip it too much, but you need to keep a regional accent or two in reserve for characters that develop in book two and book three. A two-hankie ending. It's not Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire with innumerable characters, many of whom die.