Today’s post is brought to you by laundry, washing up and magnificent scenery.
As we were leaving Tadoussac Harbour there was the sound of ‘whoosh’ and a lone whale breached to bid us goodbye.
Tadoussac Ferry (one of three)
Mouth of the Saguenay
…with La Boule, the formation on the right. François says that in Lac Saint-Jean area, women’s breasts are referred to as Les Boules.
…To give you a perspective of height, the boat at the base of the rock face (if you can see it) is about 20′ long.
R.E.D. at the base of a 920′ cliff
…close enough to touch the rock face, in water in excess of 100′ depth.
Nature’s Rock Climbers
Sailing to Anchorage
Fishing for Supper
…? Ribs on the barbie tonight…
…and with the magnificent must come the mundane…
Good night all from the well-fed crew of R.E.D. at Anse aux Petits Îles
Never in my life would I have imagined
telling the world about my day doing laundry…
and at a laudramat at that.
But when you are on a sailboat with really basic creature comforts
doing laundry can be a challenge.
To date we have been able to manage with hand washing and fine weather.
After several weeks though,
some larger items needed tending to.
Yet another item added to our accomplishment list…
laundry at a laudramat.
I’m not sure I have had the pleasure before
and Francois’ only experience was washing horse blankets.
Always injecting some fun into the process though we ducked out between
wash cycle and dryer cycle for a little treat.
Mint Chocolate Chip for the Captain
and Cannoli Gelatto for me…
We’re going to be away from our home base this summer
a minimum of 1 month so I have to address the issue of washing our clothes.
The thought of spending our time at a laundromat,
even for an hour or two holds absolutely no appeal.
I have searched out lots of options of washing ‘machines’ for boaters
or even RV’ers, but all,
regardless of how well they are rated take up too much space.
I even considered what amounted to a large salad spinner…
still too much space.
Our galley sink is no more than 9″ x 9″.
Our boat bucket isn’t much bigger.
Then I stumbled on the
The more I read about it, the more I liked the idea.
Suits our criteria of small foot print
and I love the story of it’s development and the creator’s intent to give back.
If you search You Tube you can also see
demonstrations of Scrubba being used in some creative places.
…My favourite is ‘laundry on a train’.
So here is our boat washing ‘machine’ in action…
…in there are 4 pair of socks, 2 t-shirts and 4 pair of the Captains’ ‘delicates’…
…the next time you see this
our laundry will be strung along the life lines
but you get the idea…
It worked very well!