Sabbatical day 1: transport

Today I have started a three month sabbatical (a generous gift from the Methodist Church that I work for, they come every seven years).

The plan is for me to spend most of the time working on Vida with Jane joining me when she isn’t working.

If possible we would like to get Vida launched by the end of the sabbatical. That will only be possible because there will be a great deal that doesn’t get done this year (or even next year).

The first task has been to get me to Beaumaris with all the things that are too heavy for Jane to load into the car. Hence, we loaded up our little, electric Nissan Leaf to the brim.

On the roof rack we had both the main and mizzen booms plus loads of plywood.

Inside we had a solar panel, big Victron Inverter, my bike, loads of tools, clothes and food.

The roof rack says 50mph maximum, so the 100 mile journey is quite slow. However, it is very good for the range. We barely needed to top up (although we did and as the Ecotricity charge point had lost its Internet connection it was free so we filled up).

Getting everything from the car, then onto the boat, then into the boat has been pretty tiring. So we had a nice veg and cannaloni bean curry, now relaxing with YouTube.

2 thoughts on “Sabbatical day 1: transport

  1. SIMON TAYLOR April 24, 2022 / 12:13 pm

    Loving your use of the Leaf Dave, This wll be my next car too. Currently running an old (2003) Octavia which has massive load space….and running t on used vegatable ol, so it is vegan too.

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    • dave42w April 25, 2022 / 12:44 am

      Great, compared to having to collect vegetable oil I guess it will be a lot more convenient 🙂

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