Since I last posted for this day, we have had a problem with our batteries not charging even though we are plugged into the 30amp on the dock. It was working yesterday when all of a sudden everything electrical turned off. I'm glad Phil was on the boat when it happened as he got out his voltage meter and started trouble shooting if it was a loose wire or some other problem, but he thinks that the battery charger broke.
|Phil Checking old battery charger|
After we were done shopping, we all went to LaBodega on Wine St for a Boater's Social. We had a great time meeting other boaters docked or anchored here.
|Chuck, Lorraine, Dianne & Phil from Nifty Nickers|
|Jean-Pierre & Josee (S/V J-PSA) and Lorraine|
|Lorraine, Dawn & Randy Ortiz of NirvanaNow|
Each person was given a free drink. While Phil was having a good time with friends from Sail Away (Ken and Jeanne) and and Nifty Nickers (Chuck & Dianne) I was getting to know new boaters. After we got home, I cooked in the pressure cooker some stew meat adding some salsa and spices serving over Quinoa and Spinach. This is the first time that I fixed Quinoa and it was a little crunchy, but not bad. Phil of course, prefers potatoes.
Thursday, Oct 21
Today is our last day in Hampton, VA. This morning Phil started installing the battery charger even before I woke up.
|Installing the new battery charger|
Tomorrow we plan to leave at 730am so we can time going through the bridges. We are going through the Dismal Swamp and plan to spend the night at the Visitor's Center and then get to Elizabeth City, NC the next day. We want to meet up with Tom Love, and old friend of Phil's who use to have his boat in the Mentor Lagoons in the early 1980's.