These are some scenes and signs from the last 10 days in Scarborough, Australia. We have spent most of the past 10 days getting Sabbatical III ready to get hauled next Thursday (Nov 19). There is a myriad of things to do (the list has 165 items), some of which are easy and take only a few minutes, and some of which are complicated. For exmaple, the problem with the feed pump to the watermaker was solved once I took some things apart and found an obstruction. The problem with the exhaust riser for the Yanmar diesel requires a new one which costs half as much in the US as in Australia, so we will just bring one back with us in May and replace it then.
It has become hot in the past few days. The midday sun brings up a sea breeze that exceeds 20 knots in the afternoon. We have taken advantage of the free electric BBQs scattered in the parkland along the shore to have quick, convenient, and cool BBQ suppers.