February 22, 2011
Returned to Almerimar on the 22nd. February 2011 to carry out scheduled work before leaving for the Balearics for the Summer. However because of unforeseen circumstances, albeit not particularly important, but things we need to address, we have changed our plans for this year.
We were expecting to be leaving Almerimar at the end of March for the Balearics, but on the 29th. March we returned home to address things that could only be done whilst at home.
The work that we had scheduled was almost completed & we have relaunched ‘Carlina’ back into her berth in the Marina very pleased with what we have achieved. New solar panel, swimming platform re-bonded, skin fitting & seacock renewed, re-wired a lot of navigation equipment & the most labour intensive work was preparing the woodwork for protective treatment that we will carry out on our next visit.
The plan we now have for this year is to return at the end of May & then cruise to Mar Menor for the Summer & return to Almerimar for next winter. We have really settled into the Almerimar Marina lifestyle. It is a very quiet location & also very sociable with a very lively liveaboard community which we have thoroughly enjoyed.
That is a very brief synopsis of recent activity that we will update with more of our ‘Goings On’ as & when they happen