Mosquito's are terrible. They are the bane of my life right now and this place is perfect for them. Rain every afternoon and hot as Hades otherwise. The first 2 nights here I gave up fighting them after a couple of hours and resorted to sleeping in the car. Last night I was determined to sleep all night on the boat and boy what a mistake that was. I started out spraying fly spray all around as soon as it got dark but all that did was give me a headache. I fell asleep thinking that those blighters wouldn't mess with Raid but woke up an hour later with bites all over my left hand. That cheeky thing even came back for seconds while I was stumbling around looking for Caladryl but one slap got him and my borrowed blood splattered across my palm. My war of attrition carried on like that for another couple of hours before I fell asleep exhausted from fighting them. Actually this is good practice for me when I have to go sailing and have to cope with sleeplessness so not all was lost.
In the morning I installed a couple of new whisker stays from Bud Taplin but when it came to the bobstay, it was 4" too short.
Next I tested the seacocks by filling them with water while closed and found one that leaked.
Finally it is broccoli, carrots, beans, grape tomatoes followed by yogurt and blueberries.
We have this great product called Aerogard tropical strength insect repellant roll-on.ReplyDelete
I never thought about a roll on - that is quite a good idea. I will keep an eye out for it.ReplyDelete