Monthly Archives: February 2018

Returning from Austria

So we have had a fantastic ski holiday. Maria has gone from being a little apprehensive because of her boots to loving every minute. She is now desperate to get back on the slopes. After our last day of skiing I have had to clear quite a bit of snow from around the van, including an […]
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Shorepower problems and batteries

We were just about to go on holiday at the end of January when we suddenly started to have issues with the shore power. It seemed like there was a loose connection somewhere and so we had to trace it back from the pontoon power supply.  It became clear that there was an overheating problem […]
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Two weeks in Fieberbrunn in a motorhome

Most people who know us and are still living in homes think we are mad for living on a plastic boat especially in the winter. Imagine how they think when they hear we go to freezing ski resorts in a motorhome. We must be good in the cold! Those who know Maria well will know […]
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Directors’ chairs

Mariadz has a spacious saloon with a large table meant for many people to eat and socialise around. And Maria and I have done our fair share of that! I expect that will also happen a lot when we go on our travels, if the opinion of John Rodriguez (the yacht broker and round-the-worlder) is […]
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New bed for the master (or mistress, I mean lady of the house!)

When we bought Mariadz, she had a mattress in the aft stateroom that was good quality but had seen better days. It did not fit the platform well and the two halves of the mattress separated during the night leaving a moat to catch the unwary “traveller” in the morning.  Clearly, this was more of a […]
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Skiing in Austria – the trip down

Some people laugh at the fact that we take our cats skiing.  But the cats love it! They chill on the motor home while we are out and then go out for a walk in the snow for a while when we return.  The small space in the van means they are always close and […]
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Rib cover and line covers

Having bought a very nice walker bay rib a few years ago, we had noticed that it was getting dirty and damaged by being exposed to the elements.  This will only get worse when we are full time sailing.  The solar panels provide some kind of shelter like a car-port but to protect it properly […]
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Our very own “Anne Plummer”

Mariadz is quite a large yacht and the saloon is a very comfortable area to sit.  We have always been keen to modify her to make this area more comfortable or nicer to look at.  I think you could argue that the saloon table itself is a work of art, but with a large area […]
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