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On Our Way to Italy – One Wheel on my Wagon

Current Location: Leaving Montenegro
Current Position: 42 25.13 N 018 32.2 E Click to view map.
Distance sailed since last post: 7 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track here

Today is calm and sunny.

Finally we have filled up with fuel, and are on our way. Forecast looks reasonable for the night, though we will have to negotiate some wind bends to get south to Brindisi. The wind is starting at SE but then as we approach Brindisi in the morning it will veer to SW. So I think we will start off on Port tack, try to keep as south as we can, and sail towards the header.

But we feel a bit like that old song,

“One wheel on my wagon,
But I’m still rolling along,
Them Cherokees
Are after me,But I’m singing the same old song”


Because yesterday our second house battery died. Another dead or shorted cell.

So we are down to one battery, our of our original three – and that one is far from happy. We are find during the day when the sun is shining, but at night we can’t run the fridge, and can barely run anything else. So sailing tonight will be interesting. Hopefully we will have enough wind to keep the autohelm happy. Otherwise we are going to be hand steering the whole time. No fun that. Or else we will have to run the engine and burn up the cheap fuel we just bought.

Just hope we can make it to Crotone were we haul out, and then we can order the new Lithium batteries.

We will be off the grid for today and tomorrow until we get internet sorted out in Italy.



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