MONDAY 10 MAY THOMAS RIVER
It was another grey and cloudy day.
Now, the van batteries were not getting enough charge from the solar panels. We had to run Truck for a while, and plug van to Truck, to put in some more charge.
I had been quietly sussing out the CALM group’s set up. They were running a generator to power a few things. I was impressed by how really quiet it was – sitting in the scrub between them and us. I managed to check it out – it was a Honda.
I told John that I was really fed up with this battery angst thing, as soon as we have a run of cloudy days. Power charging should not dictate what we were able to do! I told him he could buy a generator – a quiet one like the CALM people had! This was a real about-face on my part – having always been really anti-generator – and I don’t think he really believed me.
We had a quiet day today, due to regular rain showers. But we did manage a long walk along the beach.
As with much of the southern WA coastline, the diversity and beauty of the plant life was striking.
It was becoming obvious that, if this weather continued, we would have to leave this lovely spot and go where there was grid power. Damn.