'I wonder what Rodney & Penny have been up to this time'
 

 
 
I'd say Penny and I have been pretty vigorously, keeping pace with each other (and you've seen the photos of her).   But if the truth be known - I've been doin' nothin - and Penny has been lagging even further behind, doing less.   So together, and all efforts combined, we've achieved very little.   But considering the two unstable characters involved - and the overall unstable place we live - we generally regard - keeping the yacht, and our heads - 'above water' - as a successful week.
 
Of course - as you know - the big issue across the world this week - was - Penny's heater - and the fact that it ran out of gas - and I couldn't fit another bottle on it.   The condemnation was universal, that it was all my fault - and the little, spoilt rotten, do nothing, prima donna, was the innocent victim.   It seems a bit unfair.   And I thought it went too far - when . . . . . . . . .

 

 
 
 
 
I mean - what do Pamela and Dave know about it - only Penny's side of the story - it seems.
After all - it was only one night - and the next day it was fixed AND she got a new hot water bottle as well - which everyone seems to forget.
 

 

              
 
 

 

Yesterday - with the help of Keith - another yachtie nearby - I took the yacht, across and under the bridge - to the St George Motor Boat Club - where I took on about 4 ton (4000 litres) of water - which will easily be enough for several months supply aboard.
 
 
 
 

 

The Marina Manager came down to me after we'd been there about an hour - and was concerned that I was going to fill right up - (because I'd made the mistake, months ago, of telling him when he asked, that the yacht was capable of holding over 8,000 litres) - so he unfortunately - now - knows the large capacity I could be taking - unchecked.
 
Although I'd probably be wary myself of taking an additional 8 ton on board.   As it is - the yacht went down a few inches with that 4 ton of water going in to the forward tanks.
 
But it all went very successfully - a calm smooth ride over - and another slow and painless docking - as we came alongside at dead stop, almost - and slowly pulled the yacht in with the ropes - usually the safest procedure.
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
And so with that done - we headed smoothly and safely back under the bridge - and out to the middle of the bay - to pick up the mooring again - without any trouble at all.

 

 
 
 
 
 

I've told you before - and I'll say it again

that dog is not earning her keep - as meagre as it is.
And no amount of good acting - is going to make her scrawny 2.5 kg into a guard dog.
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

That'd be closer to the truth.
She'd sell us all out - for a couple of bits of Tim Tams.
 
 

 

Bye for now.