We rested for a day and we are now back into the prep mode. Emma’s girlfriends will be arriving in ten days and we want to spare them this part of our life. Fortunately, La Cruz makes it easy, we have access to all the local buses which go directly to all the stores we need to.
But first thing first, we transferred and filtered 100 liters of diesel; again we observed sediment and algae at the end. If anybody has doubt that this is a must step, next time we cross path just ask to see my diesel jar. With that said/done we still need to make two trips to the local PEMEX (the gasoline store), add another one for the propane refill, and lastly the bank and supermarket, not overly exciting is it? Nonetheless it has to be done if we want to enjoy peacefully life at anchorage, anyway this is what is on our To Do list for the next 5 days…
In the afternoon, a little check up of our batteries was needed, indeed they were not where I like them to be on the voltage front! After revising my knowledge of the onboard system, I reprogrammed the solar panel controller and increased a little the acceptance voltage. This is our lifeline, if we loose those batteries we are in rather big trouble and a big hole in the wallet. Our Xantrex monitor still showed that we were low battery when we neared 12.7 volt (12.8 volt is full 12.2 volt half)! So for those of you with unlimited internet who want to see if it comes up somewhere for the MS2000 inverter charger, we would love to hear your feedback on that matter.
Emma had been asking for a gnocchi night for quite some time now and took upon herself to make some from scratch for our dinner. They were simply perfect and delicious! Does it seem like Letitgo is turning into a finishing school or school of life? We have time in our hands to share family traditions, little secret recipes and our somewhat *wise* knowledge. Emma will be ready to fly on her own, once she finishes reading “Men are from Mars and women from Venus“. Victoria’s scene has better be ready for Mademoiselle Devin!